A wide scope of roles and needs and an expanding range of technologies and languages have made the role of Developer highly sought-after -- particularly for Developers with niche skills. Languages such as Java, C++, C#, and Python are most popular but Developers with functional programming experience in eTrading and front office environments are often at the top of our clients' wishlists.
Most of our specialists work within this sector -- supporting a broad range of languages and business areas. Find your Development consultant below.
Development / Management
In the late 90’s I witnessed first-hand, poor recruitment practices that lacked integrity and created negative stereotypes of our industry; which we’re still overcoming even today. It was seeing this behaviour which inspired me to create a business that would stand out for its high values, whilst being a reflection of my personal beliefs and aspirations. In 2001 I brought Caspian One to life, having identified a niche in the financial technology space. I originally started with a just small group of handpicked consultants, and over time we've organically grown to the 50+ employees organisation we are today.
Through hiring the right people and providing hands-on mentoring, I’ve helped people rise through the ranks at Caspian One and create for themselves, satisfying and worthwhile careers to be proud of. Additionally, as key architect of our overall sales structure, I’ve also played a core part in Caspian One’s total growth to-date.
Since I joined Caspian One in 2007 the FinTech landscape has changed dramatically. For me, this has been a blessing, as it's allowed me to work up from ground level to now dealing with top-tier clients across the UK financial markets. In addition, I also have the benefit of a great team to manage, who are consistently delivering quality highly skilled candidates for our 30+ key clients in particular niche verticals.
I’ve been with Caspian One for the past seven years. In that time I’ve grown our global engagement capabilities (across three continents) within Vendor specific technologies (kbd+, ION etc…) whilst also working with other niche skillsets and business areas. Also, I have spear headed our client expansion. This has subsequently meant I have been the highest billings and sales consultant year on year since 2014. I believe my successes relates to the level of passion, intensity, drive and motivation I express. Much of this I learnt early in my career, through working in sales, with likeminded colleagues, and studying Marketing and Finance at University. However more importantly, it’s my ability to create real relationships with everyone I work with (client, candidate, colleague) that I credit highest. I’m now Caspian One FinTech’s Senior Account Manager, and in this role I lead our business development and client engagement activities. I also have the fantastic opportunity to share my experiences with my team, and see them craft rewarding careers.
Recruitment is not just about ticking boxes. We've all heard recruiters talking about honesty and integrity, but how many actually take the time to truly understand their candidates and clients needs? I believe my success in recruitment has been directly related to my attention to detail when qualifying jobs and candidates, alongside the investment I've made in understanding the technology. This has allowed me to source individuals that not only fit the job description, but I know will also be a great fit within a company's culture.
When my clients have endorsed me in the past, it’s typically been because of three elements; my professionalism, my working knowledge of the support market, and my due diligence throughout the process. Whilst it’s common for recruiters to promote these abilities, I’ve proven them time and again, across 5 years of recruiting for top-tier financial clients. I’m proud to say I both understand and comprehend the technologies, projects and skill demands in the market today - which allows me not just fill gaps, but truly place the right people.
When it comes to recruitment, my approach is entirely people first. I operate equal-standing relationships with my entire network, built upon my expectations of contacts, to be honest, direct and open - coupled with me meeting their demands; providing transparent, flexible and thorough support with a high-level attention to detail. I was brought on to expand the reach in Infrastructure and Support with a particular focus on trading platform vendor SME’s. However, from the successful progression of that market, I’ve also been tasked to head up Caspian One’s developing Cloud presence - recruiting architects within the Cloud space with skill sets not just solely technical but also including evangelists to offer a wide range of truly talented individuals.
I’ve always had an interest in technology. Since joining Caspian One in 2014, I’ve built my reputation around understanding the markets in which I work; whilst providing an open, transparent recruitment service for the businesses and people I work with. My success and progression at Caspian One is based upon established relationships within the C# .NET communities. I’ve gained a reputation for consistently delivering, for both clients and candidates; with an analytical and intelligent approach to recruitment. I get a huge amount of satisfaction from finding a candidate the perfect job, or an ideal engineer for my top tier Investment Banking, Hedge Fund, and FinTech clients.
Recruitment gives me a great sense of satisfaction. There is nothing better than helping someone take that 'next step' up the career ladder. I am a Java/C++ recruitment specialist who possesses a strong network across financial technology in London. I take a consultative approach; providing accurate information as-well-as around the clock support. Going that extra mile to really ensure my candidates are comfortable and have everything they need to perform at their best. I aim to hone-in on my candidates' motivations and current situation to ultimately see if this mirrors my clients' needs. I delve deeper than most when it comes to understanding my client's needs, to ensure that I do not waste their time and guarantee the best available candidates on the market. I'm honest, understanding and knowledgeable, with a strong reputation and confidence that anyone who's dealt with me in the past would certainly use me again.
I genuinely enjoy talking to people and working out how I can help. I want to know their current situation and where they want to be. I also want to understand the market and its trends. To me, It's a problem-solving exercise that can only be conquered by truly understanding both a candidates desires and a client's expectations. Not only do I ensure I understand a candidates background, technical ability and motivations - I also appreciate that culture, environment, and team-fit are equally paramount for any hire. Clear and consistent communication is key. Without total transparency, expectations cannot be managed and ultimately, that is where any recruiter will fail. I pride myself on being completely frank in any given exchange; with the understanding that this will lead to a swift and stress-free experience. Not only can I provide candidates who I know can do the job, but I do it efficiently and make the entire experience as straightforward as any hire could possibly be.
A scientist by education, I graduated with a degree in biology and originally went into industry as a scientist. However, realising I didn’t want to spend my days in a laboratory, I decided to move into recruitment where I could continue to help people in a different way and different environment. I enjoy the challenge of helping people make important decisions and progress their careers.
I believe in pushing boundaries, exploring what scares me and challenging myself. I don’t think we should ever stop growing. Having previously worked in HR, the foundation of my career has been built on hard work, resilience, self-development, and drive. However, people have always been my focus. I believe that the most important part of what I do is understanding what people need, whether that’s candidates, clients or my own team. I enjoy helping other people become successful, and I see my role in recruitment playing a key part in that. Our careers massively impact our quality of life, by doing my job right I believe I can help people in a huge way.