• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 2019-07-22


  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full time
  • 22 Jul 19

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, October 2016)


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Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognized as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognized, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

You will be based in our modern and attractive offices in the City of London, with a pods for 1 to 1 meetings, and break out and communal areas overlooking the Thames.

The post-trade technology team is a tight-knit and agile group of developers responsible for a wide-ranging suite of applications supporting a number of business areas. We are always looking for ways to improve our technology stack and are positive in embracing innovation.
While you will be based in our London office you will be in constant contact with our teams in Krakow, Poland and Bengaluru.

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

You will be joining an organization with a total commitment to your professional development and a development team that believes in collaboration, mentoring and personal training. IG actively encourages networking and co-operation across teams, and in this role you will be able to influence others with your ideas and insights.

This role will provide you the opportunity to progress towards becoming a senior developer, and further opportunities such as a technical specialist, architect or a team lead in the future.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavors and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

What you'll do

• Work in a team of five developers and one team lead.
• Collaborate with architects, technical specialists and representatives of other teams.
• Work with business stakeholders and show a willingness to develop and deepen your understanding of the relevant domains.
• Bring your ideas to the table and help shape the future of post-trade share dealing at IG.
• Support and maintain our existing share dealing post-trade platform.
• Demonstrate a commitment to absolute quality in programming and software engineering.
• Show a flair for and passion for Java, Spring, Spring Boot, Kafka, JPA, Apache Ignite and other technologies.

Who you'll be

You will be a responsible, motivated and enthusiastic Java developer who is able to articulate innovative technical solutions to the problems presented by a demanding production environment. You will be expected to show initiative in your approach to development. You will need to be able to weigh up the risk and reward of various solutions as a member of an innovative company that operates within a regulated industry.

You will able to adapt to changing priorities and competing demands on your time. You will be proactive and forthright in your interaction with colleagues.

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behavior that stifles innovation and collaboration.

From the team

Come and work with us to deliver high-quality software and first-class technical solutions! Get involved with all this and more! Agile + Java + Kafka + Scrum + BDD + DevOps + DDD + Continuous Delivery.

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