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Leonteq Developer Hiring Challenge - September 2020

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Scala developer – architects
2-15 years
20000 € - 50000 €

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Leonteq is a leading expert for structured investment product and unit-linked insurance policies, supported by market-leading technology platform. The company empowers clients and partners vis an unparalleled manufacturing and distribution platform setting new standards in agility, speed, and efficiency fimpor the structured investment products and pension market globally. Leonteq develops unique capabilities and technology to manufacture structured investment products and offers fully integrated services to its clients (financial intermediaries and institutions), renowned partner banks, and insurance companies. Leonteq’s registered shares ( LEON ) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.  Headquartered in Zurich it has offices in Zurich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Monaco, Frankfurt, Paris, and London.

Leonteq is expanding its cutting edge technology capabilities by creating another center of technology excellence at Lisbon, Portugal. Leonteq has partnered with TalentOla to search for the best talent from India to join their team of technologists.  

As a Software Engineer at Leonteq you will be a part of the IT Product Development team, responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining key business applications and services on our highly-specialized investment product management platform. We value Agility (through SCRUM), Technology (through a modern micro-services platform built with functional programming in Scala), and Collaboration.

We’re looking for talented, Scala developers with 2+ years of experience to join our team as we code for a real change.

To join our team of passionate and skilled engineers all you need to do is complete the first round which will take approximately 2 hours.

  • Eligibility:  2+ years of experience in Scala
  • Skills: Scala
  • Format of the challenge: 2 Programming questions - Scala
  • Duration: 2 Hours





  • You must be willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal for this job opportunity. Here's why you must be consider to work in Lisbon
  • The relocation cost, Visa processing fee will be borne by Leonteg Securities AG.
  • You are expected to relocate once the travel restrictions are withdrawn and it is safe to travel. Hoping to see you in Lisbon before Jan 2021.



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Scala developer – architects
Experience: 2-15 years
CTC: 20000 € - 50000 €
Job Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Openings: 50

About the role

  • If you are passionate about coding and love to innovate, develop and learn. This is your next move!
  • As a Software Engineer you will have a unique and exciting opportunity to join a young and dynamic company, committed to delivering value added services in the investment product space.
  • You will be part of the IT Development department, responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining key business applications and services on our highly-specialized investment product management platform. We value Agility (through SCRUM)
  • Technology (through a modern micro-services platform built with functional programming in Scala) and Collaboration.
  • Thanks to a fluid and concentrated organization, frequent communication with end-users and internal training on the investment product domain you will provide concrete and robust technology solutions to our clients, partners and users.
  • As part of the Insurance & Wealth Planning Solutions Development team, you will specifically contribute to a rapid growth of the business line.

Your tasks & responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality solutions in tight timeframes to meet demanding customer requirements
  • Work closely with business and other IT units to gather and understand requirements
  • Contribute to software and architectural design decisions
  • Conduce to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration / continuous deployment environment
  • Become involved in the internal DevOps and Scala guilds, building relationships with other developers and identifying / implementing best practices
  • Maintain close interaction with the business on very diverse topics: front-end portals to management of long-maturity life insurance products

Our Requirements

  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Willing to relocate to Lisbon, Portugal
  • Experience building scalable, distributed applications in Scala and Java
  • Strong understanding of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Experience in developing software in an agile environment
  • Interest in the latest programming trends such as functional and reactive programming
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems
  • Experience in implementation of APIs for integration with internal and external systems
  • Strong problem solving skills & ability to learn in a fast paced environment

Nice to have

  • Financial background in either banking or the insurance industry
  • Cloud migration activities either Public or Private
  • Experience of working with design thinking techniques in iterative sprints is an advantage to this role
  • CQRS and event sourcing hands on experience
  • Knowledge of server-less architecture would be a benefit
  • DevOps experience configuration management, containers, virtualisation, continuous integration and deployment
  • Practical experience with, either or both, AWS or Azure
  • Akka / Akka Persistence / Akka HTTP / Akka Streams / ScalaZ / Play / Slick / Kafka / event streaming pipelines
  • Docker / Kubernetes / AWS / Jenkins / AngularJS


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