Software Engineer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Returnship

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-05

  • Startdate:

    29 April 2019

  • Client:

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At Nomura diversity is critical to our success and we harness the value and perspectives that our employees different work and family experience and backgrounds bring to our firm.

Your past experience is invaluable to us.

Which is why, in partnership with Inclusivity Partners, we are launching our first returners programme for Technology professionals.

Who Are We?

Nomura is a financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries with head offices in Asia. By connecting markets East & West, we service the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through our four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking.

What is on offer?

The Technology Returner programme will be based in our London office and is designed for experienced IT professionals who are ready to build on previous skills and experience and want to embrace new opportunities ahead. The paid programme commences on April 29th and finishes on the 19th July 2019. Whilst there is no guarantee of a permanent position, there will be genuine consideration for an ongoing opportunity at the end of the programme depending on business needs and availability of appropriate opportunities.
This programme is a great opportunity to learn new skills, build a new network and gain exposure to exciting projects in a truly global financial services organisation.


A Software Engineer in Nomura is responsible for enabling technology transformation through the design, development and testing of program code to deliver agreed business requirements. A SE should be a team player, with a keen eye for detail and strong analytical and problem solving skills.

They key objectives for this role will be to:

  • Deliver business value through the production of high-quality, secure and testable code.
  • Maintain and improve the functionality and performance of existing software
  • Motivate and develop junior staff

The ideal returner will have:

  • Full software development lifecycle experience
  • Experience writing / reviewing and understanding business requirement documents, or User Stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Experience of Java and /or Javascript frameworks is desirable. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

The programme is designed to give you time to get your skills up to speed so please, if you're feeling a little rusty, better to apply and have a conversation than to not apply at all!

This role is for 4 or 5 days a week.

Please include within your CV document a cover sheet telling us a little about yourself and don't forget to clearly demonstrate your career break of 18+ months.