Senior Python Engineer for Imagine Software

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine


Imagine Software Inc. is a software development and application service provider for the financial services industry.

Founded in 1993 by a handful of technical and financial experts drawn from some of the largest and most prestigious Wall Street financial institutions, Imagine Software now consists of hundreds of professionals on four continents, supporting the needs of thousands of users worldwide.

Imagine's reputation for delivering tangible competitive advantage is based upon proven innovation that enables users to stay abreast of the market. Imagine Software puts institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ any trading strategy in the hands of sell- and buy-side businesses of all sizes.

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On behalf of Imagine Software, Ciklum is looking for Senior Python Engineer for our team in Kyiv on full-time basis.

Imagine Software, a leading provider of, cloud based, portfolio and risk management solutions for the financial services industry is looking for a Python software engineer.  This is an opportunity to work on state of the art financial software in an innovative environment.  Learn about capital markets and contribute to our best of breed financial software platform, used by some of the largest banks, brokerage houses, prime brokers and hedge funds in the world.

The Platform group is seeking a senior Python software engineer to contribute to the Imagine Financial Platform (IFP). IFP is a web based set of financial tools used to build client solutions both internal and external to Imagine. The role involves participating in the design and development of the Imagine Financial Platform with particular emphasis on data modeling in Mongo.


Participate in design and development of the Imagine Financial Platform, including:

  • Mongo data modelling, trouble shooting and optimization
  • Web facing client interfaces, from RESTful APIs to streaming Web Sockets.
  • Backend high performance systems, utilizing multiprocessing and asynchronous I/O.
  • Collaborating with other development teams to ensure the highest possible quality of product offering.
  • Integration of Mongo storage solutions.


  • Expert in Mongo DB tools and techniques.
  • Expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework such as Django, Flask, etc.
  • Familiarity with some ORM (Object Relational Mapper) libraries.
  • Able to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system (Sybaseб MongoDb, Message buses such as RabbitMQ and ZeroMQ, FIX Etc.).
  • Understanding of the threading limitations of Python, and multi-process architecture.
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages such as Jinja 2, Mako, etc.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Familiarity with event-driven programming in Python.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills.
  • Passionate about performance optimization and distributed systems, finds enjoyment in profiling code and figuring out which piece of the software can be scaled most effectively.
  • Experience evaluating multiple technical approaches and selecting the most effective.
  • Good understanding of RESTful service design, API design and best practices for building resilient and maintainable distributed systems.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Mercurial.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, customer service, and outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills.

What's in it for you

  • A challenging working environment, great responsibility and complete development cycles (with thorough code reviews and dedicated QA support).
  • You’ll join a team of self-driven skilled engineers where initiative and creativity are encouraged and rewarded, where high standards translate into your professional growth and advancement.
  • In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, fully paid trips to New York City main office, and other rewards.