Sr. Software Engineer
IHS Markit
Noida, India
29d ago

Description : Department overview :

Department overview :

The TOTEM service, founded in 1997, provides the major market makers in OTC derivatives with definitive consensus market prices.

More than 50 of the leading banks, trading houses and other investment professionals use the TOTEM service as the key independent check of their trading book valuations.

The service encompasses the equity, interest rate, currency, commodity, credit and bond markets, providing comprehensive matrices of vanilla prices and a wide selection of exotic products.

The Totem development team consists of 18+ developers located in the London and Noida offices and is currently engaged on two main initiatives :

  • Building a new Totem website, including evaluation of new technologies, design and implementation
  • Development of an advanced Consensus Pricing platform, supporting a wide range of OTC derivatives across multiple asset classes
  • Position summary

    Totem is looking for a strong hands-on Java developer to lead / develop the group's development effort in Noida developing software for financial applications, including

  • Applications to automate services across asset classes
  • Historic Data Analytics and distribution
  • Client-facing and internal web applications
  • The candidate will work closely with global cross-functional teams across Development, QA, Technology, Infrastructure Business Analysis and Project Management.

    to ensure project deliveries. The candidate will be responsible for managing and delivering technical projects and would be required to work closely with the key stakeholders and technical teams to ensure smooth and timely delivery.

    The candidate will be required to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong inter-personal, organizational / coordination skills, and hands-

    on experience in development / technology. The candidate should have prior experience in managing development team and delivering quality work within agreed timeliness.

    As well as delivering software of high quality, candidate needs to work towards the team’s goals of high test-coverage, automated and frequent deployment, and regular cycles of code delivery, testing and feedback.

    The candidate should be comfortable in a fast paced environment and be flexible to adapt to changes.

    Duties & accountabilities

  • Take responsibility for the team’s deliverables, both in terms of timeliness and software quality ;
  • Work closely with the Totem development team in London & Noida, take ownership of various components in the platform, and gain a solid understanding of how these components fit within the overall platform;
  • Owns, Implement and maintain various aspects of IHS Markit’s Java-based hosted Totem platform, working within a global team of 18+ developers
  • Develop new software, and enhance existing software, to high-standards. Adhere to best practices that enhance user experience, usability, scalability, performance and security.
  • Drive technology initiatives

  • Ensuring clear communication on status to all stakeholders including regular progress and updates to your manager, peers and leads.
  • Establish a productive working relationship with main product stakeholders for these components;
  • Work closely with the QA teams in London and Noida through testing cycles
  • Resource / Capacity planning, highlighting resource constraints
  • Maintain and support the applications, investigating and fixing issues.
  • Contribute to discussions and decisions regarding the Totem system architecture
  • Education and experience

    Degree in Computer Science or related field from a top-tier institution.

    12+ years of experience working on distributed Java platforms and Web Platforms

    Strong core Java 8 skills (with good understanding of

    multithreading and performance tuning)

    Comfortable working with both UNIX / Linux and Windows environments

    Strong technical and platform knowledge, including some or all of :

  • Strong knowledge of web frameworks and JavaScript libraries e.g. Angular JS
  • Restful Web services
  • JMS, Message Queues
  • XML, JAXB, JSON serialization
  • Spring, Hibernate
  • Oracle, PL SQL
  • Knowledge of AWS, Hadoop / Spark, NoSQL or AngularJS technologies is a plus
  • Good understanding of agile software development
  • methodology

  • Thorough understanding of agile software development
  • methodology and industry best practices.

  • Thorough understanding of fundamental software engineering and
  • computer science principles : object-oriented design, structured

    design, databases, algorithms, data structures, usability, refactoring

    debugging, and configuration management.

  • Excellent design and problem solving skills
  • Experience providing architectural guidance and mentoring others
  • Business awareness

  • Motivation to acquire / increase knowledge of the financial sector is essential
  • An understanding of derivatives is a plus
  • Management requirements

    Competence in liaising with stake holders & Managing group of individual contributors

  • At least 5 years of professional experience of delivering complex enterprise applications
  • Display commitment to own / lead features and take them to successful delivery
  • Able to be technical point for Totem in cross-Markit teams resolving technology issues under pressure
  • Possess the technical breadth to review, challenge and improve the work of other team members
  • 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.

    Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Pro-actively enhance and improve existing / new processes
  • Support drive for efficiency / effectiveness
  • Able to progress multiple tasks at the same time

    Highly structured and organised, but able to be pragmatic and implement point solutions to aid delivery


  • Must be an excellent communicator both written and verbally.
  • Provide output that provides clear conclusions.
  • Communication to be of a high quality within set deadlines
  • Teamwork

  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills :
  • Able to build consensus / alignment on objectives
  • Obtain information from contributors to required deadlines and quality
  • The candidate must have proven ability to contribute to team projects (e.g. internships, sports, university projects or past employment)
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with teams in different locations
  • It is the policy of IHS Markit to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

    In addition, IHS Markit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-

    free workplace. For candidates in the US, we are a participant in E-Verify (see link below).

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