Mid-Level Software Developer - Client Operations
Close Brothers Group
London, UK
1d ago

A high-growth platform provider, Winterflood Business Services, is currently seeking a Mid-level Software Developer in a team responsible for building & running Client Operations solutions and systems.

  • Working closely with the Lead Developer Client Operations and the team this role is responsible for;
  • Industry leading software & technology solution development & performance across the WBS on-prem & cloud infrastructure. All security standards should be met with development adhering to best practice and governance.

    Technical system development support to a broad set of core business processes which support Client Operations (Corporate Actions, Transfers, Static Data, Book Costs, Settlement, Client Money, Payments, Transaction Reporting, Fees & Reconciliations).

    Communication to all levels of the business (including and up to Board Level) of progress, performance and planning.

    Key Responsibilities :

    Build and maintain industry leading software & technology solution development & monitor performance across the WBS on-prem & cloud infrastructure.

    All security standards should be met with development adhering to best practice and governance

    Provide technical system development support to a broad set of core business processes which support Client Operations (Corporate Actions, Transfers, Static Data, Book Costs, Settlement, Client Money, Payments, Transaction Reporting, Fees & Reconciliations)

    Deliver all approved business change to a high standard. This includes fixing live issues, implementing service enhancements and delivering business and client projects & initiatives

    Ensure all processes, designs, components and flows are documented and maintained centrally and to the agreed standard. Sufficient controls must be deployed to manage risks and exceptions in a timely manner

    Ensure all software & technology solution design, development & delivery follow appropriate governance process and policy

    Write clean and healthy structured, well documented code with a focus on adopting an agile DevOps approach promoting the concept of feature flagging where possible

    Build automated testing where possible and partner with Quality Assurance & User Acceptance Testing teams to ensure robust testing and appropriate sign-off

    Ensure the provision of technical oversight of all software delivery including the completion of a detailed run book setting out the change, risk assessment and recovery plan

    Stay aware of latest data protection and security threats and to make sure we mitigate against these risks

    Own all assigned 2nd line (Compliance & Risk) and 3rd line (Audit) actions and ensure they are completed by the agreed deadline

    Encourage and support a culture of innovation and forward thinking

    Build strong relationships with other functions and business units to collectively achieve WBS strategic priorities and goals

    Share knowledge and experience with others

    Contribute to research & design through horizon scanning in respect of long-term technological requirements or advancements which may meet future needs and / or to provide WBS with strategic and competitive advantage

    Communication to all levels of the business (including and up to Board Level) of progress, performance and planning

    Manage the day-to-day oversight of WBS Technology, raising any issues to the Lead Developer as appropriate

    Own live issues & incidents where assigned ensuring all facts are established, communication of updates & resolution and a root cause is identified with a supporting plan to fix

    Ensure proactive communication with all internal stakeholders particularly with respect to Client Operations priorities & tasks

    Ensure complete adherence to; and understanding of; the risk and compliance frameworks set out by the IT Director, Head of Compliance, and the wider Group as a whole

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes :

    3 years proven experience in software delivery

    C# / .Net Core experience essential with preferably some of the following : SQL Server

    MongoDB

    Messaging patterns and technology (NServiceBus / RabbitMQ / ActiveMQ)

    Angular / AngularJS

    Extensive experience working with microservice architectures

    Commercial experience of building / supporting high-volume transaction systems

    Application monitoring (ideally, AppInsights)

    Docker / Kubernetes

    Design / architecture patterns

    Knowledge of cloud solutions desired but the will to learn will be key as we can provide this exposure

    Strong grasp of best coding practice and architectural awareness, in addition to solving complex problems.

    Commercial mindset, able to negotiate effectively with senior stakeholders

    Financial Services or a regulated sector experience considered an advantage

    Knowledge of investment operational processes considered an advantage

    Mandatory Qualification : A degree in a relevant IT specialism or proven experience to the same level

    At Close Brothers we look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box.

    We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are open to discuss flexible work options to help you balance your work and home life.

    We appreciate that from time to time, recruitment agencies will have speculative CVs that they may wish to submit to our Talent Acquisition team in relation to a specific role.

    To avoid any ambiguity around fees, please note that speculative CVs received by Close Brothers, that have not been authorised in advance, by us, will be ineligible for an agency fee. Thank you.

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