Senior Software Engineer

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
02 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

The senior software engineer will play an integral role in re-engineering and consolidating CTI Research capabilities to common cloud patterns and architecture. Also supporting and advancing data and compute infrastructure for last mile delivery for quantitative investment models, research, decision systems, and analytics. A successful candidate is a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for learning new skills and environments quickly while multi-tasking on more than one high-priority deliverable. 3rd level support during working hours only

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Understand platforms, data, applications and workflows to ensure that the investment process is best empowered through the lens of highly reliable and performant systems.
  • Contribute to project-based work while managing the on-demand workload of pro-active support.
  • Collaborate with the engineering and the front office teams to integrate data quality and monitoring controls into designs and architecture.
  • Lead the code review process to ensure development work adheres to standards and specifications (including peer review and code review external to team).

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent (4-years) in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience required.
  • 7+ years of experience coding and/or designing in multiple programming languages, including focused experience in relevant/targeted software stack (specific required software stack will vary by position).
  • 7+ years of practical experience and proven success with the design and build of complex software applications in multiple environments.
  • Experience working with vendor partner (on- and off-shore) resources.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Proven experience as a Full Stack developer or similar role
  • Knowledge of multiple languages (e.g. C#, Python, R)
  • Knowledge of UI frameworks (RShiny, RShiny Express) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js)
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache)
  • Experience working with AWS services (e.g. S3, Glue, EC2, EKS, Athena, Lambda)
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

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