LEAD BACKEND ENGINEER - JAVA

Why Join Capco?

Capco is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on the financial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry.

You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry.

We are/have:

  • Experts across the Capital Markets, Insurance, Payments, Retail Banking and Wealth & Asset Management domains.
  • Deep knowledge in various financial services offerings including Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there.
  • Focused on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture.

The Role

We are looking for engineers who want to play a key part in supporting the evolution of the Financial Services industry one project at a time. You will be expected to be a strong team player who prides themselves on delivering modern, first class cloud based platforms through practicing best in class Agile ways of working at all times.

As a Lead Engineer at Capco, you will:

  • Demonstrate practical experience of engineering best practices, while being obsessed with continuous improvement
  • Have expertise in a set of the team's domains, including the breadth of services, how they interact, and data flows between systems
  • Able to work alone or with teams drawing on experience to recommend tooling and solutions aligning with organisational strategies. Influences organisation wide testing strategy
  • Architects services and systems using well accepted design patterns to allow for iterative, autonomous development and future scaling. Guides teams in anticipation of future use cases and helps them make design choices that minimise the cost of future changes
  • Actively contributes to security designs based on the organisation's security strategy. Fosters a security first mindset across teams, and sets the example. Has advanced knowledge of key security technologies, protocols & techniques (e.g. TLS, OAuth, Encryption, Networks)
  • Be comfortable managing engineers ensuring they are tracking the team's efficiency and quality of work, they assist in regularly adjusting processes and timelines to ensure high quality work is delivered
  • Have personally made valuable contributions to products, solutions and teams and can articulate the value to customers.
  • Have played a role in the delivery of critical business applications and ideally customer facing applications.
  • Have the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-experts with eloquence and confidence.
  • Have an awareness and understanding of new technologies being used in finance and other industries and loves to experiment.
  • Have a passion for being part of the engineering team that is forming the future of finance.

Skills & Expertise

You will have experience working with some of the following Methodologies/Technologies;

Essentials:

  • Excellent knowledge of Java 8+, SpringBoot, Gradle, Maven, Mockito, Microservice architecture
  • Excellent knowledge of Object-oriented programming and familiarity with functional programming languages
  • Excellent understanding of collections and concurrency in Java
  • Experience in working with restful APIs
  • Good understanding of different databases (Relational and NoSQL)
  • Expert knowledge in the unit test, static code analysis and BDD/TDD
  • Experience in continuous integration with Git, Jenkins, Nexus
  • Practices Agile methodologies
  • Able to do code reviews/ mentor and train junior developers
  • Write highly available, maintainable and secure code
  • Good understanding of Web and Architectural design patterns
  • Great understanding of the Solid Principles, OWASP, CAP Theorem and Distributed Systems Design
  • Stakeholder Management and able to communicate well to all the team members
  • Experience with container technologies including Docker / Kubernetes
  • Wider Engineering technical expertise

We'd also like to see:

  • An appetite to contribute to the wider Capco business outside of project assignments. This can be achieved through various means including thought leadership activities, supporting RFP's and the coaching/mentoring of more junior engineering team members
  • Knowledge of Terraform and Event-driven architecture
  • Golang
  • Participated in redesigning a monolith system to a set of microservices
  • Knowledge of serverless functions like AWS Lambda/Azure Functions/GCP functions
  • Have experience in Messaging systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ etc.)
  • Good understanding of Service Security Protocols (OAuth2, SAML etc.)
  • Practical experience on at least one cloud
  • Experience in integration with 3rd party applications and vendors
  • Experience in integration of QA automation tools

We offer:

  • A work culture focused on innovation and building lasting value for our clients and employees
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise
  • A flat structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits, including maternity / adoption / shared parental leave and paid leave for sickness, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, menopause, and bereavement

Joining Capco means joining an organisation that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you’re encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success. It’s important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can and we believe that everyone brings something different to the table – so we’d love to know what makes you different. Such differences may mean we need to make changes to our process to allow you the best possible platform to succeed, and we are happy to cater to any reasonable adjustments you may require. You will find the section to let us know of these at the bottom of your application form or you can mention it directly to your recruiter at any stage and they will be happy to help.

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