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
I joined Caspian One in 2012, working from our office based on the south-coast of England. Going from the town I grew up into the bright lights of NYC, the dynamic metropolis of Toronto and the diverse city of Montreal, I feel truly lucky to have witnessed so much growth in the FinTech markets I work in, as-well-as playing a part in our clients' success. Recruitment really is a way of life, and you get out what you put in! For me, it doesn’t get old – each day is different, each challenge is different, and with the right attitude, knowledge and dedication along the way it becomes a career to be proud of.
I joined Caspian One in the summer of 2011 and have worked with various clients ranging from Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Pension Plans right through to FinTech start-ups. Each of these clients have different complexities, needs and wants which has provided me with fantastic opportunities to understand their businesses, requirements and allowed me to deliver high calibre candidates into these organisations. I enjoy working directly with delivery teams right through to Directors, VP’s and Stakeholders. My hustle, drive, and enthusiasm has allowed me to become a success whilst meeting some amazing people along the way.
Being a member of Caspian One's Canadian recruitment team has taught me that it is possible to have fun at work when you're doing what you enjoy. I think that's why I have strong relationships with my candidates; I have a genuine interest to find out what makes them happy. Not only from a technical perspective but also understanding the responsibilities and interests outside of the working day to make sure they are making the right career choices. My meticulous approach enables me to understand clients and candidates needs with a human touch.
Since joining Caspian One I have learnt that recruitment is about much more than simply matching a skill-set to a job spec. It's about building trust and relationships with clients and candidates alike. Being transparent and keeping everyone informed throughout the process is key to this, but for me, it all starts with actively listening from that first phone call or exchange. Being bilingual has been a great advantage.
I specialise in placing Java developers into intermediary and senior, permanent and contract opportunities across Toronto. Recruitment takes time and persistence; the challenge is not finding a role for a person but finding the right role – it’s not easy but that’s what makes it so fun and rewarding. Being a member of Caspian One’s North American FinTech division is the opportunity of a lifetime. Being part of a team that enjoys what they do has not only been fun but also very rewarding, and ultimately has made me better at my job.
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.
Caspian One has opened my eyes to the Montreal market and all that coincides within. I deal with matching Java developers both senior and intermediate with their dream role. The opportunity and challenge in talking with some of the top FinTech developers in the North American sector is what makes my job so interesting. I look forward to working with you.
My area of ‘expertise’ is finding the best Senior Java Developers based in Montréal and placing them in a role that not only fits their personal needs and professional specifications… but also meets hiring demands of our clientele. This isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but I have a progressive nature with a transparent attitude to placing candidates and a heavily pursued market knowledge which assists me on finding the perfect match. Being a part of Caspian One’s North American FinTech division, ultimate satisfaction comes with securing a dream position for Developers in a role where they can grow and pursue their passions; whilst knowing hiring challenges faced by clients have been exceptionally overcome.
Before Caspian One I worked in telemarketing as a business discovery agent, contacting financial institutions to discuss financial crime detection and anti-money laundering software. This experience integrated me into the FinTech industry, but I wanted to pursue a career that presented more of a challenge. Working in recruitment at Caspian One appealed because it allows me to retain and translate financial insights I'd earned previously, whilst developing a career that better suits my personality and work style. I have a meticulous work ethic, and this enables me to consider both the 'bigger picture' as-well-as the fine details associated with client requirements; ensuring accurate and precise interactions that overcome the needs of my market and tech community.
At Caspian one my focus is on identifying contract Java Developers in Toronto... and placing them with our clients, in intermediary to senior-level opportunities. Recuitment isn't a straightforward career path, but that's what makes it so interesting to me. Being able to interact with different people from a broad seniority range (Developers, Managers, Directors, CEO's etc...), travelling throughout Toronto, becoming embedded in Canadian tech communities - these factors and more are what make me good at my job, and are why I enjoy what I do!