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Senior Consultant Specialist - Software Development
- One of most well-established global Banking groups
- Exciting working environement and projects
About Our Client
HSBC Operations, Services and Technology
We are people with hopes and dreams who make ambitious plans for the future. We realise that these things bind us to each other, both as colleagues and as customers. We desire to prosper and see those around us succeed.
This drives use to provide our best each day so that we can help our colleagues in our Global Businesses connect customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to prosper and economies to grow.
What we do is simple:
*We run customer operations and we help manage change in the bank
*We provide professional services, like procurement and real estate management
*We deliver and manage technology
We have five connected groups who collaborate toward the same aim: enabling the success of the business.
About Global Technology Centres
We are a team of technologists who develop and manage HSBC's IT systems and technology infrastructure.
We develop, implement and support software and IT services and processes that allow HSBC to remain at the forefront of high-quality banking systems. We develop and maintain systems for the Global Businesses, as well as support functions such as Finance, HR and Risk. We work across a range of technology platforms and development disciplines, from mainframe to mobile technologies.
Our team includes software engineers and developers, architects, testers, IT and business analysts, consultants, and programme and project managers, as well as team leadership and management roles. Many work in our Global Technology Centres, which are located in China, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Poland and Canada.
Lead a team of around 6 developers, analysts to design, develop, test and implement features on our Global bench marking system, and the interfaces that connect to other systems in HSBC.
Work closely with the Business and other IT groups globally to deliver the best solution.
Recommend technology choices appropriate to overall architecture and technology strategy in coordination with our Design Authority.
Drive for the best use of development tools in coordination with the wider technology community.
Manage issues or conflicts between multiple work streams, and our stakeholders' expectation.
Research, define and enhance our development processes (e.g. development approach, code review, design review) to improve overall team performance in a global environment.
Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development.
Cross-train designated personnel for back-up purposes.
The Successful Applicant
Good communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in verbal and written English
Strong knowledge in Java, XML, Dojo, Maven, Unix/Solaris shell script and SQL script of Sybase system
Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive, self-motivated, open-minded and able to work flexibly for UK time zone projects and take responsibility for all areas of work as required
Able to work independently and effectively under pressure against multiple deadlines
Previous experience of analyzing and building interfaces between systems or full project lifecycle experience (Scoping, Analysis, Build, Test, Deploy, Support) is certainly an plus
Excellent analysis, design and development skills
Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
Both a teamwork approach and self-sufficiency
Ability to work flexibly Enthusiasm about working in a global team with different cultures
Experience of SCM solutions, e.g. Subversion, RTC, Git
Solid experience in full project life cycle for system development, preferably gained from a global matrixed organization
Ideal Experience (following skills/experiences would be an added advantage)
*Understanding of Equities, Listed Derivatives, Foreign Exchange and Money Market products and life cycle.
*Solid experience in Java, SSH, XML, Dojo, Unix Shell Scripting.
*Good understanding of networking technology such as VPN, firewall, F5.
*Working in an Agile development team, with Scrum, XP, test driven development, etc.
*Working in a global team with different cultures.
*Working in different locations around the globe.
*Working knowledge of Ant, Maven, Atlassian tools, and CI Build Engines (TeamCity preferred).
What's on Offer
Our client is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment.