Java Developer – Finance/Greenfield/Manhattan

Our New York office is looking for a senior Java developer to join our team and work on a greenfield project that will deliver a next-generation back office system for a major custodial bank. The platform will be delivered with a modern technology stack throughout. This includes a reactive HTML5 front-end and Java back-end. Adaptive has unique experience delivering similar platforms and the person in this role will be crucial to leveraging that internal knowledge and driving the delivery directly in partnership with the client and their senior management.

You will be:

Working alongside your Adaptive BA's, PM's and developers
Driving the delivery of this trading platform

Required skills and experience:

- Significant, professional server-side software development experience
- General familiarity with data structures such as sets, hashes, caches etc
- Experience developing Back Office financial systems, E-Trading, SWIFT, IBM mqSeries etc
- Experience in delivering OMS/EMS/Exchange systems
- Exposure to equities trading & brokerage a plus
- Solid experience in object-oriented programming in in Java. Min Java 8 required; Java 11+ exposure is a plus
- General knowledge of data injection/inversion of control
- Even-tempered and able to remain focused on solving production issues when they arise
- Experience working in an Agile environment (Scrum, Kanban)

BSc/MSc in Computer Science or equivalent
Excellent communication skills
Language: English (fluent)

Must be able to work for Any US employer
Experience working with distributed team

What we offer in return:

No politics
No cumbersome hierarchy: our teams feel free to speak up, to make suggestions and raise concerns
Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other and pitch in
Smart, welcoming and motivated colleagues
Great work/life balance


  • 401K
  • 23 days vacation
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Gym subsidy
  • Life Insurance

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Don't worry, we won't put you through tens of interviews! We'll review your application and if it's aligned with what we're looking for, we'll arrange a phone call with you. If after that phone call, we're both happy to proceed, we'll arrange for you to speak with someone in the technical team by phone. If that goes well and we're all still happy, we'll invite you to our offices to meet with us for an interview 

Please note that due to the nature of our work, we will run a background check on the successful candidate after an offer has been accepted.


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