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Software Engineer

Job Title: Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Industry:
Salary: £62,000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH16385WC_1509548341
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email: wcusack@ashdowngroup.com
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

A global financial services business are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join their Platform Reliability Team.

This team is a collective of highly skilled engineers who focus on building reliability and performance their key platform. The focus of this team is to empower development teams to deliver reliable high-performance software.

The key requirement for this role is that candidates envisage themselves as an Engineer rather than a Developer. As such responsibilities include:

* Engaging in the whole lifecycle of services-inception, design (software) and refinement
* Engaging with Development teams before services go live system design consulting, development of libraries/services to introduce standardized libraries, capacity planning and launch reviews.
* Once live, monitoring and alerting to validate overall system health
* Discovering Single-Point-Of-Failures within a System.
* Scaling systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation
* Maintaining sustainable incident response and blameless post-mortems.

To be suitable you must have the following skill/experience:

* Developing reliable applications with good design patterns and latency critical.
* Work experience in environments characterised by high throughput, low latency, zero downtime, frequent production deploys.
* Troubleshooting complex problems in a distributed environment and designing technical solutions.
* Driving a project from inception to production and overseeing all steps involved.
* In-depth understanding of Java, C++ and JVM.
* Continuous Delivery principles.
*Sound understanding of Operating System concepts.
* Spring, Tomcat and REST.
* Messaging Systems e.g. JMS, Light-Streamer.
* GiT.
* Basic knowledge of networking /database concepts and experience with algorithms, data structures.

The salary on offer for this Senior Engineer role is £62,000 plus bonus and benefits.