Software Engineer – Richmond

Job Description

thecitysecret has an opening for a Software Engineer to join a well established Software Engineering team working with a Tier One Investment bank. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in Fintech based in our offices in North Yorkshire or Birmingham.

The successful candidate will work on a multiple small exciting and challenging projects in the Financial Trading Sector. Focus will be on Scripting (Perl/KSH), server-side core Java development, DB2, Sybase and MongoDB.


- Deliver high quality technically sound solutions to client agreed deadlines.
- Liaise directly with customers and represent the business in a professional manner.
- Deliver object oriented design and development that include strong Java development patterns and best practice.
- Respond in a timely manner to resolve outstanding issues, escalating issues to seniors/project manager where appropriate.
- Fully document development and testing, thoroughly testing all output.
- Provide information to senior team on the progress of development projects, providing accurate estimates on work.
- Assist in identifying and implementing processes and systems, which optimise work.
- Work as part of a dedicated project development team.
- Deploying solutions in a highly distributed Linux plant
- Providing level 3 support


- Strong Scripting Skills, especially in Perl and Korn Shell (Essential)
- Strong Unix/Linux (Essential)
- SQL/Database knowledge (Essential)
- Experience of Java (Essential)
- Experience in Object Oriented Perl Development
- 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.

thecitysecret gives the opportunity to work on interesting fast paced projects whilst being based in the North East of England. Richmond is close to the A1 and commutable from Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, County Durham and Teesside.

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.


If you would like to be considered for this position please upload your CV using the form below or send your CV to

If you would like more details about the role or thecitysecret please contact us.

Direct applications only

Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7BP (Close to the County Durham border)

Commutable from: Northallerton, Thirsk, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newton Aycliffe, the Yorkshire Dales, Teesside, Co. Durham.

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.



Please upload your CV in PDF format.