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Developer - Java
Ref No.: 18-08052
Location: New York, New York
Immediate need for a talented Java/Scala Developer that brings experience in the Financial Services Industry. This is a 12-18 month contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in New York, NY. Please review the below job description and contact me ASAP.
Key Responsibilities:
Our client is building a new strategic reference data platform for client, account and instrument data. Platforms initial rollouts have been extremely successful and we are looking to expand and extend. We need top-tier engineers who have a strong and successful track record of solving hard problems and out of the box thinking. We work in a dynamic environment and expect new joiners to be flexible, self-sufficient and learn our business, our data and our technology stack with minimal supervision. They will lead the push for horizontally scalable, high performance applications, while facing off to senior business and tech partners across the organization. Prime role for strong, independent individual contributor, with huge growth potential.

• 5+ years of Scala, Java, Python (or similar) programming
• Familiar with functional programming style (Scala, Java 8 w/ lambda expressions, etc.)
• Strong problem-solving and communication skills and enjoys a collaborative environment
• Flexible, self-starter, fast-learner – willing and able to quickly learn new technologies and skills
• Experience with functional programming is a big plus
• Experience with graph technologies is a plus
• Familiarity with Semantic Web (RDF) and Sparql is a plus
• Experience with distributed computing is a plus
• Familiarity with Zookeeper/Storm/Spark/HDFS is a plus
• Experience with search technologies is a plus
• Familiarity with Lucene/Solr/ElasticSearch is a plus
• Experience with enhancing and maintaining mission-critical software in a fast-paced environment is a plus
• Ability to work independently – take nothing for granted, ask questions, learn the business, desire to understand not only what to do, but also why
• Scala knowledge or experience (or demonstrated desire to learn on their own)
• Deep, hands-on knowledge and experience in building applications, end to end, in Java, Python or C++
• RDF / Symantic Web / noSQL DB knowledge or experience (ex. MongoDB)
• Exposure to distributed frameworks (hbase, hadoop, spark)
• Knowledge/experience in reference data (client or product)
• Background or demonstrated interest in machine learning algorithms
1) Scala
2) Java
3) Python
5-7 years minimum
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
Our client is a leading financial institution and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply NOW for immediate consideration. 
Please email me the most current version of your resume and refer to 18-08052 in the subject line.
Patrick D’Amato
Technical Recruiter
61 Broadway, Suite 1702
DIVERSANT ( is one of the largest African-American owned IT staffing firms in the U.S. We offer rewarding career opportunities with many of the nation’s leading corporations. Our experienced recruiters understand what hiring managers look for in a candidate and provide our applicants with the proper support and guidance along the entire application and interviewing process. We offer opportunities on a contingent, contract-to-hire, and direct hire basis. At DIVERSANT, we are committed to providing the highest level of service and satisfaction to our customers, consultants, and employees.
DIVERSANT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, DIVERSANT complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.