Category: Career

HQLAᵡ Scrum Master / Test Engineer

An exciting opportunity exists for a developer to help build HQLAx’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAx is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

  • A prototype version of the HQLAx securities lending platform was originally built in 2017 using Corda via a collaboration of 5 banks, R3, and HQLAx.
  • Subsequently, an early version of the platform was used to execute a live transaction between 2 banks at the start of 2018.
  • In April 2018, Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAx announced a partnership to build the HQLAx platform on the R3 Corda Blockchain Platform.
  • And more recently, Deutsche Börse Group announced that it expanded its partnership with HQLAx by acquiring a minority stake in HQLAx.

Press releases for the above milestones are available here: https://www.hqla-x.com/category/news

The Scrum Master position is critical to the success of the HQLAx platform. The successful candidate will have a successful track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects. They will have a strong track record of building complex client facing applications and solutions. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

HQLAhas offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Zug.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAx
  • Work closely with other HQLAx personnel to ensure the HQLAx‘s collateral lending platform meets the functional requirements as defined by HQLAx in collaboration with its customers.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, complex technological concepts and projects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Make presentations to HQLAx co-founders, board of directors and chief executive officer.
  • Coaching an agile development team as a scrum master.
  • Drafting use cases, test plans, and software documentation.
  • Managing stakeholders such as product owners, clients, regulators, etc…
  • Requirements analysis.
  • Planning test and release activities.
  • Drive and shape automated testing.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed ledger technology or distributed systems is a plus. Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment; able to adapt easily to change.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAx achieve its goals.
  • Familiar and comfortable with agile ways of working, including Scrum, in a software development environment.
  • Strong coaching skills.
  • Strong social skills: can work effectively in a diverse, international and multicultural environment.
  • Capable of managing (senior) stakeholders.
  • Proactive: makes things happen.
  • Good knowledge of the securities market.
  • A solid understanding of IT environments in financial industries, including the software security and reliability requirements for such environments.
  • Strong coordination, estimation, and planning skills; familiar with associated tools (e.g., JIRA).
  • Strong technical writer:
    • Must be fluent in English
    • Must have sufficient technical depth to draft specifications, test plans, and architectural documentation.
  • Familiar with enterprise technology, including relational databases, message queues, APIs, PKI, virtualization, containers, etc.
  • Understands distributed ledger technology.
  • Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Technological Analysis, Research, Business, Computational Skills, Mentoring, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Presentations, Industry Knowledge, IT Terminology, Computer Network Development and Maintenance, Client Management.

 

More information on HQLAx is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

HQLAᵡ Ops Engineer

An exciting opportunity exists for an Ops Engineer/developer to help build HQLAx’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAx is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

  • A prototype version of the HQLAx securities lending platform was originally built in 2017 using Corda via a collaboration of 5 banks, R3, and HQLAx.
  • Subsequently, an early version of the platform was used to execute a live transaction between 2 banks at the start of 2018.
  • In April 2018, Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAx announced a partnership to build the HQLAx platform on the R3 Corda Blockchain Platform.
  • And more recently, Deutsche Börse Group announced that it expanded its partnership with HQLAx by acquiring a minority stake in HQLAx.

Press releases for the above milestones are available here: https://www.hqla-x.com/category/news

The Ops Engineer position is critical to the success of the HQLAx platform. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects with the necessary skills to maintain and enhance the continuous integration environment. They will be experienced in multiple languages and multiple development methodologies and will have a strong track record of building & maintaining complex development, testing & deployment environments. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. They may already be active in one or more open source projects, and have a sound understanding of security engineering principles. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

HQLAhas offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Luxembourg.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance the Continuous Integration environment for the HQLAsoftware platform.
  • Create & maintain the scripts and tooling to ensure that the build, test & delivery pipeline runs smoothly,
  • Coordinate the rollout of new releases across all Nodes of the HQLACorda Business Network,
  • Hands on development & fix of key components of the HQLAx collateral exchange platform.
  • Investigate and resolve software issues,
  • Support the CTO on the full lifecycle development of the HQLAx collateral exchange platform from inception, architectural design, GUI design, build, functional testing, non-functional testing, implementation, and integration with existing banking systems of HQLAx‘s clients.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAplatform for customers.
  • Partner with the R3 Corda development team to propose enhancements to the Corda Enterprise platform that will mutually benefit both the HQLAx platform and other Corda based solutions.
  • Create and maintain a state of the art monitoring and alerting environment
  • Design and maintain a highly reliable and secure production environment
  • Willing to cover part of an on-call rota to provide production support coverage

