We have a 3-man team in place on a team-augmentation basis at a $250 billion investment management partnership firm.
We have been engaged there for the past year and have just extended the contract for a further year. With some very interesting development occurring, we thought we’d share it with you.
Project One – Screening Solution
We are currently working on a screening solution which allows the company to perform due diligence background checks against clients and individuals prior to any financial agreements.
The solution encompasses many different microservices, which are a mixture of new and legacy systems.
Legacy systems are built using MVC, with a mixture of traditional views and Angular components. New systems that have been added are built using .NET 6 minimal API’s, which use Azure Service Bus queues to process high volumes of data. CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Development) processes are also written. This is written using traditional ARM templates, and recently with a move to using Terraform and Helm charts, which are deployed to Kubernetes Clusters.
Project Two – Rebuild of the Order Management System
We are also working on a complete rebuild of the order management system, a business-critical system used to manage and maintain investment portfolios across the estate.
The system is designed using a cloud-based microservices architecture hosted primarily on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). It is built using a transitional, hybrid, cloud/on-premises model with certain services also hosted on Pivotal Kubernetes (PKS) to manage legacy service dependencies whilst cloud adoption evolves throughout the enterprise.
Ballard Chalmers and the Financial Services Sector
We have a successful history of developing fintech software and working with both financial services startups and well established banks, investment firms and more. You can find out more about our work with the finance sector here or check out these case studies:
Ipes Capital Tracker Case Study