Senior UI Developer - City

Ref: 163 Date Posted: Monday 13 Jan 2020
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Our global Investment Banking clients are looking for strong JavaScript / Web UI Developers to work on a variety of projects from small prototypes to multi-year business transformation and integration projects for capital markets clients.


Work as part of a close multidisciplinary team to analyse and design systems for their clients, covering various sources and types of requirements and constraints.

Implement and test key components of the system, and guide juniors in the component implementation.

Define and implement testing strategies and work with client IT and business teams on acceptance criteria, integration, etc.

Implement agile processes on the projects.

Contribute practice development by contributing to career and skill development of your colleagues, improving internal processes and contributing to client outreach, meetups, etc.


Required Capabilities

* Excellent commercial-grade web/front-end development experience with large, complex applications

* Up to date with latest approaches to building web applications, and willing to quickly adapt to new technologies and approaches

* Strong experience in JavaScript building Single Page Web Applications with modern frameworks (AngularJS, ReactJS, NodeJS, etc.)

* Solid skills in HTML5 and CSS3, especially a focus on consistency and optimal user experience

* Continuous Integration ecosystems, including build and test frameworks and tools (Jenkins, Webpack, Jest, Mocha, Selenium etc.)

* Solid engineering fundamentals including knowledge of best practices and appropriate design patterns

* Able to demonstrate understanding of tradeoffs involved in previous design choices

* Agile development methodology (Scrum and its variants)

* People development


Preferred Capabilities

* TypeScript/Flow (or any strongly typed language)

* OO and functional programming experience

* Redux architecture

* RxJS

* Experience in consulting

* Experience in finance or capital markets


You have an engineering mindset. They are not hacking things together or building algorithms in isolation; they build real systems, and treat software as a craft that they approach with an engineer’s discipline.

You are someone they want to work with. You challenge the status quo and are someone they can learn from. Historically, they have been great at hiring such people, and now they are the cornerstones of my clients engineering team. You will be responsible for building and nurturing this community.

You are someone that is passionate about technology. You follow the industry, you build things on your own, you tinker and hack, you read aplenty and attend meet-ups. You know that the technology landscape changes every few years and you retool continuously.

You have built things. You’ve seen the whole project lifecycle, you have delivered; you’ve seen failure and you’ve learned from it. You have developed the insight that will enable you to lead your team to deliver on time and within budget.

You have mastered a full technology stack. You know its problems; you know where it shines. In addition, your knowledge and experience extends to other technology stacks.

Your knowledge of computer science fundamentals prevents you from reinventing the wheel.

You understand the value of testing, quality, continuous integration, source control, and code reviews.

You are pragmatic. You get things done, you can find a creative compromise between an ideal technical solution and actual client needs


It is a challenge. Your peers will push you, and you will grow in leaps and bounds that is impossible in traditional organisations.

As a consultant, you will see a multitude of technologies, organizations, and projects. You will learn a lot in a very short period of time.

They are a flat meritocracy with an engineering mindset. What matters is how good you are and how well you and your team deliver.

They are focused on the finance domain. There are plenty of areas where technology is a competitive advantage, and their clients turn to them when they need more innovative solutions.


If you ask their engineers, they will probably tell you that their extraordinary peer group is the primary reason that they work for them.

They are entrepreneurial and agile. There is a lot of opportunity to take accountability and grow quickly.

Automation positively transforms the lives of people and business. Their software helps you improve decision-making, increase efficiency, simplify complex processes and empower your people. They enable financial institutions, central banks and corporations to digitize and automate their most business-critical processes. They are reinventing the way business is done through innovations in automation technology.

They encourage creativity by automating repetitive tasks. They think long-term to get it right the first time.

They are not limited by the status quo. They challenge boundaries, question assumptions and make transformative leaps.

As well as an excellent career opportunity my client is offering a fantastic basic salary, banking level bonus and full banking benefits. If you possess the skills my client is looking for then please apply below or forward me your CV at your earliest convenience, including any examples of your great code (GitHub, BitBucket, Personal Portfolio etc.).

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