Software Engineering - Full Stack

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Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

As a member of our Software Engineering Group we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation & engineering practices. You will be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your many stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Understanding of architecture and design across all systems
  • Working proficiency in developmental toolsets
  • Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture
  • Understanding of software skills such as business analysis, development, maintenance and software improvement

As a Full Stack Developer the candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for implementing and supporting metadata driven solutions within Asset & Wealth Management. This includes REST and GraphQL APIs along with user interfaces in ReactJS. The job requires a mixture of software development skills using traditional relational database with the possibility of moving to NoSQL or graph technology. This role should appeal to someone who likes to code and develop using the latest set of technologies and working practices.

Job functions

  • Delivery of software on time and on budget, based on original scope & requirements
  • Designing software and producing scalable and resilient technical designs for the Cloud
  • Digesting and understanding requirements and designing new modules/functionality to meet those needs
  • Creating Automated Unit Tests using Flexible/Open Source Frameworks using a Test Driven Development approach
  • Partner with supporting tech leads to develop realistic and achievable project estimates
  • Analysis and build within Control, Stability, Resiliency, Capacity & Performance areas
  • DevOps: Be responsible for development, testing, releasing, and monitoring
  • Robust delivery of code into the production environment
  • Proactively look to implement and further develop best practices across the group. The areas of focus should include, but not be limited to quality improvement, code reviews, code/architecture standards, code reuse, technical documentation and technical design specifications.


The candidate must have system construction experience having had exposure to all stages of system design, build, test and deployment.

  • Ability and desire to lead, mentor and influence team members
  • Proven track record and working in an agile environment and the desire to couch others to embrace agile methodologies
  • Proven track record of developing software with fully automated testing
  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented design principles
  • Strong coding skills
  • Understanding of transactions

Mandatory Skills

  • Java
  • Spring
  • JavaScript
  • Maven
  • GIT
  • Good understanding of how web applications work

Desirable skills

  • HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, ReactJS
  • Experience in architecture and design of micro services
  • Mockito, Cucumber
  • Test Driven Development
  • Experience in cloud application development
  • Relational database such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, code SQL and build basic procedures
  • Interested in application security including web application and web service cybersecurity experience
  • Knowledge of browser support

Soft skills

  • Works under own initiative
  • Consultative - enjoys coaching others
  • Persuasive
  • Logical structured thinker
  • Flexible, able to compromise
  • Able to handle conflict and objections objectively