SCALA Developer

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Employment: Full Time

On behalf of our client, a fin-tech firm based in Dubai, Swisslinx is seeking a SCALA Developer to join their team. This position is to be based in our client’s prestigious offices nearby Trade Center.

In this role, you will work on the development of trading algorithms in financial markets. The function will include the entire lifecycle of a trading algorithm development using Scala, during the back-testing period Python might be asked to be used. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute their ideas to the team and develop their understanding of capital markets trading microstructure.


Required qualifications:

• Expert in Scala and Python programming
• Knowledge in Git, Azure DevOps is a must
• Machine Learning, Data science or some Data engineering background is a plus
• Knowledge in unit and integration tests using JUnit, Cucumber (Gherkin), customized Java
• APIs and in libraries like Apache Spark and Gradle
• Curious, autonomous, problem-solving and team spirit oriented.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or IT related field.
• Speak English fluently.

*Only UAE Based candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Swisslinx Middle East is a leading executive search firm in the region. We specialise in recruitment solutions, talent acquisition and career advice across a wide range of markets within the financial services sector.

We are located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which gives us unrivalled access to onshore Middle Eastern clients and candidates. We also partner with clients in London, Zurich, Geneva, Zug, Frankfurt and Paris and have been instrumental in establishing onshore Middle Eastern and Emerging Market teams.

We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients helping them develop successful, sustainable businesses. Transparency, trust and discretion drive the way in which we mediate between clients and candidates and ensure we consistently deliver results.

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