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Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Beacon Platform
Listed on: 22nd June
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

About Beacon Platform: Beacon was founded in 2014 by Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins, industry leaders in building and designing enterprise-scale trading, analytics, and risk management platforms. Beacon Platform enables financial institutions of all sizes to operationalize front-office development at enterprise scale on the cloud. The Platform consists of Beacon Front Office Suite for cross-asset management of trades, positions and risk, and Beacon Core, an integrated development and operating platform that enables quants and software engineers to collaboratively develop and continuously deploy business solutions. Beacon's open architecture and transparent source-code model empower clients to achieve their business goals while maintaining unparalleled ownership of the full technology stack. Beacon is a collaborative and innovative team with over 250 employees headquartered in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo. Flexible working hours and location are supported.

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:

  • Software developer to work on extending our Beacon platform product 

Required skills / experience:

  • General knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • General knowledge of software design and OOP
  • Experience with at least one of the following languages: C++. Rust, Python

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 
  • Experience with SDLC tools and agile methodologies 

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 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 in an environment that respects all of our lives and interests. This means we all care about and respect the boundaries of work-life balance -- but when we work, we work hard and with great attention to detail. 

Contact Name: Beacon Platform
Reference: TJ/10163/4114569004
Job ID: 3106996

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