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  • London, England
  • £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
    • Permanent
  • 02 Sep 2018

SQL Server / Data Warehouse Developer (SSIS SASS MDX SQL 2016 T-SQL Data). Hugely successful investment firm managing over £28 billion assets is seeking a passionate SQL Server / Data Warehouse Developer to join their growing Asset Management team. This is an excellent opportunity for a SQL Server / Data enthusiast to take on a challenging role with a strong pipeline of projects and plenty of opportunity for growth.

As a SQL Server / Data Warehouse Developer you will use modern technologies (including SQL Server 2016) to maintain and develop the company's enterprise data warehouse strategy and support the company's data interrogation tool that screens over 35,000 stocks. You will be involved in the Automation testing of database related functions, identifying any problems and developing solutions as well as designing and testing ETL packages using technologies such as SSIS and SSRS.

Based in the heart of London, this is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to asset management within a friendly and supportive company that offers a wide range of benefits, a share scheme and the opportunity to buy additional holiday.

Requirements:
*Highly experienced in Data Warehouse Development
*Strong experience with MS BI stack (T-SQL and SSIS)
*Passionate about Data/SQL
*Likely to attend conferences, meet-ups and read blogs in your own time
*Excellent communication skills
*Desirable: SASS, MDX, programing concepts and relational database theory

As a SQL Server / Data Warehouse Developer you can expect to earn a competitive salary (up to £70k) plus bonus and benefits.

Send your CV in today or call to discuss this exciting SQL Server / Data Warehouse Developer role.

REF: BB/11183/F/AT/310818_1535724971

  • £60k - 70k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

MI Forecasting Tech Team is a team of analysts carrying out in-depth analysis on GfK sales data and triangulating it with external data points to explain and anticipate developments in the technology-device and other marketplaces. 

Our mission is to leverage GfK sell-out data to deliver timely, primary and incremental research to industry clients and investment managers. 

We are looking for a strong and dynamic Senior Software Engineer to join our existing tech team – to help create and launch our brand new forecasting platform on AWS and help develop the products and services that we will deliver from this platform for both external and internal clients.  

The successful candidate will help design and develop new full stack solutions and services using technologies such as (but not exclusively) AWS, .NET Core, C#, Node.js. React.js, Vue.js, Lambda, Serverless, Redshift, Entity Framework, Java, Python, PHP, SQL Server and MySQL, and having some knowledge of R, Scala, and Spark would be very useful too (but not essential).

We need someone who has a very strong DevOps mindset, who has a clear understanding of CI, CD, Unit Tests, and Application monitoring, and what tools to use – and from the get go incorporates this "way of working" into everything they and the team do.

You will be working alongside more traditional experienced BI and Web developers, Data Engineers and our Data Science team, the candidate will therefore need excellent communication skills and the ability to mentor and educate others in best practices in modern software engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect, Integrate and Build Solutions for our External and Internal customers
  • Design & develop new projects, and integrations with existing systems
  • Understand business requirements and refine into development tasks and estimate their complexity
  • Research, evaluate and adopt new technologies with a right tool for the job mentality
  • Prototype, fail rapidly and iterate.
  • Focus on both speed of delivery and quality, with suitable pragmatism
  • Progression of projects from prototype to post-production stage
  • Communication and presentation of ideas to colleagues in all parts of the wider business
  • Take responsibility for areas of the system
  • Mentoring & code review
  • Help put in place a DevOps mentality across the tech team

Technical Skills

  • 70% Software Engineering - Technical Advancements and Development
  • 20% Mentoring
  • 10% Project Management

Required Skills

  • Ability to quickly implement robust and scalable tools and services – you can hit the ground running.
  • Being a super productive engineer.
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices and modern day design patterns, including Micro Services, ORM, Serverless Functions, RESTful APIs
  • Good experience working on AWS
  • Good working knowledge of a good proportion of these languages, frameworks and data stores: .NET Core, C#, ASP, MVC, Vue.js, Node.js, CSS, HTML5, Entity Framework, PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, Stored Procedures, T-SQL, Java, Python, Swagger
  • Living and Breathing Agile SCRUM
  • Solid knowledge around DevOps – particularly Continuous Integration, auto-build and auto-deployment technologies – like Bamboo, Jenkins, Octopus, or similar. You have also used application monitoring solutions like New Relic or Log tech like Splunk
  • Solid knowledge on Unit Testing and Automated Testing and successful implementation of this.
  • You have experimented with AWS and Azure functions, admin and APIs
  • You have used Docker, Containers and are familiar with Kubernetes

