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Full Stack Development Lead (Fintech)


10 months ago

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The financial services industry is currently undergoing a period of unparalleled change. Since the financial crisis, banks and financial institutions have been subjected to more stringent regulations, increased supervision and overall global economic instability. These changes have not come without a cost and has made these institutions re-evaluate the way they have been doing business traditionally. Moreover, the proliferation of technological advances including disruptive technologies and digital are compounding the pressures of maintaining market edge, being adaptable and increasing profit margins.

EY is now investing in a new FinTech innovation lab focused on working with innovative start-ups fintech companies at different stages to refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms. gain valuable insights into financial services industry and develop strong relationships with senior industry executives to take your business to the next level

For entrepreneurs developing potentially game-changing technologies for financial services—particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cryptography, security, data and analytics, EY Lab offers access to the Fintech ecosystem which comprises of user bankers, financial institutions, mentors, investors and a platform to support Go To Market strategy  


The opportunity

From Engineering perspective, you will deliver innovation in new fintech services and solutions from idea generation to new ventures with your team based in London. Main responsibility is to proactively accelerate new business opportunities enabled by Fintech technologies, societal trends, and new business models. You will play a key role in creating the next horizon of growth for EY Fintech strategy. As part of the responsibility, you will also work with hosted start-up companies as members of the Fintech community. The role requires an agile, networked and servant-based leadership style, open mindset, and passion to create new values for our customers, and the society.



Your key responsibilities

  • Provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple engagements from definition phase through implementation

  • Provide guidance and architectural oversight during solution fit, requirements, and design to ensure that the end-to-end solution remains aligned to the Technical applications strategy and target architecture.

  • Provides subject matter expertise to design, develop, assess and implement complex architecture solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology) for business problems in alignment with the assigned applications Solution Architecture direction and standard

  • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in open-source area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied

  • Work closely with Product Management to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an Agile environment

  • Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability.

  • Analytical ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks into manageable work products

  • Contribute to EY’s internal knowledge base on best practices in this full technology area.

  • Completion of assigned tasks on time and regular status reporting to the lead

  • Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize problems, analyse and resolve issues.

  • Manage the team members by ensuring that the tasks are completed on time



Skills and attributes for success

  • A natural technical pilot that is proficient in explaining Emerging Tech to financial services clients/start-ups including non-technical stakeholders at all levels

  • A capability to direct a delivery team on all aspects of engineering and to engage with client stakeholders to oversee implementation progress



To qualify for the role, you must have

  1. Overall 8+ years of experience in the software engineering industry and/or in a Technology Consulting domain

  2. Had dedicated experience to client delivery in the engineering space involving variety of technology capabilities, please see below for reference:

    1. 3+ years of experience in web application development

    2. Web app development (HTML 5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript framework like Angular JS, React .)

    3. Programming languages (Java 8 onwards) and developing REST services using Spring boot, node.Js

    4. Database technologies (MySQL, Oracle and MongoDB)

    5. Software config tools (Git, Azure Dev Ops etc.) and experience in using cloud platforms (Azure, AWS)

    6. Modern engineering architectural patterns (Micro Services based architecture and serverless event-based solution designs)

    7. Knowledge in Cloud (containerization (Docker / CRIO), and containers orchestrations technologies (K8S / ECS / OpenShift)

    8. Component-based & event-based architecture using messaging technologies (Kafka)

    9. Understanding of modern development methodologies and tools including Agile (XP and Scrum) Work closely with Product Management to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an Agile environment.

  3. Experience in delivery of Intelligent Solutions by mixing both On-prem Product-based capabilities with Cloud services

  4. Candidate should be intimately aware of modern engineering architectural patterns like Micro Services based architecture and serverless event-based solution designs

  5. Candidates should be knowledgeable about component-based & event-based architecture using messaging technologies like Kafka

  6. Candidate needs to demonstrate experience and capability around data security, information security and design patterns for failure recovery

  7. It is expected that the candidate is able to Architect and QA solutions as well as monitor and manage team delivery in a fast-paced client environment

  8. As a technical leader, it is expected that the candidate will have extensive experience in gathering requirements for solving a business process improvement use case and translate that into solution and delivery components for implementation

  9. Candidate needs to have experience in managing and owning business cases in partnership with client stakeholders from ideation to delivery, stabilization and value realization phase

  10. It will be expected that the candidate has proven experience in establishing one-self as a trusted advisor to senior stake holders in the client organization

  11. Should have proven people management skills and experience in leading teams with size of 10 to 15 consultants.



Ideally, you’ll also have

  • An ability to use work in an innovative environment and to be self-directed

  • A strong ability to communicate ideas and solutions in a succinct and accessible way

  • An understanding of how to team to reach the right answer



What we look for

  • Subject matter experts who wish to grow

  • A passion for what you do which drives you to excel



What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



About EY 

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Join us in building a better working world.

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Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance

Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!


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