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 : 18/01/2016
 
Salary & Benefits : £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus to 40%, Flexible 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 also be responsible for ensure that all platform & white label development and change activities are planned, resourced and managed effectively and that accountability for delivery is clear.


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 & white label 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 within the financial services sector and a fundamental technical knowledge of typical web based languages and technologies would be assumed. In particular -PHP, Node, Angular, Zend, RESTful, SOAP & JSON RPC APIs.

A technical background is expected to demonstrate credibility and gravitas and you`ll also have an in depth AGILE and SCRUM background alongside excellent commercial and strategic acumen.

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



* 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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