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Experienced Software Engineer

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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.

Beacon is revolutionizing the financial services industry by empowering quantitative developer teams and business users. Beacon is the only vendor on the market that gives clients underlying source code, a developer platform, and infrastructure services so that clients can own the full technology stack. Clients benefit from Beacon's next-generation platform for enterprise-scale analytics, trading, risk management, and more.

Location: London 

Team: Core 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Senior software developer to work on extending our Beacon platform product 
  • Mentoring internal core developers

Required skills / Experience

  • General knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • General knowledge of software design and OOP
  • Experience with C++ (or Rust) and Python required
  • Experience with SDLC tools and agile methodologies required

Plus / Bonus skills

  • Experience with JavaScript, web development, cloud infrastructure, Docker, Linux administration 
  • Experience in a Tech or FinTech company
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages and paradigms
  • Expertise in C++ and Python
  • Experience with SecDB/Athena/Quartz 
  • Desire and ability to mentor other developers

Person Specification:

  • Ability to communicate on all levels, technical and non-technical
  • Team Oriented
  • Takes ownership of their work.
  • Attention to detail
  • Perseverance and the ability to drive issue resolution and projects through to completion
  • Continually strives to improve both their work and their personal knowledge
  • Self-motivated and content to work both individually and on team projects.
  • Articulate and able to communicate technical detail to both peers and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to handle stressful situations
  • Technical creativity and the ability to envision future solutions
  • Excited by change and able to embrace a rapidly changing business landscape


  •  Medical Insurance
  •  Paid time-off
  •  Contributory 401K/Pension Scheme
  •  Employee Referral Bonus
  •  Volunteer Time-off Program
  •  Wellness and wellbeing initiatives
  •  Regular social events and parties
  •  Commuter benefits

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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