Analyst Developer (Front End)

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
08 May 2022
07 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for
We're looking for a passionate Front-End React engineer, to work within Schroders Front Office Asset Management Technology team.

We're after a Front-End React engineer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming, taking an active role defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

The team
The Global Front Office Technology function supports a number of Front Office businesses in building out and maintaining an innovative set of tools in support of Alpha generation. These include solutions for complex modelling, investment strategy, investment risk, quantitative and systematic investments, data driven investment processes and some innovative aspects of trading. The team works very closely with the front office teams and often co-create the Technology platforms with an emphasis on a stable operating environment that can function at multiple speeds and levels of scale. Our primary goal is to deliver value through Technology domain expertise and robust solutions to our customers.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents and we've been around for over 200 years but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

Technology at Schroders
There's a huge amount of change going on at Schroders. Technology's shaping our business more and more, so there are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed. And because we're a big financial player, we can put hefty backing behind good ideas.

We're a serious business - we have enormous responsibilities to our clients and shareholders. But just because we're suited and booted, that doesn't make us stuffy; our tech teams are friendlier and more informal than you might expect.

The base
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018, located close to our clients in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a client solutions focussed role as well as a modern working environment with onsite health and wellbeing amenities.

What you'll do
• Build highly responsive UI components using React and Redux.
• Produce high quality testable software.
• Be part of a business facing team with a high visibility.
• Deliver a first-class technology platform to support investment decision making and quantitative research.
• Refine the existing investment and research platform in response to business needs.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Knowledge and experience in building front-end Single Page Applications with React and Redux.
• Knowledge and experience of common React libraries, patterns and principles.
• Knowledge and experience of RESTful API's.
• Knowledge and experience of Javascript (ES5 spec and up). Eg: js primitives vs objects, scopes in js, understanding of closures, function binding etc.
• Awareness of common front-end styling paradigms (eg: css modules, css in js).
• Knowledge of common challenges in front-end development (eg: browser behaviour and limitations, front-end application optimisations, etc).
• Knowledge of general front-end tooling (particularly Nodejs and npm).
• Knowledge and experience of structuring and writing unit tests.
• Knowledge and experience of setting up and writing end to end tests.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
• Experience and interest in RxJS.
• Experience with Cypress.
• Experience with material UI.
• Familiarity with react hooks.
• Knowledge and experience of the Investment Management industry.

What you'll be like
• Passionate about technology and how it evolves.
• A problem solver with a business facing personality.
• Able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once.
• Great at working with other people, sharing and communicating ideas.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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