Software Engineer - Java

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

The GWM (Global Wealth Management) Trading Middleware team is currently seeking a developer to join and drive a team responsible for the design and delivery of a strategic middleware architecture. The project focuses on design/build of Synapse, a core middleware framework with a central metadata engine, event based processing, control monitoring and distributed functional modules deployed on
the private and/or public cloud. Synapse is also being developed for adapting to non-trading workflows used in GWM.
This role requires a wide variety of strengths, capabilities and responsibilites;


  • Participate in the design and delivery of strategic middleware application
  • Design and build key software components of Synapse, a core middleware framework with a central orchestration engine; event based processing and distributed functional modules.
  • Implement and test code for distributed event driven services which requires knowledge software development best practices.
  • Work in close partnership with a group of developers across geographical locations. This includes meetings, emails and other interaction with the software development team.
  • Work on an agile project environment, with the ability to work with the Product Owner and SCRUM Team from development through to testing and delivery of product increments.
  • Understand the code quality, code security and application quality metrics in order to make intelligent decisions throughout the delivery lifecycle.
  • Participate actively in the software development and architecture discussion, through a detailed understanding of current application development tools and techniques.
  • Focus on engineering excellence and compliance with all corporate, regulatory, IT risk and architecture policies.
  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology trends and best practices
  • Passionate about building an innovative culture

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong server side development background with proven track record in designing and delivering distributed, event driven services and be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of architecture principles and software development best practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of Java (8 or above) development including areas such as Spring, and Spring Boot.
  • Experience of building a new system or module from scratch.
  • Knowledge of web service technologies such as REST and JSON.
  • Knowledge of application security areas: authorization, authentication, encryption
  • Multi-threaded application development experience.
  • Relational database and SQL proficiency
  • Automated testing techniques – especially BDD.
  • Experience working with Sonar, SSAP, JIRA, Greenhopper, GIT
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong team working skills and the ability to work on multiple parallel work items with other developers, analysts etc.
  • Knowledge of Project & Program Reporting principles.
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Results oriented: Drives results through people, communication, influence and interaction.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in development of High Availability system architectures
  • Cloud and/or similar distributed processing
  • Ability to implement change and development process improvements, including required culture changes