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Software Development Manager - Solutions

London, GB Full-Time IT

Marex is a diversified global financial services platform, providing essential liquidity, market access and infrastructure services to clients in the energy, commodities and financial markets.

The Group provides comprehensive breadth and depth of coverage across four core services: Market Making, Clearing, Hedging and Investment Solutions and Agency and Execution. It has a leading franchise in many major metals, energy and agricultural products, executing around 50 million trades and clearing 205 million contracts in 2022. The Group provides access to the world’s major commodity markets, covering a broad range of clients that include some of the largest commodity producers, consumers and traders, banks, hedge funds and asset managers.

Marex was established in 2005 but through its subsidiaries can trace its roots in the commodity markets back almost 100 years. Headquartered in London with 36 offices worldwide, the Group has over 1,800 employees across Europe, Asia and America.

For more information visit www.marex.com

Marex Solutions specializes in bespoke financial derivative products, providing customized investment solutions through its proprietary trading platform, Agile. We offer a wide range of services, including hedging and investment solutions, tailored to meet the needs of private banks, wealth managers, and other financial institutions.

Solutions prides itself on innovation in the field of Structured Products. The platform covers over 1000 underlying assets across Commodities, Credit, Cryptocurrency, Equities, Fixed Income, FX and funds, enabled by technology and the Agile web platform.

For more information, see the homepage: https://solutions.marex.com

We are seeking a Full-Stack JavaScript tech lead who will help the business realise its objectives to become the most advanced provider of Structured Products globally.

A key component of their tech stack is the Sales and Clients Web Platform (aka ‘Agile’). This sophisticated application enables sales traders, brokers, and external clients to price and book live trades through a ReactJS web-based interface and suite of NodeJS and C# services that connect the back-end ecosystem of booking, execution, finance, and risk platforms.

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with the Head of Derivatives Trading and their team – the product leaders for the app – and provide technical leadership for a diverse team of 10 developers and testers based in London and Ukraine. We are looking for candidates who are not only passionate about best practices, good software design principles, and a DevOps mindset, but also thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

• Architecture and design of the technology created and maintained by the delivery team.
• Line manage the team, and optimise its structure to continuously deliver value to the business.
• Collaborate with the Head of Derivatives Trading on the direction of the application.
• Define roadmap and strategy with Head of Development and other development leads.
• Oversee projects to ensure they are run efficiently and delivered on time and on budget.
• Liaise with business users and BA/QAs; define business requirements and provide updates.
• Ensure production grade systems and proper documentation.
• Define software development best practices and processes; ensure they are followed.
• Lead the planning and breakdown of sprints and user stories. Provide demos for stakeholders and SMEs.
• Work with stakeholders to prioritise and prepare stores and bugs for sprint planning. Ensure stores are well-formed, testable deliverables that can be delivered iteratively with testable acceptance criteria.
• Resolving support issues in a professional and timely manner
• Foster cross-team collaboration and willingness to participate in cross-team shared initiatives (e.g., agreeing service and API contracts, contributing to common DevOps templates and reference architectures).

Competencies:

• A collaborative team player, approachable, self-efficient and influences a positive work environment
• Demonstrates curiosity
• Resilient in a challenging, fast-paced environment
• Excels at building relationships, networking and influencing others
• Strategic collaborator with insight and agility, able to anticipate future challenges, ensuring operational effectiveness

Skills and Experience:

• Strong full-stack JavaScript coding skills with NodeJS, TypeScript, ReactJS, jest, expressJS, GraphQL
• Able to preside over backend .NET development with C#.
• Basic level understanding of Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform or equivalent.
• Building, distributing, and running applications using Docker images.
• Familiar with real-time messaging integration patterns with RabbitMQ, Kafka, Redis pub/sub or equivalent.
• Understanding of modern CI/CD and DevOps practices, and how to introduce them into the delivery workflow
• Agile and scrum development methodologies.
• Team leadership and ability to set the technical direction for a team.
• Application of software architecture and design principles and patterns and experience employing the right design choices for a given project.
• Relational and non-relational databases.
• Thought leadership, and the ability to oversee the introduction of new technologies, patterns or practices that benefit business outcomes.
• Team leadership and line management experience.

If you’re forging a career in this area and are looking for your next step, get in touch!

Marex is fully committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the company.  We welcome applications from candidates returning to the workforce.  Also, Marex is committed to avoiding circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

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