Careers at Lacima

Want to join us?

We are always on the lookout for talented staff.  To find out more, please send your details and your resume to careers@lacimagroup.com.  
 

We currently have an opening for the following positions:

Technical Documenter

Lacima is a multi-award winning risk management software provider to the energy and commodities markets with offices in Sydney, London and Boulder and a strong international client base.  We are looking for an experienced technical documenter to join our team to work on a new product we are developing.  Lacima has an opening for one full-time fixed term position (three-month term) in our Sydney CBD office to commence as soon as possible.

Job Synopsis

The role will be responsible for coordinating the production of high-quality documentation that contributes to the overall success of our products.  You will work collaboratively with Subject Matter Experts ‘SMEs’, such as quantitative finance specialists, developers and the product management team, to ensure delivery of quality technical documentation for a new product line. The primary duties and responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with internal SMEs to obtain an in-depth understanding of the documentation requirements
  • Create and maintain an information architecture
  • Develop professional presentation targets for multiple output formats consistent with the corporate style guide, using technical documentation software such as Madcap Flare
  • Directly produce, and guide SMEs in producing, high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience.  This may include:
    • Easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and user guides
    • Tutorials to help end-users use a variety of applications
  • Migrate existing MS Word technical and specification documentation
  • Develop templates and content guides to assist SMEs in production of high-quality documentation

Your Skills

We are looking for an expert in the production of documentation for highly-technical subject matter.  A practical approach to documentation is required – along with mastery of both content creation and presentation. You will be self-motivated, enjoy the challenge of learning quickly and will not be concerned by a certain degree of ambiguity. An interest in financial markets would be an advantage. You will have a professional approach to the job and your colleagues. Your experience includes team based development as well as individual projects. You will have a solid technical background, be able to work independently with and have a keen interest to learn. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Proven working experience in software documentation
  • Proven experience working with and configuring technical content authoring tools
  • 5+ years’ experience with technical documentation software, such as Madcap Flare, a strong advantage
  • Proven experience working with highly technical SMEs to produce documentation
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
  • Appropriate university degree. Qualifications in a technical discipline (especially Maths, Quantitative Finance or Computer Science) an advantage

To apply

Remuneration package is competitive and commensurate with experience.  To apply, please send your concise curriculum vitae and a brief covering letter outlining your salary expectations to careers@lacimagroup.com.   A test of your technical documentation skill will be part of the selection procedure.

We are only accepting direct applications for this role. We are unable to accept applications submitted via headhunters / recruiters.  Due to time constraints, we will only contact applicants who have been selected to progress to later stages in the selection process.

 

Quantitative C# Developers – 3 positions available       

Lacima is a multi-award winning risk management software provider to the energy and commodities markets with offices in Sydney, London and Boulder and a strong international client base.  We are looking for experienced Quantitative C# developers to join our team to work on a new product we are developing.  Lacima has openings for three full-time positions (short/ medium term fixed, view to permanent) in our Sydney CBD office to commence as soon as possible.

Job Synopsis

Each role will be responsible for the development and testing of numerical libraries and user interfaces (principally in Excel.) This will involve leveraging Lacima’s existing models and technology to deliver leading edge, client-driven solutions. These cover areas such as trading tools, risk management, pricing models and simulations. The primary duties and responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development of user interfaces (principally in Excel.)
  • Development and maintenance of Lacima’s numerical libraries.
  • Working in close cooperation with quantitative analysts and researchers.
  • Quantitative testing: verifying, validating and reviewing quantitative outputs of pricing, optimisation and trading models.
  • Technical testing: unit testing, regression testing, UAT, manual and automation testing, component and integration testing, system testing.
  • Support: Investigating support issues and communicating with clients to resolve issues.

Our quantitative developers work primarily on our numerical libraries and user interfaces using Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.5 and various external libraries.

Your Skills

A practical approach to application development is required. You have a solid understanding of university level mathematics and a keen interest in financial markets. You will be self-motivated, enjoy the challenge of learning quickly and will not be concerned by a certain degree of ambiguity. You will have a professional approach to the job and your colleagues. Your experience includes team based development as well as single-developer projects. You will have a solid software development background, are able to work independently and have a keen interest to learn. The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree background with a quantitative emphasis.
  • At least 2 years programming experience in a commercial environment using various programming languages.
  • Experience of working in a front office trading environment
  • Experience of asset-backed energy trading. E.g. Storage, Swing, Gas Transport, LNG, Oil Storage, Oil shipping, Power Tolling
  • Extensive .Net 4.0/4.5 programming experience, including multi-threading, lambda expressions, generics, LINQ and performance optimisation.
  • Comprehensive expertise in testing quantitative and technical elements of models and associated code.
  • Excel development experience.
  • Web browser development experience.
  • Experience with (or demonstrable interest in) quantitative methods and finance.
  • A client focused attitude and combined with excellent communication abilities.
  • Experience with SQL Server.

To apply

Remuneration package is competitive and commensurate with experience.  To apply, please send your concise curriculum vitae and a brief covering letter outlining your salary expectations to careers@lacimagroup.com.   A test of your software development and mathematical skills will be part of the selection procedure. 

We are only accepting direct applications from Australian residents for this role. We are unable to accept applications submitted via headhunters / recruiters.  Only applicants who have been selected to progress in the selection process will be contacted.