Java Developer - Prop Trading Firm - Trading Team

  • £70,000 - £150,000
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • MC Partners
  • 16 Sep 16

I am currently partnering with a leading prop trading firm, who are looking for a senior Java developer to join a small team of highly talented developers and traders sat directly on the trading team

I am currently partnering with a leading prop trading firm, who are looking for a senior Java developer to join a small team of highly talented developers and traders. You would sit directly within their trading team, work on designing and developing high-performance, low-latency front office trading applications and implementing strategies while contributing to the teams PnL.
 
The firm has been successful for over two decades! From making money directly on the trading floor (where they still have a presence today) through to their core current business of market making and pure automated / algorithmic trading – they have seen it all, learnt a lot and have come through very profitable!
 
This is a chance to be a part of a dynamic team in an organisation that values autonomy, innovation and creativity. The role will largely consist of Greenfield development projects meaning the role would suit a hands-on and enthusiastic developer keen to work on complex problems, alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry utilising cutting edge Java technologies.
 
A deep knowledge and enthusiasm about software, while being open-minded about new ideas and approaches is the key to success for my client. This role would be a fantastic opportunity for a Java developer from either outside finance or within eTrading technology looking for a challenging, demanding yet hugely rewarding collaborative role, with the ability to take ownership of the direction of your work in an environment of technical excellence.
 
The opportunity provides huge potential to impact on the technology and business through writing exceptional code and contributing to the success of the organisation, while being rewarded with a substantial package and upward career trajectory. 
 
Required skills:

  • Breadth and Depth of commercial experience programming with Java
  • Familiarity with the Linux / Unix OS
  • Good understanding of concurrency, low-latency and object orientated development
  • Ability to understand Quant-Driven Problems (Math / Stats Fundamentals)

 
Previous experience with Trading Systems or Algorithmic strategies would be beneficial but is not required for this role. Finance Experienced is not required.