Application Development / Maintenance, VP

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
22 May 2023
02 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM's number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients' portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.

Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

BestX® is a technology company, delivering independent open-architecture real-time analytics, that operate autonomously from any liquidity provider or execution venue. Our analytics create a level playing field across which clients can assess and compare the quality of their FX, Fixed Income, and Equities trades and demonstrate best execution. We are recognized by more than 120 clients as the Industry Standard for TCA & Best Execution Analytics. Our Clients are Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Banks & Sovereign Wealth Funds. We help Clients to Define, Achieve, Evidence and Record a process of Best Execution. Founded in 2016, BestX has won the Risk Market Technology Award for Best Execution product of the year 5 consecutive times since 2017.
What you will be responsible for
As a Senior UI Developer lead for BestX, the ideal candidate will be:
  • Responsible for implementation and delivery of new UI features, services and enhancements to the BestX product
  • Exhibit superior skills in modern Agile, Cloud-based, Web Development.
  • Develop understanding in the area of Transaction Cost Analysis and key benchmarks required for MiFID and MiFIR
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the application and influencing technology decisions
  • Responsible for taking ownership of tasks and seeing them through completion
  • Responsible for establishing best practices, clean-code and design patterns.
  • Be passionate about driving change through an organization
  • A proponent of Test Driven Development always striving to Shift Left so as to facilitate effective CI/CD
Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent
  • 6 or more years of demonstrated hands-on experience building state-of-the-art and high performance web frontends using React and/or Angular JavaScript frameworks.
  • 5+ Years Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design, distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases such as PostGres
  • 4+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • Proven knowledge/expertise in FX/Fixed Income/Equity/ Equity Derivatives products
  • Hands-on experience in building multi-platform UI products with effective interaction and innovative user journeys.
  • Solid understanding of the modern JavaScript build tool chain using things like node, npm, rush, yarn, webpack, babel
  • Hands-on experience working with Javascript, TypeScript, Websocket, React, Angular, Material UI, and REST APIs.
  • Hands-on experience working with AWS and/or other modern cloud based infrastructure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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