Solutions Design IT Specialist (Calypso) Solutions Design IT Specialist (Calypso) …

TD Bank Group
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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TD Bank Group
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Solutions Design IT Specialist (Calypso)
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Department Overview

Department Overview:

Global Markets represents the largest group of IT talent within TD Securities, and our medium sized team makes up an important part of that group. W e look after 2 books of record platforms with many stakeholders (front office, back office etc) for different products. We're comprised of a group of developers, business analysts and a small contingent of QA, working closely with our support teams and other tech groups within the firm.

Technology Solutions is responsible for the development , implementation and support of trading and operational systems at TD Securities. We support these applications for Front Office, Operations, Middle Office, Market Risk, Credit Management and downstream systems in Enterprise Technology Solutions.

TD Securities provides a wide range of capital market products and services to corporate, government and institutional clients in five key business areas: Investment Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, Institutional Equities and Private Equity. TD Securities is the wholesale banking arm of TD Bank Financial Group, one of Canada's largest financial institutions and a global leader in on-line financial services.

Job Description

Job Description:

We're looking for a Calypso developer to join the Global Calypso Development team. You'll need to possess excellent Calypso, Java, Linux and SQL skills, a strong analytical mind, and be comfortable talking face to face with the business to work on projects and solve problems on the fly. We value a strong relationship with our business partners and that needs to be a core value for the successful candidate.

You'll be working on a variety of projects, including small enhancements to help fix and improve three separate instances of Calypso operating at TD. Two books of record servicing fixed income cash and derivatives trading as well as an instance for accounting purposes . A certain degree of capital markets knowledge is expected, specifically in the fixed income (cash and derivatives) space , but you can expect to learn a lot more on the job, working with developers, business analysts, and of course our business partners.

As an IT Specialist, we also expect you to coach and mentor more junior members of the team. We have a strong culture of mentorship at TD and we need you to help foster that. This includes, but isn't limited to:

  • Calypso coding best practices

  • Java coding best practices

  • DevOps best practices (unit testing, continuous integration and deployment)

  • Constructive code review and feedback (positive and negative)

We expect you to keep up to date with the latest technology and industry changes, and actively participate in discussions with other teams in all forums available. All this with a view of evaluating how we operate and seeing where we can do better.


Successful delivery of several Calypso related projects, starting first with a revamp of our regulatory trade reporting integration.

  • On-going mentoring and nurturing of strong development practices within our group, especially focused on augmenting our DevOps capabilities

  • Active participant in code/peer reviews

  • On-going personal development of technical and soft skills

  • Direct, clear, and concise communication with business stakeholders related to assigned projects

  • Decommissioning of legacy components in favour of integration with TD's strategic platforms

  • Adherence to TD's SDLC

  • Adherence to TD's change management process

TD Securities has certain expectations of all its employees, but you'll have extra accountabilities for this role


Minimum b achelor/ c ol lege degree in computer science, c omputer/ e lectrical e ngineering or similar


Extensive Calypso (v9 and v13 preferred) knowledge and experience customizing and integrating with the platform

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

  • Excellent Java 7+ skills

  • Excellent Oracle experience (10g, 11g preferred)

  • Linux scripting experience

  • Demonstrable Fixed Income Cash and Derivatives knowledge

  • Demonstrable experience taking on a new technology/skill and becoming proficient in short order

Additional Information

Join in on what others in TD Technology Solutions are doing:
  • Inspire a positive work environment and help champion quality, innovation, teamwork and service to the business.
  • Learn voraciously, stretch your thinking,




At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.