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Sr Java Developer

  • Location: New York, 10017
  • Salary: 85.6
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Work with the brightest minds at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. This is long-term contract opportunity that includes a competitive benefit package!

Our client has been around for over 150 years and is continuously innovating in today's digital age. If you want to work for a company that is not only a household name, but also truly cares about satisfying customers' financial needs and helping people succeed financially, apply today.

Position: Sr Java Developer
Location: New York, New York, 10017
Term: 12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop code in Java for low latency, high throughput applications
  • Work closely with other development teams to provide resilient and scalable infrastructure for equities trading
  • Build concurrent, high availability, fault tolerant, high throughput distributed systems
  • Design message oriented middleware architecture
  • Provide 2nd level production support to solve breaks/issues in real time.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and cross functional teams to gather technical requirements
  • Write scripts to automate tasks and daily workflow processes.
  • Analyze latency and performance metrics and work with infrastructure engineers to identify and improve latency
  • Work in an agile scrum team, using Github, Jira
  • Use test driven development and make use of unit tests and test automation
  • Continuously integrate and deploy updates to the platform without impacting its resiliency or consistency.
  • Building scalable applications
  • Design database schemas, ingest and transform data and develop queries and views
  • Leads, designs, develops, test and implements applications and system components, tools and utilities, models, simulation, and analytics to manage complex business functions using sophisticated technologies.
  • Resolves coding, testing and escalated platform issues of a technically challenging nature.
  • Responsible for defining opportunities across IT to maximize resource utilization and improve processes while reducing cost.
  • Ensures that systems are monitored to increase operational efficiency and managed to mitigate risk.
  • Mentors and trains other members of the team.
  • Partners with Management, Dev, QA, production support and platform engineering teams effectively.
  • Focuses on building relevant capabilities in the organization to keep pace with demand and best practices in the industry.
  • Manages vendor/contractor partnerships to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs and documents programs using Agile development practices.
  • Operates in restricted to niche domains: such as Capital Markets, Quants, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning.
  • Leads implementation of complex projects/initiatives on above domain.
  • Understands and leads the team to ensure compliance and risk management requirements for supported area are met and works with other stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives.
  • Mentors lower level team members.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Excellent written and verbal communications with an ability to summarize and translate between business and technical contexts
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Hands on development and integration work using Java
  • 5+ years of experience in Bash, Python or other scripting tools on Unix
  • 5+ years of Java development experience
  • 5+ years of FIX protocol experience
  • 5+ years of relational database experience
  • 3+ years of deploying to Linux environment
  • 5+ years of designing, developing, testing and maintaining RESTful APIs and microservices.
  • 1+ years with cloud native technologies
  • 1+ years of Kubernetes or similar container orchestration platform experience
  • Experience with Agile Scrum development
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with automated testing and test driven development
  • Experienced in best practice techniques for managing latency and performance
  • Experience in instrumenting, measuring and improving latencies
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: securities, quantitative trading, artificial intelligence, or machine learning

Desired Qualifications:
  • 1+ years of Kafka
  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Equities
    • Equity Swaps
    • Order Management
    • US Equities market structure
    • Exchange connectivity
    • Knowledge of important US equities markets regulation
  • Masters degree or higher in computer science or finance
  • An industry-standard technology certification
  • Basic knowledge of industry regulations related to building technological solutions


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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