JOB TITLE: Head of Software (Online Trading)


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : City of London
Job Reference : 12054 Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 11/01/2016
 
Salary & Benefits : £100000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus upto 40% & Benefits
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Role: Head of Trading and Software Development Location: City of London Package: Basic to £100,000, KPI driven bonus upto 40%, Pension, Private Health, flexible benefits to suit. Main Purpose of role You`ll be head of department for this web based investment advice and on line trading company and your group will be tasked with ensuring that on line website availability and web services are in line with business and FSA requirements. You`ll have experience of leading and building platform development and architecture teams with technical knowledge in areas such as PHP,Node, Angular, Zend, RESTful, SOAP & JSON RPC APIs.


Job Description

Role: Head of Trading and Software Development
Location: City of London
Package: Basic to £100,000, KPI driven bonus upto 40%, Pension, Private Health, flexible benefits to suit.


Main Purpose of role

You`ll be head of department for this web based investment advice and on line trading company and your group will be tasked with ensuring that on line website availability and web services are in line with business and FSA requirements.
You`ll also be responsible for ensure that all platform & whitelabel development and change activities are planned, resourced and managed effectively and that accountability for delivery is clear.

You`ll have experience of leading and building platform development and architecture teams with technical knowledge in areas such as PHP,Node, Angular, Zend, RESTful, SOAP & JSON RPC APIs.

A technical background is assumed but this is not a hands-on developer or analyst. A combination of a strong technical background with excellent commercial and strategic acumen is important.

Candidate Background:

* Robust hands on understanding of system development and delivery with a background in financial software development, in depth knowledge of web, APIs, and mobile technologies.
* Track record in delivering projects and initiatives to target (timing, cost )
* Extensive experience in an application development environment with a strong awareness of development languages, life-cycles, methodologies and frameworks
* Proven experience of taking responsibility for the delivery small projects within larger, complex programmes, such as upgrades or changes to packages
* Up to date knowledge of new technologies, platforms & methodologies that may help the platform become a 'best of breed' solution
* Agile software development methodology
* Scrum master experience would be highly desirable

You`ll offer both in depth software development technical knowledge within web based, execution only stockbroking environments alongside a proven senior management track record allowing you to lead a group of permanent and contract based development resource.

* Knowledge of global financial markets highly advantageous
* Knowledge of continuous integration in the development lifecycle
* Knowledge of the Amazon AWS infrastructure advantageous
* Knowledge of SEO, analytics and measurement metrics


The Company:
One of the UK`s leading web trading and investment advice companies with offices across the UK but a base in the City of London.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.




Job Keywords

Agile, Manager, Head of Department, PHP, Rest, Scrum, Stockbroking, Trading, SOAP



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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