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Senior Python Developer

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Software engineer III

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: London

Bank of America:

We are a financial services company offering a wide array of opportunities across many functions. Our focus on the financial success of our clients – individuals, companies and institutional investors – shapes the way that we organize ourselves and run our business.

Global Technology delivers technology services globally across the bank’s eight lines of business that serve individuals, companies and institutions. The team also focuses on digital banking, payments, infrastructure, data management and technology that enhances cyber security, and risk and capital management.

Innovation is at the heart of all Global Technology does. As a member of Global Tech, you will use leading technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as improved processes, to build our business. The team has replaced core platforms and simplified its infrastructure to improve speed to market. Its private cloud provides an environment that is scalable and secure. Global Tech uses data and analytics to enhance service, provide solutions and deepen relationships.

Role Description:

* Developing new features and enhancements to XVA Python, spanning the full development lifecycle using Agile development methodologies

* Ensuring the design quality of the product remains exceptionally high, in terms of maintainability and extensibility, robustness and scalability.

 * Adhering to (and contributing to extension of) established Agile development and QA processes, including automated unit and integration testing.

 * Assisting in escalated production support calls, including resolving questions and issues from users and downstream systems across global locations and teams; these may be about functionality or may be technical in nature

 * Working with developers and project managers to support testing and UAT phases of integration projects (running reports and reconciliations, investigating and tracking issues, reporting on progress etc.)

This role would suit an exceptionally smart experienced Python developer who is looking to work on a high-profile application in a critical business area.

The Team:

We are looking for an expert senior software engineer to work in the XVA Technology team. The XVA trading desk is part of the Counterparty Portfolio Management (CPM) line of business focused on managing counterparty credit risk (CVA) and funding risk (FVA) in the Bank’s derivatives portfolio. The XVA Technology team supporting the trading desk are a close-knit and high-performing global agile development team where collaboration and communication is key.

The successful candidate will work primarily on data management projects to enhance the Bank's next generation Enterprise Counterparty Portfolio Management systems in Python, leveraging a strategic front-to-back cross-asset risk and trading platform used across Global Markets within the firm. This python platform (Quartz) features a high-performance, globally synchronized object database and a flexible scripting environment based on Python. The role involves Python development spanning the full development lifecycle using Agile development methodologies. This will mostly include delivering new functionality iteratively, assisting with testing and deployment of new releases, and providing 3rd level production support. The role involves working closely with Trading, Quant, Finance and Risk teams in London and New York, as well as business analysts and project managers in Technology.

Core Skills:

  • Experience of enterprise development in Python
  • Experience of the full lifecycle of software development and delivery
  • Agile development practices including unit testing, continuous integration, refactoring
  • Ability to translate user requirements into working code
  • Excellent problem solving / investigation abilities.
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills

Preferred:

  • Experience of development in Quartz Python
  • Financial markets experience
  • Familiarity with some Excel VBA
  • Ability to work closely with business groups including trading, finance, technology and market risk.
  • Experience in CVA, FVA, KVA, Credit Risk Management and CSAs

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

35

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Title: Software engineer III

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: London

Bank of America:

We are a financial services company offering a wide array of opportunities across many functions. Our focus on the financial success of our clients – individuals, companies and institutional investors – shapes the way that we organize ourselves and run our business.

Global Technology delivers technology services globally across the bank’s eight lines of business that serve individuals, companies and institutions. The team also focuses on digital banking, payments, infrastructure, data management and technology that enhances cyber security, and risk and capital management.

Innovation is at the heart of all Global Technology does. As a member of Global Tech, you will use leading technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as improved processes, to build our business. The team has replaced core platforms and simplified its infrastructure to improve speed to market. Its private cloud provides an environment that is scalable and secure. Global Tech uses data and analytics to enhance service, provide solutions and deepen relationships.

Role Description:

* Developing new features and enhancements to XVA Python, spanning the full development lifecycle using Agile development methodologies

* Ensuring the design quality of the product remains exceptionally high, in terms of maintainability and extensibility, robustness and scalability.

 * Adhering to (and contributing to extension of) established Agile development and QA processes, including automated unit and integration testing.

 * Assisting in escalated production support calls, including resolving questions and issues from users and downstream systems across global locations and teams; these may be about functionality or may be technical in nature

 * Working with developers and project managers to support testing and UAT phases of integration projects (running reports and reconciliations, investigating and tracking issues, reporting on progress etc.)

This role would suit an exceptionally smart experienced Python developer who is looking to work on a high-profile application in a critical business area.

The Team:

We are looking for an expert senior software engineer to work in the XVA Technology team. The XVA trading desk is part of the Counterparty Portfolio Management (CPM) line of business focused on managing counterparty credit risk (CVA) and funding risk (FVA) in the Bank’s derivatives portfolio. The XVA Technology team supporting the trading desk are a close-knit and high-performing global agile development team where collaboration and communication is key.

The successful candidate will work primarily on data management projects to enhance the Bank's next generation Enterprise Counterparty Portfolio Management systems in Python, leveraging a strategic front-to-back cross-asset risk and trading platform used across Global Markets within the firm. This python platform (Quartz) features a high-performance, globally synchronized object database and a flexible scripting environment based on Python. The role involves Python development spanning the full development lifecycle using Agile development methodologies. This will mostly include delivering new functionality iteratively, assisting with testing and deployment of new releases, and providing 3rd level production support. The role involves working closely with Trading, Quant, Finance and Risk teams in London and New York, as well as business analysts and project managers in Technology.

Core Skills:

  • Experience of enterprise development in Python
  • Experience of the full lifecycle of software development and delivery
  • Agile development practices including unit testing, continuous integration, refactoring
  • Ability to translate user requirements into working code
  • Excellent problem solving / investigation abilities.
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills

Preferred:

  • Experience of development in Quartz Python
  • Financial markets experience
  • Familiarity with some Excel VBA
  • Ability to work closely with business groups including trading, finance, technology and market risk.
  • Experience in CVA, FVA, KVA, Credit Risk Management and CSAs

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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Full time

JR-22041036

Band: H5

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Serena Coventry

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
2 KING EDWARD ST, London, EC1A 1HQ