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Lead Engineer Architect – Director, Java, C++, Sala, Spark, Big Data, Market Risk
£120K - £170K per annum + benefits
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Lead Engineer – Director, Java, C++, Sala, Spark, Big Data, Market Risk, Architect

A tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for a Director-level Engineer / Architect to join a major Market Risk programme. This portfolio of work is part of a global transformation of their market risk strategy.

The Lead Engineer leads the definition of the Target State Architecture in adherence to rules and defined roadmap, provides horizontal oversight, architectural and technical governance and is responsible for longevity, scalability and resiliency of technical solutions.

The chosen candidate will need to have hands-on technical skills surrounding Java, C++, Spark and Scala as well as cross platform development experience with Wintel, Linux and Solaris. They must also have an excellent understanding of Market Risk within Investment Banking.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Defines architecture roadmap for a specific business unit or infrastructure layer.
  • Designs and develops core components of the application suite.
  • Defines technology standards for area of control.
  • Collaborates with peers and customers in defining the cross-product architecture interfaces.
  • Where applicable, helps ensure that common data architecture strategies are implemented consistently in projects and initiatives to support proper data management.
  • Contributes to problem and root cause analysis.
  • Collaborates with colleagues participating in other stages of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Experience in IT delivery and architecture, application design and programming in a large enterprise working on mission-critical IT systems.
  • Senior software engineer / architect with extensive experience in enterprise software development in a corporate environment
  • Distributed programming skills in JAVA, C++, SPARK, SCALA
  • Cross platform development experience: WINTEL, Linux, Solaris
  • Object orientated design experience
  • AGILE development methodology experience
  • Risk SME in derivatives pricing and risk across one or more of the major asset classes: FX, Credit, Rates or Equities
  • Ability to create technical roadmaps that map to business strategy

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