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Java Developer

First Derivatives
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Our Client is a US Tier 1 multinational investment bank. We're currently forming a team to support the modernisation of their transaction reporting engines. The systems are highly available and support a large trading volume from their desks in NY, London and Asia. Both ETD and OTC products.

You will be joining First Derivatives development team distributed between New York, London & Newry. You will also be supported by a team of First Derivative Business Analysts and QA Engineers.

You will be involved in development of core server-side functionality and optimisations. The role does not involve deployment or support of the application.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Building highly-available, fault-tolerant code
  • Identifying problems and code reverse engineering
  • Test Driven Development with appropriate unit tests for every functional change
  • Working with the BA team to complete Spikes and analyse issues
  • Supporting the QA team for Functional and Regression Testing
  • Working with the wider Dev team to ensure the success of each Sprint
  • Balancing technical implementation with the business schedule and deadlines
  • Collaboration with Scrum Master and wider management team when required


Must Have
  • 3+ years of experience and excellent knowledge of Core Java (i.e. Collections, Generics and Functional Programming etc.)
  • An ability to break down a problem and present a logical solution or next step to solving a problem
  • Very Experienced in source code control and CI Systems (i.e. git/bit bucket/stash, Jenkins etc.)
  • Comfortable with modern IDEs (Eclipse and IntelliJ)
  • Experience with build automation and dependency management tools like Gradle
  • Experience with IoC frameworks like Spring
  • Experience with RDBMS (Sybase, DB2 and PostgreSQL)
  • Comfortable working across both Windows and Unix
  • An ability to work independently and reach out to the team for support in a timely fashion
  • Good written and spoken English

Nice to have
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks like MIFID, EMIR, SFTR and FRTB
  • Experience in Investment banking and an understanding of Financial Products and Life Cycle Events

About FD:

We're a leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry, with over 2250 staff globally. First Derivatives (FD) is a provider of high-performance time series database software to a variety of industries as well as regulatory and IT consulting services to the capital markets industry. The combined proposition gives FD a differentiated offering within capital markets, an industry increasingly challenged by regulation and data management. Additionally, FD has begun to establish itself in a number of industries outside of capital markets.

Benefits including pension, healthcare, business expenses, competitive holidays and more.
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