Senior Java Developer

Investment Bank project


Job Description

thecitysecret has an opening for an expert Java professional to join a well established Software Engineering team working with a Tier One Investment bank. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in Equity Derivatives Technology based in our offices in central Birmingham.

The successful candidate will work on a number of exciting and challenging projects in the Equity Swap Trade Capture practice area. Focus will be on server-side core Java development, using Spring, MQ, Apache CXF with DB2, Sybase and MongoDB.


  • Working alongside a development team to design and implement software solutions in Java 
  • Deploying solutions in a highly distributed  Linux plant
  • Providing level 3 support


The successful applicant will be working on distributed Java systems on Linux and must be able to demonstrate excellent skills in the following key areas:-

  • Java
  • Unix/Linux
  • SQL/Database knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Eager to learn
  • Self sufficient
  • Excellent communication skills

Previous experience within the finance industry would be beneficial, but don't worry if you don't have any as full financial training will be given.


This is a great opportunity to work in a rich and diverse area and will offer first class learning possibilities.

As the role involves working closely with a team both in Richmond and remotely with teams in a number of locations worldwide the ideal applicant must have excellent communication skills.

Established in 2000, thecitysecret have track record of working with the top financial institutions, you will work alongside an experienced team with a variety of interests. We are proud of achieving the "Investor in People" award in 2003, and we continue to invest time and money into developing the skills of all employees


If you would like to be considered for this position or if you would like some further details please contact us.

Cover letter and CV should be emailed to

Direct applications only

Location: Brindley Place, Birmingham (B1 2JB) .

Commutable Easy access to New Street and Snow Hill stations make the office easily commutable from a number of locations in the Midlands area (including: Coventry, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall). Q-Park Brindley place is just a two minute walk to the office, for those choosing to drive. Secure bike parking is also available.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Key Benefits: 25 days annual holiday (plus UK bank holidays), Contributory Pension scheme, Profit Share Bonus scheme, Childcare vouchers and Bike to work scheme, free fruit.