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Applications Developer (Java), Financial Industry

Development and support role working on-site at a Global Corporate & Investment Bank in Tokyo.
The applications are written in Java / Sybase DB (also auxiliary processes written in Python) and are critical systems for the fixed income and derivatives businesses globally – covering front office and operations users pricing, risk and P&L, market data, Trade Capture and Transaction management.
About the Role
Hands-on Developer to support the Asia Rates businesses which has trading desks across the APAC region (and some desks in London) encompassing different currencies, products and varied regulatory environments.
  1. Responsible for the full development life cycle (requirements, development, testing, deployment and support)
  2. Hands on development and support of a range of systems covering a range of different technologies
  3. Respond to different user requests in the Tokyo office ranging from Front office, to Middle office to technology.
  4. Working on the next generation of applications whilst making sure the existing stack is stable.
Working closely with the business and technology stakeholders to complete and own tasks from inception through to delivery. Tasks will include: extending existing features and building out minor new functionality; providing Level 2 support to the users, including Front Office (Trading, Structuring, Sales), Trade Support, Finance, Market Risk and Quantitative Research (QR) departments; participation in Level 3 support to cover key business processes and; level 1 support for some of the applications will be required.
Success in this role requires ability to adapt quickly to evolving requirements, driving assigned tasks to completion whilst working in an agile development environment. Managing competing priorities is key to success in this role as the Rates Technology team must effectively satisfy the demands of multiple trading desks, and their related support functions.
It is important to be a very strong technologist due to the range of systems and technologies involved. 
Knowledge of interest rate derivatives pricing, risk, p&l, trading will be an advantage.
Essential requirements:
  • Very good Java development skills
  • Good object-oriented programming skills
  • Ability to multi-task on systems written in different technologies and programming languages
  • Excellent English written communication skills, able to communicate accurately, concisely and effectively in a global organization
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with sponsors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking ability
  • Structured approach and ability to work in fast pacing environment
  • Attention to detail, high level of accuracy
  • Financial background (preferably in Interest Rate Derivatives)
Desirable requirements:
  • Python programming or any other object-oriented language
  • Experience working on large global systems and being able to support local requirements
  • Good understanding on pricing financial products, esp. fixed income securities, and trading/risk management processes
  • Japanese language is not a requirement
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