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David Southcombe

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Posted about 13 hours ago

Auditor at Leading Alternative Asset Manager

London, England

£50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus

A world leading alternative asset manager is on the market for an accomplished auditor. They're looking for someone who is interested on being part of a fast-paced, highly regarded institution, to work closely with contacts in the Business, across numerous disciplines including HR, IT, Legal, Finance contacts within the various businesses they operate throughout (including Construction, Infrastructure and Property). Responsibilities for this position include the following: Internal Audits * Assist with planning, execution and reporting of internal audits and management assurance assignments in accordance with the annual Internal Audit Plans of the listed issuers. * Build relationships and work with the business to ensure findings and recommendations are agreed and monitor implementation of recommendations. Sarbanes Oxley Compliance * Perform process walkthroughs and review the design of key controls. * Assist with the completion of risk and control matrices and other reporting templates * Execute testing of Sox controls in accordance with Brookfield's methodology * Prepare required documentation for the External Auditors in accordance with predefined timetables. Other * Assistance with internal investigations and risk management matters when required Qualifications Required: * Newly qualified CA / CPA preferable * Bachelor's degree in accounting or related finance field Experience Required: * Relevant audit experience in a Big 4 (4-5 years) * Good knowledge of standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act is mandatory * Experience working for clients in the Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure or Energy sectors highly desired * Experience in financial modelling preferable but not essential. Key Competencies/Behaviours Required: * Candidate must be flexible and willing to work in a fast-moving environment. * Excellent attention to detail * Strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communications If you think your experience and expertise would be well suited to this opportunity, then please apply, and we will be in touch very soon to discuss your candidacy.

Posted 1 day ago

Lead Web/UI Developer

City of London, London

£75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits

This large Digital Finance client is embarking on an exciting digital transformation driven by an energetic team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape thier Technology and Product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving customers seamlessly across the globe through various channels, then get in touch! We are looking for a great Senior JavaScript developer who is proficient with React.js and GraphQL. Your primary focus will be on developing user interface components and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux). You will ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important. Responsibilities: Developing new user-facing features using React.JS and building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use. Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers. Owning the designs of pieces of the systems, accounting for reliability and availability including identifying and handling failure modes Staying in touch with industry standards and current technologies is expected. Commitment to software practices of continuous Integration, automated/repeatable testing, and collaborative work environments. Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems. Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation. Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software. Working with product managers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues Actively participate in team and company-wide architecture and engineering discussions and forums. Be a Change Agent and willing to challenge status quo while helping to drive the necessary changes. Qualifications: Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model 2+ years of GraphQL professional or open-source experience. Expert level hands on experience and understanding of React.js and its core principles Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux) Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js) Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS Experience with common front-end development tools such as Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc. Unit Testing with Karma or Jest Familiarity with RESTful APIs Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements A knack for benchmarking page performance and implementing optimization Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence technical and non-technical audiences including those at the Executive leadership level. Ability to direct a team and negotiate and influence stakeholders within the team and externally in the broader organization. Experience with code versioning tools - Git Team player and a hands-on engineer. Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers. Commitment to software practices of continuous Integration, automated/repeatable testing, and collaborative work environments. Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems. Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation. Staying in touch with industry standards and current technologies is expected.

