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Belfast, Northern Ireland


5 + years


Lead Software Engineer

  • The Lead Software Engineer engineers secure, scalable and reliable technology solutions to advance CMEG in the global marketplace and serve risk management needs of customers around the world.

    CME Group (Press Release) have recently entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will transform global derivatives markets, by migrating our technology infrastructure to Google Cloud (GCP) and becoming a fully cloud based company.

    The Lead Software Engineer will play a key role in the transition of CMEs cloud data services to GCP. The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of multiple GCP training programs and gain valuable cloud qualifications, whilst building our systems on a fully cloud platform. Close collaboration with Google experts is expected and pushing boundaries in the cloud to open new business opportunities as first in class, should be the norm. On top of this exciting time to join CME, you will be joining a company with one of the most competitive and comprehensive benefits packages in the market!

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Develops designs for all aspects of a project; app design, test design, observability, metrics, and CICD.
    • Exhibits language proficiency and independently writes application modules and unit tests as well as designs independently. Contributes to architectural discussions. Interprets and enforces architecture for a development team. Mentors developers and is influential within company division.
    • Defines key metrics driving code optimization and leads discussion of code reviews; Manages environment build deployments, release notes and build notices; Reviews code to proactively identify and mitigate potential issues and defects as well as identify solution problems and issues outside code.
    • Influences best practices development, contributing to process enhancements, and leads by example.

    Essential Criteria

    • Expertise in core Java development skills
    • Passion to keep up with tech trends and continually learning
    • Ability to learn, adapt and react to business needs & technology problems
    • Experience with data architecture
    • Experience building applications in a cloud environment

    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience testing in a story-driven, agile environment.
    • Prior experience working in financial services/exchange space.
    • Prior experience working with BDD methodologies and automated acceptance criteria.
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