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Senior Software Developer (Full Stack)

Requisition ID:  36848
Business Unit:  Fitch Group
Category:  Information Technology

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Sep 12, 2023

At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.  Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.  Fitch’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences.  Fitch’s ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support. 


With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.


Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.


Senior Software Developer (Full Stack)

Fitch Ratings is currently seeking a Senior Software Developer based out of our New York office.

As a Senior Software Developer, you will be joining a team focused on providing solutions directly supporting the critical business processes of the company. The ideal candidate should be highly adaptable and detail-oriented with a proven track record of delivering high quality software on time.


What We Offer:

  • Exceptional chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope.
  • High-achieving diversified team.
  • Excellent exposure to the latest technology.


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Design, develop and deploy cloud-based, enterprise-scale web applications.
  • Have a deep understanding of Kafka's architecture, including topics, partitions, replication, brokers, and the role of ZooKeeper.
  • Collaborate with and across Agile squads in an Agile environment.
  • Participate and engage in the Sprint Ceremonies of the squad.
  • Provide production support to the software portfolio of the squad.
  • Debug and/or recommend system efficiencies and improvements.
  • Adhere to and promote Agile and technical best practices.


What You Need to Have:

  • Strong experience developing in Java.
  • Strong SQL and NoSQL skills and ability to create queries to extract data and build performant datasets.
  • Hands-on experience with message queuing and stream data processing (e.g. Kafka Streams).


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Experience developing in Python.
  • Data engineering experience developing large data pipelines
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, any RDBMS (Oracle, Postgres) and NoSQL (Cassandra, Mongo, or Redis, etc.).
  • Hands-on experience in using AWS cloud services: EC2, Lambda, S3
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry


Person specification

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field.


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

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Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


 Expected base pay rates for the role will be between 90,000 and 160,000.00. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors.  Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch. 

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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