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Software Developer - FinTech (21503)

Central London
to £60,000 + Top Benefits

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Algorithms, OO, Java / .NET / Scala, Quant Analysis, Statistics, Top Quals

Based in central London in open planned offices, this quirky FinTech company has disrupted the technology landscape with their innovative algorithms and quantitative techniques. They have had a number of commercial successes since starting in mid-2000s, and have grown accordingly with globally sited offices. The crux of their success has been the people that they have employed.

As their next Software Developer, you’ll join a meritocratic organisation with similar people to yourself who push themselves to excel and enjoy working in a culture of innovation and scientific rigour. Tools development is at the heart of this company’s activities, and so on day one you will be given projects which can be the start of continued responsibilities. These tools allow for automated management and monitoring of high speed simulations for finance, including real-time event processing, large scale data processing, and performance tuning.


  • Strong academic background (1st / 2.1 in computer science, maths or similar from a top ranked university) including As at A-level (or equivalent) in Maths and Further Maths. Ideally a post-graduate degree (Masters / PhD) involving software and mathematics.
  • Excellent career track record - we're interested in which company you've worked for as well as what you did.
  • High competence in programming – not only for designing systems to solve problems but also taking pride in producing high quality code. In particular, technical experience will include understanding OO principles, data modelling, database design, data structures and algorithms. Project experience should be through commercial shrink-wrapped software tool development. Further relevant personal software projects would be of interest.
  • Technology expertise and deep knowledge of a primary OO language (preferably Java, .NET, or Scala). Further experience in Python, Ruby or Groovy would be beneficial.
  • Experience in using databases (SQL Server, Sybase or Oracle) would be useful.
  • In addition, knowledge of quantitative foundations, and ability to understand numerical algorithms and statistical models is advantageous.

NB: this is a highly attractive role for an exceptional client, so you should be ticking most if not all the boxes above. Experience will not over-ride your academic achievements, and similarly, high academic achievement is not enough on its own.

This excellent opportunity would suit a bright, highly numerate individual to join the team. In return, you will reap the benefits of your work with an excellent remuneration package including a performance related bonus.

Algorithmic Development, OO, Java, .NET. Scala, Quantitative Analysis, Statistics, Probability, Iterators, Linear Programming, Functional Programming, Oxbridge, Imperial, Bristol, Warwick.

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