Software Engineer III

Merrill Lynch
Published
September 10, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

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Job Description:

The commodities business has a number of front-office applications for the GCIP (Global Commodity Index & Structured Products) business in each of the three regions; Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and Houston. These applications include solutions to help trader’s capture deals, price deals, make markets, and manage risk and positions. Given the evolving nature of the commodities business these tools need to be enhanced to accommodate new business requests for new products and support the evolution of regulatory reporting requirements.

Business Unit and Department Structure:
(Business Unit function, Department Function and Size)

Merrill Lynch Commodities is a global organization with major trading centers in Houston and London. The Houston office currently trades both physical and financial commodities, including Natural gas, Power, Coal, Crude & Products, and Commodity Indices.

Team Specific Structure and Responsibilities:
(Team Function, Structure, Size, Responsibility, upcoming projects)

The Global Commodities Index Construction and Administration Tools (ICAT) front office technology team develops and supports the front-office applications responsible for globally trading commodity indices including index modeling, risk/valuation, reporting and market making infrastructure. This particular role will report into the MLCI IT department, GCIP ICAT technology team.

Role Specific Responsibilities:
(Role Summary, specific responsibilities, challenges, reasons for applying etc)

This role will involve developing and supporting the server side & UI components of the commodity index technology suite of applications used by the GCIP traders in Houston and London. The role will require close interaction with the traders and sales people, understanding their requirements, and developing and/or enhancing existing solutions to meet their needs. The candidate will also be responsible for analysis, design, implementation and testing of various components of an externally available web application.

Responsible for designing and developing complex requirements to accomplish business goals. Ensures that software is developed to meet functional, non-functional, and compliance requirements. Ensures solutions are well designed with maintainability/ease of integration and testing built-in from the outset. Possess strong proficiency in development and testing practices common to the industry, and have extensive experience of using design and architectural patterns. At this level, specializations start to form in either Architecture, Test Engineering or DevOp. Contributes to story refinement/defining requirements. Participates and guides team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle. Performs spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas. Codes solutions and unit tests to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements. Utilizes multiple architectural components (across data, application, business) in design and development of client requirements. Assists team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work. Designs/develops/modifies architecture components, application interfaces, and solution enablers while ensuring principal architecture integrity is maintained. Designs/develops/maintains automated test suites (integration, regression, performance). Sets up and develops a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline. Automates manual release activities. Mentors other Software Engineers and coaches team on CI-CD practices and automating tool stack. Individual contributor.

Experience Required:

Essential: 5 to 10 yrs development experience in a complex application development (client and/or server) using C#/.NET and/or python along with a background in messaging; Experience with SQL database development. UI development experience. College graduate with a Bachelors technical degree with strong computer science fundamentals or equivalent experience.

Desirable: Agile development practices with a focus on writing thorough and testable code. Experience developing desktop applications using C#/.NET, WPF. Experience supporting commodities trading and market making.

Bank of America's Global Banking and Markets Technology Organization....

  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.
  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0 -->

Job Description:

The commodities business has a number of front-office applications for the GCIP (Global Commodity Index & Structured Products) business in each of the three regions; Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and Houston. These applications include solutions to help trader’s capture deals, price deals, make markets, and manage risk and positions. Given the evolving nature of the commodities business these tools need to be enhanced to accommodate new business requests for new products and support the evolution of regulatory reporting requirements.

Business Unit and Department Structure:
(Business Unit function, Department Function and Size)

Merrill Lynch Commodities is a global organization with major trading centers in Houston and London. The Houston office currently trades both physical and financial commodities, including Natural gas, Power, Coal, Crude & Products, and Commodity Indices.

Team Specific Structure and Responsibilities:
(Team Function, Structure, Size, Responsibility, upcoming projects)

The Global Commodities Index Construction and Administration Tools (ICAT) front office technology team develops and supports the front-office applications responsible for globally trading commodity indices including index modeling, risk/valuation, reporting and market making infrastructure. This particular role will report into the MLCI IT department, GCIP ICAT technology team.

Role Specific Responsibilities:
(Role Summary, specific responsibilities, challenges, reasons for applying etc)

This role will involve developing and supporting the server side & UI components of the commodity index technology suite of applications used by the GCIP traders in Houston and London. The role will require close interaction with the traders and sales people, understanding their requirements, and developing and/or enhancing existing solutions to meet their needs. The candidate will also be responsible for analysis, design, implementation and testing of various components of an externally available web application.

