Macquarie | Senior Front Office Developer - Technical.ly

Senior Front Office Developer

Macquarie |  New York City |

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Perks + Benefits
Company Culture
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An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Front Office Developer to join our growing team in the New York Office.

You will be the point of contact and support for trading, middle office and back office applications relating to the Equity Derivatives Trading business, assisting with the development and support of a broad range of products including currencies, repos, loans, bonds, and CDS.

Bringing your learning mindset you will acquire a broad understanding of the Macquarie Trading System (MTS), CMD products and implementation, and surrounding MTS infrastructure. You’ll also need to bring the willingness to continually upgrade your skill set with respect to both technical skills and business/product knowledge.

Your bias to action will be utilized as you develop and test extensions to MTS and surrounding infrastructure in C++, Python, or Java. As well as presenting test evidence, you’ll also work to gain approval to deploy changes to production infrastructure.

Bringing your drive for continuous improvement, you will be responsible for the automation of daily processes and help to improve the efficiency of existing processes. This will include seeking and incorporating feedback from business clients.

Your attention to details will also be utilized as you take responsibility for the code review of team members in terms of solutions delivered to the business.

The ability work collaboratively will be essential as you work with the business regarding the technical roadmap of their risk management system whereby you will be regularly meeting with key members of the business to present these visions.

If you have at least 7 years’ experience in Python and/or C++ with knowledge of front office systems, Fixed Income and/or a Credit Markets background,  then we would love to hear from you. Past leadership experience of small to medium sized teams is a bonus.

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. The Corporate Operations Group’s purpose is to power the entrepreneurial enterprise.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Travel
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

Talk to us about being an Australian company. How does that showcase itself in daily work life?

Being Australian, there’s a culture of directness. We believe in giving open and honest feedback. It all connects to our value of accountability. We voice our opinions in the room, not behind backs.

We’re also a little bit more casual, with friendly banter. You’ll most likely have someone give you a shortened version of your name.

From a business perspective, you’ll interact with colleagues in Australia, Asia and Europe, which is the cool thing about being part of a global company.

What kind of technology do you build?

Our teams create and maintain the technology which supports our business and capabilities across a range of activities. Our systems are built to manage end-to-end processes in an agile, secure and scalable manner. The tech teams often work in partnership with clients to constantly provide tech solutions that fit their needs.

What do you look for from tech candidates?

We really look for a problem-solving mindset vs. experience or skills in a specific language or framework. We want to see how you look at a problem and approach solving innovative and challenging technology projects.

Candidates don’t have to have experience in financial services, but you should be able to follow a client as they talk about the markets. As you will work closely with our investment managers, you’ll need to understand the business context in which we operate.

We’re also looking for people who are curious and not afraid to ask questions. We’re a culture that loves new ideas. We want people who will challenge us, our business and the way we’ve always done things.

What types of roles are you looking to fill?

Right now, we are looking for:

     ● Full-stack DevOps engineers

     ● Tech leads who are hands-on managers

At the moment, we continue to focus on automation, cloud for expansion, resilience and time to market. If these are passions or strengths of yours, we’d love to hear from you. It’s important for us to keep a pulse on emerging technologies and ideate how we can leverage those at Macquarie.

How do you approach growth and learning?

It’s very organic and aligns with our culture of opportunity. We work in smaller teams, so everyone has a chance to get their hands in a little bit of everything, including different parts of the business that you might not be trained in but are interested in learning more about.

We have a library of courses (online, in-house, on mobile), active employee network groups, Workplace by Facebook that keeps employees engaged, lunch and learns and we often bring in guest speakers.

Each year we also look forward to the annual Macquarie Technology Conference. It’s a week-long conference where discussions range from artificial intelligence and virtual reality to big data and robotics. The entire company is invited to experience emerging technologies firsthand and hear from internal experts and external thought leaders from across the technology landscape.

Learning here is flexible to your style and interests. Most growth happens when someone takes initiative to say, “I don’t have a background in this, but I have an interest in it. Can I work on this project?”

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