Senior Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer …

McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Oct 20
£75k-£95k + bonus
McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Oct 20
£75k-£95k + bonus
Designs, develops, modifies, adapts and implements short- and long-term solutions to information technology needs through new and existing applications, systems, databases and applications infrastructure. Reviews and interprets system requirements and business processes. Codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. • Requires in-depth knowledge and expertise in their own job discipline and working knowledge of related disciplines • Leads projects or work streams within broader projects • Accountable for work of self and sometimes others, provides process and standards advice in area of specialty • Works independently, receives minimal guidance • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience


  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; takes pride in engineering excellence and instills these values in others
  • Demonstrable passion for technology (e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement) while using their problem solving capabilities to deliver solutions utilizing a top end engineering approach
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process
  • Exceptional technology skills; recognized by your peers as an expert in your domain
  • A proponent of strong collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: agile development, continuous integration, code review or pairing, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches
  • Strong analytical ability, true problem solvers
  • High achiever who combines ambition with humility and is happy to let their performance do the talking
  • Accountable for all parts of the software development lifecycle for their projects
  • Contributes to the development of best practices within their group
  • Leads code reviews and actively participates in providing feedback on others’ designs/code 
  • Accountable for technical debt in their own software 
  • At some levels, capable of leading a small team of developers for a specific project
  • Takes control of complex or vague problems and steps through them in a rational way
  • Makes tactical vs. strategic tradeoffs
  • Flexible in his or her thinking; able to evolve a solution when additional information or ideas are presented
  • Mentors junior members of the team
  • Identifies when junior engineers need help and provides it in a positive way that promotes confidence.
  • Proactively helps team members/make suggestions to improve practices.



  • 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



  • Minimum 3+ Years of professional Object Oriented development experience (Java preferred)
  • Experience with automated delivery pipelines, agile delivery and test-driven development
  • In-depth experience with server-side frameworks such as Spring Boot and Tomcat
  • In-depth knowledge of software design patterns
  • In-depth RDBMS development experience (e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Working knowledge of Spark, Redshift, Apache Ni-Fi helpful
  • Solid understanding of cloud native architectures (AWS, etc.) for containerized microservices
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced, Agile team environment  Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with quantitative researchers, traders and senior business leaders
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented
  • A solid understanding of financial markets and instruments is a plus
  • Stays current with many best-of-breed technologies
  • Shows a commitment to quality by implementing suitable software using unit/integration and acceptance testing at the time of feature development
  • Debugs large components with limited assistance and assists other engineers with debugging
  • At some levels, leads code reviews and actively participates in providing feedback on others’ designs/code
  • Performs as an expert in one or more parts of the software lifecycle (e.g., coding, testing, deployment). Oversees significant pieces of development within the development lifecycle
  • Designs and develops practical APIs and abstractions.
  • Owns technical debt in their own software



  • 3+ years experience in API / Microservice development using technologies to include:  Java, Oauth, Apigee, Swagger
  • 2+ years experience with containers  - Docker
  • 2+ years experience with CI/CD pipeline –GitLab, Jenkins, Artifactory
  • Knowledgeable in one or more Cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Oracle, Google)
  • Understanding of distributed systems (Load Balancing, Auto-Scaling)
  • Familiarity with shell commands/programming
  • Knowledgeable in HTTP Request/Response Patterns
  • Knowledgeable in REST and GRPC
  • Understanding of Docker and its role in ECS/Kubernetes architecture
  • Understanding of serverless microservice architecture in the context of AWS (Lambda, ALB, ApiGateway)
  • Understanding of authentication to microservices (AuthZ/AuthN, JWT, Oauth2)
  • Understanding and experience in coding for failure
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