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Java Developer

Java Developer

Custom Field 1:  Backend Development
Custom Field 3:  Backend Development
Country/Region:  CA
Date:  Jun 15, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA, M5J 2P1

Working place:  Hybrid

**This role does not have a visa sponsorship option; it also requires 2-3 days a week working from the office in Downtown Toronto** This role has contract or full time hire options **

GFT is a shaping the future of digital business. We are recognized as transformation leaders with a passion for technology and innovation. We provide sustainable solutions through IT engineering and technology consulting. We are over 10,000 solution-oriented technology professionals across 16 countries. In Canada, we have offices in Toronto, Quebec & Montreal.


Job Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Java Developer with a strong background in investment banking to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and optimizing Java-based applications and systems that support our investment banking operations. This role requires in-depth knowledge of financial instruments, trading, and risk management, as well as proficiency in Java programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Software Development: Design, develop, test, and deploy high-performance Java applications for various investment banking functions, including trading platforms, risk management systems, and data analytics tools.
  2. Domain Expertise: Utilize your expertise in investment banking to understand and implement solutions that align with industry standards and regulations. Stay updated on market trends and evolving technologies.
  3. Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including traders, quants, risk managers, and other developers, to gather requirements and develop innovative solutions.
  4. Performance Optimization: Continuously optimize and enhance the performance of existing systems, ensuring they meet the demands of a fast-paced investment banking environment.
  5. Code Review: Participate in code reviews to maintain code quality, improve team collaboration, and ensure best practices are followed.
  6. Problem Solving: Identify and address complex technical challenges related to trading, data processing, and risk management.
  7. Documentation: Create and maintain detailed technical documentation for developed systems and applications.
  8. Testing and Quality Assurance: Perform thorough testing of software to ensure it meets high-quality standards and is free from defects.
  9. Compliance and Security: Ensure that all software and applications adhere to industry-specific compliance and security standards, including data protection and confidentiality.
  10. Support and Maintenance: Provide ongoing support and maintenance for developed applications, promptly addressing any issues that may arise.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Finance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Java Developer with a focus on investment banking.
  • Strong knowledge of investment banking processes, financial instruments, trading, and risk management.
  • Proficiency in Java programming and experience with relevant frameworks and libraries.
  • Understanding of financial industry regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of database systems, SQL, and data modeling.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience with version control systems and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines is a plus.
  • Relevant certifications in Java programming, financial modeling, or risk management are desirable.

If you meet the qualifications outlined above and are passionate about using your Java development skills in the context of investment banking, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and make a meaningful impact on the financial industry through technology.

Why Join the team?

Caring, Committed, Collaborative, Courageous, Creative are our core values, we are looking for people who know what they are doing and are motivated to bring a positive attitude to the GFT Group This position offers a wonderful opportunity to truly engage and get involved in a dynamic and competent team.

Joining GFT means choosing a company on a human scale where happiness and pleasure are of how we work, but it is also:

• The opportunity to provide complex banking solutions with global experts and local specialist.

• Work with a leadership group that starts with trust first

• Have a team that cares what you think and how you would approach the solution

• Promotes remote work culture and only coming to office when it benefits everyone

• Teamwork is at the heart of our values. We love to learn from challenges and celebrate success together!

In addition to being part of our great team, you will have the start with these great work conditions:

• Six weeks of vacation for all.

• 40h/work week and full-time or hybrid telework according to your needs.

• Diversified social & sports activities.

• Generous individual or family insurance plan

Diversity & Inclusion Statement: #MakeyourMark

Diversity is the key to a successful company. At GFT we are committed to cultivating, fostering, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want to work with you because of your skills and your talent regardless of your age, ethnicity, gender identity, or physical ability. We know that being a diverse, inclusive employer will help us live up to our social responsibility and make a difference.

About Us

We show commitment to our investors and stand for solid, long-term growth performance. Founded in Germany in 1987 and in American territory since 2008, GFT expanded globally to over 10,000 experts. And to more than 15 markets to ensure proximity to clients. With new opportunities from Asia to Brazil, the international growth story continues. We are committed to grow tech talents worldwide. Because our team’s strong consulting and development skills across legacy and pioneering technologies, like GreenCoding, underpin success. We maintain a family atmosphere in an inclusive work environment.

At GFT we are committed to cultivating, fostering, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We want to attract, recruit, develop and retain the most talented employees, regardless of their background. We are guided by our core values in everything we do, and recognize that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our social responsibility to make a difference.    

At GFT, #MakeYourMark implies a commitment to always put you first, while helping you push your boundaries to achieve greatness, and giving you the freedom to innovate and create beyond conventions.  

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