SQL Developer


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SQL Developer Dublin Negotiable 152 Permanent

SQL Developer – Front Office  Technology



Talentspot has partnered with a Top Tier, global Investment firm to support their search for a talented technologist to join its Global Credit Technology Team, based in Dublin.


They are not looking for ‘just a SQL Developer’, as you’ll be ‘almost operational’ working day-to day supporting the trading business. You will be exclusively focused on a vendor supplied trading order management system, working with a lot of SQL that’s been created by the company to add their own SQL based, bespoke business logic to what is a highly extensible application.


The ideal candidate will have strong SQL development skills working for several years on complex database-driven applications or alternatively operational experience in the Credit or Asset Management domain supplemented by some SQL experience with a keen interest in learning more.


As a member of the team you will join a small group of developers responsible for building and supporting the front-office tools that support their Credit business.  You will partner directly with front-office investment colleagues, operations, finance, and compliance teams to solve complex business problems in creative ways, automate key processes, and make recommendations on how technology and data can improve investment decisions.


As your internal clients are front-office investment professionals, excellent inter-personal and communication skills are required alongside a creative problem solving mindset. This is a unique opportunity to work on a high-caliber team and to bring technical innovation to an interesting and fast paced business, in which our customer is a leader.


Technical/Business Skills

  • 3 + years’ SQL (they are Microsoft but you don’t need T-SQL) development experience and a genuine passion to learn the business side


  • A strong desire to learn SQL from a technical foundation combined with 3+ years of experience in Financial Services Technology or; knowledge of credit instruments and the credit market experience working with front office investment professionals
  • Python, Java, Ruby or other OO language experience a plus

Soft Skills

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Personable and good at relationship building (with traders, PMs)
  • Business Analysis ( to understand what’s the business is trying to accomplish
  • Someone who’ll thrive in a demanding trading business where you’ll need to ‘drop everything’ for important and urgent business needs that require your expertise in a reactionary fashion; gaining satisfaction in turning work around quickly, releasing changes on the platform several times a day.  
  • Also comfortable working on bigger, new projects, and managing those demands (such as new compliance rules, or customer-specific projects)


They are passionate about technology and passionate about providing their investment and business operations teams with the best possible tools.  They remain committed to continuous improvement both in the solutions delivered and in the technical environment in which they work.  They are technologists first and foremost, and combine that with a keen interest in financial markets.  They work in small, collaborative teams, but within the context and support of a large, global investment firm.  They offer challenging & rewarding work, opportunities for learning in both the business & technical spheres, and an attractive compensation package combined with significant opportunities for career advancement.

You must be eligable to live and work in Ireland with no constraints.