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Scala Team Lead Description

Job #: 64909
Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


Our client is one of the biggest hedge funds in the world managing investments for a wide array of institutional clients, including foreign governments and central banks, corporate and public pension funds, university endowments and charitable foundations.

The project is in the Trading and Portfolio Management departments of the hedge fund, in the group which facilitates and optimizes the hedge fund’s investment implementation: we take trading strategies and turn them into real world decisions that handle everything from cash and collateral, to security selection and trading cost management. Embedded within this group is a uniquely talented technology team that builds the platforms and systems to perform this vital role, as well as integrate the data and analytics to optimize it through time.

We are building an new Back-End team for the project and looking for Technical and Team Lead for this team. The team will interact with a multitude of teams from our UI/UX Design team, to our backend engineering team, to our platform engineers. Each person in the team will deeply understand product & business problems and will work on the stack end to end as the team builds an oversight platform for managing all of hedge fund’s trade generation activity.

Users of the technology in the Department are extremely sophisticated investors who are also technically savvy and work in a deep partnership model with the engineers. Our goal is to build highly functional, beautiful, and intuitive technologies for these processes which ultimately drive, scale, and enable our investment processes.

What You’ll Do

  • Developing extremely sophisticated tools and collaborating with some of hedge fund’s most sophisticated investors – we don’t have a product for casual users, but instead we have products that empower a handful of the world’s sharpest and most engaging minds
  • Operating within a dynamic team focused on back-end development but also working with engineers from several different areas of focus


  • Strong computer science fundamentals with a mastery of back-end development
  • 10+ years professional software development experience in technically rigorous environments holding extremely high bars for their engineers
  • Experienced Team Lead and Solution Architect. Ideally experienced in leading teams of 4-6 engineers
  • Strong Scala developer. Experienced in Scala development or back-end experience in any popular language (Java/.NET) and open to study Scala
  • Strong algorithmic and debugging skills
  • Deep understanding of SDLC, Agile and Design patterns
  • Excellent soft, analytical and problem solving skills:
    • Act like an owner consistently holding a high bar for the quality of your code and are passionate about doing things the “right way”
    • Anticipate problems and complications, and formulate solutions to unblock the progress of the project
    • Act as an owner, assume responsibilities, and drive issues to resolution
    • Can react to a mission critical problem in an excellent way, and not sacrificing quality over speed
    • Are open-minded, appreciate direct feedback, and revel in intellectually rigorous environments
    • Dedicated, proactive. Looking for excellence and meticulous

We offer

  • Extended opportunity to grow professionally in a cross-cultural environment
  • Access to various on-line courses from leading provider
  • Access to engineering communities on a global scale
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Social benefits in line with local legislation
  • Health insurance and meal vouchers programs
  • Special discount program for EPAMers with providers across Malaga and in other cities around the world
  • Regular team collaboration events
  • Office in a good location with easy access
  • Referral bonuses
  • Relocation support (for people from other countries)

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