Posted 2 days ago

Operational and Enterprise Risk Analyst

City of London, London

Up to £70000.00 per annum + Bonus

This is an AVP level role and will report into the Head of Operational and ERM. The successful candidate should possess a strong level of experience in an Operational Risk function within the Financial Services domain. They should possess and be able to demonstrate a good level of understanding around the latest regulatory standards for operational and enterprise risk as they will be responsible for promoting and ensuring that our approach is consistent with Group Risk. They will work with the different business areas to facilitate delivery of Operational and ERM Frameworks and will work closely with Internal Audit functions to ensure that any risks are identified, assessed, reported and managed appropriately. Responsibilities: Work with second line of defence colleagues to facilitate delivery of the institution's Enterprise Risk Managemnet and Operational Risk frameworks. Work closely and cooperatively with both the first and third line (Internal Audit Department), to ensure that business, enterprise, operational and financial risks are identified, assessed, reported and managed appropriately. Follow up on mitigating actions to ensure they are being undertaken as necessary. Help to develop and maintain reporting of Key Risk Indicators and Key Control Indicators in line with the institution's risk appetite statements. Help to develop and maintain the company's operational risk incident management process. Develop and implement Risk and Control Self-Assessment process to identify and assess key risks and level of internal controls. Support the companynnual stress testing and risk capital exercise; including the scenario generation and evaluation exercise, facilitating workshops where necessary. Assist in producing risk reports for the institution's management and the various Risk, Audit and Governance Committees as required. Provide support and training on risk obligations as necessary. Work with the institution's sister Group's colleagues to ensure the consistency of the risk programme with Group policies and procedures. Promote and embed best practice of operational risk within the organisation Remain abreast of best practice thinking within operational risk from a market and regulatory standpoint. Requirements: Strong level of experience of working in an Operational Risk function within a Financial Services company. Understanding and experience of complex systems. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of working within an Exchange or Clearing House. Understanding of the latest regulatory standards for operational and enterprise risk. They will need to be a strong and confident communicator both verbal (senior level stakeholders, committees and Senior Management) and written (assist in the production of Risk reports). If you think your experience and expertise would be well suited to this opportunity, then please apply, and we will be in touch very soon to discuss your candidacy.

Posted 5 days ago

Manager at Leading Market Infrastructure Firm

London, England

£0.00 - £75000 per annum + flex bonus

A leading market infrastructure firm is looking for a Manager within their exciting initiative to maintain and further encourage the scale up of this network within the UK. This programme is aimed to support growing companies' development within a 1000-strong network of other ambitious private companies, as well as investors, all with the same objective, to ultimately raise capital. As Manager, your responsibilities will include: Supporting the scale up of the programme in the UK through multiplier networks, such as corporate banks and other stakeholders that engage with a large number of private companies Managing relationships with key UK stakeholders in the scale-up space Contribute to the development of the initiative's offering, helping to ensure the UK perspective and experience feeds into the global offering Oversight of the UK community engagement through events and digital platform, helping to strengthen and broaden the community Coordination of the network's activities in the UK with key internal stakeholders You Must Have: Strong doman knowledge of capital markets Proven stakeholder management Experience with investor relations Experience in consulting and implementing strategy and business development Experience of interacting with external clients from different geographies If you think your experience and expertise would be well suited to this opportunity, then please apply, and we will be in touch very soon to discuss your candidacy.

Posted 5 days ago

Network Engineer

City of London, London

Up to £60000.00 per annum

Mt client is a privately- owned clearing house based in central london and currently they are looking for a skilled Network Engineer to join the team. They offer a great working environment and an opportunity to grow within the company. SKILLS Effective oral and written communication Produce detailed reports and other written material of a technical and or complex nature where appropriate Plan, implement and control a project with appropriate monitoring Give support to the communication of appropriate policies and processes for the development of the organisational strategy Good analytical and problem-solving skills An in-depth understanding of the software and equipment your customers and 3rd parties are using Good interpersonal and customer care skills Good accurate record keeping Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously whilst also ensuring the daily stability of the network and responding to immediate incidents Ability to access and prioritize workloads whilst ensuring goals are achieved within allocated time frames Able to work both independently and as part of a team Adept at working outside of usual business hours due to change control windows A calm and methodical approach to troubleshooting issues in a pressured environment TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS Required: At least 5 years of experience working as a Network Engineer In-depth knowledge of all aspects of TCP/IP, routing and OSI stack. Advanced experience of network design and implementation Ideally qualified to at least CCNP level Full knowledge of using OSPF, EIGRP & BGP routing protocols and managing redistribution over multiple paths Full working knowledge and experience of site-to-site IPSEC and DMVPN technologies In-depth knowledge of network troubleshooting and problem resolution Good working knowledge of internet related technologies (DNS, HTTP, SSH) Good working knowledge of Cisco switches, routers and firewalls Advantageous: Good working knowledge of Palo-Alto and Checkpoint firewalls Good working knowledge of IPS functionality Experience with multicast delivery and routing Experience of working within the Financial sector

