Senior Perl Developer Fintech Object Oriented Open

Company Anonymous
Reference 418706130
Sector IT/Technical
Salary, Benefits & OTE £50000 - £75000/annum 20% bonus + pension + benefits
Town/City London
Locations UK, London
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 17th May


Job Description

Senior Perl Developer Fintech Object Oriented Open Source Agile Scrum

Our client is leading and long-established Fintech organisation who counts some of the worlds leading investment banks and hedge funds amongst their clients. Due to continued growth, the opportunity has arisen for a an additional senior OO Perl developer to join there team, you will be working on green field product development project in addition to the enhancement of existing systems and products.

The position is for a Software Developer working to develop, enhance, maintain and support the company's hosted services. The applications delivering the services have an interactive user interface delivered as secure dynamic web pages over the Internet as well as a significant server based data processing components and behind-the-scenes data transfer systems.
Candidates are expected to work on all technical aspects of the system - designing and developing new services and features, enhancing functionality, integrating new financial institutions, resolving issues and providing technical support on a roster basis.

The roster is generally three months in the On-Client-Demand team, dealing with urgent requests, feature enhancements, integration of new financial institutions and managing Production, DR and Development environments. This is followed by a three month rotation into the planned Projects teams, working on major enhancements, co-ordinated technical projects, and development of new strategic services.


The role requires strong technical and analytical skills, and the ability to think quickly and clearly. The role would suite a self-starter who enjoys creating a feature, component or service from conception through to delivery, and who then enjoys seeing their code in action on a daily basis. We believe in continuous improvement and a successful candidate would enjoy sharing with and learning from a team of talented systems engineers.

The role encompasses the following activities, working alongside senior developers,:
??? Design, code, test and release new features and enhancements
??? Undertake and manage technical data integration of new clients
??? Develop tools to improve internal processes and maintain quality of service
??? Investigate and fix software issues in existing systems
??? Support and monitor production systems on a rota basis
??? Provide second-line technical assistance to end users by telephone and e-mail
??? Document code, interfaces, services and procedures as appropriate
??? Update management with progress on assigned tasks, and identify issues / delays / dependencies in good time
??? Identify opportunities for system / process improvements or new features
??? Work autonomously or as a team member in an ad-hoc team

There is the potential for increased or additional responsibility depending on aptitude and experience.


The key challenges in this role are to:

??? Develop a comprehensive understanding of the services provided and the associated benefits / value proposition for clients
??? Gain an understanding of the complex technical structure of the companies services, starting initially at the top level, but with increasing depth over time.
??? Develop a clear understanding of business complexities specific to the Securities Lending / REPO / Equity Finance markets
??? Ensure the company continues to deliver exceptional client service. (e.g. by being flexible, having a "can do" approach, making data integration easy, understanding client issues)
??? Proactively interact with colleagues - requesting and providing guidance, help and mentoring as appropriate


??? Perl: OO, with an appreciation of inheritance, encapsulation, performance, complex multi- dimensional data structures, loose coupling and high cohesion, separation of concern etc.
??? MySQL: SQL, data normalisation, query optimisation, database structures and performance, set-based data-processing.


??? Good degree / Academic qualifications
??? Self-motivated, pro-active and autonomous, with good team-working skills
??? Ability to absorb and retain complex business and technical information rapidly
??? Strong design and software development skills, including appropriate OO patterns
??? SQL and relational data modelling skills
??? Experience in software development for *nix / web deployment
??? Good problem solving skills, and the ability to prioritise appropriately
??? Good communication skills, including the ability to liaise with technical contacts at clients and to provide telephone & e-mail support to end users

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