Senior Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer …

in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Senior Software Engineer
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CME Group are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work in the Trade Execution Team.

The candidate will work on CME's flagship electronic trading platform, Globex. They will deliver solutions that must achieve a unique blend of ultra-low latency performance, the capacity to seamlessly facilitate the busiest trading days in the world economy, rock-solid reliability and integrity. An understanding of both the underlying technology and the development, testing, and deployment lifecycle of the applications will be critical. The successful candidate must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and work both independently and collaboratively.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Collaborates with Team Lead and Analysts to decompose high-level requirements into independent stories and sub-tasks.
  • Participates in preliminary story review, providing feedback and input on both work effort estimation as well as architecture/design improvements.
  • Applies strong knowledge of Java language, DBMS and middle-ware technologies in designing and developing key services.
  • Participates in code reviews, proactively identifying and mitigating issues and defects.
  • Improves team delivery; innovates & automates
  • Demonstrates end-to-end ownership by seeing code into live environment.
  • Embraces and enforces CME Group SDLC and information security standards.

Essential Criteria
  • Bachelor's degree (with honours) or equivalent/better strongly preferred, but substantial relevant experience could substitute
  • Significant experience, with track record of making significant contribution to both technical approach & deliveries
  • Strong experience in core Java skills, including multithreading
  • Ability to write clean, bug-free code that is easy to understand, and easily maintainable, and is able to satisfy low-latency, high-throughput requirements
  • Experienced with Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience in developing and automating solutions directly related to Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery and infrastructure automation
  • Experience with BDD methodologies & automated acceptance testing

Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of financial messaging protocols, and in particular FIX.
  • Experience of low-latency Java programming & middleware technologies
  • Experience coding in a story-driven, agile environment. using Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian tools.

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