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Front Office Technical Lead - Fund Management, thinkFolio, OMS, Charles River, CRD, C#
£650 - £850 per day
Buy Side, Sell Side
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Front Office Technical Lead - Fund Management, thinkFolio, OMS, Charles River, CRD, Order Management, C#, .Net

We are seeking a technical lead / hands-on architect to take technical ownership of development for an implementation of our client’s new chosen order management system. The role is London / City based and they are open to either a contractor, or a near immediate availability permanent member of staff.

The client is a well known global investment manager, with a mix of in house bespoke development and vendor applications. The key technologies required are C# / .Net, HTML(5) & CSS (3), and SQL (within a Microsoft stack). The role is hands-on to the level of code reviews (not coding itself, although this person must not be averse to being hands on). The development work is focussed around API integration of in-house built OMS modules as well as developing workflows and additional functionality for the broad set of asset classes the client trade in.

The client is very committed to the disciplines of software engineering – CI, pair programming, TDD, BDD etc. – and are looking for a similar level of commitment from this person to develop best practices across the organisation. The client is looking for deep experience of a vendor OMS application such as thinkFolio, Charles River, Aladdin or Fidessa LatentZero (Tesseract/Minerva) and in addition to technical depth, this is a “business facing” role, so the successful hire will have good knowledge around the whole trade flow, focussed of trading and portfolio management, and breadth of asset class experience (with Equities and OTC Derivatives more important than Fixed Income). Asset Management is therefore essential.

Summary of role requirements:
  • Technical leadership and architecture (“hands-on”)
  • Buy-side vendor order management system (OMS)
  • Trading and portfolio management technology experience and and an understanding of the full trade life cycle / process from a business perspective
  • Breadth of asset classes: Equities, OTC Derivatives, and ideally Fixed Income
  • Disciplines of software engineering and testing: Continuous Integration, TDD/BDD etc.; Agile
  • Microsoft technology, including:
    • C# (to 4.5.1) & .Net
    • SQL
    • HTML (5), CSS (3)
    • WPF (ideally)
The client will offer very attractive contract rates for the right person, or similarly attractive permanent compensation (for availability within 1 month). For a permanent hire there is opportunity to progress into development management, or across other areas of the firm.

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