Sr. Python / JavaScript Developer

Posted on 15 March 23 by Jennifer Bogus

  • Baltimore, MD
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Job Title: Sr. Python / JavaScript Developer

Contract: Long term (12 month+)

Location: Baltimore, MD (must be onsite Day 1 and in the office 3 days a week)

Job Description:
Our client’s Fixed Income Front Office technology team is looking for an accomplished Senior Software Engineer/Developer in building a suite of next-generation n-tier, native cloud-based applications. In this role, you will be part of the Fixed Income Front Office software engineering team whose mission is to enhance and develop new capabilities needed by our Portfolio Managers, Analysts and Quants, using strategic point within Front Office Technology, providing core data services to the Portfolio Management tools that are pivotal to the success of our client. The team hires and develops talented Software Engineers, working in Python and JavaScript, to build robust and scalable software hosted in AWS. This is a hands-on, full SDLC role that provides an opportunity to tackle sophisticated business, logic, data, and technical challenges. The role requires you to take responsibility for the full development cycle – from requirement gathering to the delivery of the end-product. You will be part of an agile team of smart, hardworking people.

Job Responsibilities:
• Innovate, design and deliver in terms of high reliability, scalability and extensibility
• Build large scale distributed computing programs to generate insightful analytics Solve unique problems that have a broad impact and delivery of business value
• Deliver within a team and as an individual developer
• Demonstrate master hands-on capability to drive components to delivery
• Advocate and contribute to software engineering best practices, including those that have enterprise-wide impact
• Shows willingness to take on the complexities of the domain – Portfolio Management, Quantitative Research, Risk, etc.
• Has experience of working with complexity and multiple stakeholders, for example portfolio managers, analysts and quants
• Balances strategic and pragmatic concerns when solving problems
• Makes decisions that are cognizant of the firm’s broader business strategy
• Conversant in multiple technologies and learns new technologies quickly
• Demonstrates deep experience in automated testing and techniques
• Performs as an expert in multiple parts of the software lifecycle (e.g., coding, testing, development) and coaches others on such practices
• Experienced in several styles of architecture (e.g. real-time, batch, orchestration)
• Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs or implementation to a nontechnical audience
• Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately.

• 5+ years of progressive software engineering experience
• Expert knowledge of Python and related popular libraries
• Experience in building containerized applications and deploying to cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services (AWS),
• Microsoft Azure, or similar providers.
• Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages
• Strong knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies e.g., PostgreSQL, SQL Server
• Strong in Test-Driven Development and proficiency in writing maintainable and adaptable code
• Strong knowledge in other programming language(s) – e.g., JavaScript, Typescript, Kotlin
• Strong with a range of open-source frameworks and development tools - Python (NumPy, SciPy, pandas), gRPC, Git, CI/CD,
• A solid understanding of tradable financial instruments (securities, derivatives) and capital markets
• Experience of front office software development with an Asset Management, Hedge fund or Investment Ban.
• Financial or Banking industry experience

BS or MS Degree with high mathematical and computing content e.g., Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics from a leading university..

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