First Derivatives plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.

 

To meet the growing demand for our technology and services, we are currently growing our Client-Based Team.

You will be joining First Derivatives development team distributed between New York, London & Newry. You will also be supported by a team of First Derivative Business Analysts and QA Engineers. You will be involved in development of core server-side functionality and optimisations. The role does not involve deployment or support of the application.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building highly-available, fault-tolerant code
  • Identifying problems and code reverse engineering
  • Test Driven Development with appropriate unit tests for every functional change
  • Working with the BA team to complete Spikes and analyse issues
  • Supporting the QA team for Functional and Regression Testing
  • Working with the wider Dev team to ensure the success of each Sprint
  • Balancing technical implementation with the business schedule and deadlines
  • Collaboration with Scrum Master and wider management team when required

 

Criteria:

  • 3+ years of experience and excellent knowledge of Core Java (i.e. Collections, Generics and Functional Programming etc.)
  • An ability to break down a problem and present a logical solution or next step to solving a problem
  • Very Experienced in source code control and CI Systems (i.e. git/bit bucket/stash, Jenkins etc.)
  • Comfortable with modern IDEs (Eclipse and IntelliJ)
  •  Experience with build automation and dependency management tools like Gradle
  •  Experience with IoC frameworks like Spring
  • Experience with RDBMS (Sybase, DB2 and PostgreSQL)
  • Comfortable working across both Windows and Unix
  • An ability to work independently and reach out to the team for support in a timely fashion
  • Good written and spoken English

 

Location:

This role is based in New York and London.

Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

 

Who are we?

First Derivatives plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).

KX

KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

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