Senior / Lead Java Developer

IntercontinentalExchange   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Purpose

The Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in trading and clearing of derivatives, fixed income and cash markets.

As a Senior/Lead Software Developer at the Intercontinental Exchange, you will play a key role in developing systems which provide clearing services for fixed income which are essential to economies around the world.

If you are a self-starting, talented designer and coder that builds reusable software components and has a desire to understand and support the business of fixed income clearing, we would love to hear from you.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, architect and code key systems
  • Take ownership of key systems
  • Understand the fixed income clearing and settlement business
  • Work closely with the business units and stakeholders on gathering and understanding system requirements
  • Plan and estimate key components, system and application development
  • Work closely with project management, product management and QA teams. This requires strong collaboration and strong technical leadership skills in articulating complex technical infrastructure and concepts
  • Assist in writing functional specifications
  • Extend our Java applications using JBoss, Spring, REST, SQL, Hibernate, iBATUS, JMS and MQ
  • Build reusable utilities and frameworks within our applications
  • Work on the scalability and performance of our high performance components
  • Production support

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8+ years of experience developing with Java Technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of:
    • OOD, Design Patterns,
    • Multi-threading,
    • Distributed messaging, JMS,
    • Spring, Spring MVC,
    • Hibernate, iBATUS, JPA, Spring Data, etc.,
    • Multi-threaded server side development
  • Experience in Java performance tuning, debugging and memory profiling
  • Ability to work independently, productively under pressure, and effectively multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Building business applications from design to live production systems
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English

Although not required, it would be a plus if:

  • You have built front ends using ExtJS or other JavaScript libraries
  • You have exposure in the financial space - particularly in fixed income clearing
  • You have demonstrated open-source contribution
  • You have a CS bachelor's degree or equivalent

Core Competencies

Competencies are the skills and behaviors that are critical both to your personal performance and to ICE’s continued success. The core competencies apply to every member of staff working for ICE.


  • Offers time and/or assistance to colleagues; is widely regarded and respected as someone to go to for help
  • Fosters friendly and cooperative relationships with others; colleagues enjoy working with the
  • employee
  • Shares knowledge and mentors staff; works to develop others’ knowledge as well as own
  • Gives and shares credit as appropriate
  • Contributes to recruiting and training efforts of others, including candidate referrals, job interviews and mentoring
  • Attends and participates in company and department level functions inside and outside of the office

Problem-Solving & Decision-Making

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the urgent nature of our business and the need to proactively find and fix problems quickly and effectively takes ownership and follows through on decisions; doesn’t minimize or forget about problems
  • Determines and fixes root causes rather than just treating symptoms
  • Applies novel techniques to solve problems that are more ambiguous; challenges long-held beliefs when necessary
  • Quickly and effectively identifies alternative solutions and the pros/cons of each; confirms that a proposed solution has no unintended consequences
  • Takes steps to mitigate risk
  • Consults with colleagues and recommends solutions based on the best interests of customers and shareholders, even when the opinion is unpopular


  • Actively listens and speaks to, not over, others
  • Uses clear and constructive language orally and in writing
  • Communicates important developments to the relevant and appropriate audiences in a timely and consistent manner
  • Asks follow-up questions to ensure all points are understood
  • Takes time to objectively listen to all viewpoints before forming an opinion
  • Builds consensus among differing views

Professionalism & Integrity

  • Makes a positive impression; represents the company well on the phone and in person, including maintaining attire and appearance that is consistent with company image and appropriate for employee’s role
  • Models a ‘can-do’ attitude and takes initiative as a self-starter; inspires and motivates others to do the same
  • Embraces, rather than resists, additional responsibilities
  • Refrains from office gossip; settles rather than creates conflict with and between others
  • Exhibits desired work habits including regular office hours and extra hours when necessary while minimizing breaks and non-work related activities
  • Adheres to all corporate policies; makes prudent use of company resources