Posted 5 days ago

Sr Web Engineer - Loyalty Team

New York, USA

£120000 - £140000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus

Senior React Developer - Next Generation Payments. Location : NYC Type : Can be fulltime or contract/contract-hire # of openings - 4 Description Are you a proactive individual with a problem-solving attitude looking to work with the latest technology in the fintech industry? Become a part of a digital evolution in a firm paying upto $140,000 plus good bonus and benefits. You will be using the most advanced technology in the industry, working on a brand new cloud software, based in the heart of New York. The team of developers you would join, provide high-quality technical solutions, implementing end to end solutions, using completely modern technology. Roles and responsibilities: Developing new user-facing features using React.JS and building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use. Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers. Owning the designs of pieces of the systems, accounting for reliability and availability including identifying and handling failure modes Staying in touch with industry standards and current technologies is expected. Provide innovative technical solutions, using brand new tech. Work collaboratively in a team of link-minded intelligent developers. Build high-quality coding and libraries. Operate at the core of design and architecture. Recommend process, product and tool enhancement and improvement. Must have; Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model 2+ years of GraphQL professional or open-source experience. Expert level hands on experience and understanding of React.js and its core principles Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux) React, Node, Redux, JavaScript, Java NoSql - Cassandra, MongoDB Develop Microservices and deploy on Cloud. Cloud Experience (AWS, GCP or Azure) Angular2 *NEED TO HAVE U.S. Citizenship or Greencard If you are interested in gaining experience and exposure to the most up to date technology in the fintech industry and work on the latest cloud technology, then apply to this advert to have a discussion with one of our consultants.

Posted 5 days ago

Network DevOps Engineer

City of London, London

Up to £80000.00 per annum

Academic and Professional Qualifications Required: Cisco certified - CCIE ideally Excellent presentation skills, both written and oral Good interpersonal skills and team player ITIL Foundation desirable Skills set and Core Competencies Required for Role Expert knowledge of Firewall technologies (ASA, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Fortinet,…) with a minimum of 5 years' experience. Expert knowledge of Routing and Switching (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, VXLAN, multicast) Expert knowledge of Cisco Data Center switches (Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000, 3000 and 2000 FEXs) Expert knowledge of data packet capture analysis (wireshark, Riverbed, Corvil, …) Knowledge of Load Balancers ( A10 LTM, F5 GTM) Knowledge of Arista Data Center switches Knowledge of Cisco Wireless solutions Network Virtualization (VRFs, contexts, VDCs, etc.) Network Security with VPNs, ACLs, etc Strong understanding of network enterprise monitoring solutions and associated operational support processes, ideally solarwinds Strong understanding or Linux; Software Define Networks Understanding of Cloud networking (AWS, Azure,…) Strong understanding and experience with some of the following automation / orchestration / devops technologies: regular expressions, Python scripting, Ansible, netconf, json, YAML, git, docker, kubernites, Splunk, elastic search, containers, microservices.

