Lead Fullstack Developer - Capital Markets/Cryptocurrencies

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27 July 2021, 17:30:00

London, South East England

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Our client is a London headquartered company that are a provider of institutional-grade exchange services intended to facilitate the trading of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Lead Fullstack developer to lead implementation of the software platform for a new digital asset exchange; focused on an institutional client base. The ideal applicant will bring previous experience of developing scalable mission-critical financial systems, working with global teams, ensuring best practices, and staying within agreed project timelines.

As a Lead Developer you will look after a team of developers, make recommendations for tools, maintenance, and testing strategies and assist with creating a maintainable application landscape alongside other Leads, Developers, and Architects.

Working for this employer as they experience continued growth you will have a unique opportunity to enhance and develop your career working on high profile projects with like-minded and skilled colleagues who are as passionate about providing best in class expertise as you are.


The Lead Fullstack Developer is expected to significantly impact and drive the software development function by leading the development and maintenance of applications that map our current business requirements to end-to-end technology solutions.

Key accountabilities include:

Lead a software development project team (around 6 or more developers) and act as the technical expert, owning the development process;

Analyse, design, develop, test, and deploy applications with a clean-code approach, acting as the most senior technical member of the team;

Research new technologies, multi-tasking on multiple projects with other team members;

Follow software development processes and coding conventions, using Agile/SCRUM principles and working closely with other Leads, Developers, Scrum Masters, Architects, and Testers;

Break down detailed specifications and implement technical requirements based upon the needs of the company and its clients;

Motivate and manage your development team, supporting and mentoring, acting by example and leading from the front;

Troubleshoot issues in a timely manner in a highly scalable development environment;

Contribute ideas to improve process and development practices;

Work very closely with the SCRUM Master to coordinate and lead all required SCRUM meetings with stakeholders and product/business owners, ensuring all relevant information to the team and project are shared and discussed;

Lead meetings with stakeholders/business analysts/developers/architects/clients in English;


The Lead Fullstack Developer should have excellent technical knowledge in analysing, developing, testing, and deploying solutions and their experience should include the following:

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) and at least 6 to 8 years of relevant work experience - 2 years or more as a development lead looking after a minimum of 5 developers;

  • Proven success and expertise in developing innovative solutions and proof-of-concepts both internally and externally;

  • Proven experience estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk for development tasks in tandem with the other Development Leads, Architects, and Scrum Masters;

  • Proven experience producing well designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices;

  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions using Microservices and Node/Typescript/React;

  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with Messaging architecture (ZeroMQ/Pub/Sub/WebSockets/Protobufs);

  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with mySQL;

  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with containerized technologies (Docker/Kubernetes) and understanding of CI/CD and DevOps secure practices;

  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud and in particular AWS, ideally with experience in banking/fintech sectors and industries;

  • Demonstrated capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern financial productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications;

  • Proven experience working within a software development team, mentoring and offering advice, having passion about development, and engendering a collective mentality;

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

  • Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written);

  • It would be nice to have additional technical understanding in the following areas:

  • Has previously worked in the financial service industry and has experience with capital markets and trading software solutions;

  • Understanding in implementing blockchain solutions;

  • Has previously worked with Electron;

  • Has previously worked with multi-threaded real-time/low latency systems;

  • Understanding of application architecture including the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as AWS Blockchain/Lambda/Beanstalk/Serverless, Application Life Cycle Management and Application Platform processes and technology capabilities, Data and DB Management using NoSQL/MySQL, Caching, and application middleware architectures;


£80,000 - £100,000 per annum, negotiable

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