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This organization based in Rotterdam focusses on Risk Management for Pensionfunds. As a bigger risk comes together with higher potential earnings, every fund needs a custom advice. For these advices, they’ve developed a software system that supports the consultants in this process. With this system, they can make complex calculations for evaluating risks. The development departure works closely together with the data analysis/business department, to make sure the client’s wishes are converted into specific new software functionalities.
To make sure the pension funds are influenced by decreasing interest rates the least as possible, they create advises focused on bonds, derivatives and foreign exchange. The goal in this, is to keep the pensionfunds as stable as possible.
Their service is mainly focused on two steps:
After an advice has been done, actions need to be taken. You could compare this to a mortgage that requires monthly payments for a long period of time, which they would take action for. Advice, trading, operations and cash management related processes are all automated; this is where software development comes in.
Because the value of financial products is influenced by the media, the advice-system needs a flexible infrastructure. Consider one of Donald Trump’s tweets that increases the probability for a war to occur. Unexpected events should be integrated in the calculations quickly and flexibly, for the product to work as best as possible.
Within the advice product, the core consists of the complex calculations. De applications aren’t used by clients, only internally within the company. Consequently, the UI is focused on functionality. The back-end is currently written in C#. The data analysis is written in Python. Within a couple of years, they may convert a part of the back-end to Python, to make a better fit with data analysis. Currently, they constantly need some translation to “speak the same language” between data-analysis and software development. With the conversion, processes are expected to run more fluently.
You’ll work in a young multi-cultural team, consisting of 15 developers . You’ll cooperate with another team of 12 developers, which is situated at their UK-office. Due to the international character, they speak English. Moreover, you’ll work in couples (peer programming) to enable you to learn from each other and keep the code quality optimal. Furthermore, you’ll work in a TDD environment. There is a good mix as there are 5 women in the development team and there are 9 nationalities represented in the team.
The focus will be on developing new functionalities, but you are also responsible for the architecture together. They are in a transition to a micro-services architecture, for which they use Docker. At this moment, they also still have a desktop application. But, considering the changes to come, this could soon be a web-based application as well.
Then please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your resume so I can already check the requirements. I’ll contact you a.s.a.p. for some additional questions!