Lead Software Engineer - London - 9 - month FTC - £100k - £120k Lead Software Engineer - London - 9 - month FTC -  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Apr 21
£100k - £120k
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Apr 21
£100k - £120k
An Asset Manager based in London, are looking to hire a Lead software Engineer on a 9 - 12 months fixed term contract. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The Front Office Investments technology team requires a hands-on Senior Developer to work on an enterprise data initiative to establish a firm-wide single source of truth for Security Reference, and related data. The solution will be a combination of an in-house AWS hosted solution integrated with products such as Bloomberg PolarLake and Bloomberg Back Office and Data License.


  • Accountable for all parts of the software development lifecycle for their projects
  • Performs technical planning, architecture development, and modification of specifications.
  • Develops specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings.
  • Contributes to the development of best practices within their group


Role Summary and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates master hands-on capability to drive components to delivery
  • Recommends and contributes to software engineering best practices, including those that have enterprise-wide impact
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of a component or application
  • Capable of leading regular, ongoing development projects and teams
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of key components or applications


Business Knowledge

  • Able to work directly with business stakeholders
  • Decisions show a focus on current and future business priorities, together with fiscal responsibility
  • Can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions
  • Good understanding of investment management industry, security data lifecycle across front, middle and back-office (Preferred)



  • Extensive experience of Java/Python/AWS
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and extensive relevant experience
  • Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately
  • Converses in many technologies and learns new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrates deep experience in automated testing and techniques
  • Defines testing strategy for products and ensures adherence to strategy
  • Sets standards for code reviews
  • Debugs any system, even those not written by themselves
  • Performs as an expert in multiple parts of the software lifecycle (e.g., coding, testing, development) and coaches other around such practices
  • Provides oversight of the all development activities on assigned projects
  • Owns technical debt for multiple components or systems
  • Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs or implementation to a non-technical audience
  • Work closely with Analysts and PMs to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged
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