Lead C++ Software Engineer/Project Lead - Risk Technology - Investment Banking Lead C++ Software Engineer/Project Lead - Risk  …

The Argyle Network
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
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$180K - $220K Base + Super + Bonus
The Argyle Network
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
$180K - $220K Base + Super + Bonus
The Argyle Network
Lead C++ Developer required for a large, Sydney-driven system modernisation project within this top tier Investment Bank. * Senior Technology Position with a High Level of Technical Influence * Lead a Global Project, Driven from Australia * Competitive Salary, Abundant Benefits & Flexible Working Environment

The Company:
Is a Top-Tier International Investment Bank head-quartered in Sydney. The bank has recently embarked on a large scale, bank-wide (5 year) Digital Transformation Initiative. 

The four mail pillars of the transformation are: 
Simplification = Consolidating similar systems that do the same thing 
Automation = eradicating needless manual processes wherever possible
Digitisation = modernising all of their client facing front ends (new responsive technologies) 
Data = utilising big data tools for more efficient and effect reporting & analytics 

The Area:
The Risk Technology Team sit within the Currencies, Debt Markets and Commodities business areas and are responsible for the delivery of solutions used to calculate Credit, Market, Counterparty, Regulatory and VAR risk associated with the trading of financial instruments withing the product areas. 

There are a range of legacy, monolithic C++ (Windows & Unix) based platforms which require modernisation and re-architecture. This will be done using a mix of new, Java-based Microservices solutions as well as embarking on projects to re-write components in a more structured, well thought-out, elegant and performant way using modern (C++ 14/17) designs and delivery techniques.   

The Role:
As the Project Lead, you will be heavily involved in the decision-making around which components will be re-written in Java and which will be modernised using C++ technologies.

You will then lead the end to end solution delivery of the C++ applications. With a strong engineering background, you will be comfortable setting strategy, managing the team to hit delivery milestones and owning stakeholder relationships across business and technology. 

You will have extensive experience delivering complex systems for the front/middle office areas of capital markets business and have an in-depth understanding of various financial product trade-lifecycles.

You will be a true thought-leader and be capable of building and leading an awesome development team, whilst retaining an almost obsessive attention to details with regards to development best practices and clean code.  

The bank pride themselves on their work environment - which includes a healthy work/life balance (with over 80% of employees able to work from home), an 'engineering first' culture which favours technologist and their ways of working as well as on site cafes with complementary food and drinks.

Whilst the role is currently a remote based position, you will be required to attend the office in person once Covid restrictions and safety concerns are relaxed. That said, prior to Covid the team enjoyed a flexibility environment with frequent wfh days. 


  • Strong Engineering background in C++
  • Solid Understanding of the Risk space 
  • Experience in DevOps & Agile Delivery methodologies. 
  • Previous experience managing large, complex programs of work 
  • Strong Financial Markets Pedigree 
  • Ability to lead a talented software development team
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving capability with strong oral and written communication
  • Good understanding of writing unit tests
Company Overview

The Argyle Network at it's core, is a community of Financial Services Technology professionals. The staff at The Network work on a highly relationship- driven basis, and often in more of an advisory role to job seekers, as well as to employers.

We assist technologists in how best to further their careers helping to map out the journey with them, provide up to date market/technology trends as well as introduce and help employers secure highly sought-after, often passive talent successfully and ahead of the competition.

If you feel you could either benefit from or add value to The Argyle Network, please get in touch.

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