Responsible for designing and developing complex requirements to accomplish business goals. Ensures that software is developed to meet functional, non-functional, and compliance requirements. Ensures solutions are well designed with maintainability/ease of integration and testing built-in from the outset. Possess strong proficiency in development and testing practices common to the industry, and have extensive experience of using design and architectural patterns. At this level, specializations start to form in either Architecture, Test Engineering or DevOp. Contributes to story refinement/defining requirements. Participates and guides team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle. Performs spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas. Codes solutions and unit tests to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements. Utilizes multiple architectural components (across data, application, business) in design and development of client requirements. Assists team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work. Designs/develops/modifies architecture components, application interfaces, and solution enablers while ensuring principal architecture integrity is maintained. Designs/develops/maintains automated test suites (integration, regression, performance). Sets up and develops a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline. Automates manual release activities. Mentors other Software Engineers and coaches team on CI-CD practices and automating tool stack. Individual contributor.

Experience Required:

Essential: 5 to 10 yrs development experience in a complex application development (client and/or server) using C#/.NET and/or python along with a background in messaging; Experience with SQL database development. UI development experience. College graduate with a Bachelors technical degree with strong computer science fundamentals or equivalent experience.

Desirable: Agile development practices with a focus on writing thorough and testable code. Experience developing desktop applications using C#/.NET, WPF. Experience supporting commodities trading and market making.

Bank of America's Global Banking and Markets Technology Organization....

  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.
  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:
The commodities business has a number of front-office applications for the GCIP (Global Commodity Index & Structured Products) business in each of the three regions; Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and Houston. These applications include solutions to help trader’s capture deals, price deals, make markets, and manage risk and positions. Given the evolving nature of the commodities business these tools need to be enhanced to accommodate new business requests for new products and support the evolution of regulatory reporting requirements.

Business Unit and Department Structure:
(Business Unit function, Department Function and Size)

Merrill Lynch Commodities is a global organization with major trading centers in Houston and London. The Houston office currently trades both physical and financial commodities, including Natural gas, Power, Coal, Crude & Products, and Commodity Indices.

Team Specific Structure and Responsibilities:
(Team Function, Structure, Size, Responsibility, upcoming projects)

The Global Commodities Index Construction and Administration Tools (ICAT) front office technology team develops and supports the front-office applications responsible for globally trading commodity indices including index modeling, risk/valuation, reporting and market making infrastructure. This particular role will report into the MLCI IT department, GCIP ICAT technology team.

Role Specific Responsibilities:
(Role Summary, specific responsibilities, challenges, reasons for applying etc)

This role will involve developing and supporting the server side & UI components of the commodity index technology suite of applications used by the GCIP traders in Houston and London. The role will require close interaction with the traders and sales people, understanding their requirements, and developing and/or enhancing existing solutions to meet their needs. The candidate will also be responsible for analysis, design, implementation and testing of various components of an externally available web application.

Responsible for designing and developing complex requirements to accomplish business goals. Ensures that software is developed to meet functional, non-functional, and compliance requirements. Ensures solutions are well designed with maintainability/ease of integration and testing built-in from the outset. Possess strong proficiency in development and testing practices common to the industry, and have extensive experience of using design and architectural patterns. At this level, specializations start to form in either Architecture, Test Engineering or DevOp. Contributes to story refinement/defining requirements. Participates and guides team in estimating work necessary to realize a story/requirement through the delivery lifecycle. Performs spike/proof of concept as necessary to mitigate risk or implement new ideas. Codes solutions and unit tests to deliver a requirement/story per the defined acceptance criteria and compliance requirements. Utilizes multiple architectural components (across data, application, business) in design and development of client requirements. Assists team with resolving technical complexities involved in realizing story work. Designs/develops/modifies architecture components, application interfaces, and solution enablers while ensuring principal architecture integrity is maintained. Designs/develops/maintains automated test suites (integration, regression, performance). Sets up and develops a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline. Automates manual release activities. Mentors other Software Engineers and coaches team on CI-CD practices and automating tool stack. Individual contributor.

Experience Required:

Essential: 5 to 10 yrs development experience in a complex application development (client and/or server) using C#/.NET and/or python along with a background in messaging; Experience with SQL database development. UI development experience. College graduate with a Bachelors technical degree with strong computer science fundamentals or equivalent experience.

Desirable: Agile development practices with a focus on writing thorough and testable code. Experience developing desktop applications using C#/.NET, WPF. Experience supporting commodities trading and market making.

Bank of America's Global Banking and Markets Technology Organization....

  • Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.
  • Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.
  • Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
  • Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.
  • Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.
  • Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

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