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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Lead Software Engineer

  • Description

    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.


    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


    Desirable Criteria

    • Experience developing applications in Cloud environment
    • 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.

    CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

    CME Group ( is the world's leading derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it, all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day, whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 3,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.



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