Job Description: CorporateTitle: Vice President (VP) Location: London LineofBusiness: Global Tech and Operations
Are you a dedicated tech professional? Want to join a dynamic, high-energy environment? We have a great opportunity for a talented Lead JAVA Developer to join our development team in Equity Derivatives. Our team is rapidly growing the business functionality of the bank's Exotic Direct Market Access and continuous price quoting platform.
You will be part of the global development team, working with colleagues in New York and India alongside your team in London. You will be highly experienced using Java and will also have in-depth knowledge of Agile and Test Automation. Candidates who meet the technical requirements and also have a finance background will be preferred but this is not essential. Experience with derivatives would also be helpful.
You will have excellent communication skills and will be comfortable liaising with both senior internal stakeholders and also external clients on a regular basis. You will be comfortable leading a team and show a passion for technology, being responsible for driving the team forward and encouraging continuous improvement.
As a Lead Java Developer what will your main responsibilities involve?
This is an important hands-on lead developer role where you will be responsible for building new features, whilst collaborating with the trading desk and external partners for prioritisation
You will help lead the strategic technical direction of the team
You will operate on bi-weekly iterations with frequent releases of working software to the business
You will provide code quality feedback to those on the team to ensure high standards and continuous improvement
You will be involved in writing test scripts and carrying them out to ensure quality
As a Lead Java Developer what skills and qualifications will you ideally possess?
Excellent experience with core Java development in a financial environment
Solid core Java & test automation
Experience of Agile (e.g. XP, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
Derivatives experience is helpful
FIX, C# & database knowledge is helpful
Deep understanding and experience of good development practices
Knowledge of design patterns and standard methodologies
Familiarity with concepts such as dependency injection and domain modelling
Good communicator, comfortable engaging with traders and clients
Ability to encourage and lead change within teams
Agile experience a big benefit
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses. The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.
If you're interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online. Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well. We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment