Senior Java Developer

Recruiter
IHS Markit
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
27 Nov 2022
Ref
17738386
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Team
We are an established development team, looking to grow. We focus on providing an excellent developer experience. To that end, you'll have access to market-leading tools, services and access to expertise both within the team and more widely in S&P Global. We have a strong DevOps culture, and have automated every stage of our deployment pipeline.

The Business
S&P Global Private Asset Valuation offers a range of services for investors in alternative and hard to value assets:
  • PE Valuations - Detailed unlisted equity and illiquid debt valuations for PE funds
  • Level 3 Valuations - Hard to value instruments for buy-side firms
  • Suspended Shares - Share valuation in cases of market volatility, fraud, M&A or reorganisation for asset managers and ETF issuers
  • Credit Assessments - Credit assessments to support internal ratings-based credit risk approaches for banks or corporates
  • PEVals - Valuation report delivery and document exchange
The services are designed to meet the post-trade reporting and management reporting requirements of market participants.

The Company
At the heart of S&P Global , we are an information company . With expertise across the world's largest industries we leverage technology and data science to provide the data , insights and software to help our customers make better informed decisions , driving growth , performance and efficiency .

Personal competencies

Personal impact
  • Must work effectively with a diverse team spread across globe
  • Strong analytical, investigative and problem solving skills
  • Proactive, organised and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations
  • Delivery focused
Communication
  • Must be an excellent communicator, both written and verbally
Teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with a diverse team, including team members overseas
Job Specifications - Principal Software Engineer - Java
As a Principal Software Engineer, you will design, create and maintain high-quality cloud-based applications to help S&P Global's Private Equity business grow. You will be working with a team of experienced application/web developers (in multiple global locations), business analysts and business stakeholders.
Day to day, you will contribute to current and future technology architectural designs and development efforts towards various different modules of S&P Global Private Equity solutions. You will have access to market-leading tools and services, and be part of a wider group that values technical excellence.

Duties & accountabilities
Candidate needs to:
  • Be an active player in system architecture and design discussions. Have a passion for technology and offer new ideas and approaches. Recommend product, process, and tooling improvements.
  • Analyse business requirements, design, implement and test features. Understand non-functional requirements like performance, scalability etc. aspect of the application.
  • Be delivery focused. Participate in agile product development through all SDLC phases.
  • Build high-quality, reusable code and libraries for future use in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work closely with the QA and Business teams and highlight issues and risks proactively.
  • Embrace quality standards including: code conventions, code reviews, unit testing, static analysis and revision control. Coordinate with QA/QC staff for product functional and system testing.
  • Maintain and support all areas of the application.
  • Work in an individual capacity as well as in teams across geographies.
  • Work under the general supervision of the Development Manager and take direction from other Leads within the organization where required.
Business competencies

Education and experience
5+ years strong technical and platform knowledge, including some or all of:

Required
  • Java
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodology and industry best practices.
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental software engineering and computer science principles: object-oriented design, functional programming, structured design, databases, algorithms, data structures, usability, refactoring, debugging, and configuration management.
  • Excellent design and problem solving skills and disciplined, engineering oriented mind set.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing commercial web applications or services used by external customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Experience of Cloud Development preferably AWS and AWS Cloud Products
Desirable
  • AWS Lambda and Serverless Architecture
  • SQL
  • AWS managed services, Linux, Docker
  • Scala (or other functional programming experience)
  • Angular 9+
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Spring
  • Other JVM languages
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and build systems
  • Git + Gitlab
  • Good degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Numerate field
  • Experience with configuration languages (CloudFormation, Terraform, etc.)
Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of Private Equity and/or Financial Sector is advantageous
Leadership
  • Ability to lead design and development of a new or existing project/service
  • Display commitment to own features and take them to successful delivery
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Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.
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