Our Direct Client located in Newark, NJ is seeking for a Junior Python Developer for a 12+ month contract with possible extensionshire. The ideal candidate must have development experience with Python 3.x (Pandas, Jupyter, and other data science packages). Financial Services experience is a must including but not limited to knowledge of financial concepts stock market, trading concepts, financial instruments, derivatives, hedge funds, etc. ONLY LOCAL CANDIDATES TO NJNY WILL BE CONSIDERED ndash NO OUT OF AREA CANDIDATES AT THIS TIME. The client would hire over a Phone interview and initially will work remote until further notice. Afterwards the candidate is required to work onsite in Newark, NJ ndash No exceptions! We can work on C2C (NO VISAS) and W2. ndash the client does not provide us with a rate range so letrsquos discuss your desired rate Please note this is a Junior Role ndash 5 years maximum experience Please let me know if you are available and send mailto in ONE EMAIL an updated word copy of your resume along with visa status, contact information, current location and desired rate. Title Applications Developer Location Newark , NJ (65 Broad Street) Target Start Date ASAP Years of Experience (0-3 years Junior Level) Right to hire 12+ RTH - YES Job Description The team is seeking a Systems Engineer to plan, develop and enhance strategic financial modeling platform, which is built on latest AWS Cloud using Python, C++, Cassandra, RedShift, Big Data, and AI technologies. The platform enables the creation of standardized reusable modeling components with built in capability to analyze results based on historical data and logic. It is actively used to build and deploy Artificial Intelligence, Machine Leaning and Financial models by CIO Quant modelers and core team developers, who are power users and experts in their areas. Team is looking to build new features and core capabilities and expand the platform to other Groups. In this role, the candidate will work with various internal groups to deliver architecture, design, development and test artifacts. This role will Design and develop software programs and database objects. Recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization. Partner with developers, quantitative modelers and business users across the company to develop core frameworks, enhance models, analyze data, validate performance and security requirements, and outline the proposed IT solution. Participate in standard SDLC process using agile methodology and test-driven approach. Adhere to IT Control Policies through design, development and testing and incorporate Corporate Architectural Standards into application design specifications. Additional responsibilities include documentation of deliverables and participate in code reviews and ensure that all solutions are aligned to pre-defined architectural specifications identifytroubleshoot application code-related issues and review and provide feedback to the final user documentation. Required Skills 1-4 years of development experience with Python 3.x (Pandas, Jupyter, and other data science packages) Knowledge of data management systems such as SQL server, Oracle etc. Knowledge of financial concepts stock market, trading concepts, financial instruments, derivatives, hedge funds Knowledge of Object-Oriented design concepts, patterns, and software architecture. Knowledge of Unix, Linux or Windows operating systems Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience.