Application Development Team Lead
About the Data Solutions Capital Markets Technology Team
Data Solutions for Capital Markets Technology team provide data solutions for the Capital Markets business. The team is comprised of Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW), Business Intelligence and Front-End teams, Application Development (App Dev) teams, a Solution Architect and Quality Assurance team. The team works as a collective to design and build valuable data solutions for Capital Markets business.
The CDW Products team is responsible for delivering critical business logic such as billing and regulation requirements and data analytics requirements for BI reporting for the UK Equity, Derivatives Markets, Turquoise (pan-European Equity Markets) and Foreign Exchange:
The team is responsible for providing an AWS cloud-based data factory (Kafka, EMR, Spark and Flink). The cloud data warehouse is Snowflake with Matillion as ELT tool.
• is small, focused and Agile – consisting of a Product Manager, in-house developers, support staff, external consultants and QA teams.
• will develop a new Data Warehouse for FX transaction data.
• develops using the latest technology.
• helps the QA teams (offshore) to design, build and execute appropriate test suites.
• works with users to train them, coordinating the test and acceptance of the final system solution (UAT)
• deploys changes into production (working with internal Technology Project Managers and devops)
• does 2nd/3rd line production support (issue investigation and analysis, evaluation of priority with business)
Responsibilities for Application development team lead:
• Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery.
• Provide technical guidance to teammates through coaching and mentorship.
• Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.
• Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.
• Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and solutions architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain the applications built on AWS technologies.
• Assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.
• Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software.
• Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards.
• Participate in and lead peer-reviews of solution designs and related code.
• Package and support deployment of releases.
• Analyse and resolve technical and application problems.
• Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time and on-budget. Provide third-level support to business users.
Candidate Profile for Application Development Team Lead:
• Experience of design, performance tuning, development and experience with Java applications.
• Experience of leading a small development team, including mentoring and guiding junior developers.
• Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented and service-oriented application development techniques and theories
• Extensive experience designing and developing enterprise grade software
• Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments
• Experience with automated testing
• Experience with agile development methodologies including Kanban and Scrum
• Experience with multi-threading and concurrency
• Experience with debugging, performance profiling and optimization
• Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
• Experience in Scala and Spark.
• Be comfortable working in a fast-moving environment where needs evolve rapidly and priorities change
• Self-motivated, able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment
• Team player (co-operative, support, be flexible, take ownership, appropriate challenge, maturity etc.).
• Highly organised, self-disciplined and thorough.
• Able to build good client (internal and external) relationships; establish and maintain rapport, orientation towards providing client service.
• Interested in the evolution of the Financial Markets in Europe.
• Happy to operate outside of their normal role when required.
We are looking for intellectually curious people, interested in the bigger picture of how technology industry is evolving, ready to ask difficult questions and deal with complicated scenarios. If you a forward thinker and problem solver, this is the place to be as will be supporting you to fast forward your career.
We maximise each employee’s potential through personal development through a wide range of learning tools both formal and informal. We believe in remunerating our people with competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits such as:
• Pillar 3 Supplemental Pension
• 25 days’ holiday a year
• Private medical insurance
• Group life insurance policy
• Meal vouchers
• Share Purchase Plan
• Volunteering Days
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We know that real personal growth cannot be achieved by simply climbing a career ladder – which is why we encourage and enable a wealth of avenues and interesting opportunities for everyone to broaden and deepen their skills and expertise.
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