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Java Developers-Contract-Edinburgh up to £400 p/d

£350 - £400 per day



I am looking for Java Developers (Contract) for an innovative FinTech business with offices based in central Edinburgh. This will be a long-term contract offering a daily rate in a region of £350-£400 (DOE). If you have evidence of extensive work covering full Software Development Life-cycle using Java technical stack, this opportunity will allow you to work in a truly vibrant and collaborative environment.

To qualify for this position, you will be able to demonstrate experience and/or knowledge of the following tools and methodologies:

  • Extensive experience delivering projects using Java 8 (older editions of Java can also be considered)
  • Strong knowledge and experience of full SDLC
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Java related frameworks like Spring and Hibernate
  • Previous exposure to Cloud products (ideally AWS)
  • Ideally, you will have experience working with APIs and its integration
  • Ideally, you have been working on SaaP type of projects before

If you can represent evidence of most of the required skills, please forward your newest CV and we can discuss this in more detail.

For additional information, please feel free to email me on

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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    • Building relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior management, at clients

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    • Proven track record at the Project Management level

    • Experience of implementing ServiceNow

    • Specific implementation experience with ITSM, CSM and/or FSM modules


    • Experience of working in financial services or a consultancy firm
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    • ServiceNow certifications

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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    If this contract role sounds interesting, please apply.

    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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    £60000 - £75000 per annum

    Compliance Integration Manager is part of the team that are designing the new framework. This role will report into the Director of Service Design and the Director of Compliance.


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    • Provide requirements to the Risk Integration Manager to enable the testing of key controls
    • Communicate the approach to the management of regulatory risk to the operational teams which will be overseeing the delivery of services with the provider during and post integration
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    • Identify and contribute to the workstream’s delivery risks
    • Work closly with other second line functions in order to facilitiate the setting of appropriate compliance assurance plans.
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    • Provide regular summary papers to programme board on progress
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    • Training for operational teams on the interpretation and application of the oversight framework during and post integration
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    • The role will also interact with supplier compliance teams and wider programme
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    • Other pensions-related qualifications such as the PMI’s automatic enrolment or DC Governance qualifications would be useful
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    McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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You'll be working on a mix of new development, ongoing fixes and complex problem solving so a little more varied than a typical new build. Recent hires into this team have come from varied backgrounds - including gaming, geophysics, trading and algorithmic roles.

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In return you will benefit from a long term 12 month contract and the opportunity to work with one of the best software dev teams in the local market. The interview process will include comp science based questions as logic and problem solving are very important.

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Front End UI Developer – 6 month contract

McGregor Boyall has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Front End Developer to join a leading Financial Services organization based in Edinburgh on a 6 month+ project which will focus on producing solutions which provide customers with advice on retirement, pensions and investments.

You will work as part of the development team but with close links and input into the Design, with a big emphasis on customer-centric design and accessibility.

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  • UI Design and UX experience
  • Modern JavaScript libraries and tooling e.g. Webpack
  • Front End Test Automation
  • Developing solutions for both desktop and mobile
  • Experience within financial services is preferred

For more information or to apply please send your CV to or contact Lorna Burrows on 0141 212 2393

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.