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Senior Software Architect - Financial Markets - Amsterdam

Medewerker | Informatie Technologie | Ervaren | Amsterdam | 2019-10-01 | REQ-10022005


The Mission

ING is looking for a Software Architect with excellent development skills/experience. We are searching for someone that can have both the technical overview/roadmap of the IPA domain as well as the willingness and knowhow to technically support squads in multiple countries. Your role would be to safeguard and improve the architectural integrity of our in-house developed Pricing & Risk platform.

The ING Pricing Architecture (IPA) platform consists of 6-8 components that enable real-time and batch calculations of financial risk metrics and simulations (e.g. CVA, PFE, Value at Risk, Expected Shortfall, Bilateral Margining, pre-deal derivatives Pricing). These calculations are driven by new ECB regulations, as well as advanced Risk analysis on the derivative product portfolio of Financial Markets (interest rates, credits, foreign exchange). The IPA platform is at the heart of the IT landscape for our global dealing rooms (Asia, Europe, Americas) with 10 scrum teams working together towards one Financial Markets IT landscape from 3 locations, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bucharest.

As a Software Architect you will:

  • Contribute to the design and development of our distributed systems built using both traditional Oracle databases as well as distributed caching and computing based on Apache Ignite
  • Assist in the design and development/implementation of a best in class integration and regression tests framework and suite.
  • Assist the squads in designing/ integrating one User Interface/Portal to expose all customer journeys and calculation services of Competitive Pricing (pre-deal exotic pricing, XVA, SIMM, VaR, etc)
  • Assist the squads to design and develop a One-Engine (framework) and a more optimized GPU calculation engine using the newest development frameworks for resource optimization (available for P100 GPUs)
  • Knowledge of ETL frameworks and optimizing performance and resource utilization, with the vision to move towards one-ETL solution.
  • Together with the squads explore new development methods such as the adoption of (e.g. NVidia) supplied Docker images for GPU development
  • Will use your analytical and software engineering skills to develop MVP’s to gain adoption for your ideas
  • , including Functional programming
  • Linux, virtualization, containerization, Docker, Kubernetes (or OpenShift)

Your day-to-day

We expect you to be responsible and take ownership together with your colleagues in Amsterdam, Brussels and Bucharest. Be open, honest, communicate clearly and be eager to learn.

Your key competencies:

  • The drive to understand (international) colleagues of your team, focused on delivering working software together, eager to learn.
  • Ability to understand the landscape of a large initiative like IPA, within an even larger domain of Financial markets & Group Treasury
  • You are curious about latest technology trends and practices in software engineering, love to try new tools / frameworks / paradigms, regularly check out tools that can boost your productivity
  • You have experience in Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery tooling/practices.
  • You have have excellent expertise both theoretical and practical of utilizing enterprise integration patterns

What you bring to the team

  • A University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, with working proficiency in at least two of high-level programming languages (Java/ Scala/ Kotlin/ C++/ C#/ JavaScript/ TypeScript/ Python).
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills, proactivity and ability to work in cross-border international teams
  • Knowledge of IT Security and Risk concepts and proven track record of designing/building application platforms that have security embedded into the core.

Your benefits

A job from 36 to 40 hours and a unique offer that fits in with the times of today. We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life. Discover yourself our employment conditions.

To give you an idea, we will tell you about the benefits of working at ING:

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work at home
  • A reimbursement for travel expenses
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour working week. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 27 vacation days
  • Pension scheme
  • 13th month salary
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary
  • 8% Holiday payment
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities to realize your ambitions
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues who strive for the very best
  • Progressive way of working according to the Agile method, so that new ideas come to life
  • Relocation Package ( Visa Sponsorship, Allowance, Transfer to The Netherlands etc...)


Questions about this opportunity?

Feel free to contact Edina Kovacs, Recruiter. e-mail: or Phone: +31 (6) 11916654



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