Case Studies

Simon Holland - Global Banking & Markets Technology

Company Name: RBS

Location: Tokyo

University: Sussex

Degree: Computer Science

Describe what you do?
I’m a developer based in Tokyo and, in a nutshell, I write bespoke front office software for our Interest Rate Derivatives Business.

What attracted you to working at RBS?
After a spell working in pure technology, I wanted to broaden my horizons by working in a different industry. Investment Banking seemed like a good choice and everything I read seemed to suggest that RBS had a friendly, professional and positive working environment.

Can you describe a project you have been involved in that’s been particularly high-profile or challenging? 
In a previous role on the IT infrastructure team we had to physically move dozens of our servers to a new location. It wasn’t a simple operation and there could have been serious consequences if anything went wrong. We ended up working through the night and into the next morning, so it was tough but we go there in the end without any major problems and it was an interesting experience to see exactly how all our hardware is set up.  


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