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.
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.
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.
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.
I have found that one of the most important factors to being successful in recruitment, is to have a genuine active interest in the vertical you work in. I think my candidates and clients enjoy working with me because they know I have taken the time to understand the Java language, including the technologies and principles that go hand in hand. I stay up-to-date with upcoming releases, the differences between them, and the effect this will have to development on a daily basis. This has enabled me to understand, meet and exceed hiring expectations on both a contractual and permanent basis - building open, honest and trusting working relationships between my candidates and clients.
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'm a member of Caspian One's North American FinTech division, with my main technological focus being Java development. Since joining I've experienced how important it is to fully understand your market, and what your candidates and clients' needs are. An aim of mine is to continuously build my network, as every new candidate and client you work with brings with them important knowledge on the current market. The more you know, the better you are at helping those you work with!
The area of recruitment I specialise in is Java, from intermediate levels to senior, the roles include both contract and full-time positions within the FinTech area. I got into recruitment after I learned that I really enjoy helping people grow and develop. I thought the best way to do this was to help people find the jobs they really want. I’ve done a bit of travelling since I left university, visiting many places in Europe, as well as spending time travelling the length of Vietnam before I started at Caspian One. This provided me with an appreciation of life and to take your opportunities when they become available. I believe recruitment consultants should always treat their candidates with respect and provide an enjoyable journey for whoever they are working with, putting them at ease and providing constant support to help people achieve their goals. Sometimes finding the right role can be hard to find and with people living busy lives, recruitment plays a big part in helping people achieve their goals.