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Python Middle-ware Engineer
Ref No.: 15-00531
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Platform Operations develops and support the company's Financial Platform, a web based set of financial tools used to build client solutions both internal and external. The role involves supporting existing deployed production systems and participating in the design and development of the company's financial platform itself, as well as new products utilizing the platform. This is a place where initiative and creativity are encouraged and rewarded.
The Candidate
The successful candidate will have demonstrated technical achievement across the full stack, along with both relational and non-relational databases and web technologies. They will have demonstrated programming proficiency and the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment. Most importantly the candidate will have a commitment to exceptional team work and customer service.
Responsibilities and Duties
  1. Provide support for infrastructure and technologies across the full stack of the Financial Platform.
  2. Work with clients, both internal and external, to build new and support existing products and workflows on the Financial Platform.
  3. Participate in design and development of the Financial Platform, including:
  • Web facing client interfaces, from RESTful APIs to streaming Web Sockets.
  • Backend high performance systems, utilizing multiprocessing and asynchronous i/o.
  • Collaborating with other development teams to ensure the highest possible quality of product offering.
  • Provide assistance and leadership to the rest of the ASP Operations staff on matters concerning web technologies and the platform stack.
Experience / Skills
  • Knowledgeable about engineering, security, scalability, and data center operational efficiency.
  • Passionate about performance optimization and distributed systems, finds enjoyment in profiling code and figuring out which piece of the software can be scaled most effectively.
  • Experience evaluating multiple technical approaches and selecting the most effective.
  • Good understanding of RESTful service design, API design and best practices for building resilient and maintainable distributed systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines with competing priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, customer service, and outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • At least 5 years of operations/development experience
  • Expertise with Python, JavaScript; Working knowledge of Java, Perl, Node.js
  • Proficient with Sybase or other relational databases and SQL
  • Experience with document oriented databases like MongoDB
About The Company
The Company is a leading provider of real-time investment management solutions worldwide. Its flagship product, the Trading System, is a cross-asset trading, portfolio, and risk management solution available as a cloud-based, hosted solution or an enterprise application. Developed for alternative investment companies of all sizes, This Company serves thousands of users worldwide with its unique combination of proven enterprise functionality, comprehensive data management and business process automation.
A career path here represents one of the most comprehensive opportunities to be on the front lines of the complexities and nuances of the global financial markets. Employees work and collaborate with some of the world's most elite financial institutions and utilize leading-edge technologies to solve complex business challenges.