Senior Risk Software Developer

Chicago, IL 60654

Posted: 07/16/2018 Category: Java Job Number: 10632

Senior Risk Software Developer


The Senior Risk Software Developer is primarily responsible for the design, development and testing of Java based Pricing and Risk applications. We are looking for a technologist with back-end Java expertise, a mathematical inclination, experience performing large computations on multiple datasets, and knowledge of the finance domain.


As part of the Back-End Clearing Software Development team, the Senior Developer will take on new initiatives related to our Risk and Pricing systems, leveraging financial mathematics.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Solving the business problem through the use of applied technologies
  • Designing and developing Risk and Pricing systems. Proactively identifies potential application problem areas and suggests solutions with minimal supervision
  • Gaining a thorough understanding of our internal risk management framework
  • Key contributor for implementing change to technology systems for large risk management and pricing projects
  • Understand the entire ecosphere of the firm' s Clearing Systems – proactively identify dependencies and impacts of changes to other clearing systems with the Risk system and vice-versa
  • Evaluates software for performance (latency, throughput, SQL, heap utilization, scalability) and makes/recommends changes where appropriate
  • Plans and executes unit tests to ensure the developed code is free of functional defects
  • Collaborates with business analysts and QA analysts in the design and execution of business functional system and performance tests
  • Leads solution design and code reviews
  • Pursues continuing professional development by acquiring technical, application and industry knowledge
  • Research' s and recommends technology solutions. Works in an environment of evolving technology
  • Communicates with business stakeholders, senior management and external vendors
  • Works on projects with changing priorities and potentially stressful situations


Technical Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of Java and object oriented system technologies
  • Spring (Core, Batch, Security, Integration)
  • Relational databases – Oracle, SQL
  • NoSQL databases preferred – MongoBD, Cassandra, etc.
  • Kafka, Ignite, HDFS, Flume, and similar are a plus


Additional Qualifications:
  • Interacts effectively as a team player / Strong communication and organization skills
  • Bachelor' s degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university with a major in computer science, finance or mathematics
  • Five to seven years of experience with server-side Java application development.
  • Two to four years of experience working at a financial institution (major bank, hedge fund, prop shop) in their financial markets technology departments  is required.
  • Knowledge of OTC Credit Derivatives and/or other interest rate or OTC derivatives – CDS, Structured Products, Interest Rate Products, Options is a plus
  • Understanding and experience in working with Pricing/Risk Management/Portfolio Margining Models and Systems, clearing functions is a plus

Kelly Hallgren

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