Streaming Pricing - C++ Developer

London, United Kingdom
25 Jan 2023
24 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Barclay's Streaming Pricing - C++ Developer, you will help to build and maintain the pricing platform within a cross regional team. The role will be working with core developers of the pricing platform to primarily work on larger cross stream initiatives. The core team is responsible for developing and testing business and internal requirements which ensure the performance of the system remains optimal with increasing volumes and volatility when onboarding new products onto our platform.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We're flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
• Working on a highly visible real-time front office pricing platform for large revenue generating trading desks
• Owning the whole software development life cycle of the projects from requirements gathering, prototyping, and developing to testing and overseeing deployment
• Working with stakeholders from different backgrounds to deliver on business or internally driven requirements
• Being accountable and responsible for documentation related to business/technical requirements and specifications
• Participating in technical discussions and providing inputs into design decisions regarding the future of the platform
• Using scripting and data analysis tools to prototype solutions
• Taking a shared role in the application 3rd line support rota

What we're looking for:
• Degree level qualification
• Strong object-oriented programming skills in C++, including knowledge of multi-threading, performance analysis and tuning techniques and unit testing practices
• Familiarity of industry standard tools for software development, i.e. source control, testing frameworks, build and test pipelines etc.
• Good communication skills to be able to work in a global environment with colleagues and business stakeholders, taking end to end ownership of the business deliverables

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Scripting skills (i.e., python/powershell)
• Experience with developing on large codebases
• Knowledge of database and/or messaging technologies (SQL, Solace)
• Understanding of basic investment banking/fixed income products

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.