Engineering & development


Java developer, repo trading, fixed income, apex, contract

10 September England - Greater London, City of London Temp

Department overview:

The Repo IT team within Global Markets is responsible for developing and supporting the mission-critical global repo trading system used to finance the fixed income trading positions held by the firm. The system utilizes the FIS Apex Securities Finance trading platform to capture and maintain repo trades and positions. The FIS Apex Securities Finance platform is widely used in the banking industry and was originally based on the Martini repo trading system from Sungard.

The Repo IT development team has approximately 10 members globally with representation in London, New York and Tokyo. The team works closely with our business users, including trading, sales, middle office and operations. The team is responsible for development projects to introduce new business functionality, improve efficiency through automation, satisfy regulatory requirements and enhance various aspects of the system to meet user requirements and reduce operational risk.

The Repo IT development team works closely with the Production Services team globally to assist with level 2 issues and to coordinate the release of new software changes into the production environment.

Role description:

Java software developer required for Repo trading systems. This role would involve strong real time development and object oriented skills and a proven ability to turn high level specification into high quality solutions in tight deadlines.

Key objectives critical to success:

Role / Principal Accountabilities:

Hands on development role working in strong technical team.

Development of business components critical to integration of Apex with internal and external systems.

Ability to write high performance real time solutions working across teams to solve problems from front to back.

3 key objectives critical to success of the role:

Develop and extend server side components for the Apex platform.

Business service development in close collaboration with front office sales and trading, operations and settlements.

Ability to undertake development in collaboration with offshore developers.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required


* Minimum of 3 - 5 years of Core Java server side programming experience
* Solid working knowledge of the Spring Framework
* Strong Database / sql experience
* Object Oriented design and development
* Unix/Linux


* FIS Apex Securities Finance knowledge (previously known as Sungard Apex / Martini)


* C++
* Middleware - Tibco EMS / IBM MQ / JMS
* Oracle

Knowledge Required:

* Essential:

* Financial services experience
* Experience with the full project lifecycle (requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, version control)


* Fixed income trading systems experience

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