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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings, S&P Capital IQ/S&P Indices, Commodities & Commercial (C&C), and McGraw-Hill Education (MHE). The S&P Ratings segment offers credit rating services; and information and independent benchmarks to investors for their investment and financial decisions, and acce... Read More

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Application Developer

Standard & Poor's Capital IQ is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations. An essential part of the world's financial infrastructure, Standard & Poor's has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. And we do it with the utmost integrity. If our values speak to you, then speak to us.


Standard & Poor's Equity Research is dedicated to providing timely, objective and actionable investment intelligence that enable clients around the world to navigate and seek success in even the most complex global markets.


Standard & Poor’s is seeking a Senior Application Developer to be a key player in the analysis, design, implementation, and support of Equity Research applications. This role requires a seasoned technologist, who works effectively, both independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment. The candidate must be a delivery-focused person with solid financial applications experience skills. The candidate will assist with day-to-day support and operations functions, design, development, code reviews, unit testing, and deployment tasks.

Qualifications and Attributes Required:

    * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering is required, or in lieu, a demonstrated equivalence in work experience; MS in Computer Science highly desirable
    * A minimum of 4 years of experience in software development in a Unix, Java/J2EE Relational Database (Oracle preferred) environment
    * Strong web application development experience delivering Java applications using technologies, such as: Spring, Hibernate, AJAX and AJAX Frameworks, JSP, Object Oriented JavaScript, JSON, HTML5, CSS 2.1 & 3.
    * Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (RUP or Agile preferred)
    * Hands-on experience with XML/XSLT and XPATH
    * Proficiency in the development environment, including IDE, web server, application server, source control system, unit-testing tool and defect management tool
    * Strong understanding of system architecture, object-oriented design, standard java frameworks (SPRING, Hibernate, xstream, iText, FOP etc.)  and design patterns.
    * Strong Oracle PL/SQL, stored procedures, SQL optimization skills
    * Able to assess and evaluate risk and understand the implications of new technologies
    * Rapidly absorb new and complex technical information and apply it effectively
    * Excellent communication skills are essential, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies
    * Experience of Equity asset classes is useful.
    * Ability to develop comprehensive technical specifications that bridge business/product need with systems design/deliverables
    * Experience in researching appropriate technical solutions for business needs
    * Experience in identifying risks and participating in risk mitigation activities
    * Experience in delegating tasks, building trust


Education Required:

    * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is required
    * MS in Computer Science, Quantitative Finance or MBA in Finance is a strong plus


Additional Preferred:

    * Working knowledge of J2EE, Messaging, Document Repositories applications and performance improvement techniques.
    * Knowledge of upcoming databases like columnar databases, NoSQL
    * Knowledge of JsonP, Cross domain scripting
    * Mobile application development


The McGraw-Hill Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- mcgraw-hill.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.


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