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    Python Software Engineer

    Who We Are

    First Derivative provide managed services and consulting to clients in the Capital Markets sector across the globe. Our primary initiative is to support mission-critical systems and help our clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
    First Derivative is home to innovative thinkers who are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant teams we have established worldwide. We are committed to hiring ambitious, driven engineers and creating an environment where our employees can thrive and grow through recognition and reward of their dedication as they progress within the company.

    The Opportunity:

    We are looking for Mid-Senior Software Engineers to join our Global Consulting Practice. First Derivative work shoulder to shoulder with Tier 1 investment banks, including; Morgan Stanley, UBS, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse to name a few.

    Successful candidates will have the chance to partner with our clients, while working on cutting-edge technology on a variety of projects across Front Office, Regulatory Reporting, Trade Reconciliation, Data/ Cloud Migration and more!

    We seek technologists who have a hunger to dig deep and get involved in providing first-class solutions to real-world problems.

    Must Haves
    • The successful candidate should have a passion for technology and an interest in challenging themselves.
    • Excellent knowledge of Python, in particularly building APIs (eg. Flask-RESTful), HTML5 CORS and building tooling to interacts with the API
    • Comprehensive understanding of security covering
      • users, groups, roles and ACLs appropriate for a self-service solution
      • cryptographic operations (eg. interacting with OpenSSL, maintaining a private CA, …)
      • integration and use of OAuth2 identity tokens
    • Strong UNIX skills (eg. Shell, Makefiles, …) and familiarity with build and deployment toolchains
    • Experience processing and querying (ideally time series) data to generate reports using appropriate tooling
    • Strong knowledge of relational databases (eg. PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite)
    Nice-to-have skills:
    • Familiarity creating solutions that work for Windows, macOS and Linux targets
    • Experience with cloud and cloud services (eg. IAM, VPC, Object Storage) beneficial
    • Integrating with cloud instance metadata, (v)TPMs/HSMs, secret managers
    • Experience with containerization technology
    • Comfortable reading library code (including C bindings) to workaround limitations and the use of step-through debuggers and strace/ltrace to understand problems
    • Familiarity with kdb+/q

    We have global offices across the UK, EMEA and NAM and offer remote and hybrid working options.

    Working for First Derivative:

    At First Derivative, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.

    We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

    Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

    • Competitive Salary
    • Extensive Health Care Package
    • Pension plan
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Annual leave increasing with service
    • Group Life Protection Benefit
    • Training opportunities
    • First Derivative Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

    To apply to this role, please forward your CV to