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Senior Database Developer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023

About CLS

CLS is the trusted party at the centre of the global FX ecosystem. Utilized by thousands of counterparties, CLS makes FX safer, smoother and more cost effective. Trillions of dollars’ worth of currency flows through our systems each day.

Created by the market for the market, our unrivalled global settlement infrastructure reduces systemic risk and provides standardization for participants in many of the world’s most actively traded currencies. We deliver huge efficiencies and savings for our clients: in fact, our approach to multilateral netting shrinks funding requirements by over 96% on average, so clients can put their capital and resources to better use.

CLS products are designed to enable clients to manage risk most effectively across the full FX lifecycle – whether through more efficient processing tools or market intelligence derived from the largest single source of FX executed data available to the market.

Our ambition to make a positive difference starts with our people. Our values – Protect, Improve, Grow – underpin everything that we do at CLS and define and shape a supportive and inclusive working environment in which everyone is encouraged to be open and forward-thinking.

The Senior Database Developer is expected to develop database solutions that support CLS’s core settlement applications.

Must have:

  • Strong hands of experience (7-10 years) delivering database solutions (DB2 or SQL Server is preferred)
  • Financial industry experience
  • SDLC with focus on development practices

Main duties, responsibilities and deliverables:

1. Project Activities (70%)

Taking responsibility of the project development activities. This includes:

  • Review requirements, high level designs.
  • Create detailed design documentation.
  • Provide resource and development effort estimation.
  • Participate in planning activities and provide technical input.
  • Ensure software development practices are adhered to e.g. unit testing, component integration testing etc.
  • Development of database software.
  • Identify and escalate Risks / Issues / Dependencies.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders (internal to CLS and third party) to address for example knowledge gaps, queries and any other such dependencies.
  • Attend / arrange meetings, workshops.

2. Enhancing/improving development practices (30%)

  • Test automation
  • Improving build processes
  • Contributing to knowledge repositories

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Software delivery experience in the 'Financial Services' business domain
  • Proven ability of develop database solutions
  • Experience of managing or working with teams within an offshored service model
  • Hands on database development experience
  • Understanding of integration design patterns

Skills Desired:

  • Database technologies (DB2 or SQL Server is preferred)
  • Physical and logical data modeling
  • SQL and Database Tuning expertise
  • Linux shell scripting
  • Knowledge of ETL tools, reporting tools is a plus

Our commitment to employees

At CLS, we celebrate diversity and consider this to be one of our strongest assets. We are committed to fostering an environment in which everyone feels comfortable to be who they are, and inclusion is valued. All employees have access to our inclusive benefits, including:

  • Holiday - UK/Asia: 25 holiday days and 3 ‘life days’ (in addition to bank holidays). US: 23 holiday days.
  • 2 paid volunteer days so that you can actively support causes within your community that are important to you.
  • Generous parental leave policies to ensure you can enjoy valuable time with your family.
  • Parental transition coaching programmes and support services.
  • Wellbeing and mental health support resources to ensure you are looking after yourself, and able to support others.
  • Affinity Groups (including our Women’s Forum, Black Employee Network and Pride Network) in support of our organisational commitment to embrace and always be learning more about DE&I.
  • Hybrid working to promote a healthy work/life balance, enabling employees to work collaboratively in the office when needed and work from home when they don’t.
  • Active support of flexible working for all employees where possible.
  • Monthly ‘Heads Down Days’ with no meetings across the whole company.
  • Generous non-contributory pension provision for UK/Asia employees, and 401K match from CLS for US employees.
  • Private medical insurance and dental coverage.
  • Social events that give you opportunities to meet new people and broaden your network across the organisation.
  • Annual flu vaccinations.
  • Discounts and savings and cashback across a wide range of categories including health and retail for UK employees.
  • Discounted Gym membership – Complete Body Gym Discount/Sweat equity program for US employees.
  • All employees have access to Discover – our comprehensive learning platform with 1000+ courses from LinkedIn Learning.
  • Access to frequent development sessions on a number of topics to help you be successful and develop your career at CLS.