Senior Java Software Engineer

£600 to £800

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Senior Java Developer, Senior Software Engineer, Test Automation Architecture, Java, Cucumber, Groovy, CI/CD, OO Principles,  Hedge Fund, Buy Side, Derivatives, Proprietary OMS Systems

OUTSIDE IR35 Contract – £600 to £800 per day

London – Hybrid working model – 2 to 3 days a week in the office


My client, an extremely reputable Hedge Fund with multiple billions of funds under management, is looking to hire a Senior Java Software Engineer to join the team.

In this role, you will act as a Senior Software Engineer across the business, working closely with business and technology stakeholders to develop and re-write complex systems and build test automation architecture. You will be responsible for providing technical expertise across the Java suite, producing and implementing automated back-end Java testing strategies, managing and extending the current proprietary testing framework and running the agenda for test automation with project development teams.

Desired Skills:

  • In-depth background as a Senior Java Software Engineer, working in complex trading systems environments – exposure to Derivatives, OMS systems, Equity products highly regarded
  • Extensive understanding of and experience in building Test Automation Architecture
  • Multiple years’ Java Development experience with demonstrable excellence in design, architecture and programming.
  • Proven experience and expertise in Groovy
  • Experience in Behaviour Driven Development and Cucumber.
  • Experience with TeamCity for CI/CD
  • Strong understanding of the Java language and object-oriented principles.
  • Strong understanding of testing practices in an agile environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to interact with business and technical stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven ability to act as the sole SDET across multiple business lines, driving Test strategy whilst remaining technically hands-on


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