Front Office Object Oriented Programmer at Talan Americas

New York City, NY, United States of America

Posted on Apr 21 2015 (about 3 years ago)




Talan is a French consulting firm with more than 1000 consultants worldwide, and locations on four continents (seven countries). We specialize in IT Support and Development, as well as the redesign of business processes. Our NY team consists of 25 young technology professionals working at our client sites in Manhattan, and our Montreal team is comprised of 7 technology professionals. Talan offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with an atmosphere of team spirit, collaboration, and fun. The successful candidate will join our US subsidiary, and will be detached to our client site.

Position Objectives

The role offers the chance to actively participate to the business growth on Structured Products and retail. Working closely with the Front-Office, the candidate will extend the automation of the documentation accompanying deals traded by our sales task force. This automation accelerates the resolution of the trade, reduces operational risks, creates customer loyalty and saves time to Sales team for absorbing more deals and canvassing new clients.

The candidate will intervene on a proprietary IT application in charge of generating documentation for a wide scope of users. The drafting service is mostly implemented in Python and extended with a template-based language, which brings a high degree of flexibility and reactivity in the creation of document templates. This service collaborates with some other components written in Java.

Position Responsibilities

  • To collect business requirements
  • To ensure continuous improvement by enhancing document templates
  • To implement new payoffs which remain in line with the most recent expectations of our clients
  • To create tailor-made documentation in order to acquire new clients
  • To implement the appropriate documentation of specific marketing campaigns
  • To investigate for troubleshooting
  • To report on the progression of projects on a regular basis


The candidate must be highly knowledgeable in IT development and demonstrate his interest in the corporate and investment banking sector. He will work first as an IT developer but will have to act partially as a Business Analyst, acquiring a perfect understanding of the business context (terminology, payoff behavior, expectations from the legal team, process, etc.) and of the role of other IT applications he will have to interact with.

Required Skills:

  • 2 years’ experience in a Front Office/Development environment
  • Ability to design elegant Object-oriented Modelling with a knowledge of Design Patterns
  • Ability to conceive sophisticated algorithms
  • Mastery of several general-purpose programming languages and at least one scripting language
  • Ability to conceive and implement IT solutions to gain productivity and reduce the time-to-market
  • Autonomous and curious: as the rest of the IT team is based in Paris, the candidate will have a high degree of autonomy
  • Creative thinking skills and an ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, time-sensitive environments
  • Strong commitment; result-driven and proactive
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to liaise with both Business and IT developers in Paris in a clear manner


  • Ability to communicate in French (oral and written) is a plus

Talan’s offices are located in Flat Iron district, right in the center of Manhattan.

Our company benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year at hire and up to 5 weeks according to seniority
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Company health insurance plan
  • Other benefits such as sick and personal days, transit benefits.


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Hello, I'm interested in this offer, is it still valid? Best regards Clément Guigue

Talan Americas

Hello. Yes, the offer is still valid. Please send me your resume and we'll review. Best, Deborah