Java/Scala Architect

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Java/Scala Architect

New York, New York

May 6th 2019



Job Title: Java/Scala Architect Role

The Finance Technology Architecture team:

  • Develops core components to build various applications to service Global Product, Regulatory and company controllers.

  • These applications include a feature-rich Windows UI, highly flexible and scalable services, large scale online analytical processing of large datasets and warehouse reporting.

  • The Finance Technology team is distributed globally across London, New York, Budapest, Montreal and Mumbai.

  • The team deals with finance business services such as query engine, signoff workflow and adjustment framework.

  • The team is mostly co-located with Finance end users, and has daily interactions with them.


  • Most of the services are built in Scala and Java, with most applications/services either written from the ground up in Scala with some Akka.

  • We make use of other technologies such as Spark, Hazelcast, and Lucene.

  • We do behavior and test driven development, and follow agile practices.

  • On the UI side our main application (CWB) is written in C# and our developer tooling is a combination of CLI and AngularJS applications.

Job Description:

  • Highly motivated and experienced software architect to contribute to the development of core components of Strategic Technical Architecture.

  • The team is working on front-to-back initiatives to consolidate accounting information flow and provide major control functions.

  • It will create and maintain a detailed data store, which will addresses regulatory and audit findings thematically, providing an efficient framework for better control and reporting over time.

  • The technology team practices agile development and uses multiple JVM languages including Scala, Java and Groovy.


  • You will be expected to work in a matrix organization, influencing developers in the chapters for respective components.

  • The focus is to provide scalable and performant services to cover rules management, adjustment processing and control framework.

  • You will be responsible for defining the architectural vision and working with delivery squads to get the features implemented.

  • You will also be responsible for understanding new use cases and defining how to evolve the components.

  • Expertise in any one of the following business domain would be preferable: Accounting, Finance and Control Functions.

  • We are looking for talented and motivated individuals with relevant experience in industry.

  • The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of object oriented design and implementation methodologies, plus strong communication skills as there will be frequent interaction with technology and finance colleagues across the firm.

  • The candidate must be able to run independently and as part of a team on system analysis, architecture improvement, testing and stakeholder management.



  • 15+ years software development experience in Java or Scala.

  • Application development experience of robust, real-time systems.

  • Experience providing APIs or services.

  • Strong understanding of software performance.

  • Experience with caching technologies.

  • Experience with Microservices based architecture.

  • Messaging Experience with two or more of MQ/Kafka/JSON/XML/Protocol Buffers.

  • Experience engaging with business users and capturing requirements?Database experience.

  • Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux.

  • Experience working in an agile team with focus on continues integration and automated testing.

  • Demonstrates exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills.

  • Experience working on large and medium scale projects in an agile environment.


  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a functional programming language, e.g. Scala.

  • Experience working with mixture of new and legacy systems.

  • Experience building high volume and resilient systems.

  • Experience with multi-threaded and/or reactive programming in Akka.

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Job ID: A2330