Senior Architect/Software Engineer

  • Delta Capita
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 29/06/2020
Full time Accounting Finance Sales IT - Software Development

Job Description

Position: Senior Architect/Software Engineer        

Location: London

Employment Type: Perm


Who We Are:

Delta Capita is a global financial services consulting term and part of the Prytek holdings group. Delta Capita has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the top 1000 fastest growing businesses in Europe in 2020. It is our mission to help financial services organisations reduce costs by moving them away from their existing proprietary business operating models and toward a supply chain model. Targeting the provision of infrastructure, technology, people and consulting services across the entire financial services value chain. Technology is at the heart of our solutions and as the financial serviced arm of Prytek, we leverage their substantial FinTech portfolio allowing us to create new services as of Europe’s leading FinTech accelerators. Our multi services model allows clients to access standardised business services and benefit from a mutualised operating model. We have been on an incredible journey since the business launched in 2012, and the last 18 months which has seen us increase out headcount and revenues by 100%. In seven locations, with over 200 staff we are seeking the next talented staff to come on the journey with us.


Delta Capita offers the following services:

  1. Professional Services
  2. Managed Services
  3. Product Development

Across these global business lines:

  • Front Office, Pricing and Risk
  • Structured Retail Products
  • Client Lifecycle Management
  • Post Trade Services
  • Solutions and Consulting


Our Culture:

It is easy to describe what we do and how we do it, but the more important question is ‘why?’. We are committed to creating “a great place to work”, as a people business-it is essential that we invest and nurture our key product people. We need great people to contribute to the evolution of our business and the continuation of our company culture. At Delta Capita we have created an open, transparent environment, it is essential in realising change. It is why we work so hard to maintain a flat and open organisational structure, having experienced the negative effects of grandfathering in other environments. We have seen that diverse teams innovate, perform and function better than their counterparts, more likely to bring new ideas and strategies that make a commercial difference.

The cornerstone our approach to Consulting is a desire to innovate and do things differently. We want to work with people who share our entrepreneurial mindset and to give them the tools and environment to realise their ideas. That’s why we host regular internal roundtable events, informal meetups and are committed to providing an open forum for ideas.

From the little things like free breakfast every morning and the monthly social events through to our commitment to providing best in class training and opportunities to work globally, we are always looking at ways to improve the employee experience. We know that consulting is a people business and we are dedicated to ensuring that the DC FAMILY are rewarded socially, intellectually, and financially when working with us.


This role

This hands-on senior architect/lead developer role is part of the core technology management function in Delta Capita, reporting directly to our global CTO. The job entails working across Delta Capita business lines on technology initiatives based on our strategic enterprise architecture.  You will be a senior member of the technology team and focused on the design, build, roll-out and maintenance of our leading-edge digital/FinTech platform.

You will be responsible for selected key elements of the platform’s technical architecture and help grow a larger technology delivery team in this space. Further, you will be providing technology input and oversight into our evolving platform service strategy and life-cycle management.

You and a team of software engineers will be working with our business lines and service delivery owners, to help build out and/or re-engineer their technology solutions as we build up the FinTech platform.


  • Design selected elements of the target architecture, working with the CTO and other stakeholders to select the optimal software components and then provide technical oversight in their implementation
  • Take ownership of these platform components while proactively and continuously improving them
  • Perform some hands-on implementation work on the platform, including software development
  • Define our practices and usage guidelines for selected parts of the architecture and guide other software engineers in the use of the frameworks
  • Build prototypes/rapid application development pilots for ideas/components that need technical proving
  • Set up of initial AWS infrastructure, working with a security specialist
  • Proactively pay attention to the security, scalability, performance, reliability and cost of our systems and infrastructure
  • Eager to learn, passionate about technology and happy to spread knowledge across teams to improve existing products and processes
  • Bring in fresh perspectives to our platform, stay on top of new software and infrastructure trends


Essential Skills & Experience


Essential

  • A combination of solution and technical architecture design experience and implementation skills, ideally across various full stacks
  • 6+ years of commercial software design and development experience in a full stack environment, particularly with modern cloud-native architectures
  • Over 2 years of experience in financial services/banking technology
  • A keen believer of agile development approaches like TDD/BDD
  • Love working in an agile environment and solving complex problems
  • Proficiency with CI/CD tools and their effective use (e.g. Jenkins, TeamCity, AWS/Azure/GCP pipelines, etc.)
  • Experience with DevOps/infrastructure platform implementations on AWS, Azure and/or GCP
  • Entrepreneurial drive to create successful products and contribution to platform project
  • Adaptable approach, relishing opportunities to push yourself outside your comfort zone with any new challenges that you face
  • Driven to achieve the highest appropriate level of quality for the business need
  • Excited by new technologies you are continually looking to add to your toolbox and working in a FinTech environment.
  • Very good communication skills, high proficiency in English
  • Reliable and honest, people trust you to get things done when you say they will be, honest and open when challenges or roadblocks occur escalating appropriately


Desirable

 

  • Experience with regression testing, testing automation skills
  • Worked with several languages, preferably Java, Scala, Go and/or Python
  • Experience working in an investment banking Global Markets
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