Principal Frontend Engineer

Recruiter
McCabe & Barton
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
100k - 110k
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
15 Dec 2022
Ref
16993434
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Who we're looking for

We're after a Principal 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.

What you'll do
  • Deliver a first-class technology platform to support investment decision making and quantitative research
  • Produce high quality, testable software
  • Build highly responsive UI components using React
  • Be part of a business facing team with a high visibility and interactions with key stakeholders and end-users
  • Refine the existing investment and research platform in response to business needs
  • Coach and develop more junior team members, ensuring that best practices and methodologies are followed

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • Strong hands-on React engineering experience using TypeScript in an enterprise environment
  • Strong experience with common React packages, libraries and tools used for builds, state management, data visualisations, testing, code quality, linting etc.
  • Proficient with REST, WebSocket and GraphQL APIs
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript: primitives vs objects, scopes, closures, function binding etc.
  • An understanding and knowledge of engineering best practices and design patterns

The knowledge experience and qualifications that will help
  • Experience with AWS, AppSync and CloudFront
  • Creative thinking and analytical skills
  • UX and design experience to prototype and communicate ideas with business stakeholders
  • General understanding of Asset Management/Financial Services industry and working in a regulated environment
  • Comfortable overseeing the entire SDLC and taking autonomy of a project

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