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Technical degree from a top university and significant hands-on experience in the fields of software development and platform management including experience with multiple software development methodologies.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAx achieve its goals.
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments, preferably for a financial services institution
  • Solid experience using scripting tools, build tools & configuration management tools.
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of Java/Kotlin application stacks
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in Azure
  • Experience with monitoring systems (e.g. DataDog, Graphite/Grafana)
  • Experience with automation software (preferably Ansible)
  • Experience with central logging systems (e.g. ELK)
  • Experience of deploying, using and managing the Atlassian tool set (Jira, Service Desk etc).
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Solid scripting skills (shell, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (firewall configuration, load balancers, proxy configuration)
  • Solid understanding and experience of security engineering
  • Solid understanding of Public Key Infrastructures
  • Deep and broad understanding of computer science and engineering principles, most likely obtained through significant professional experience
  • Experience with one or more blockchain technologies desirable but not essential

More information on HQLAx is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

HQLAᵡ Developer

An exciting opportunity exists for a developer to help lead the development and build of HQLAx’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAx is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

  • A prototype version of the HQLAx securities lending platform was originally built in 2017 using Corda via a collaboration of 5 banks, R3, and HQLAx.
  • Subsequently, an early version of the platform was used to execute a live transaction between 2 banks at the start of 2018.
  • In April 2018, Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAx announced a partnership to build the HQLAx platform on the R3 Corda Blockchain Platform.
  • And more recently, Deutsche Börse Group announced that it expanded its partnership with HQLAx by acquiring a minority stake in HQLAx.

Press releases for the above milestones are available here: https://www.hqla-x.com/category/news

The developer position is critical to the success of the HQLAx platform. The successful candidate will have a successful track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects. They will be experienced in multiple languages and multiple development methodologies and will have a strong track record of building complex client facing applications and solutions. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, be a “player and a coach”, be strictly non-political, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. They may already be active in one or more open source projects, have experience working in geographically distributed teams and have a sound understanding of security engineering principles. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

One of the key responsibilities of the developer will be to support and work alongside the CTO in helping to contribute to and build a successful development team to build and support the HQLAx platform.

HQLAhas offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Zug. The developer will report directly to the CTO who in turn will report directly to the CEO of HQLAx.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Hands on development of key components of the HQLAx collateral exchange platform.
  • Support the CTO on the full lifecycle development of the HQLAx collateral exchange platform from inception, architectural design, GUI design, build, functional testing, non-functional testing, implementation, and integration with existing banking systems of HQLAx‘s clients.
  • Help resolve high-priority/high-risk design questions and ensure the platform design is suitable to meet the security, disaster recovery, client confidentiality needs of HQLAx‘s clients.
  • Help hire, retain, motivate, drive accountability, mentor and grow developers in the HQLAx development team, and demonstrate commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Help the CTO evaluate new technology and make recommendations on technological solutions for the benefit of HQLAx‘s strategic goals.
  • Assist the CTO with the evaluation of third-party service providers.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAx
  • Partner with the R3 Corda development team to propose enhancements to the Corda Enterprise platform that will mutually benefit both the HQLAx platform and other Corda based solutions.
  • Assist the CTO with the establishment of a technical support model for the HQLAx
  • Work closely with other HQLAx personnel to ensure the HQLAx‘s collateral lending platform meets the functional requirements as defined by HQLAx in collaboration with its customers.
  • Help identify competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of HQLAx.
  • Build partnerships that aid in delivering against the objectives of the company.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, complex technological concepts and projects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Make presentations to HQLAx co-founders, board of directors and chief executive officer.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Technical degree from a top university and significant hands-on experience in the fields of software development and platform management including experience with multiple software development methodologies.
  • Experience of shipping software products on an aggressive timeline.
  • Track record of significant contribution to a development team (Back-End, Front-End, UX design) that created a successful product of significant scale.
  • Thorough conversancy in multiple technologies, architectural, and functional design principles and a strong understanding of full-stack development, Java and or Kotlin, Oracle database technology, Java Message Service, and Public Key Infrastructure. Knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed ledger technology or distributed systems is a plus. Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment; able to adapt easily to change.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAx achieve its goals.
  • Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Technological Analysis, Research, Business, Computational Skills, Mentoring, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Presentations, Industry Knowledge, IT Terminology, Computer Network Development and Maintenance, Client Management.

 

More information on HQLAx is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com