Headstrong (UK) Ltd Job Title: Principal Consultant Salary: Competitive Location: London About Headstrong: We are a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services. We architect the Lean DigitalSM enterprise through our patented Smart Enterprise Processes (SEPSM) framework that reimagines our clients’ operating models end-to-end, including the middle and back offices. This creates Intelligent OperationsSM that we help design, transform, and run. The impact on our clients is a high return on transformation investments through growth, efficiency, and business agility. For two decades, first as a General Electric division and later as an independent company, we have been passionately serving a few hundred strategic clients including approximately one-fifth of the Fortune Global 500, and have grown to over 70,000 people in 25 countries, with key offices in New York City. The resulting business process and industry domain expertise, and experience running complex operations, are a unique heritage and focus that help us drive the best choices across technology, analytics, and organizational design. Responsibilities/Desired Background /Qualifications Headstrong is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer who has extensive working knowledge in C++ and Java preferably in financial domain. The candidate will provide solutions and strategic enhancements in middle office platforms in corporate technologies division. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and bring both the practical experience of implementing solutions in Middle office platforms. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding trading environment. This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, and rigorous, trust worthy and have the highest ethical standards. In addition, the candidate will be affective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner. This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through. Key job responsibilities: Contribute to a continuous stream of strategy enhancements Be part of the team's major application restructuring and redesign Contribute to the core shared frameworks for these applications that affect a number of related systems Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components. Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system. Responsible for enhancing and extending the infrastructure and communication libraries used by the various trading platforms. Qualifications: Degree Level education in a Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Essential Skills: Enthusiasm for programming and solid computer science fundamentals. Proven prior experience in C++/Java on unix based platforms Strong understanding of object oriented methodology. Proficient in databases, SQL and shell scripting. Proficient in multi-threading, STL and data structures Experience of building enterprise systems. Experience working with enterprise messaging (Tibco, MQ, XML etc) Excellent communication and presentation skills Understanding of and experience with design patterns Nice To Have: Understanding of Trade Flow life cycle Experience in Python/Perl and other scripting languages Experience working with agile methodologies Demonstrate experience of middle office system design Experience/certificates in investment Banking domain Closing Date: 02 November 2018 All successful applicants will be contacted. Applicants have four weeks from the date of posting to reply to this vacancy. How to Apply Please email a covering letter and CV to email@example.com and place the reference HEA/0022/00153 on the subject line of your email. Please note that this advert has been posted by Magrath Sheldrick LLP on behalf of Headstrong (UK) Ltd. Employment will be with Headstrong (UK) Ltd. Respondents are deemed to consent to the release of information to our client when submitting their details. It is important that you read Magrath Sheldrick LLP’s privacy terms and understand how we process data and monitor communications. Please paste this link into your browser to see our Privacy Notice: http://www.magrath.co.uk/magrath-sheldrick-llp-privacy-notice-client-candidates.