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Application Developer

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Recruiter: Beacon Platform
Listed on: 14th October
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Founded in 2014 by ex-Goldman Sachs leaders, CEO Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins.  Beacon builds and designs enterprise-scale trading, analytics, and risk management platforms. In addition to developing applications for front and middle office users, the Beacon Platform includes cloud-based, secure sandbox infrastructure, a full suite of developer tools, and transparent source code to give its clients unparalleled power to own the full stack and achieve their business goals. A collaborative and innovative team, Beacon is now 140+ employees with offices in New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Purpose of Job

The Trading and Risk Management (TRM) team is responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining Beacon Platform's front and back office trading web applications using Python, the proprietary Beacon Dependency Graph and Glint, the Beacon UI framework. 

The successful candidate will help TRM continue to grow, exercising an eye for detail across all aspects of the development lifecycle while maintaining organization and good code hygiene. This engineer should be able to effectively communicate both with Beacon's internal teams and with clients. The successful candidate values teamwork and collaboration and is willing to mentor junior developers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a team to design, develop, enhance and maintain Trading and Risk Management applications in Beacon's Python Environment Platform.
  • Collaborate with our clients (asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, investment banks and commodities trading companies) to adapt and customize our cloud-hosted Trading Risk Management platform. 
  • Work with internal and external clients to gather and analyze requirements and product enhancements
  • Participate in code reviews and provide technical feedback to the team.

Successful Candidates possess these qualities

  • Self-starter who is passionate about technology
  • Ability to provide leadership and accountability for work they undertake and articulate their thoughts
  • Comfortable with fast-paced and strongly collaborative environments
  • Able to take on ideas and feedback from both technical experts and business thought-leaders
  • Takes ownership for their work and has exceptional attention to detail

Required skills and experience

  • 5+ years of software development experience using Python
  • Experience designing and building customer facing applications
  • Familiarity with Git
  • Experience with Trading and Risk Management systems strongly preferred
  • Empathy for clients and desire to solve customer problems
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in agile-based project management structure

About Us:

We are smart, curious people who want to work somewhere that respects all of our lives and interests. This means we all care about  - and respects the boundaries of - work-life balance, but when we work, we work hard and with great attention to detail. 

Beacon does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Beacon encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

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