Lead Java Scala Developer / PM

Lead Java Scala Developer / PM

Yes it’s a start up, yes its bleeding edge, language is irrelevant I want bright technologists who can cut solid code. I offer relocation for strong candidates.

Quant Capital is urgently looking for a Lead Java / Scala / Ruby Developerto join our high profile client.

Our client is a n established financial data technology start up. They enable rapid trading transactions to be processed and are innovators in algorithm matching, big data and language processing. They are well known to take intractable problems the trading industry faces, employing highly-parallel algorithms, natural-language parsing and a diverse, cutting-edge technology Ruby, Scala, Coffeescript and Java stack. The company structure is very flat and everyone writes code.

They are funded by several major banks.

I am looking for a Lead Developer who hacks code for pleasure, takes pride in their works and displays a keen interest in learning new technologies (boys toys). This role will have some responsibility for project management. The role will also mentor 4 junior developers. My client doesn’t care what language you use they pick the best tools for the job. Day to day work will be highly varied and across the entire stack.

The Java / Scala / Ruby developer will:

  • Cut code (a big surprise to many)
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Core software Development
  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Research new approaches
  • More cutting code
  • Technical decision making and strategy

Scala Developers MUST have:

  • Ideally 2 years’ professional experience although bright graduates in computer science will be considered.
  • Object oriented Scala or Java
  • Dynamic programming languages especially Ruby and Python
  • Web Technologies specially Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, HTML, SASS/CSS
  • SQL and NoSQL database technologies ideally Redis
  • XML
  • Antlr (again ideally)
  • Build technologies in Maven, CMake and Rake
  • An appetite for delivering solutions to complex problem

The environment is that of Facebook or Google, relaxed open with time to think and make the right decisions. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed with an open dress code. This is a role for techies, those who are motivated by the sharp end of technology and the possibility of making serious money doing something you are passionate about.

My client is based in London

If this sounds of interest then please send your most recent cv to or call James Holland on 0203 757 8484

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