Our Current Toolkit

  • Visual Studio Pro 2017
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Jira (project management – sprint and Kanban boards), StoriesOnBoard and Trello
  • Slack
  • SQL Server Management Studio 2016
  • Bitbucket / GitHub
  • Bamboo
  • R Studio / Anaconda
  • Power BI
  • Hue
  • Notepad++, Sublime
  • Docker and Hyper-V
  • Balsamiq and CodePen
  • AWS and On Prem (Linux RedHat, Windows Server 2016)
  • £38k - 40k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Who We Are

cap hpi provides decision support data and software solutions spanning vehicle valuation (new, used and future), validation, collision, mechanical repair, and total cost of ownership. We help our customers to make smarter automotive decisions by providing one source for data and software solutions that uniquely span the whole vehicle lifecycle. We are part of the Solera group, a global leader in automotive digital technologies that has a global workforce of +6,700 working in over 85 countries.

cap hpi puts technology at the centre of all data activities, from collection and processing, through to delivery and the development of new applications. We operate from an international hub in Leeds, UK; ensuring our systems, coding, data collection processes, and valuation methodologies are consistent, scalable, repeatable and of the highest quality for every country.

Our Space

  • Location-wise, we are based across the road from Leeds station.
  • Our office setting is open plan and we work collaboratively as a team.
  • Smart casual is our dress code and we are open to flexible start and end times and some remote working (with agreement from your manager).
  • To break up the day and to allow time away from your screen we have table football and a pool table in the office, we offer weekly fruit to keep the team healthy!
  • Once a month we have an informal 'beer and crisps' get-together where we catch up on new developments and wins.
  • We also like to celebrate company success, funding legendary summer and winter parties.
  • Teams also take part in a quarterly incentive which is linked to our performance against financial targets.
  • There are frequent opportunities internally to learn and grow into other fields / disciplines. Career progression is important to us.

Are You Uncommon?

We are on the hunt for an experienced MI Developer who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our MI team in our Operations department, we're looking for proactive and enthusiastic individuals to help shape and drive the future of business intelligence for cap hpi.  As MI Developer, you will be responsible for the design, build & delivery of automated reporting solutions in line with business & customer requirements. With a central Leeds office location, this is a real opportunity to shape future business intelligence for cap hpi by designing & delivering quality, fit-for-purpose BI solutions that enable effective, data-driven business decisions to be made.

What You'll Be Doing

At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what are volunteers are responsible for their mission. The 80's, as we call them at Solera, are the employee's priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80's for this role are:

  • Constantly looking for process improvements and efficiencies to improve service delivery and customer experience
  • Never stand still, embrace challenge and put our customers (internal and external) at the heart of what we do
  • Drive innovation and change
  • Follow BI project lifecycle steps to design, develop and deliver quality, fit-for-purpose reporting solutions.
  • Develop, support & maintain ETL processes, reporting outputs & solutions.
  • Provide effective & timely support in requests for ad hoc data analysis & reporting requirements.
  • Work with business sponsors to understand and gather reporting requirements carrying these requirements through to quality, fit-for-purpose reporting solutions.
  • Provide quality assurance by carrying out regular data validation steps to ensure data processed by MI systems balances to source information. This feeds into an MI objective of 'ensuring one version of the truth' is inherent in terms of BI circulated.
  • Requirement to form part of an out of hours on-call Rota

Are You Qualified?

  • ETL Design & Development (Sagent Data Flow, Automate BPA Server preferable) and a good knowledge of ETL methodologies is essential
  • Microsoft BI Stack: SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS,
  • T-SQL
  • Data Analysis (Methodical & Analytical Approach)
  • Data Management/ Warehousing (Kimball methodology)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; especially Microsoft Excel
  • BI Project lifecycle documentation (business requirements, functional/ technical specification, user/ training guides)
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal & written communication skills. Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team player with the ability to work independently when needed
  • Thrives under pressure and able to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Logical approach to problem solving with strong trouble shooting skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

MongoDB is expanding our global team of consulting engineers to further our ongoing plans for worldwide growth!

MongoDB Professional Services works with customers of all shapes and sizes in all verticals, from tier-1 banks to small web startups, on a variety of interesting use cases from e-commerce platforms to trading systems to social media applications. Solve interesting problems, gain incredible cross-stack experience, work with the best and brightest people in the business, network with industry leaders, and see new places - all in a day’s work!

MongoDB consulting exists to support the development of our customers’ vision, accelerate customers’ time to value, and drive a multitude of customer adoption scenarios - from building new solutions to modernizing legacy applications or migrating to cloud. Our consulting solutions ensure that organizations get the best out of MongoDB.

Be one of the recognized experts in this rapidly growing field in a high-growth software company successfully challenging the status quo of the database industry. You will have abundant opportunity to meaningfully impact the growth of our business in your region.

Candidate Profile

We’re looking for a highly technical individual, with strong problem-solving and communication skills, and comfortable working closely with customers.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent analytical, diagnostic skills, and problem-solving skills
  • High motivation for a role that combines deep technical and customer-management dimensions
  • Confidence speaking and presenting in a collaborative customer setting
  • 2+ years of software development/consulting/support experience, preferably in a number of distinct industries/verticals
  • Familiarity with enterprise-scale software architectures, application development methodologies, and software deployment and operations
  • Competence in at least one of the following languages (in no particular order): Java, C++, C#, Python, Node.js (JavaScript), Ruby, Perl, Scala, Go
  • Experience with databases such as MongoDB, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with Linux diagnostics and tuning; Windows tuning knowledge is a plus
  • Should be capable and comfortable with frequent travel for short trips to customer site during the working week
  • Should have strong capability with, minimally, both English and any local language - as necessary

Position Expectations

As a core member of the MongoDB Professional Services team, you will:

  • Contribute to customer implementations at any or all phases of the application lifecycle: portfolio assessment, application planning and design, deployment architectures, development and build, integration and release configuration, system testing, production operations, application optimization, and best practices adoption
  • Deliver customer classroom-based training to architect, developer and operations roles
  • Work as part of a wider delivery team comprising fellow consulting engineers, project managers and account teams
  • Cultivate your individual MongoDB reputation as a trusted advisor to guide MongoDB and our customers into the future
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to influence the direction of the MongoDB product roadmap

Success Measures

As a Consulting Engineer you will be successful in this role when you can execute the following:

  • Become a field expert in “everything MongoDB”
  • Communicate complex technical proposals simply and convincingly to a wide range of audiences
  • Gain reputation as a trusted advisor with your clients, large and small
  • Ensure your client’s success with their MongoDB endeavors
  • Maintain required level of billable utilization
  • Influence MongoDB product development by contributing experience from the field
  • Successfully communicate the product roadmap to external clients
  • Constantly work on improving yourself, our products and our team
  • London, England
  • £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
    • Permanent
  • 02 Sep 2018

C# Developer / .Net Full Stack Developer (C# .Net ASP.Net SQL MongoDB Web API AWS TDD). Successful City based Investment Management firm with c£380bn in client assets is seeking a highly technical C# Developer that believes in continuous improvement.

As a C# Developer you will design and develop a complex quantitative analysis product to model and demonstrate investment and pension strategies to both internal and external clients. As part of an Agile, TDD team you'll work across the full development lifecycle from requirements capture through planning, design, development, implementation and testing utilising a range of technologies (C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, ASP.Net, Web APIs) within a modern microservices architecture.

Requirements:
*Technology enthusiast
*Strong C# development skills
*Strong knowledge of databases such as SQL Server and MongoDB
*Good knowledge of ASP.Net Web API
*Collaborative team member with strong communication and interpersonal skills
*Advocate of modern approaches such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, Agile, TDD
*Desirables: experience / knowledge of microservices, DevOps, asynchronous messaging systems, cloud based systems (AWS / Azure)

As a C# Developer / Full Stack Developer you can expect to earn a highly competitive salary (to £60k) plus benefits.

Send your CV or call for an informal discussion about this C# Developer / Full Stack Developer opportunity.

REF: BB/10958/C/KS/111217_1512980582

  • London, England
  • £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
    • Permanent
  • 02 Sep 2018

QA Test Engineer / Tester (Microsoft C# .Net SQL Windows TCP/IP Agile Test Automation). Global financial software house is seeking a bright, logical QA Test Engineer / C# Developer in Test. The firm prides itself on the quality of its first class solutions with 99.999% uptime and ability to deliver thousands of trade prices with millisecond latency. Their software is used by hundreds of clients across 29 countries, accepted by 500+ trading institutions worldwide.

Your responsibilities as QA Test Engineer will encompass both manual and automated testing of newly developed software, you'll write and execute effective manual tests including exploratory, negative and black-box testing as well as using a variety of tools (including Python, C#, F, SilkTest and performance testing tools) to define and automate acceptance tests.

