Summit Technical Lead - Bucharest, Romania
One of our clients is a governing fund within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, directing the performance and effectiveness of the Kingdom’s development funds & banks. Following the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, they were founded in 2017 with around 350 employees. Our client manages a portfolio of the Kingdom’s 10 largest development funds and banks, ranging from agriculture to tourism. Commanding more than US$93 billion in capital, they are providing a suite of financial & banking services across FI, Equities, Money Markets, FX, Derivatives & Alternative Investments.

In line with the client’s aim for rapid growth, they are planning a greenfield implementation of Fusion Summit and Fusion Risk and have approached Phi as the implementation partner. This will be a front-to-back Summit V6.3 installation for around a dozen entities in Saudi Arabia. The aim is to automate the fund’s major operational processing activities and propel it towards achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Phi is constructing an international team of experts who will have end-to-end responsibility for the project. You will be working closely with the front office and risk departments to implement all of the relevant Summit modules to support their business.


  • As such, Phi is looking for a Summit Technical Lead with 7+ years of experience who will be able to install Summit V6.3, as well as any other 3rd party packages.
  • Specifically, this will include the installation of the Database, resolution of compilation issues and configuration of middleware.
  • Given the leading role that you will be playing in this upgrade, you will fixing any software issues that arise in both the front end and back end, as well as creating the technical runbook.
  • In addition, you will be liaising closely with both the Finastra Production centre and the 3rd party infrastructure specialists to report any defects and bugs.
  • These tasks will culminate in you leading the go live and post-go live support as the upgrade itself is completed.

Key Skills

  • The ideal Summit Developer for this role will have proven experience in Summit installations in the context of an end-to-end Greenfield implementation, and a deep understanding of the Summit API and Summit Datamodel.
  • Technically, we are looking for someone who has strong experience in C++, ideally with knowledge of SQL concepts, XML formats and Straight Through Processing.
  • This knowledge will be complemented by the ability to setup and maintain the SDLC through Development, Test, UAT and Production, including software versioning systems.
  • As the client is providing a variety of services, a broad knowledge on financial products such as Fixed Income, Money Markets, FX and IRD’s will be highly advantageous.
  • Given that you will be the Technical Lead on this project, effective interpersonal communication will be a necessity, as dialogue with the client will be vital in explaining what the applications will require technically in terms of environments, third party software and components.

In this role, you will be given the unique opportunity to work with a team of the world’s leading Summit experts on a Greenfield implementation of the latest version of Summit, offering the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a country that is heralded not only for its rich history, but its visionary approach to the future and its entrance into the world of advanced finance.
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