Welcome to Kingsmen Software!

What We Do

What can Kingsmen do for you and your company?

Build Custom Software

We build your custom application in our shop, deploy it in your environment, and you own it. We can even support & host it for you.

Extension of your current IT

Our clients commission Kingsmen because we act as a dedicated extension of their internal IT capacity, quickly building an enterprise-caliber custom solution.

Comparable Cost

Our people, process and automation allow us to deliver solutions at a cost comparable to offshoring.

Why Clients Engage With Us

Commercial Banks, Investment Banks, Asset Managers, and Hedge Funds often have urgent technology requirements and need a company that can deliver fast. Our clients commission Kingsmen because we act as a dedicated extension of their internal IT capacity, quickly building an enterprise-caliber custom solution.

Our BUSINESS CLIENTS choose us because of our:

Let’s start right away. We can sign a contract on Monday morning and have a team, tooling, and environments stood up by noon. You don’t need to wait for your project to be prioritized, environments to be setup, resources to be hired or access to be granted.

We know Credit & Capital Markets. We understand the complicated business and regulatory nature of Credit and Capital Markets because we’ve run Capital Markets Development shops at major US Banks. This means we can interpret your requirements with only a brief conversation and translate them into technical specifications. Our experiences include:

Asset Classes

  • Fixed Income
  • Credit Products
  • Equities
  • FX
  • Derivatives
  • Trade Finance
  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Equipment
  • Financial Leasing
Functions

  • Syndications
  • Sales & Trading
  • Back Office Processing
  • Settlement
  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Asset Management
  • Balance Sheet
  • Management

You have a day job. Don’t want to manage a development team, sit in day-long requirement meetings or read 100 page documents? Neither do we. We will assign you a Product Advocate who understands your business and acts as your liaison to our Development Team. They guide you through our Agile process and are protective of your time.

Change your mind as you go. Months of business requirements meetings, unwieldy documents and a rigid up-front scope for your project are far from ideal. At Kingsmen, we think the best way to develop new requirements is to see working software. We call it “growing” software. We’ll initially help you build a high-level Product Roadmap and then discover additional business requirements along the way. Our approach allows you, as a Product Owner, to react to what’s being delivered and adjust requirements and priorities every two weeks.

Monitor the progress of your product. We are so confident in our development process, we give you real-time visibility into our project status tooling. There are no surprises. Since we deliver working software every 2 weeks, you can directly see the progress we are making without waiting.

Pay for what’s delivered. Why pay for hours worked on your project when nothing is being delivered? At Kingsmen, we agree upon a value of every item of work we deliver and only charge after it’s been delivered and accepted.

We’re buttoned up. Our rigorous SDLC and DevOps processes pass regulatory muster for requirement management, code management, artifact management, change management and segregations of duties. To keep your development environments secure, we will provide you with a Virtual Private Cloud that is protected with a multi-factor authentication VPN, public and private subnets, and IP whitelabeling.

Our IT CLIENTS choose us because of our:

An extension of your team. We understand your situation: the Business is screaming for a project to be delivered, but you don’t have the resources or, more importantly, the mindshare to allocate to it. Given our knowledge of Credit and Capital markets, we can independently work with your Business Partner to deliver a solution while keeping you apprised of our progress.

We provide an “IT Shop in a Box”. With our people, tooling and cloud-based environments, we have everything we need in our App Studio to build your application. This means you don’t need to hire (or manage!) a herd of developers, business analysts, testers, or project managers. You don’t have to find seats and machines, provide network access, or spawn up environments.

Our code is industrial-strength. We are experienced engineers who have spent our careers working in Big Banks, so we build software that can easily integrate into your existing enterprise platforms and change management systems. We use industry standard technologies, components and design patterns to ensure our code is robust and easy to support. Before we start, we will consult with you to confirm that our platform and architecture fit your IT strategy.

We’re buttoned up. Our rigorous SDLC and DevOps processes pass regulatory muster for requirement management, code management, artifact management, change management and segregations of duties. To keep your development environments secure, we will provide you with a Virtual Private Cloud that is protected with a multi-factor authentication VPN, public and private subnets, and IP whitelabeling.

We know Credit & Capital Markets. We understand the complicated business and regulatory nature of Credit and Capital Markets because we’ve run Capital Markets Development shops at major US Banks. This means we can interpret your requirements with only a brief conversation and translate them into technical specifications. Our experiences include Asset Classes like Fixed Income, Credit Products, Equities, FX, Trade Finance and more. Features experience includes Syndications, Sales and Tracking, Risk Management, Portfolio and Asset Management.

We build it; you keep it. Since we act as an extension of your internal IT group, you retain ownership of the application source code and Intellectual Property. Once the application is completed, we will migrate it to your environments, provide you with the source code and show you how to support it. It’s like commissioning a custom Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) product.

Develop in our environment, deploy in yours. We understand that your environments are complex and your data is sensitive. To address this concern, we’ve become adept at mocking-up interfaces and manufacturing /obfuscating test data. We simulate environments as closely as possible to minimize any integration work when the application is brought back in-house.

How We Do It

Our prospective clients wonder how we can deliver such a rigorous and transparent custom development platform and yet stay competitively priced compared to their alternatives. Here are our secrets.

Many IT teams spend the first several months of a project documenting every business requirement before writing a single line of code. In contrast, we begin delivering requirements that are well-defined while we continue to refine the less certain ones. When we add our process tooling, better people, virtualized environments, app accelerators and automation, we deliver projects in a fraction of the time.

We call our developers “Craftsmen” because this term reflects that they are engineers who have spent years mastering their art form and it alludes to the pride they take in their work. They build it right the first time, with an eye towards ease of support and future expansion. We prefer “full stack” developers so we have continuity across different layers in the application. Similarly, our Product Advocates are cross-functional resources that act as Project Managers, Business Analysts and Functional Testers. They are Product Owners’ main point of contact and represent their interests to the IT team.

Our highly skilled team, combined with our automation means we can deliver solutions with fewer people. Fewer people means fewer hand-offs, less misinterpretation and more accountability, resulting in lower cost.

Our rigorous Application Lifecycle Management tooling enables us to provide you with real-time transparency into the status of a Story, an Iteration, the Release, and the Roadmap. This approach allows us to collaboratively monitor progress and re-prioritize work as necessary. It also automatically provides full traceability from Requirements to Source Code to Acceptance Criteria to Deployment.

We’ve automated our entire DevOps process to the point where we call it NoOps. Our builds, unit testing, static code analysis, functional regression testing, performance testing, cross-browser testing and deployments all occur automatically upon checking code into our source code repository. No people. No costs. No bureaucracy. No human mistakes.

Leveraging our secure cloud-based infrastructure, we configure complex Dev and Test environments within hours—literally. Cloud-based environments avoid upfront hardware CapEx costs and allow us to schedule them to sleep during non-working hours to avoid unnecessary usage charges. When the product is ready for Prod deployment, we transition source code and environments over to your internal IT group.

Accomplishments & Other Offerings

Debt Syndication Pipeline

and Market Analytics

High-Yield Portfolio

Management Platform

Application Portfolio Management

System

 

Building Applications for Credit and Capital Markets clients is the core of what we do,
but we provide our clients additional offerings.

Support & Hosting

We are happy to support and host applications we’ve built until you are ready to take it in-house.

Other Industries

We also serve the Health Care, Retail, and broader Financial Services markets like Retail Banking and Insurance.

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Advisory

We have advised clients on how to improve their development tooling, process, & automation and on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Continuous Integration / DevOps, and Application Portfolio Management (APM)

Products

See our Treasury Track Suite of products including Netting Manager.

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