IHS Markit Software Engineer, Java Developer, Data Delivery in Amsterdam, Netherlands

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

Department overview:

You will be part of the growing global data delivery team. This team is responsible for aggregating data from different sources in and outside Markit and delivering this data to Markit’s customers. Our services need to be available, scalable, fast and reliable. To achieve this we are making use of messaging technologies and in-memory caching for large data sets.

We are focusing on the following delivery channels:

  • Files

  • APIs

  • Adapters

  • Excel

Position summary

You will work together with highly experienced professionals, who value the success of the company and its entrepreneurial culture. The team uses an agile development process, which includes test-driven development, continuous integration and delivery, and a highly iterative release cycle.

The team carefully selects and extends its toolset in order to improve productivity. Tools which are currently in use include Java 8, MongoDB, Kafka, Guice, JUnit, Mockito, TeamCity, GIT, and IntelliJ IDEA

Duties & accountabilities

  • Integrate content in the data delivery platform

  • Build high performing and reliable components for a production platform

  • Participate in the development of the data delivery platform

  • Improve the quality, performance, stability and scalability of our data feeds

Business competencies

Education and Experience


  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

  • Solid technical background in implementing object oriented systems

  • Technical requirements gathering where knowledge of financial markets and affinity with numbers are considered a plus

  • Experience in data modeling and data integration

  • Experience with advanced low level Java programming APIs, such as concurrency, NIO and byte buffers.

  • Experience with other programming languages (e.g. C++ or C#) would be advantageous

  • Experience with NoSQL technologies is advantageous.

Commercial Awareness

  • Familiarity with the following operating systems would be advantageous: UNIX, Linux

Management requirements

  • Able to provide regular progress and status updates on your development tasks to your manager and peers

  • Manage and track progress of ongoing items you depend on

Personal competencies

Personal Impact

  • Positive attitude towards agile development methods

  • Pro-active mindset regarding continual improvement of code


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely on all levels (team, management and customers)

  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities and requirements


  • Ability to work well in a global team with lots of direct contact both inside the team and to the users of the service

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster & Supplement, Right to Work and Pay Transparency Policy. IHS is a participant in E-Verify (see links below) . We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.

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Pay Transparency Policy at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

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