Above all they are seeking smart technologists with a passion for clean, concise code. You'll be working in a collegiate team environment with smart / casual dress code and a good work / life balance.

Requirements:
*Experience in developing and testing software using Microsoft technologies (.NET, SQL Server, Windows)
*Basic understanding of practical networking concepts (TCP/IP) and virtualised environments
*Advocate of Agile development methodologies
*Good communication skills, keen to work in a team environment and collaborate with others to share knowledge and improve practice
*Degree educated, 2.1 or above, Computer Science preferred

As a QA Test Engineer / Tester you can expect to earn a competitive salary (to £50k), plus bonus and comprehensive benefits package including pension, health and well-being allowance, annual weekend away, healthcare, travel insurance, well stocked staff kitchen with breakfast available, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, an enhanced maternity and paternity scheme, flexible working plus more!

Send your CV or call for an informal discussion about this QA Test Engineer / Tester opportunity.

REF: BB/10703/C/KS/071217_1512650211

  • £45k - 59k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

The Opportunity

Technical leadership role in Group Transformation as a Software Engineer focused in the General Insurance Value Stream. This is a strategically important area with a portfolio that will challenge you and inspire your best thinking. We need to deliver:

  • Innovation within our applications, giving our customers technology that meets their needs and supporting our vision to be bank of the future;
  • Significant change on Home Insurance applications including developing digital solutions to provide an E2E digital customer journey 
  • A brand new operating model which will see the whole organisation fundamentally shift to agile delivery methods

Essentially, if you join us now you will be part of and help drive and influence a ground-breaking transformation.

Core skills required: Windows, C#, .net, Microsoft SQL Server.

Proven technical knowledge of a specific area of DevOps tooling, e.g. Continuous Integration tooling pipelines across a variety of technologies (e.g. Java/.NET), Containerisation (Docker/Kubernetes/etc..), Source control platforms (TFS/VSTS/Git.), Cloud Platforms (AWS/Azure/Google), Infrastructure as Code (Terraform/Chef/Puppet/Ansible).

Experience of coaching and mentoring teams to adopt the latest techniques in software development.

A ‘team player’ who can build relationship and work productively with others across a variety of domains, disciplines and locations

Someone who is passionate about technology and its application to real-world problems

Someone who has confidence to express own opinions, and be pragmatic about modifying them when appropriate

Experience in Duck Creek insurance application would be desirable.

You will also need to demonstrate an ability to support service issues by quickly analysing root cause, assessing impact, performing fixes/workaround if applicable, deriving statistics and representing on incident calls with precise information being communicated to relevant stakeholders.

So, if you have a proven background and are passionate about software engineering, motivated by working in an agile environment and you want to work within an organisation where you can truly be yourself, get in touch and let’s talk. Together we make it possible.

Lloyds Banking Group. Proud to be recognised as 'Stonewall Top Private Sector Employer', 'Top10 Employer for Working Families', 'The Times Top 50 Employer for Women' and both 'Gold Standard' and "Best Workplace Adjustments Process" from the Business Disability Forum.

Additional information

Successful applicant may be required to be part of an out-of-hours support.

    • Contract
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

About the role

We are looking for a senior SSIS developer to join our team in Leeds, to provide guidance and mentoring to our data pipeline team as we deliver critical solutions to our business. The role is delivery-focused – every step of the way we need to solve real-world problems for our customers. We’re looking for someone who has an interest in learning about our business and developing a deep understanding, and who is always asking the question “why?”, not just “what?” or “how?”. 

About you

Approach:

Are you passionate about learning the workings of a business and helping our customers achieve their goals? Do you want to work with others, sharing ideas and celebrating team successes over personal achievement? Do you enjoy leading, guiding and mentoring other developers and taking pride in their achievements?

Skills:

You have demonstrable experience of:

  • MS SQL Server 2012/2016 development
  • SSIS and SSRS
  • Fixing and resolving database development problems including performance tuning and optimisation
  • BI and data-warehouse modelling techniques and approaches (e.g. Kimball).

Ideally you will also have familiarity with some or all of:

  • Python development
  • VBA and Excel development (version 2010 onwards)
  • ETL/ELT using Python.
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery Processes, including TeamCity, Octopus Deploy and Redgate
  • Cloud database development (Amazon AWS and/or Azure)
  • Reporting solutions such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Pandas, PySpark, Hadoop, Machine Learning
  • NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Familiarity with PowerShell scripting
  • Financial Services concepts such as Private Equity, Direct Lending or Credit Fund Management

In addition, you will be able to show:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to talk at both a technical and business level
  • Analytical thinking, open to new ideas and approaches with an enthusiasm to obtain results
  • A logical and detailed approach to technical planning
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic, can-do attitude and a talent for identifying problems before they become serious
  • A positive approach to being challenged
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Senior Trading System Developer

Overview

We’re looking for a top software engineer who possesses the technical aptitude and experience to deliver elegant solutions to our business users. Educational or business background is not an issue for us; it’s what you have done previously, and what you can do for us that matters.

