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Graduate Job Junior C++/ SQL Server Developer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Hatstand Ltd
Reference: HS267
Salary: £25,000 - £32,500 depending on experience  

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Hatstand ( are looking to recruit junior C++ Developers to join a 2 year scheme for one of our leading clients, a Major European Investment Bank.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to break into investment banking – no previous investment banking experience is required. The role will involve working across all levels of the development lifecycle - designing, developing, maintaining and testing source code and software builds.


The graduate role will involve the following disciplines:

      • Formal training on specific internal systems
      • Close working relationships with both the business and the technical teams. 
      • Reviewing and communicating software release changes from the appropriate development teams
      • Liaising with product providers regarding problem resolution and enhancement/project delivery
      • Liaising with the Front Office business and IT groups
      • Management of problems, ensuring effective and timely resolution and communication
      • Identifying and resolving potential system problems
      • Project lead, co-ordinate and implement system releases
      • Manage client / vendor expectations
      • Effectively communicate issues to Business and IT Managers
      • Contribute to communication and cooperation between regional technical teams to facilitate consistently high standards of client services globally
      • Work effectively under pressure with strong sensitivity to deadlines



      • Candidates must be proficient in C++, preferably with 1-3 years worth of experience
      • Strong academic background with a good degree (2.1 or above) in a technical discipline
      • Self evident interest in IT
      • Willingness and desire to understand distributed systems (Solaris, Linux server-side, XP/.net client side) any prior experience beneficial
      • SQL Server knowledge gained through academic projects and work experience
      • A deep desire to learn more about investment banking and financial markets
      • Strong communication skills
      • Demonstrable technical skills / aptitude / attitude
      • Clear sense of ownership and responsibility
      • Observant, insightful and eager to contribute
      • Motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic
      • A willingness to learn new technologies and build a solid understanding of the business context of the applications
      • Highly committed and dedicated
      • Reliability, responsiveness, assurance and empathy are essential
      • Must be articulate and highly literate in the English language.
      • Ability to work in a high pressure environment.



      • Performance related pay rise after 12 months and bonus on scheme completion
      • Bespoke training programme
      • Non-contributory pension scheme, health insurance and 25 days holiday per year.

2 year contract

£25,000 - £32,500 depending on experience

Location: Any Location, London (inner and outer), UK locations

Recruiter Details

Helen Highet

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