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Historically, infrastructure has been known as a hardware environment in-which we’ve managed cross-asset, front to back-office infrastructure and application support requirements.

However, the platform and infrastructure market is evolving. Businesses now want to move past space-demanding servers, relinquish associated costs, and increase speed and accuracy.

Cloud-based technologies are empowering this movement. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) practices, along with the latest AI and machine learning capabilities - are enabling clients to migrate to autonomous online environments that deliver less downtime, more efficiency and higher productivity across business workflows. 

The need for operational support and monitoring is still present but now aligns more with programming languages and DevOp methodologies. So where Linux and Unix Solution Architects (SAs) may now move to Python environments, typically we’ve seen front/back-and Java Programmers and similar learning the new operative approaches. 

Legacy systems, and the vast amounts of data that must be transferred to create automated environments, are the most significant hardship impacting this Cloud revolution at financial institutions; where inherently, required Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) capabilities are not available on site. 

  • Cloud Migration (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Network/Connectivity
  • VDI
  • Database - DBA/Big Data
  • O365 Projects
  • Windows 10 Projects
  • Real Time Data Flows/Low Latency Environments
  • Cross Asset Capabilities
The rise of scalable automation and the era of SRE’ has sharply changed the mindsets of people adapting to fit, or coming new to this market.

Money and level-careers are no longer as focal - with questions regarding exciting projects, the tech stacks, scalability and flexibility in working practices garnering more attention. Banks are recognising this change and modifying their engagement practices. Now they want the right people for an environment, not just those with typical asset classes or backgrounds.

From a support perspective, the people we look for in this community are problem solvers, usually with a propensity for fixing things and natural interpersonal communication abilities - enabling them to interact with vendor and in-house individuals as well as applications throughout the business. 

The truth of this market is that there will always be a need for exceptional technologists, to keep the lights on across the city. Gains are incremental as large team build outs are rare and tenures are strong... but we have a constant flow of roles. In the last 12 months we’ve witnessed mid to senior-level 1st and 2nd line support initiatives heavily expanding, especially in terms of project work.

In terms of in-demand technologies, these centre around Cloud vendors, the front runner being AWS with a declining demand for Azure, but a rapidly growing need for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) knowledge. Scripting capabilities is a requirement we see a lot predominantly in Python.

Ultimately our focus is on how clients can harmonise infrastructure and development - with the support of DevOps, SRE and platform reliability engineering capabilities.

We have been engaging with Caspian for a number of years, their partnered capability model has been a refreshing change from working through the traditional consultancy methods and their delivery and speed have helped me achieve significant gains for my division
Head of Technology Transformation

Market People Types:
Network Engineer

Specialist in low latency networking for market data delivery and high frequency trading.

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Infrastructure Architect

Strong architecture design experience across front to back banking flows, can translate business goals into holistic designs across disparate stakeholders covering FX and FIC asset classes.

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Migration Specialist

Worked on several of the city’s largest migration projects away from Vendor software and also been responsible for decommissioning legacy trading elements for front office systems.