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Director, Software Development


Seeking a Director, Software Development.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading and managing software development teams, as well as improving and maintaining financial software systems, specifically focusing on execution management and/or market data feeds.   While this is a leadership position, the right candidate will be comfortable doing hands on design and development work.  The candidate will be able to grow talent within the team as well as develop team approach and process, be able to quickly come up to speed on a large existing code base and contribute with little direct oversight.  This role will need to partner closely and collaborate with the other tech team leadership.

Key Skills & Responsibilities:

-Set the tone for innovation and the development of pragmatic solutions for the business.
-Create and reinforce a culture which proactively seeks out, evaluates and introduces new technologies to the organization to efficiently solve problems and increase effectiveness.
-Help manage and promote core principles of focus on delivery, collaboration, and flexibility.
-Recruit talent both at the experienced and campus levels.
-Maintain and raise development standards by mentoring and reviewing the work of the team and recruiting top talent.
-Work with team members on career growth and personal goals.
-Champion a results oriented culture with a specific eye towards managing risk and keeping things simple.
-Own technical project/initiatives and improve existing systems.
-Focus on performance, latency and client scalability.
-Work with other business units to adapt to the changing trading environment.


-3-5 years of Management experience.
-8+ years of financial software development experience (Java/C++).
-Passionate about technology and effective at developing efficient and sustainable solutions.
-Experience working in an environment with large scale distributed systems.
-Knowledgeable about a variety of different development tools, languages, platforms, technologies and techniques.
- Excited and comfortable working in a culture where multiple technology solutions are utilized and introduced as needed.
-Experience with evolving teams and changing organizations/processes.
-Strong analytic and problem solving skills a must.
-Motivated by solving hard problems.
-Capable of making sound long-term technology calls with near term goals in mind.
-Ability to get things done with little direct oversight.
-Able to lead by example.

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