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Job Ref:  204696495
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Salary:  £50000 - £75000/annum +Bonus + Benefits
19/10/2016 03:26

Are you a Full Stack Web Developer with JavaScript expertise (MEAN, NA, NA, NA etc.)? Or maybe a JavaScript Developer with Full Stack expertise! Have you worked in a financial services environment? That's great. If you haven't - do you want to break into this lucrative area with your advanced web development skills? If so, then read on....

My client is a boutique investment firm whose core interest is in studying the causes and impact of risk in order to significantly improve financial performance and resilience for its clients. They believe that financial institutions, such as pension funds and insurance companies, amongst others, can best serve their members, by adopting a robust approach to risk management. This involves taking acceptable risks to generate reasonable returns but avoiding the kind of excessive exposures that could bring down the institution. They are an entrepreneurial firm. And still retain a strong sense of being pioneers in their field, figuring out better ways to meet clients' needs and how best to organise themselves to achieve this

The London team works with clients with combined assets of over £120bn and has a distinct Fixed Income flavour about them in terms of asset class.

The Role

Their technology requires a step up to the next level of sophistication. The setup is currently modest and the firm recognises the need to invest in an increasingly critical part of its business. The technology stack is currently C# and SQL based, and is in need of a fresh direction to leverage the scalability and flexibility of Web and JavaScript technologies such as NA, NA, NA. The developer's purpose is to provide full-stack web technology expertise to build software that iteratively brings new capabilities and improves business processes. They would be expected to work collaboratively and share their knowledge with other team members who may have less experience in web technology.


Understand business processes to a low level of detail and their areas of improvement then formulate pragmatic solutions
Close collaboration will be needed- the business will provide prioritisation and the context of the assignments. Engineering team members work together to provide a cohesive technical solution
Use data structures to encapsulate business data and processes, in a reusable and scalable fashion (using SQL or NOSQL databases)
Working in a team environment to provide pragmatic software solutions to business users


Build, Configuration, Deployment experience in the JavaScript stack
NA or NA, NA, HTML5 & CSS3
Services in JavaScript/Node (REST/JSON)
Passion for well-designed UI, use of wireframes for prototyping GUIs and stylesheets for consistent look and feel
Delivering software in a commercial environment
SQL Server or NoSQL development for a minimum of 3 years
Advanced Git experience including code review using pull requests
Services either WCF or (url removed) Web API (REST/JSON)
Good team working skills
Proven track record in taking pragmatic approach to applying solutions to business solutions with the flexibilitty to cope with changing requirements and drive for attention to detail
Self-driven and motivated work ethic


Business analysis requirement gathering or RAD/Agile
Working in a client-facing business unit
A good knowledge of basic financial instruments
Working knowledge of Docker container management
C# services either WCF or (url removed) Web API (REST)
C# coding of DLLs/EXE library in a commercial application for a minimum of 2 years

This is an opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic full stack web developer to elevate a burgeoning asset managers' technical stack to a web- based paradigm in line with industry standard practices and make a significant contribution to the business productivity and efficiency. All in all, an excellent opportunity to help build out systems in a progressive, smaller financial services setting.

# web developer javascript NA NA NA full stack sql nosql web services MEAN
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