Lead Developer – Predictive Analytics
Nottingham, United Kingdom
5d ago

Job Description

Refinitiv delivers truly world-changing insight based on rich content sources. This is a limitless playing field where we apply the most advanced predictive analytics techniques and provide our clients with state of the art products and capabilities such as StarMine Quantitative Analytics.

This is a golden opportunity for a talented lead software engineer who has Big Data experience or the strong desire to learn about this stimulating field.

We are building upon a new and rapidly evolving Public Cloud based analytics platform and are prepared to train the successful candidate to augment their skills.

Working closely with product managers and the Core Analytics Platform teams, you will lead the full development lifecycle of financial data analysis models, and shape the practices and procedures for doing so.

You will build and leverage the Core Analytics Platform in tight collaboration with lead architects and the Core Platform team.

The Core Platform enables your team and other partners to constantly evolve our models and innovate to provide truly differentiating insight for our customers.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities :

  • Engaging with product owners, architects and other specialists you'll design complex, world-class analytics models to address our customer needs.
  • You'll build and maintain efficient, reusable, reliable and secure code based on User Stories
  • Working within a multi-functional agile team, you'll develop enterprise software, adhering to company standards and established software methodology.
  • Demonstrating a consistent focus on quality, you'll ensure that your team delivers reliable, robust software through the creation and execution of unit and integration automated tests.
  • You'll provide technical support to operations or other development teams
  • To help the teams develop and learn, you'll review work of peers and more junior developers, providing advice and guidance to benefit the team as a whole.
  • Through agile retrospectives and reviews, you'll inspect and adapt, finding innovative ways to make your team work more effectively.
  • Through participation in refinement and planning sessions, you'll work with other team members to analyze development requirements, provide design options and complexity estimates, and agree how to deliver the requirements.
  • Actively participating in meetings, you'll give timely status updates on areas for which you are responsible.
  • Key Relationships : Product Team

    Lead Architect

    Technical / Professional Skills & Competencies :

    You will have solid engineering skills, be able to quickly grasp and contribute to existing codebases and design concepts.

    We value critical thinking, value judgement and common sense over process.

    Essential Skills & Experience Required :

  • Positive attitude to learning new skills and technologies
  • Experience of technical leadership for a project or workstream
  • Self-driven, goal-oriented team player with good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, algorithmic thinking and coding skills
  • Strong practical knowledge and experience of Java and related technologies
  • Experience in development of complex distributed, multi-tier systems
  • Ability to work in highly agile team environment
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL.
  • Desired Skills :

  • In-depth knowledge of the Hadoop technology stack e.g. HBase, Impala, Hive, HDFS, MapReduce & Spark
  • Experience in working with financial data
  • Experience with performance tuning and optimization
  • Proficient using source code management tools such as Git
  • Proficient with CI / CD tools
  • Education / Certifications :

  • A good relevant degree is desirable, but experience and the right approach to work are just as important
  • AWS certification a nice to have
  • The Financial and Risk Business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. Refinitiv equips the financial community with access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyzes change.

    With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content all supported by human expertise.

    At Refinitiv, we facilitate the connections that propel people and organizations to find new possibilities to move forward.

    As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. Therefore we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex / gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law.

    Refinitiv is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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