Scala Developer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
North Ireland
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
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About Synechron:

We have a strong score on Glassdoor and genuinely have a great working environment that is both rewarding and flexible and caters very well to those with children whilst nurturing an impressive staff retention rate! We are well established against our competitors and whilst we're outside of the "big four" Consulting firms, we are neither too big nor too small to tackle any technical or business challenges that our clients face.

At Synechron, we believe in the power of digital to transform businesses for the better. Our global consulting firm combines creativity and innovative technology to deliver industry-leading digital solutions. Synechron's progressive technologies and optimization strategies span end-to-end Consulting, Design, Cloud, Data, and Engineering, servicing an array of noteworthy financial services and technology firms.

Through research and development initiatives in our FinLabs, we develop solutions for modernization, from Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to Data Science models, Digital Underwriting, mobile-first applications and more. Over the last 20+ years, our company has been honored with multiple employer awards, recognizing our commitment to our talented teams. With top clients to boast about, Synechron has a global workforce of 14,000+, and has 40 offices in 17 countries within key global markets.

Job Location: Belfast (Hybrid - 2 days office)

About the Team/Business Area:

Our tier 1 banking client is looking for experienced developers to help with a Securities Lending renovation project taking functions from the Mainframe and putting them into a modern distributed micro-services target platform. Work is complex in a complex Scala environment, organised by agile-like squads. Domain knowledge is not a requirement but would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will work alongside other SMEs and have the opportunity to learn in-depth knowledge of banking products and technologies used at a global and enterprise scale.


- Optimizing the code

- Dealing with the team in India extensively (although still working UK hours)

- Understanding how to build REST API design and best practices around this

The Securities Lending team is entering a period of growth but is also trying to build that foundation for the future by ensuring a clean and up-to-date code base.

Job Requirements:
* Expert Scala programming and Spring Boot
* Large-scale enterprise, deploying and coordinating releases at scale
* Experience of SQL, and writing database queries
* UNIX systems and Shell Scripting
* Some python/willingness to learn on the job
* Agile environments and working with JIRA
* Object-oriented design, including design patterns
* Messaging technologies, such as MQ, WebServices, SOA, XML, JSON, among others
* A background in banking and financial services - Nice to have
* Strong investigation and problem-solving skills


2023: NEW! Synechron name winner of Best Places to Work for 2023 Article

2022: Voted in Top 25 Best Companies to Work for (Business Intelligence Group)

2021: Winners of Gold Globee Award Honouring Employer Excellence for Career Growth, Development & Training (2021 Business Excellence Awards)

2021: Synechron Recognized Silver Level Awards for COVID-19 Support Strategy

2020: Winners of Team of the Year' Award (US FinTech Awards 2021)

2020: Synechron Finlabs Wins Gold Stevie Award (2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards)

Synechron's Diversity Statement

Synechron are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative Same Difference' is committed to fostering an inclusive culture - promoting equality, diversity and an environment that is respectful to all. We encourage applicants from across diverse backgrounds, race, ethnicities, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientations, or disabilities to apply. We offer flexible workplace arrangements, mentoring, internal mobility, learning and development programmes to support our global workforce. Empowerment and collaboration are at the core of how we operate.

All employment decisions at Synechron are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to the applicant's gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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