Senior Developer

  • Competitive
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IHS Markit
  • 13 Jan 17

IHS Markit recently completed the acquisition of Prism Valuations and is now working on the platform integration into its Java-based systems.

Department Overview

Portfolio Valuations is a multi-contributor validated, fully hosted service that provides independent post-trade OTC derivative valuations to buy-side firms. The service differentiates itself through its extensive cross-asset dataset encompassing vanilla and exotic derivatives that is used to calibrate and validate its pricing models. Markit employs established valuation methodologies and quantitative techniques with industry standard models.

Duties and Accountabilities

We’re looking for a strong and dynamic developer to gain in-depth understanding of both platforms, take part in the integration efforts, while providing ongoing maintenance and support to the Prism platform to ensure a smooth transition for customers. The Prism platform is Microsoft-based, whereas IHS Markit’s strategic valuations platform is Java-based, so flexibility and enthusiasm for learning are essential. • Applications to process market data (delayed and real- time) • Pricing tools • Client-facing and internal web applications • Maintenance of legacy applications built in C#/.Net experience version 5.0 (WCF, LINQ, JSON, XML, Multithreaded Apps and Services) Visual Studio 2013 and above Excel and writing Excel VBA macros SQL server (experience data modelling, writing stored procedure and optimizing queries) Microsoft Team Foundation Server ASP.Net, Javascript, CSS, IIS and HTML • Platform integration tasks on Markit’s strategic Portfolio Valuations Java-based platform • Maintain and support legacy applications, investigating and fixing issues. Contribute to integration of legacy application to new platform. • Develop software, and enhance existing software, to high-standards. Adhere to best practices that enhance user experience, usability, scalability, performance and security. Work with Business Analysts and product specialists to establish requirements. • Work with the global Portfolio Valuations development team on all aspects of the platform (e.g. infrastructure, architecture, all asset classes). Work with Portfolio Valuations’ product and data specialists across all asset classes, on maintenance and improvements to our data platform. Provide technical support and guidance to these teams. • Act as a senior developer, providing guidance and mentoring.

Business Competencies

Education and experience • Degree in computer science or numerate discipline, or equivalent background • Professional experience working on various platforms • Java 8 skills, and Spring knowledge • knowledge • Comfortable working with both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments • Experience designing and delivering full software applications • Financial services or data feeds experience The candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of a few of the following skills • Strong understanding of RDBMS (Oracle \ SQL) • Apache CXF \ Web services • JavaScript libraries e.g. Angular JS • Scala • Git\Gerrit • Apache Tomcat • JMX and JMS, Message Queues • Experience providing architectural guidance and mentoring others • Working knowledge of C#/.Net version 5.0 (WCF, LINQ, JSON, XML, Multithreaded Apps and Services), Visual Studio 2013 and above, Excel and writing Excel VBA macros, • SQL server (experience data modelling, writing stored procedure and optimizing queries) • Microsoft Team Foundation Server • VBA and C++ experience is a plus • ASP.Net, Javascript, CSS, IIS and HTML • Hibernate • Distributed applications • Multithreading and performance Commercial awareness Knowledge of Financial Markets or financial feeds would be very useful.

Personal Competencies

• Self-starter with a natural curiosity to learn and develop

Company Overview

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.