Set the Technology Road Map for a Greenfield Program of Work!
Highly Business Facing Role - with Excellent Client Buy-in!
Be the Big Data SME for the Area & Lead a Team Through its Adoption!
Is a Top-Tier International Investment Bank head-quartered in Sydney. They have recently embarked on a large scale, bank-wide (5 year) Digital Transformation Initiative which will be driven from Australia.
The Area: You will join the highly business-facing buy-side Technology team who provide a suite of vendor-based and in house built solutions to Portfolio Managers, Quantitative Analysts and Risk Managers that allow them to view, analyse, price and evaluate a range of financial instruments on behalf of their clients - which include government agencies, large institutions and high net worth individuals.
The Project & Role Responsibilities: The Digital Transformation Initiative is made up of 5 critical areas:
Simplification = Consolidating similar systems that do the same thing Automation = eradicating needless manual processes wherever possible Digitisation = modernising all of their client facing front ends (new responsive technologies) Data = utilising big data tools for more efficient and effective reporting & analytics
The role available will focus on the implementation of big data tools across this niche area of the firm. The Bank have recently secured licences for a range of new technologies for use across the organisation. The idea is to to make use of these pre-existing technologies (Hadoop/Spark/NoSQL/AWS etc.) and drive a project to move away from the current technology stack to something more up to date and fit for purpose.
Currently the portfolio managers and quants use a range of VBA/Java & Python/SQL solutions to price, calculate risk and trade products for their portfolios. There is a small team of Java/Python Developers split between Sydney, London and New York, however they do not have the knowledge in-house to be able to set the technology road map and the adoption of these new technologies.
We are looking for someone with Big Data (Hadoop/Spark) technology exposure and a strong background in Java who can come in This person will be tasked with driving the adoption of these next-generation applications which will enable the business to focus on portfolio performance and deliver maximum results/returns. This person will be seen as the Big Data Champion within the area and will lead the existing Java Devs on the new platform development.
Requirements: The ideal candidate for this role will have strong analytical skills with proven ability to manage a diverse client and stakeholder relationship. You'll have proven ability delivering front office systems/tools, with an in-depth understanding of the DevOps development practices. Your technical proficiencies will include:
experience with Big Data technologies (Hadoop, NoSQL, Data Lakes) is essential
Knowledge of Python
strong proficiency with object-oriented programming languages such as Java or Scala
experience developing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
solid experience in cloud-based development
If you feel you have the skills, qualities and abilities to excel in this position, please apply now.