Head of Front Office Development / Investment Systems Manager

  • £110000 - £140000 per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cornwallis Elt
  • 05 Oct 18

We are seeking an experienced Head of Development/Development Manager for a global investment manager, with experience in front office systems. This is a management role, so although their technology base is in Java, the client is ambivalent about this specific skill set. Line management

Head of Front Office Development / Development Manager – Asset Management;  Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Investment Management, Fund Management, Portfolio Management, Trading

We are seeking an experienced Head of Development / Development Manager for a major global investment manager, with a growing operation in Europe (the role is London / City based, permanent).

The client is in the process of building an application development team to work with established US and Australian teams. This is very much a management / leadership role, so although their technology base is in Java and Linux the client is ambivalent about this specific skillset (vs. C#, C+, C++ etc.). Technical acumen is of course required and the disciplines of software engineering (CI, TDD etc.) so you will have come up through a development background.

The hire will manage about 15 permanent staff initially plus contractors – experience of line management of similar numbers is required, and indeed the client would ideally “over-hire” for this position.

This is a front office role so good experience in investment systems, portfolio analytics, portfolio management, trading systems (not necessarily to SME level) is required.

In terms of domain, the client would prefer a fund management background (including hedge funds and the larger discretionary wealth managers; the client is also very open to investment banking / capital markets candidates who can fit within a “buy-side” culture.

The client is in the process of transition to an AWS infrastructure, and a DevOps approach, so experience in these areas is beneficial.

On softer skills, relationship management with peers (many in the US) and seniors in the business, as well as with developers within the team is all particularly important in this role

This is an exceptional opportunity to get in at an early stage of developing and growing a team, in a growing and successful firm (with compensation to match), so please do get in touch if you have the credentials.

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