API Specialist

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API Specialist

Cork and Dublin

Permanent

Negotiable

Ref: E2464NL

Job Description

My Financial Services client is looking for an API Specialist based in Cork and Dublin

The role of the API Specialist is to maintain and provide additional functionality to existing systems and the design/development of new API’s for applications. The API Specialist will work as part of the IT solutions team collaborating with the Architecture team to ensure the successful development and implementation of new API suites to leverage both new and existing core Company capabilities using an API led development model.

Accountabilities for your role

  • Design solutions (or assist with the design) that best support the business requirements.
  • Develop those solutions.
  • Assist in the production of estimates/business cases.
  • Adhere to Company IT Project Methodology & Standards.
  • Research new technologies and initiatives.
  • Work with a team to ensure quality assurance.
  • Work with other IT teams (e.g. Group IT) on project issues.
  • Deliver on multiple projects concurrently and move between technologies.

 Business & Customer

  • Support the business in the review and development of new initiatives and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain an environment of innovation and continuous improvement, focusing on quality code, and improving processes.

Risk & Control

  • An ability to learn and understand complex business processes.
  • Capability to work on their own initiative in a demanding environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A desire to develop their IT competency through training and education.
  • Ensure all agreed control mechanisms are in place and are have sufficient evidence to prove that they are happening.
  • Ensure that all architectural decisions are fully compliant with company policies and follow the agreed Architecture governance process.

Competencies for your Role

  • High Performance Teams
  • Risk Management
  • Operational Excellence
  • Accountability & Decision Making
  • Communication & Influencing

Expertise

  • The ideal candidate will have a third level IT qualification with a strong emphasis on programming.
  • Development experience of Web/Mobile Applications and Client Server Systems.
  • Recent development experience.
  • Expertise in programming RESTful API’s, Swagger, ideally using either Java or .NET technologies. Expertise in developing for an API Gateway or Enterprise Service Bus is an advantage. Release Automation/ deployment automation is also an advantage.
  • An ability to learn and understand complex business processes.
  • Capability to work on their own initiative in a demanding environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A desire to develop their IT competency through training and education.

Experience

  • 2 to 5 years’ experience across multiple IT roles with a deep knowledge of relevant technology platforms.

 Further Expected Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of trends and innovations that are occurring in technology solutions.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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