Job Description

Reference # : 19-00785Title : Python Developer
Location : Irving, TX
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 08/28/2019
Our client, a leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. They provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

A candidate for the Python position should have a thorough understanding of the Python language, including real team-based project experience using its constructs for object-oriented and functional programming. The candidate should have a broad knowledge of the standard python packages, and the larger ecosystem of python packages. The candidate should have experience with standard industry development practices, including source control, regression testing, unit testing, etc, as well as python-specific practices for creating packages for distribution. Facility in data manipulation, particularly efficient processing of json and xml. Comfortable with unix at the level of bash shell scripting and use of standard tools such as sed, grep

The candidate should know at least one of these persistence solutions and python libraries to support their use:

- Relational databases and SQL, e.g. Oracle RDBMS
- NoSql databases, particularly mongodb
Each candidate should have experience with one or more of the following. Senior candidates should have all or most, though the finance/risk may be hard to find:
- REST service principles, and creating services in python using a library such as Flask
- A standard source control system, preferably git, but also svn
- Coding calculations efficiently
- Basic knowledge of financial products and terms (e.g. what is a swap, what is volatility, …) and risk management concepts ( "greeks”, VaR, stress-testing, …)

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