DevOps Specialist – Equity Trading IT – Global Investment Bank

  • Exceptional package and bonuses
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BAH Partners
  • 27 Sep 16

DevOps Specialist – Equity Trading IT – Global Investment Bank

DevOps Specialist – Equity Trading IT – Global Investment Bank


My client is leading global bank with successful investment banking, private banking and consumer banking businesses spread across the world.


As part of their global investment banking expansion, they are about to embark on a complete business and architectural transformation and rebuild of all of their equity electronic trading platforms globally from Hong Kong.


They are seeking a DevOps Specialist to create and manage a Core Services unit. This unit is responsible for developing solutions which directly affect the operation of my client’s core Trading Systems. The team is responsible for driving standards across the IT team and has architectural responsibilities covering messaging, performance and infrastructure. There is a large scope to express your creative freedom and build solutions from the ground up. No idea is too large!




  • The equity IT team is managed by a very experienced group of front office technology managers with expertise in equity electronic trading technology
  • The bank has a strong equities business globally, with objectives to make a big push to the top as a result of this programme of work.
  • This team operates as a core front office trading technology team and works very closely with the trading, sales and quant teams
  • Working as front office, business facing technologists responsible for using the latest cutting edge technologies, techniques and methodologies to develop FX electronic trading systems.
  • Responsible for developing algo, pricing, execution and risk systems.
  • These roles sit with the business on the trade floor and will be responsible for transforming a flagship business.


Responsibilities and Duties


  • Integrate and build automation tools for software development lifecycle
  • Develop tools for system monitoring and support
  • Test code rigorously and participate in code reviews
  • Maintain and upgrade the internal Continuous Integration System
  • Help troubleshoot performance problems, identifying and implementing solutions
  • Give and receive criticism
  • Play an active role in your team’s growth and results




There are several key projects that will take place as *part* of a total overhaul and re-build of their complete equity technology platforms. In short, they intend to follow an equities model for the IT / business structure, so the main projects will be as follows:


  • Agency algos system
  • Prop algos platform
  • Trader desktop systems and tools
  • Trade booking and routing systems
  • FX prime brokerage build-out




  • Strong experience building and working within a DevOps environment
  • Strong scripting skills (Perl, Python, Bash)
  • Strong web development skills (JavaScript, php, SQL)
  • Impressive knowledge of open source software
  • Strong Linux skills in a production environment (Redhat/Fedora preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Extremely focused on automation and standards based solutions
  • Confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Thrive in fast paced working environment
  • Candidates can come from an Equities, Fixed Income or FX background.




  • Large scale true GREENFIELD development opportunities – all brand new development initiatives reserved for the best technologists that we can source.
  • Opportunity to work across the whole platform and work with latest technologies / methodologies – in memory databases, KDB, Agile, continuous integration, TDD, low latency, HTML5.
  • The group has been ring-fenced from the rest of the organization and backed with strong funding from a very profitable business, which means very competitive salaries and a healthy bonus pool.


This is genuinely one of the most interesting and cutting edge technology projects in the region.


If you would like to apply for this opening or discuss any other positions within banking and finance technology in Asia, please send an email to Craig Barnish at call +852 2544-4479.

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