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Senior Lead Application Developer

New York
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Role: Senior Lead Application Developer

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 12

The Location: New York, NY or Virtual (CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI)

The Team: You will be part of global technology team comprising of Developers, QA and BA teams and will be responsible for analysis, design, and development and testing.

The Impact: You will be working on one of the core technology platforms responsible for the end of day calculation as well as dissemination of index values.

What's In It for You: You will have the opportunity to work on the enhancements to the existing index calculation system as well as implement new methodologies as required.

  • Design and development of Java applications for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) web sites and its feeder systems
  • Participate in multiple software development processes including Coding, Testing, Debugging & Documentation
  • Develop software applications based on clear business specifications
  • Work on new initiatives and support existing Index applications
  • Perform Application & System Performance tuning and troubleshoot performance issues
  • Develop web based applications and build rich front-end user interfaces
  • Build applications with object oriented concepts and apply design patterns
  • Integrate in-house applications with various vendor software platforms
  • Setup development environment / sandbox for application development
  • Check-in application code changes into the source repository
  • Perform unit testing of application code and fix errors
  • Interface with databases to extract information and build reports
  • Effectively interact with customers, business users and IT staff
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering is required, or in lieu, a demonstrated equivalence in work experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, with strong verbal and writing proficiency
  • 8+ years of experience in application development and support
  • Strong hands-on experience with Java, J2EE, Java Messaging Service (JMS) & Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
  • Strong hands-on experience with advanced SQL, PL/SQL programming
  • Basic networking knowledge / Unix scripting
  • Exposure to addressing Vulnerabilities
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in any three or more of following:
    • Advanced Python
    • Advanced Scala
    • Infrastructure/ CICD /DevOps/ Ansible / Fortify / Jenkins
    • Big data / Microservices
    • Spark using Scala / Python / Java and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
    • Good understanding of AWS cloud (EC2, EMR, Lambda, S3, Glue, etc.)
    • QA Automation (Cucumber, Selenium, Karate etc.)
Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience working with large datasets in Equity, Commodities, Forex, Futures and Options asset classes preferred
  • Experience with Index/Benchmarks or Asset Management or Trading platforms preferred
  • Basic Knowledge of User Interface design & development using JQuery, HTML5 & CSS preferred
At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We're the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average . More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person's ability to perform his or her job.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 276713
Posted On: 2022-09-06
Location: New York, New York, United States
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  • Job Reference: 707288557-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: S&P Global
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent