Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-09-30 23:00:00


Software Engineer III

  • CME Group is seeking an experienced L3 Software Engineer.

    The selected candidate will join the CME Credit team in Belfast where they will have an opportunity to innovate and lead the development of a family of enterprise applications through development of features and fixes using Java, cloud and automation technologies.


    CME Group has recently agreed a long-term partnership with Google to migrate our technology infrastructure to Google Cloud in a visionary partnership to transform the global derivatives markets through technology with Google themselves investing $1bn of equity in CME. 


    With the Google Cloud migration along with DevOps and automation as driving forces to maximize customer value, we are looking for an engineer who is excited by the opportunity to hone these kinds of skills to complement their core Java skills.  In this role you can expect to work with technologies such Google Cloud Platform, Argo workflows, Kubernetes, Docker and Jenkins to name but a few.


    Internal mobility and flexibility are a key part to our agile approach to technology delivery. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving our success and will find opportunities to work in a variety of projects and technologies beyond their initial areas of subject matter expertise.


    What to expect working in CME Credit Team: 

    • Opportunity to work with Technical Experts in Enterprise processing

    • Opportunity to work on significant and challenging engineering problems as appropriate to role

    • Bespoke training and mentoring opportunities to develop new skills and expertise

    • Work with a wide range of tools and technologies to support Production systems.

    • A team with a focus on innovation and embracing early adoption of practices and technologies.

    • Strong identity and accountability for the entire value stream.

    • A culture of humility, respect and trust where teams are empowered to take risks to innovate, fail fast and learn iteratively.

    • Flexible home working policy.


    Principal Accountabilities

    • Contributes to system design collaborating with various teams to build fit for purpose platforms.

    • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software.

    • Provide mentoring and technical direction to development, helping to identify technical solutions to realize design.

    • Completes research and conducts POCs on new technologies.

    • Participates in CICD development pipelines, contributing to modern test and delivery  techniques

    • Take initiative when working on technical solutions to application and cloud challenges.


    Essential Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree (with honors) or equivalent/better strongly preferred, but substantial relevant experience could substitute

    • Strong knowledge of core Java skills, with demonstrable experience

    • Demonstrable experience in developing applications with Spring Boot

    • Experience in working working with RDBMS

    • Ability to write clean, bug-free code that is easy to understand, and easily maintainable


    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience of financial markets/exchange space and working with financial applications

    • Experience CICD and Cloud operations

    • Experience using Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian tools.

    • Experience working with Java messaging services and kafka


    Company Benefits

    • Bonus Programme

    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

    • Private Medical and Dental coverage

    • Mental Health Benefit Programme

    • Group Pension Plan

    • Income Protection

    • Life Assurance

    • Cycle To Work

    • Gym Membership

    • Family Leave

    • Education Assistance

    • Ongoing Employee Development Training/Certification