Financial Software Engineer
OverviewValidus is looking for a software engineer to join our financial development team. The financial development team is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the systems and services powering the rapidly growing, award-winning technology offering at Validus. The financial development team is part of the broader technology team working in collaboration with quants, frontend, and platform engineers. Our teams work together to grow our technology platform, Horizon. Horizon comprises multiple applications for trade execution, portfolio management and risk analysis for alternative asset managers in various domains, such as private equity, private debt and real estate.
What you’ll do:
Engage with external stakeholders and clients to understand their needs and design solutions for capturing and integrating their data for it to be utilised on Horizon.
Work closely with internal stakeholders, including Validus’s quant, risk advisory, and global capital market desks to understand their needs, gather requirements and propose new solutions.
Build a strong understanding of FX and interest rate products, the related financial markets, and market data sources.
Support ad hoc maintenance of our applications and scheduled processes.
Implement cloud-native solutions on AWS, ranging from HTTP APIs to event-driven microservices. Web frameworks we use include Django and FastAPI.
Design data models for elegantly capturing the business domain of complex trades across multiple asset classes. You will be exposed to several databases, but the primary database for portfolios (investments, leverages and derivatives) will be MySQL and MongoDB.
Write efficient, testable and maintainable code in Python with performance and observability in mind.
Our performance-critical systems are written in Rust, which you will be exposed to and may eventually be asked to work on.
Experience and skills that will help you in this role:
The ideal candidate will likely hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, mathematics, finance or a related field.
Experience with financial or market risk modelling is a plus, but not required. The role is heavily finance focused, so a keen interest is expected.
Abstract thinking, an interest in designing financial object models.
Experience with one or more modern programming languages. We mostly use Python, but we are keen to speak with strong engineers from any background.
Experience with databases. We use MongoDB, MySQL and DynamoDB, but experience with other database technologies would also be valuable.
Experience with AWS is a plus, but not required.
Curiosity to explore new technologies. We are constantly looking for potential technologies to improve our platform.
Learning and development allowance
Employee Assistance Program
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