Technical Specialist Software Engineer

CME Group
Belfast, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
CME Group are looking for an experienced, highly-talented engineer to work as a Tech Specialist within CME Belfast's Engineering and Execution (E&E) team. They will be a hands-on, forward-thinking technical lead, initially working in the Credit application space within the much sought-after Trade Execution department.
There's never been a more exciting time to join! CME Group ( Press Release ) have recently entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will transform global derivatives markets, by migrating our technology infrastructure to Google Cloud (GCP) and becoming a fully cloud based company.

Principal Accountabilities
The Tech Specialist will:
  • be responsible for delivering resilient, performant, scalable software that must have the capacity to seamlessly facilitate the busiest trading days in the world economy
  • play a lead role collaborating with architecture and analysis teams to develop understanding of business asks and solution proposals,
  • provide constructive feedback and input on both work effort estimation as well as architecture/design improvements.
  • build organisational networks and partner effectively within team and across teams, ensuring we build the right solutions
  • be a senior code reviewer ensuring we hold ourselves to the highest standards, while proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues and defects.

They will:
  • provide technical direction on the emerging architecture of applications, using own research and POCs on new technologies to steer
  • advocate and drive continuous improvement efforts (process improvements, automation etc.)
  • practice and advocate a test-first mindset
  • act as a team player and assist teams to achieve delivery milestones
  • mentor fellow team members allowing them to fulfil their potential

Essential Criteria
  • Expertise in core Java skills and writing clean code
  • Experience with middleware technologies.
  • Prior experience working with BDD methodologies and automated acceptance criteria.
  • Passion to keep up with tech trends and continually learning
  • Ability to learn, adapt and react to business needs & technology problem

Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of financial markets and working with financial applications.
  • Knowledge of financial messaging protocols, and in particular FIX.
  • Knowledge of GCP (staff will have opportunity to gain GCP certifications)

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