Posted 5 days ago

Big Data Developer - Java/Kafka

London, England

Up to £110000.00 per annum

Key Capabilities A passion for event driven architecture and appreciate for when and when not to apply CQRS. Demonstrable experience in building out or extending streaming frameworks around Kafka to support event discovery and multiple consumers. Deep experience in Java developments. Scala and Python are also beneficial. Design Authority for development work and reviewing the work delivered by other team members. Ability to identify and manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements. Experience in the functional decomposition of existing systems into micro services. Strong technical architectural and design skills combined with a confident white board manner. Exposure to open banking api standards and other mainstays of retail banking like core banking systems is beneficial but not essential. Exposure to risk platforms and HPC grids is beneficial but not essential. Experience in AWS is essential and GCP and Azure exposure is beneficial. Experience with Kafka via the confluent or Hortonworks platforms is beneficial. Technical Skills Programming languages: Python, Scala, Java Big data frameworks: Apache Spark, EMR, Hadoop Apache Ranger or equivalent role based access control to event streams. Streaming frameworks: Spark streaming, Apache Flink, Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis ETL/ELT: Airflow, NiFi, AWS Glue, GCP Pub Sub Hadoop infrastructure: HDFS, YARN, Hive, Impala, Sqoop and Flume Data warehousing: Redshift, Snowflake or other MPP like Netezza or Exadata Cloud platform knowledge: AWS, , Azure GCP NoSQL and SQL knowledge: DynamoDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, ScyllaDB Documentation and Process: Jira, Confluence, GitHub Swagger, RAML Personal Skills An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges. Working practices; thorough with high standards of work. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels. An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions. The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban. The ability to size and scope stores at an appropriate level to support completion within a sprint. Exposure to BDD would be a plus in this regard. Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision. A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business. Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. Provide industry thought leadership via speaking at conferences and events, wiring blogs posts and white papers.

Posted 5 days ago

Big Data Developer - up to £100,000

London, England

£60000 - £100000 per annum

Big Data Developer - £60,000 - £100,000 As a Big Data Developer, you will work in a fast-paced environment and play a key role in the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions for our thriving commodities business within a global investment bank. You will work on a variety of projects across our trading and data analytics systems including architecture, design and development phases. You will be part of a global team that will collaborate on functional and technical requirements and will partner with local business teams on the testing and delivery cycles. Design and implement "Big Data" infrastructure for batch and real-time analytics. Ensure highly interactive response times. Avoid allowing performance bottlenecks to creep into the system. Interpret and analyse business use-cases and feature requests into technical designs and development tasks. Be an active player in system architecture and design discussions. Take ownership of development tasks, participate in regular design and code review meetings. Be proud of the high quality of your own work. Work with a number of teams (in multiple worldwide locations). Always follow quality standards (unit tests, integration tests and documented code). Be delivery focused, have a passion for technology and will enjoy offering new ideas and approaches. Skills needed: Proven expertise in Scala, Java and/or Python Experience of with at least one cloud service provider (AWS, AZURE, GCP) Involvement in building commercial data pipelines, Knowledge of big data technologies; Hadoop, HDFS, YARN, Spark, Hive, NoSQL databases, SOLR, Kafka, Druid If you have the desire to learn and adapt into the latest Big Data, and Cloud Computing Technologies with us, as we will be moving as a team to integrate these into the program, then this may the role for you. If you can code, love data and want to work on innovative projects, then apply now!!

Posted 5 days ago

Hands on Development Manager - Digital Banking Platform (Java)

London, England

£100000 - £120000.00 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits + Flexible Working

Hands on Development Manager - Digital Banking Platform (Java) This is a permanent role, based in the City of London which is paying up to £120k + bonus + benefits. A global financial services firm is building out a brand-new digital banking innovation hub and are looking for a hands on Development Manager or Technical Lead to drive the architecture and development of their next generation, mobile first high scale applications. This role would involve technical leadership, architecture design and also hands on development of an API driven microservices based digital banking platform, that will be used by millions globally. It doesn't matter if your expertise is backend, frontend or fullstack development but they are searching for truly talented technologists who are able to work with technologies such as Java 8+, Node, React and Redux in a DevOps cultured environment. Responsibilities; Build out and lead/inspire a newly formed high-performance development team Remain hands on with development where needed but also be able to inspire and drive technical decisions and strategy Work in a collaborative agile team with a DevOps culture alongside some of the brightest engineers in this space who are going through this large-scale transformation towards digital innovation Requirements; Technologies like Java, Node, React, Redux Microservices architecture experience Be able to drive a DevOps agile culture Be able to build, lead and inspire development teams If you would like to develop the next great digital banking application with cutting edge technologies while working with some of the best in the industry, please do not hesitate to apply!