Lead, Application Developer

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S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Role: Lead Application Developer - On our Real-Time Index Systems Team

Grade: 11

The Location: Virtual

The Team: We are seeking a Technology Lead to be a key player in the implementation of our Global Real-time Index Platform that runs major headline indices like S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages.

The Impact: The technologist will design and implement mission critical real-time index systems and develop complex index calculation algorithms. The candidate will interact with stock exchanges, market data providers to ingest & process real-time market data including Equity, Commodities, Forex, Futures and Options.

What’s in it for you: The candidate will help the business meet its commitment to the global financial community by powering the markets on a real-time basis and ensuring a high-level of availability of our indices.

As part of the core S&PDJI Technology team, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on innovative technologies, work closely with Index business stakeholders and participate in formulating the technology strategy to support & grow the Index business.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop industry-leading applications for SPDJI’s 24x7 Global Real-time Index Calculation Platform.
  • Hands-on design & development for building multi-threaded Java applications for real-time computing and data distribution.
  • Interface real-time applications with external market data providers and distributors.
  • Define system, network infrastructure, bandwidth requirements for real-time index calculation systems.
  • Produce system design documents and participate in technical walkthroughs.
  • Respond to critical production issues and provide immediate workarounds to maintain business continuity.

What We’re Looking For:

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering is required, or in lieu, a demonstrated equivalence in work experience; MS in Computer Science desirable.
  • Five years’ experience as a technical lead responsible for developing applications for the financial industry.
  • Experience with real-time calculation systems and high-speed/low latency systems.
  • Strong hands-on experience with core Java & JMS in a multi-threaded environment.
  • Strong Oracle database, PL/SQL, stored procedures, SQL optimization skills.
  • Experience with Spring, Hibernate & caching frameworks.
  • Experience in integrating market data feeds from Wombat, Thomson Reuters, IDC etc.
  • Experience with Market Data such as Equity, Commodities, Forex, Options asset classes.
  • Experience with Financial applications such as Index/Benchmarks or Asset Management or Portfolio Investment modeling or Trading Platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Web application development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript & JQuery.
  • Knowledge of web application frameworks such as Angular and ReactJS.
  • Experience with Python development along with frameworks like Flask, Django or Pyramid.
  • Experience in Big Data with NoSQL products like Cassandra, Cloudera.
  • Experience in high performance, low latency messaging products like Kafka, ZeroMQ.
  • Experience in building solutions with AWS managed services.

S&P Dow Jones Indices

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We’re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com.

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