Lead Application Developer, United Kingdom – London

  • Req ID: R1386

Department overview

Portfolio Valuations is a multi-contributor validated, fully hosted service that provides independent post-trade OTC derivative valuations to buy-side firms.  The service differentiates itself through its extensive cross-asset dataset encompassing vanilla and exotic derivatives that is used to calibrate and validate its pricing models.  IHS Markit employs established valuation methodologies and quantitative techniques with industry standard models.

Position summary

IHS Markit Portfolio Valuations is looking for a strong senior Java developer to take ownership of the platform’s overall architecture, and lead and deliver critical projects in the Derivatives Data and Valuations Services division.

Portfolio Valuations is heavily investing in its technology platform and the role will involve validating the target architecture with key stakeholders, and helping navigate the team through the long-term implementation.

Business Competencies

Education and Experience

The right candidate will have a very strong academic degree or equivalent background in a numerate discipline.

10+ years professional experience working on distributed Java platforms

Strong core Java 8 skills (with good understanding of multithreading and performance tuning)

Experience designing and building complex distributed and data and compute intensive systems

Strong understanding of object-oriented design patterns.

Experience with a relational database management system. Experience with Oracle is a plus

Experience with Apache Ignite / GridGain is a plus

Experience with highly numeric applications advantageous

General knowledge of Financial Markets useful but not required

The candidate should be comfortable working with both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments

Any experience with the following technologies would be a plus:

– Spring, Hibernate

– Experience building modern CI / CD ecosystems (GitLab..)

– Experience deploying applications in the Amazon Web Services ecosystem

– JUnit

– Apache Tomcat

– Good knowledge of MVC frameworks (Spring, Struts…)

– JMX, JMS, Message Queues, JNI, JINI

– Good knowledge of Oracle 12g

– Java Persistence API

– Fitnesse, Hudson CI

– XML, JAXB, JSON serialization

– MS Excel, VBA

– Comfortable in both Windows and Linux environments

– IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse

Commercial Awareness

None required

Management Requirements

Experience managing teams of developers through the delivery of complex projects.

Experience instilling and enforcing best practices and promoting quality.

Personal Impact

The ideal candidate would be conscientious, self motivated, have excellent attention to detail, very hard working and prepared to go the extra mile to absorb the necessary business & technical knowledge to succeed.


Precise verbal and written communication skills and fluent English essential.

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