Software Engineer II

Bank of America Corporation
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
30 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:
Job Title: Software Engineer II
Corporate Title: Vice President
Location: London

Bank of America:
We are a financial services company offering a wide array of opportunities across many functions. Our focus on the financial success of our clients - individuals, companies and institutional investors - shapes the way that we organize ourselves and run our business.

Global Technology delivers technology services globally across the bank's eight lines of business that serve individuals, companies and institutions. The team also focuses on digital banking, payments, infrastructure, data management and technology that enhances cyber security, and risk and capital management.

Innovation is at the heart of all Global Technology does. As a member of Global Tech, you will use leading technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as improved processes, to build our business. The team has replaced core platforms and simplified its infrastructure to improve speed to market. Its private cloud provides an environment that is scalable and secure. Global Tech uses data and analytics to enhance service, provide solutions and deepen relationships.

Role Description:

Hands on senior engineer role within the FX Derivatives and Risk team to lead and execute development across multiple projects concurrently including IBOR, FTB, Risk and FX Options application suite.

The Team:
  • The role sits within the newly established Global FX and Derivatives Technology team who cover G10 Risk, STIRT Pricing & Risk, FX Options eTrading and all FX Options applications.
  • Global FX and Derivatives Technology has team member presence across Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bromley, Dublin, New York and India.
  • We pride ourselves on being approachable and a great team to work with day in day out combined with a deliver focused work ethic.

Core Skills:

Essential Skills
  • Exceptional development skills in any OO or Functional language including but not limited to Python (preferred), C#, Java, or C++.
  • First-hand experience in electronic trading technology, managing client connectivity and Algorithmic pricing.
  • Knowledge or experience of agile development (e.g. XP, SCRUM, Kanban) and continuing integration.
  • Experience with large scale, globally distributed financial systems with an emphasis on high availability.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills in a high-pressure environment.
  • Must possess a solid degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or relevant analytical degree.
  • Strong understanding of algorithms, data structures and design patterns including why and where to use them.
  • Strong understanding of Messaging Middleware concepts, usage and application Experience in TCP/IP networking
  • Candidate must be a strong team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Solid knowledge of contemporary development processes, build environments and testing tools.
  • Experience in 3rd line production support.
  • Comfortable in communicating with business users

Nice to have
  • Derivative/Options product knowledge, preferably within FX.
  • Front Office experience, preferably in a FX or other Fixed Income or Derivatives Trading environments.
  • Experience of integrated Front Office Development environments (examples include, but are not limited to, Sec DB, Athena, and Quartz.)
  • Working knowledge of one of FIX Protocol (4.4), FpML or other standard financial models.
  • Experience of connectivity to third party systems such as broker feeds and trade repositories.
  • Knowledge of an SQL or NoSQL database.

  • Degree at Bachelors level in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science; or equivalent experience
  • Previous work experience in developing software applications in a financial institution preferable, but not critical

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.
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