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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Technical Specialist

  • CME Group: Where Futures are Made


    CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career by 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. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.


    CME Group are looking for an experienced, highly-talented engineer to work as a Tech Specialist within CME Belfast's Engineering and Execution (E&E) team.  They will be a hands-on, forward-thinking technical lead, initially working in the Credit application space within the much sought-after Trade Execution department.

    There’s never been a more exciting time to join!  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.


    Principal Accountabilities

    The Tech Specialist will:

    • be responsible for delivering resilient, performant, scalable software that must have the capacity to seamlessly facilitate the busiest trading days in the world economy
    • play a lead role collaborating with architecture and analysis teams to develop an understanding of business asks and solution proposals, 
    • provide constructive feedback and input on both work effort estimation as well as architecture/design improvements.
    • build organisational networks and partner effectively within and across teams, ensuring we build the right solutions
    • be a senior code reviewer ensuring we hold ourselves to the highest standards, while proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues and defects.


    They will: 

    • provide technical direction on the emerging architecture of applications, using own research and POCs on new technologies to steer
    • advocate and drive continuous improvement efforts (process improvements, automation etc.)
    • practice and advocate a test-first mindset
    • act as a team player and assist teams to achieve delivery milestones
    • mentor fellow team members allowing them to fulfil their potential


    Essential Criteria

    • Expertise in core Java skills and writing clean code
    • Experience with middleware technologies.
    • Prior experience working with BDD methodologies and automated acceptance criteria.
    • Passion to keep up with tech trends and continually learning
    • Ability to learn, adapt and react to business needs & technology problems


    Desirable Criteria

    • Knowledge of financial markets and working with financial applications.
    • Knowledge of financial messaging protocols, and in particular FIX.
    • Knowledge of GCP (staff will have the opportunity to gain GCP certifications)



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