Software Engineer

  • Vela
  • Belfast, UK
  • May 18, 2019
Full-time Backend developer

Job Description

Recruitment is currently taking place for roles in our Market Data Distribution (MDRC, MMDRC) Market Data Capture (Market Data Feed Handler) team.

- Our software is developed primarily in C/C++ on the Unix platform

- Within your team you will contribute to product delivery and end to end software development

- The role will involve interaction with multiple stakeholders spanning Software Development, Testing and Client Support teams

- You will have responsibility for coaching team members by providing technical direction

Key Accountabilities

- Contribute to the software development lifecycle including design, implementation, testing, installation and support

- Proactively manage own tasks and projects to agreed deadlines

- Adopt and provide feedback on best practices across development teams in conjunction with Senior Engineers. For example, coding standards, tool usage and design.

- Collaborate with team members to identify innovative ways to improve practices and procedures

- Develop junior team members on technology and processes

- Strong client focus, with an emphasis on issue resolution in line with service- level agreements

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required


- 3+ years of experience in the software development lifecycle from design, implementation (C, C++), through testing and integration.

- Understands the implications of code changes and feature enhancements

- Capable of concisely communicating designs, code and applications to a client-facing standard

- Experience in adopting and providing feedback on new processes/technologies within teams

- Contribute to technical aspects of project delivery, planning and risk management

- Effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

- Degree (Min 2.1) in Computer Science, Software or Electronic Engineering or other related discipline; or a proven track record of practical software development experience in a similar environment

- Experience with developing multi-threaded & latency sensitive applications.

- Familiarity with Unix socket programming.


- Capital Market and/or Financial Services knowledge (Trading, Market Data, FIX / FASTFIX protocols)

- Knowledge of Code Analysis / Hygiene concepts and tools (Coverity, Valgrind, Jenkins)

- Development on a UNIX platform (Linux or Solaris)

- Familiarity of scripting languages, in particular Python, used within Continuous Integration and Test Frameworks