Working alongside technologists and subject matter experts, you will be responsible for implementing functionality across the core trading & front office systems for GLG. This role will require the individual to face off against a wide ranging user base encompassing Pfo Managers, Traders & Analysts across the GLG Investment teams.

You will be seen as a trusted technology partner with business product owners, and will have an experienced background in development in systems that support multiple asset classes for a high volume trading environment.

Technology and Business Skills

Essential Experience:

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Good knowledge of C# (to 4.5.1)
  • Good knowledge of T-SQL, stored procedures, schema design, performance tuning in MS SQL Server
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as xUnit, MS Test, NUnit, Moq, Rhino Mocks etc
  • Experience of IoC containers such as Unity, Autofac, Ninject
  • Experience of HTML 5.0 with AngluarJS (or similar)
  • Experience of WPF user interface development, ideally using MVVM
  • A proponent of collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: agile development, continuous integration, code review or pairing, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches
  • An interest in financial markets and instruments
  • Familiarity with a variety of programming styles (e.g. OO, functional) and knowledge of design patterns.
  • Strong delivery focused approach

Advantageous

  • An excellent understanding of financial markets and instruments.
  • Experience with Order management Systems.

Personal Attributes:

  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in engineering excellence and instils these values in others
  • Demonstrable passion for technology e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement
  • Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach to problem solving
  • Self-organised with the ability to effectively manage time across multiple projects and with competing business demands and priorities
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with traders, fund managers and senior business people alike
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views.
  • £38k - 45k
  • 02 Sep 2018

Job description

Role Summary

Develop code, either from scratch or by adapting existing code, on time, on budget, to meet the client’s requirements and Adactus quality standards. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow company processes relating to agile, sprints, stand ups, estimations, team meetings and developer sessions
  • Consistently deliver high quality code 
  • Communicate clearly and accurately
  • Meet deadlines and communicate significant issues to colleagues and managers
  • Document development work to company standards 
  • Work with the test and operation teams to ensure quality output
  • Undertake refactoring, restructuring, optimisation and code profiling where applicable
  • Maintain the Jira database, keeping the client and key people in Adactus up to date with actions taken and key milestones
  • Communicate with clients positively and professionally
  • Ensure any issues affecting the commercial relationship with the client are promptly referred to management

 Key Tasks

  • Deliver web development
  • Use agile methodologies to build enterprise level software using Microsoft development stack
  • Collect and document users’ requirements, estimates and work plans
  • Ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements
  • Design, develop and unit test applications in accordance with established standards
  • Peer-review solution designs and related code
  • Analyse and resolve technical and application problems with your projects

 Technical Skills and Experience

  • Full software lifecycle experience
  • Experience building and deploying enterprise level web applications
  • NET with C# essential (inc. ASP.NET MVC)
  • Good understanding and practical skills in EmberJs
  • Good level of JavaScript and jQuery knowledge
  • Web Services, consuming and creating (e.g. REST, WCF and WSE)
  • Object Oriented practices
  • SQL Server experience (T-SQL, performance tuning)
  • Data access techniques inc. experience with ORM frameworks (e.g. ADO.Net / Dapper / Entity Framework)
  • Understanding of HTML5 & CSS3
  • Source code version control (TFS or similar) branching and merging
  • Unit Testing (e.g. NUnit or MSTest)
  • Dependency Injection
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • General knowledge of IIS

 Business skills and competencies

  • Managing yourself: ability to self-manage learning and training to stay up to date with development techniques
  • Working well with others: clear and effective communication (written and verbal) and excellent customer service skills
  • Focussing on results: ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise own work to the required quality standards

 Desirable Skills

  • Microsoft Certified Developer
  • Understanding of Java
  • Experience with Foundation UI Framework
  • Commercial e-commerce experience of high transactional systems
  • Knowledge of Agile practices
  • Responsive Design approaches in web design
  • Experience with BootStrap
  • An understanding of backbone/Angular JS Frameworks
  • Test driven development experience
  • Working with mid-sized team, using Continuous Integration and automated deployments