Technical Architect - Fintech (Outside IR35 Contract) | London, UK at Adaptive Financial Consulting, London, £Competitive Rate

  • Outside Spy
  • London, UK
  • Mar 01, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description


At Adaptive, we are a financial consulting firm that partners with capital, commodity, and digital market participants. We value differentiation through technology. Our experienced teams design and deliver complex front-office technology solutions using our proven accelerators to create long-term competitive advantage.

Our clients include the world 's leading investment banks, investment managers, fintech and capital market service providers. With a global reach with offices in London, New York, Barcelona, Manila and Montreal, we have a proven track record of delivering powerful, elegant and intuitive trading technology solutions.

We are now looking for a Technical Architect to build low latency solutions in the capital markets space.

• An exceptional technologist who loves to solve complex problems as part of a team.
• An individual with experience building solutions in the capital markets domain.
• Able to build strong relationships easily with your team and clients.
• Can think strategically and communicate concepts clearly to others.
• An individual who acts with authenticity and integrity through their work and interactions. YOU WILL:
• Be an ambassador to Adaptive 's clients.
• Build a strong and trusting relationship with your team.
• Be responsible for engineers within your team 's well being and mental health.
• Help others to grow and evolve through coaching, mentorship and feedback.
• Be accountable for the success and technical excellence of solutions delivered to clients at Adaptive.
• Through individual contribution to the codebase on the most challenging aspects of a Delivery.
• By ensuring the output quality of the team you work meets the standards within Adaptive.
• Through the application of best practices within development (e.g. separation of concerns)
• Through advocacy of testing approaches (e.g. behaviour driven testing)
• By helping to define and facilitate the adoption of standards within teams.
• Through definition of robust architecture and detailed design informed by the domain and client need.
• Be expected to advocate for technical decisions to your Team, Clients and other Stakeholders.
• Be able to lead a team in proper adherence to software development lifecycle processes.
• Be able to work with leadership to ensure that delivered work meets time, budget and quality constraints.
• Be comfortable in escalating and articulating risks to team members, management and clients. YOU HAVE:
• Experience in building low latency, high throughput and deterministic systems within the capital markets domain:
• Order Management Systems
• Execution Management Systems
• Smart Order Routing
• Trading Engines
• Matching Engines
• FIX Gateways
• Ability to drive the architecture for large scale transformation projects across diverse technical landscapes.
• Significant, recent, professional server-side software development experience using Java.
• Knowledge of event driven architecture
• Familiarity with appropriate data structures and their usages (e.g. sets, maps and queues)
• Experience in using messaging technologies (for example Aeron, Chronicle Queue, ZeroMQ or Solace)
• Experienced in working within an Agile environment and following a mature SDLC.
• Strong communication skills
• Experience in providing mentorship and support to team members. WHY US:
• To be immersed in high-standard engineering culture. Our fantastic team takes pride in crafting elegant solutions to complex technical problems but also loves sharing their knowledge and helping you grow professionally (we have extraordinary minds at Adaptive) You can learn from anyone here, which is the beauty of it
• To take part in the growth and development of a great company
• Our teams feel free to speak up, make suggestions and raise concerns.
• Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other, and pitch in
• Great consideration for work/life balance (highly-flexible, hybrid working mode when clients permit, well-being benefits...). The balance between professional and personal life is extremely important to us.
• We work hard to provide a positive, collaborative and inclusive culture and to positively impact our staff and local communities through different well-being, diversity and inclusion programmes. WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF US

You can check our Glassdoor page


Long interview processes are stressful and boring, and that is not us

We want to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

So here you will have three stage interviews:

1- A chat with one of our great recruiters.
2- A zoom chat with two of our Senior Engineers. This will involve questions about your knowledge and experiences and a few small programming tasks.
3. A face to face interview (either in our offices or through zoom) with our leadership team. This will involve deeper questions focused around the design of systems and your approach to leadership.

But don 't worry; everything will be explained to you step by step by your recruiter.

Here is a little tip for you during those stages:

Collaboration is extremely important to us, so don 't hesitate to share your thoughts, ask questions, ask for help if needed, etc at any stages!


Diversity and inclusion are key to a great workplace, and Adaptive is better when it 's more representative of the world around us. We want everyone to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work without any fear of judgment or negativity. All we ask is that our colleagues are respectful, collaborative, passionate about what they do, and have the skills needed to be successful in their roles.