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Software Engineer Innovation - Fircosoft - Paris (F/M)

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Software Engineer III (Accuity)
Accuity is looking for a skilled technologist to join a very exciting area of our financial publications and software business.  This role will be focused on discovering, accelerating and innovating new ideas on new and existing products, working from our vibrant Paris office.
The ideal candidate will be a software engineer that is looking to take their skills to the next level, and this role will expose the candidate to areas such as architecture, product management and user experience as well as present many opportunities to work with new technology and techniques.
Job Purpose: 
You will work in a small product discovery focused team, consisting of skilled technology, user experience and business colleagues with the sole purpose of achieving product to market fit of new ideas through experimentation and evaluation.
You will bring your diverse technical background to bear in novel and innovative ways of solving customer problems. You will enjoy learning new technologies and techniques, but make clear decisions and be opinionated on approaches.
You will be responsible for the full stack of delivering prototypes, and may be asked to give input and leadership to delivery teams as well as present to delivery teams and management.
You will be self-motivated, driven and keen to be more involved with customers than a usual technology role.
Experience and Education
  • 3+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required
Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:
  • Work within the local Accelerator team to define technical feasibility of ideas and experiments
  • Construct prototypes, analyse data and design solutions to serve as mechanisms to prove technical and product assumptions.
  • Work with the wider accelerator group to define working process and practices
  • Work with the wider architecture and development organisation to ensure smooth transition and handover of prototypes and prototypical solutions.
  • Interface with other technical personnel or team members to define and finalize requirements.
  • Write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of complex system components.
  • Complete bug fixes.
  • Successfully implement development processes, coding best practices, and code reviews.
  • Operate in various development environments (Agile, Waterfall, etc.) while collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Resolve technical issues as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of new technology developments.
  • Design and work with complex data models.
  • Manage and encourage new ideas from colleagues and staff to foster improvements through innovations. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency with data manipulation language including optimization techniques.
  • Strong understanding of normalized/dimensional data modeling principles.
  • Strong knowledge of multiple data storage subsystems, SQL and NO-SQL
  • Proficiency in development languages including but not limited to: Java/J2EE 1.7 & 1.8, JavaScript, AngularJs, Python, Scala or Go
  • Strong knowledge of REST, Microservices and Service oriented architecture
  • Strong knowledge of Single page applications, Sprint MVC framework and Spring Boot.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum).
  • Knowledge of big data architectures and analytics
  • Knowledge of the experimental approach or lean methods.
  • Knowledge in industry best practices in development.
  • Knowledge in using and developing applicable tool sets.
  • Knowledge of User Experience, and customer research
  • Exposure to cloud-hosted operational environments
  • Ability to interface competently with other technical personnel or team members to finalize requirements.
  • Ability to work well with internal and external technology resources.
  • Knowledge of test-driven development.
  • Ability to write and review portions of detailed specifications for the development of complex system components.
So who are RBI and Accuity?
RBI is a global online media and information business cited amongst the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’. We have an international portfolio of market leading brands (including ICIS, Accuity, Flight Global and New Scientist) that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond; we’re also part of the FTSE 100 RELX Group, a global media and publishing group with a history spanning several hundred years and revenues in the region of $10bn.  As one of the largest brands within RBI, Accuity has a global staff of more than 600. Accuity provides a comprehensive suite of data, solutions and services that provide unparalleled defence against participation in illicit financial activities to financial institutions around the world.

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