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Senior, highly technical, core Java Developer to assist in the multi-year, greenfield, buildout and delivery of the strategic Equity Derivative Swaps platform

Garrison Associates

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted July 22, 2021.

Premier, global investment bank is seeking a senior, highly technical, core Java Developer to assist in the multi-year, greenfield, buildout and delivery of the strategic Equity Derivative Swaps platform.

Job description and details

The position is for a Senior Developer in the Equity Derivatives Technology group to work on the buildout of the strategic Equity Derivatives Swaps platform for Trade Capture, Processing, and Lifecycle Management to support the strategic business initiatives.

Requires very strong technical knowledge of Java and a solid foundation of server design methodologies.

Must be able to write highly functional and performant code in a structured manner that can be applied to domains beyond equity derivatives.

Successful applicant will help enhance, build and deliver application frameworks and specific functionality around trading and risk.

Candidates applying for this position should be prepared to work in this software environment with the following expectations

• Perform in the high level technical and analytics role as an individual contributor developing software for the various trading components

• Work directly with business analysts, traders, sales, operations group to understand requirements

• Read and understand business specifications and create functional specifications from them

• Create thorough designs
– taking care to assure that designs integrate well into existing architecture

• Write high quality code in the Java language using object oriented principals and design patterns by practicing/advocating Behavior Driven development methodology as appropriate

• Prior experience reviewing others code and providing constructive feedback

• Create/modify SQL Server database objects (tables, views, stored procedures, etc)

• Perform high quality thorough unit testing and documentation of development activities

• Work on complex problems where analysis of situations and/or data requires a solid grasp of business/risk domains

• Assure quality, maintainability, and extensibility for supported systems and risk applications

• Provide Level 2 production support as required

 Required qualifications

10 + years of Core Java experience

3+ years of distributed servers platform experience

2+ years of Cache experience

1+ year of middleware development experience

2+ years of UNIX experience

3+ years of SQL experience

1+ year of securities industry experience

5+ years of Agile experience

5 + years of experience with Agile tools

Desired qualifications

A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology

Derivatives experience

Knowledge/Skills/Ability Knowledge and understanding of price distribution mechanisms, market access, low latency trading and pricing

Technology 5+ years of SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) experience

Knowledge/Skills/Ability Knowledge and understanding of technology architecture: distributed and client server technologies

Technology 1+ year of Autosys experience

Other desired

• Experience with Equity Swap Trade Entry and Lifecycle management

• Firm understanding of Design Patterns

• Securities industry experience with understanding of Financial instrument valuation, life cycle and risk management especially pertaining to Equity Derivatives

• Familiar with trading concepts as they relate to flow trading, synthetics, exotics & convertibles and technology used to solve problems for these business lines

• Able to build components across all functional domains : trade capture, lifecycle mgmt, risk, pricing

• Outstanding communication skills as required for a front office role