Senior Risk Developer

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Job Purpose

The Senior Risk Developer is primarily responsible for the design, development and testing of Pricing and Risk applications. As part of the Development team, the Senior Risk Developer will work closely with Business Analysts, Risk Management and Quality Assurance professionals to implement end-to-end systems changes for Risk and Pricing initiatives. The role requires knowledge of back-end server side technologies and a basic understanding of financial mathematics.

An ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated self-starter that works best in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication skills are essential as this position interfaces with stakeholders and on-going documentation will be required.


  • Maintains a focus on solving the business problem through the use of applied technologies

  • Key contributor for implementing change to technology systems for large risk management and pricing projects

  • Understand the entire ecosphere of ICCs Clearing Systems proactively identify dependencies and impacts of changes to other clearing systems with the Risk system and vice-versa

  • Hands on involvement with QA test plan reviews and UAT

  • Designs and develops programs and systems. Proactively identifies potential application problem areas and suggests solutions. Requires minimal supervision in the execution of these responsibilities

  • Evaluates software for performance (latency, throughput, SQL, heap utilization, scalability) and makes/recommends changes where appropriate

  • Plans and executes unit tests to ensure the developed code is free of functional defects

  • Collaborates with business analysts and QA analysts in the design and execution of business functional system and performance tests

  • Collaborates with systems operations in developing applicable scheduling and/or execution parameters

  • Provides critical production support, resolves production problems

  • Leads solution design and code reviews

  • Executes assigned project tasks according to the project plan and scheduled completion dates

  • Encourages, trains and directs less experienced personnel

  • Pursues continuing professional development by acquiring technical, application and industry knowledge

  • Reports activities to management through daily stand up meetings, formal updates, project team meeting and other reports as needed

  • Adheres to corporate and department standards, policies and procedures. Contributes to the development and refinement of department standards, processes and procedures

  • Research's and recommends technology solutions

  • Develops knowledge and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Business functionality

  • High level programming languages

  • Operations, Technical Support and Production Control operating environment

  • Department standards, guidelines and procedures

  • Adheres to appropriate development standards within the SDLC and maintains a strong sense of developer discipline

  • Works with system operations personnel, database administration and systems software in the implementation of applications

  • Identifies root causes and develops solutions for program failures

  • Must maintain general and specific knowledge regarding functional activities of system technology

  • Communicates with business stakeholders, senior management and external vendors

  • Works on projects with changing priorities and potentially stressful situations

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four year college or university with a major in computer science, finance or mathematics; or five or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Five or more years of experience with server-side Java application development

  • Two or more years of experience working at a financial institution (major bank, hedge fund, prop shop) in their financial markets technology departments is required

  • Master's degree in financial mathematics, financial engineering, MS Finance is preferred. These are not MBAs or PhD programs

  • Strong knowledge of Java and object oriented system technologies

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop industry and technical knowledge

  • Strong communication and organization skills

  • Interacts effectively as a team player

  • Ability to analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations

  • Ability to write use cases and other application development documentation

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, senior management and business stakeholders

  • Additional Preferred Techonlogies:

  • Spring (Core, Batch, Security, Integration)


  • Hibernate

  • Distributed Replicated Caching (EhCache)

  • WebLogic, Tomcat, JBoss, other JEE Containers

  • JMS, WebSphere MQ, ActiveMQ

  • Eclipse

  • Source Code Management (Perforce)

  • Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, JUnit

  • Oracle

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.

Additional Information

  • Job Type: Standard

  • Schedule: Full-time

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Senior Risk Developer

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.