A wide scope of roles and needs and an expanding range of technologies and languages have made the role of Developer highly sought-after -- particularly for Developers with niche skills. Languages such as Java, C++, C#, and Python are most popular but Developers with functional programming experience in eTrading and front office environments are often at the top of our clients' wishlists.
Most of our specialists work within this sector -- supporting a broad range of languages and business areas. Find your Development consultant below.
I’ve been with Caspian One for the past 9.5 years. Throughout that time, I have worked purely in KDB, Q and Market Data – building teams across the globe; from US locations in New York, Chicago and San Francisco... to London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, Australia. These teams cover a full spectrum of capability, Architects to Junior Developers.
In addition, during this time I have spearheaded our client expansion initiatives and today, manage the FinTech division at Caspian One alongside fellow Co-Head, Phil Staples and Director, Adam Vipond. In this role I lead our business development and client engagement activities, whilst also having the opportunity to share my experiences with the team, seeing them craft rewarding careers.
I believe my success relates to the level of passion, intensity, drive and motivation I express. Much of this I learnt early in my career, through working in sales with like-minded colleagues, and studying Marketing and Finance at University. More importantly, it’s my ability to create real relationships with everyone I work with that I credit highest.
Recruitment is not just about ticking boxes. We've all heard recruiters talking about honesty and integrity, but how many actually take the time to truly understand their candidates and clients needs? I believe my success in recruitment has been directly related to my attention to detail when qualifying jobs and candidates, alongside the investment I've made in understanding the technology. This has allowed me to source individuals that not only fit the job description, but I know will also be a great fit within a company's culture.
Recruitment gives me a great sense of satisfaction. There is nothing better than helping someone take that 'next step' up the career ladder. I am a Java/C++ recruitment specialist who possesses a strong network across financial technology in London. I take a consultative approach; providing accurate information as-well-as around the clock support. Going that extra mile to really ensure my candidates are comfortable and have everything they need to perform at their best. I aim to hone-in on my candidates' motivations and current situation to ultimately see if this mirrors my clients' needs. I delve deeper than most when it comes to understanding my client's needs, to ensure that I do not waste their time and guarantee the best available candidates on the market. I'm honest, understanding and knowledgeable, with a strong reputation and confidence that anyone who's dealt with me in the past would certainly use me again.
Joining Caspian One has given me a great opportunity to express my level of service and attention to detail. Making a difference to my clients and candidates is my priority, and to go the extra mile compared to other recruiters. Networking and connecting with people is also important to grow, ultimately opening more doors and great opportunities for my candidates.
As part of Caspian One’s FinTech division, I’m responsible for locating and delivering exceptional, highly qualified technologists to operate in financial technology markets; meeting hiring demands and challenges faced by our clients. This includes Investment Banks, Financial Institutions, FinTech’s & Start-ups. The remit of my portfolio bridges permanent, contract and bespoke projects.
Recruitment has always been a business area that greatly interested me. Prior to Caspian One I'd worked in sales at Mercedes Benz and managed premium nightclubs - but these didn't align with my career aspirations. Caspian One stood out to me because of its prestigious reputation and the exciting industries and clients they work with. My work history has provided me with a diverse range of skills and capabilities which I now bring to my consultative role within the FinTech division, supporting the needs of Investment Banks, Financial Institutions and Start-ups.