Java Software Engineer

First Derivative
Belfast, United Kingdom
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 04, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you a technologist who has a hunger to dig deep and get involved in providing first-class solutions to real-world problems?

Senior Java Software Engineer

First Derivative is a people-first company. We are powered by our ever-growing teams of specialist problem-solvers and process-evolvers. Our extensive capabilities offer agile solutions and exciting career opportunities - whether you're in the early stages of your career, looking for a new direction, or wanting to continue in a position of leadership.

Joining the world's largest Capital Markets dedicated consultancy, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a range of mission-critical projects, tech stacks, clients and a company that prides itself on career development, variety, and flexibility.

We have opportunities for Mid-Senior Software Engineers who will work shoulder to shoulder with Tier 1 investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, UBS, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse to name a few.

What will you do?

You will be responsible for the ownership of key projects, working across all phases of the SDLC, including analysis, design, development, testing and deployment. As a Senior Developer, you will be accountable for issuing technical guidance to Junior Developers, including overseeing their deliverables and providing architectural guidance.

You will work on cutting-edge technology on a variety of projects across Greenfield, Front Office, Data/ Cloud Migration, Regulatory Reporting, Trade Reconciliation and more!

Our main tech stack includes:

Core Java (version 8 or higher, with experience in Collections, Generics and Functional Programming, Data Structures, Multithreading etc.)
Spring Framework/ Spring Boot and Kafka.
Object Oriented design principles and patterns
CI/ CD tools such as Jenkins
Familiarity with Linux (i.e. Manipulating Files, Checking Error Logs etc.)
Microservices architecture, including containers and serverless implementation e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift, AWS Lambda, Cloud Functions, etc.
JPA frameworks such as Hibernate and SQL
Agile methodologies

What experience will you need?

Hands on knowledge of Core Java, Collections, Concurrency, Spring Framework
Understanding of Microservice architecture, developed using Spring Boot.
Experience using development and build tools, ideally: Maven, Gradle, Git, IntelliJ and Eclipse
Experience of fast paced Agile working environments
Understanding of TDD and proficient in writing JUnit testcases
Highly motivated with the desire to explore and learn new technologies and frameworks
Capacity to work efficiently both independently and within a team
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Strong written and spoken English

What's in it for you?

You will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own career path. As well as offering a wide variety of projects to gain hands on business exposure, we also provide external training courses and accreditations such as AWS, GCP, Azure, Cloudera etc.

First Derivative encourage diversity within our company. We know that our people are vital to our success, and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Multicultural, Alumni and Women networks that are run by and for, First Derivative employees.


Hybrid and Flexible Working
Extensive Private Healthcare Package
Private Pension
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity policies
Group Life Protection Benefit
Employee Referral Bonus Scheme
Access to a range of skills and certifications such as GCP, AWS, Azure and more!

Additional Perks:

FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar, who host monthly and quarterly socials at each office.
Aspiring Leadership Programme - a programme which provides a structured and practical pathway to fast-track talented individuals into leadership roles.
STEP-up Awards - employee led awards designed to acknowledge excellence in four areas that are quintessential to us.
TechSmiths Guild - helping employees get to grips with everything cloud computing and data storage (which are integral to the future of business and risk management).
STRIVE Initiative and IMPACT Programme - development programmes put in place to support women in tech and financial services.
Investment Club - employees learn the basics of investment and trading via workshops and competitions, mirroring real-life scenarios.
Sports Club - a bit of healthy competition! Getting involved in 5k fun runs, JPM challenge and SCB challenge.

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