About the job

  • We are looking for a senior Java developer responsible for the construction of application components (such as RESTful services) to manage the interchange of data between external services and the system. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is essential
  • You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application; therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well

Your Main Activities Are

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic

  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications

  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems

  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications

  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation

  • Integration with a variety of data storage solutions

  • Be part of a growing team that is at the heart of our investment in regulatory and business driven change

  • Rapidly prototyping solutions to quickly prove / disprove new concepts

Profile and Skills to Success

  • 3 years of experience with Java

  • 5 years of experience in IT

  • Degree in Computer Science, Finance or related field

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written communication

  • Proficient in Java with a good knowledge of its ecosystem (Spring Framework, JPA/Hibernate)

  • Familiar with Java application design and architectural pattern

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming and functional programming paradigms

  • Able to incrementally deliver server side applications to meet dynamic customer requirements

  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • Knowledge of multithreaded design and concurrency patterns in Java

  • Strong experience delivering MVC, JDBC, and RESTful components

  • Knack for writing clean and readable code

  • Experience with both external and embedded databases

  • Creating data schemas that represent and support business processes

  • Strong unit test and debugging skills

  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3

  • Strong analytical skills with a creative and flexible approach to problem solving

  • Capacity to work effectively in a team and appetite to lead a team towards the best solutions

  • Delivery-focused with keen attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Professional and precise communication skills

  • Exposure to JavaScript frameworks (AngularJS, et al)

  • Basic knowledge of Python or SQL is appreciated

  • Experience of market and/or counterparty risk

  • Exposure to the practical issues of data loading, validation and management

About the Team

  • The mission of RISK is to provide Senior Management of the Group and of the Operating Divisions, with full transparency and dynamic analysis of the risk and clients managed by Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) and Investment Solutions (IS) business units, as per the scope detailed below
  • The scope of RISK is
    • On Market and Liquidity risks: it is Group-wide. RISK comprehensively covers the CIB capital markets activities, ALM Treasury as well as the IS Business Units

    • On Counterparty risk: it is Group-wide. RISK covers all counterparty risks arising from derivative and repo transactions

    • On Credit risk: credit analysis and approval for all Financial Institutions (including Funds and SPVs), Sovereigns, Wealth Management clients and other IS private clients

    • On Insurance risk: risks generated by Insurance activities

    • Depending on mandates given, RISK also assumes, directly or indirectly, responsibilities on the above risk categories in specific areas of the Retail Business Units

    • RISK contributes to the definition of the Group’s risk appetite, its risk decision-making process and the optimization of capital allocation to support the development of the Operating Divisions

    • The RISK ERA Systems team is part of RISK. Its mission consists in providing the Bank with a comprehensive capital markets risk system used to calculate market and counterparty risk capital figures using advanced methods and to support the needs of users for risk analysis, risk reporting and the credit process

    • RISK ERA Systems has recently been expanding its international footprint by opening a new hub in Lisbon. This hub is currently made of two teams

      • Market Risk Measures (MRM), in charge of developing and implementing calculation methods for market and counterparty risk using Python

      • Data Governance Tool (DGT), responsible for the development and maintenance of a tool used to monitor data quality within RISK and developed in Python, Angular and Java

Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe's banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

  • Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines;
  • Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

To find out more on why you should join BNP Paribas visit https://bnpp.lk/why-BNP-Paribas-Portugal

* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.

Primary Location
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 3 years

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