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Senior Java/Ruby Engineer

Irina S.
braingain
El Cerrito, CA
Post #: 7
Please apply on LinkedIn or email me at irina-at-braingainrecruiting.com­

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding software engineer to join our Common Platform product development team in our Berkeley office. As a member of our team, this candidate will be responsible for all aspects of software development in our infrastructure and performance team. The candidate will be expected to work in a Windows environment. Linux experience a plus. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal, communications, and analytic skills. Prior knowledge of finance and financial data is a plus.

The Common Platform is our innovative web-based product, allowing users to interactively evaluate portfolios and produce risk reports through an online software vehicle. The product is a multi-tier, distributed, true 24x7x365 website, aimed at providing world-class risk analytics while also streamlining clients’ usage workflows and eliminating clients’ costs of locally installed software. The product employs many flavors of risk analytics, most notably factor-based risk modeling, historical value-at-risk, Monte Carlo value-at-risk, performance attribution, and stress testing. Major analytical tools include portfolio optimization, personalized portfolio tree and strategy analysis and management, batch portfolio & user data importing, batch exporting, multiple portfolio comparison, and trade scenarios. The platform’s functionality is enhanced by a wide range of third party financial data, aiding investment professionals worldwide accurately evaluate their portfolio risk throughout the history of their portfolios’ lives.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Strong programming skills in Java and Ruby/JRuby · Strong knowledge of Windows platform.
· Strong experience as a software engineer in a product development team environment.
· Strong experience with server-side multithreading programming and object-oriented development.
· Some experience in relational database systems, including data modeling, database development and programming, database configuration and maintenance, and database tuning.
· Strong communications skills.
· Demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
· Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for variety of tasks and roles.
· Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking development environment · Programming knowledge of networking protocols such as FTP, SSH, RCP and TCP/IP


OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Financial services background will be a plus
· Experience with Agile methodology for focusing on manageable development iterations and coordinating the work between multiple engineering teams
· Experience in unit test frameworks

Desired Skills & Experience

· Strong programming skills in Java and Ruby/JRuby · Strong knowledge of Windows platform.
· Strong experience as a software engineer in a product development team environment.
· Strong experience with server-side multithreading programming and object-oriented development.
· Some experience in relational database systems, including data modeling, database development and programming, database configuration and maintenance, and database tuning.
· Strong communications skills.
· Demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
· Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for variety of tasks and roles.
· Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking development environment · Programming knowledge of networking protocols such as FTP, SSH, RCP and TCP/IP


OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Financial services background will be a plus
· Experience with Agile methodology for focusing on manageable development iterations and coordinating the work between multiple engineering teams
· Experience in unit test frameworks

Company Description

A division of an established Wall Street Company in the wonderful Berkeley CA
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