Senior Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer …

Fitch Ratings
in London, England, United Kingdom
Self Employed, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
Fitch Ratings
in London, England, United Kingdom
Self Employed, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
Fitch Ratings
Senior Software Engineer

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Fitch Solutions are looking for a Senior Software Engineer, based in London, with an appetite to break several aspects of a legacy (Perl) platform to fit with our more recently implemented service architecture, maintained mostly in java and node. Maintaining, rewriting and prototyping ideas into PoCs should come as easily to this developer as the maturing of those concepts into products/services/enhancements using agile methods.


We are focused on building systems from the best and newest technologies and so we expect our developers to come up with original ideas to help push the company forward using the best suited, most reliable technology for the job. If you have an interest in modern tech such as AWS EC2/S3/SQS/SNS/etc, Kubernetes, Kafka, Solr, Datadog, Atlassian Bamboo/Jira/Confluence/etc then please consider this role.


The developer we're looking for is as positive as they are pragmatic, and will be expected to demonstrate the following traits:
  • Passionate about new technologies and methods (essential)
  • Server side Perl and Java development experience to a high level (essential)
  • Passionate about building high quality code (essential)
  • JavaScript experience with HTML5, Java Spring, Vue.js
  • Knowledge of Spring Boot (essential)
  • Has worked with JSON and knows how to build APIs (desirable)
  • Appreciation of best practises such as agile, unit testing, documenting (essential)


  • Node / mySql experience
  • Appreciation of algorithms and data structures
  • Appreciation of architecture
  • Appreciation that within the highly regulated financial industry, there is a constant danger that 'agility' is discussed more than it is practised. We look to our employees to mitigate that risk with a positive, proactive and collaborative attitude.




Fitch is an equal opportunity employer that employs people across the full spectrum of society. Fitch works hard to create a workplace with an emphasis on inclusion, innovation and merit. By valuing diversity and equality in our workplace, we believe it adds strength to our business.

Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch's credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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