Software Engineer - Java Developer - Real Time Risk

Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time
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We are seeking an experienced Java developer with a Computer Science background to join the Limits Monitoring team in Credit Risk Technology. This role offers an exciting opportunity to become a key part of a team that is developing a real-time Credit Risk limits monitoring and enforcement platform which ensures that clients do not exceed their limits. Performance, particularly around minimizing latency while supporting high volumes, is especially important to avoid adding delays to our client order and execution flows.

The successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast paced and challenging environment and will be responsible for the design and implementation of core Java applications as well as multi-tiered applications. The candidate will create technical designs, will code and test these designs, and will be involved in all phases of the software development lifecycle. They should be fluent in technologies including Core Java, Spring, and associated Java development tools.

Required Skills:

  • Hands-on Java application development work experience in a client server environment that demonstrates exceptional design, coding, testing and debugging skills
  • Strong understanding and experience with multi-threaded applications
  • Strong proficiency in design and implementation of service-oriented architectures
  • Able to demonstrate in-depth understanding of OO principles and design patterns (usage and pitfalls)
  • Quality driven attitude; strong desire to perform thorough and exhaustive unit, integration and system testing
  • Strong experience with Oracle, PL/SQL, and Unix shell scripting
  • Experience with development, deployment, and support of large-scale distributed applications in a mission-critical production environment
  • Exposure and strong understanding of the difference between synchronous and asynchronous processing
  • Ability to multitask and quickly respond to critical issues and changes in requirements
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and a dynamic environment
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills; expert interpersonal skills; confidence to participate in planning sessions that outline IT solutions that reach business goals
  • Aptitude to learn business knowledge and new technologies
  • A “can do” attitude

Preferred Skills:

  • Credit Risk experience within an Investment Bank
  • Experience with J2EE
  • Experience with JMS and Messaging Products (preferably WebSphere MQ)
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience in developing real time systems using distributed caching technologies (GemFire, Coherence)
  • Experience with Git/BitBucket
  • Exposure to distributed Java applications in a service-based architecture
  • Experience calculating risk exposures
  • Knowledge of trading and clearing flows in the Bilateral, Intermediation, and Clearing spaces (including SEFs) across listed and OTC products (including but not limited to CDS, IRS, F&O, and FX)