Lead Java Developer
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Lead Java Developer
Ref No.: 18-02709
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Global Investment Banking Client
1-2 year contract
Lead Java Developer
Downtown, NYC


Team Profile:
The Fixed Income Division (FID) Credit team is focused on delivering the technology that allows to continue to grow its highly successful corporate credit trading business – a key growth area for the Firm. Latest initiatives in this space include continued electronification and automation of the flow businesses, as well as enhancing and renovating our suite of internally built trading systems. This will allow the firm to take advantage of market opportunities and drive revenue.

We require strong Java developers to work within a global team on our new and on-going projects. You will be working on the servers and/or clients of highly distributed, low latency trading platforms based on Java back ends and C# front ends. The systems book trades, continuously calculate prices and associated metrics, allow historical time-series analysis and connect directly with several electronic markets. Likewise, the systems have high update rates and require very powerful and optimized UIs and servers to cope with these demands.

The server is built in Java and relies on modern technologies and approaches such as reactive programming, cloud computing, micro services and distributed caching. In addition to new features and enhancements, we are looking to continue to renovate, improve and selectively rewrite parts of the existing system.

Role:
• Your role will involve all aspects of the software development life cycle including gathering requirements, analysis of existing systems/functionality, design and implementation, all the way through to production roll out and subsequent support.
• You should be a practical technologists, who can show excellent problem solving skills and enjoys all aspects of software development.
• You will work closely with several global teams within the technology department as well as interacting directly with the Corporate Credit business unit to translate business needs in to technical projects.

Required Skills:
• Strong core Java
• Data structures, design patterns and collections
• Multi-threaded programming
• Self-driven problem solver with a great attention to detail.

Desired Skills:
• Java 8, Google Collections, performance and tuning
• Experience of working on large systems and code bases delivering on agile development schedules.
• Fixed Income business / analytical knowledge