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Lead Scala Engineering Consultant in London, UK

  • Reference - BBBH37613
  • Permanent
  • £70,000 - £90,000 per annum

We are working with an exceptional new FinTech consultancy, with a unique balance of big-firm experience and start-up culture. The consultants will develop skills and experiences in high growth, cutting-edge technology consulting practice with unparalleled access to some of the world's leading FinTechs and Financial Services firms.

As a Consultant Tech Lead, you will train and lead client work on a world renowned data analytics entity and network resolution solution, focused on industry challenges such as AML, KYC, screening, regulatory compliance and fraud.

All of the current work is within Financial Services, across many of the world's leading Capital Market Firms, Banks, Wealth Management and Insurance firms. The role is considered open to consultants with a minimum of 3 years Scala development and solution team leadership experience, preferably in FS.

What you'll be doing?

  • Coding complex Scala data engineering & data analytics solutions in the Contextual Data Intelligence (CDI) platform
  • Working with clients to understand their business challenges. Designing and developing accurate, timely and robust technical solutions that meet business requirements
  • Reviewing design documentation and guide all aspects of application design to stakeholders
  • Coordinating sprints, deployments into non-production and prepare for and participate in releases
  • Building data processing pipelines for use of batch systems, including either traditional ETL pipelines and/or analytics pipelines.
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

What we're looking for:

  • Excellent understanding of Scala design patterns as well as architecture patterns for Big Data solutions
  • Deep Scala functional coding expertise
  • Experienced in using database technologies, with in-depth knowledge of at least one SQL and one no SQL database
  • Experience of building data processing pipelines for batch systems, including either traditional ETL pipelines and/or analytics pipelines.
  • Previous experience in providing technical leadership to development teams

Experience and Skills

  • Prior experience with network analytics solutions, graph analytics or solving graph traversal problems
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to be proactive, a team player and a can-do attitude
  • Solution architecture understanding on Spark / Scala / Elastic / Hadoop and Cloud platforms
  • Financial Service, Risk or Network Analytics experience is desirable (but not essential)
  • Strong analytical thinking & problem-solving skills ability to debug and solve technical challenges
  • Excellent technical communication and presentation skills and the ability to carry out documentation in English

You will be based in the London offices with significant remote working (particularly during COVID), however, travel may be required for client-based projects and some projects will be located fully at client office locations.

About the company
They are working at the intersection of FinTech, Consultancy and the world's major financial services firms.

The company was founded on the belief in the power of the network. The intelligent orchestration of people and technology is driving the digital revolution. They work with progressive clients, technology platform and service partners who are at the forefront of making financial services more effective, agile and safe.

They are also giving something back by creating career opportunities for young people with disadvantaged backgrounds through the a social impact programme.

What they do
The business provide Consulting expertise and delivery services with a focus on a select group of progressive technology platforms which are helping to change the FS Industry.

The evolution of today's digital business landscape requires firms to reinvent to stay relevant and succeed in the new market, at a pace not seen before. Opportunities and threats are emerging from traditional and non-traditional sectors, driving new strategies across the dimensions of clients, competition, data, innovation and value. A new stack of FinTech platform technologies is enabling firms to reinvent their value proposition to collaborate and compete on customer experience, data insights, operational resilience and time to market.

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