Investments Developer - Philadelphia

J Harlan Associates - Philadelphia, PA

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an Investments Developer at a Global Asset Manager based in Philadelphia.

An exciting opportunity for an Investments Developer with strong analysis, design and development skills to join the team in Philadelphia. This hands-on strategic position provides the opportunity to deliver software solutions and will enable the right candidate to contribute significantly to the success of the business.

Critical Initiatives:

  • Transforming Client platforms from regional to global
  • Delivering new mobile capabilities to enable business agility and extend business reach
  • Empowering businesses to increase insights by standing up an enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform
  • Advance Data Governance to boost global business competitiveness
  • Maximize application agility and scalability by adopting both public and private cloud technologies
  • Developing continuous delivery capabilities by utilizing DevOps to optimize time to market.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Gather requirements from stakeholders, and write functional and technical specifications
  • Develop and enhance software based on business requirements
  • Develop software based on conceptual and technical designs; define and conduct unit testing
  • Collaborate effectively within a global IT environment across multiple divisions
  • Day to Day Duties:
    • Analysis, Design, Development and Unit-Testing of development tasks/projects
    • Iterative feedback to stakeholders on project progress
    • Act as a catalyst for the local team to build skills outside of the current technological footprint
    • Provide support for existing production queries/support issues

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in information technology as an application developer, preferably in the Finance industry
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to independently debug and diagnose problems
  • Proficiency with relational database design and SQL programming (SQL Server or Sybase)
  • Proficiency with standard Object-Oriented programming platform (C#, Java, etc.)
  • Experience in developing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
  • Excellent understanding of messaging protocols such as SOAP, MQ Series, FIX, SWIFT
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, manage user expectations and complete work requests within the stated or expected deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individual with a passion for technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial.

Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment. Successful candidates are:

About the Client:

Our Client is the global investment management arm of a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services operating in more than 70 locations in more than 27 countries. They manage more than $263 billion across 24 independent global investment teams. Their global network of specialist asset management teams strive to deliver superior, sustainable risk-adjusted returns by employing their extensive experience, strong investment convictions, and commitment to in- depth research.

They offer investment management capabilities across a number of asset classes including fixed income, currencies, equities, infrastructure securities, hedge funds, and multi-asset allocation solutions. With their strong asset management expertise and strong investment convictions they are dedicated to providing their clients with investment excellence.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.



Posted On: Wednesday, May 5, 2021



Position Contact
Owain Morgan
Managing Director
(212) 792-9756
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