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Long Term Internship 2021 – Python Developer


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Purpose of Job:

We are looking for a Python Developer responsible for construction of application components and scripting to manage the interchange of data between external services and the system and apply the methodologies related to the citizen services framework. Your primary focus will be the development of core framework, ensuring a code documentation and set of scripts fully integrated to the core System.

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The code deliverer must have a good quality and it should have high performance and responsiveness on deal and market data integration plus market risk and counterparty metrics calculation. In this context, understanding of finance, together with a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil the role of a Python developer with a strong business appetite as follows:

  • Be part of a growing team that is at the heart of our business users teams
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Python code
  • Rapidly prototyping solutions to quickly prove/disprove new concepts
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Deal processing and integration into the system
  • Risk Metric Calculation
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organisation, and automation

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Finance or related field
  • Data or Risk Management related business analysis experience is preferred
  • Proven ability to resolve incidents in a production environment

Technical Skills Required:

  • Able to incrementally deliver server side applications to meet dynamic customer requirements
  • Proficient in Python, with a good knowledge of its ecosystem
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and functional programming paradigms
  • Familiar with Python application design and architectural patterns
  • Demonstrable ability to write clean and readable code
  • Experience with SQL and any industry standard relational database
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Creating data schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Unit, integration and end to end testing

Functional Skills Required:

  • Appetite for developing an understanding of finance and risk metrics
  • Experience of market and/or counterparty risk would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of risk and pricing and deal representation would be advantageous

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:

  • Strong analytical skills with a creative and flexible approach to problem solving
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team
  • Delivery-focused with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Professional and precise communication skills


  • Pension contributions
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Holidays (from 25 days a year)
  • Season ticket loans
  • Subsidised gym (some on site)

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • 6 Months
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Energy
  • Forensic Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Naval Architecture
  • Physics
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Water/Hydrology
  • Web Development

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