Senior ProTrade SME

  • GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + Bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 17 Feb 17

We are looking for you to join us as a Subject Matter Expert with a strong background and significant experience in FX e-Trading platforms.

Our vision is to make Lloyds Banking Group the best bank for customers. As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and to put customers at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we also need to be the best bank for our colleagues and our communities - and we have a clear strategy in place to make this a reality. We are building on our many strengths: iconic brands, strong heritages and great people. To unlock the great potential in our business, we are becoming more efficient, more transparent, and more responsive to customers. Already the UK's largest community investor, we are giving even more back. Above all, we are putting customers first.

Lloyds continues to expand and develop the products and services on offer to our customers and we strive to ensure that the infrastructure and systems that support those products and services are safe, secure and at the forefront of technical innovation.

ProTrade is the core of the bank's FX e-Trading platform and is responsible for the generation, monitoring and control of FX rates for multiple channels. It provides automated pricing & risk management of FX products (Spot, Forwards, Swaps & Time Options) for ECN, Arena and iFX clients with STP of executed deals (to Murex), position management and auto-hedging.

ProTrade consists of a number of Java services, running on Linux and uses Infomatica for its messaging backbone. The profitability of the FX business relies on speed & keeping latency down to a minimum.

ProTrade is currently going through a huge amount of change as part of the RET Migration program. This will remove the reliance on a third-party application (RET/MarketsLink), switching to an in-house system (Legato) for all dealer intervention and voice pricing requests. There is also significant change as part of the MiFID programme with price transparency, controls & audit requirements to be satisfied.

The current Currently, ProTrade team has 7 developers, 1 BA and 4 QA's.

We are looking for you to join us as a Subject Matter Expert with a strong background and significant experience in developing latency sensitive Java services, which requires in-depth knowledge of threading & garbage collection to tune all aspects of the code's performance.

Due to the nature of this role it's essential you have experience of all aspects of e-Trading platforms - ECNs, RFSQ, ESP; and external e-Trading platforms Reuters, EBS, FXAll, FXConnect, Bbg, combined with knowledge of the FX cash business - how spots, forwards, swaps and time options are priced & risk managed.

We would expect you to have a good working Knowledge of queueing software (ideally Infomatica's UMS & UMP) experience designing & implementing REST APIs and knowledge of OO, design patterns and SOLID design principles, experience with standard software version control systems - ideally SVN and of 3rd line support of Front Office Sales & Trading systems.

Though not essential it would be great if you had experience with C# and WPF, Spring Framework, JavaScript, ReactJS, Python or similar scripting or Team City and Nant.

In return we'll offer you a comprehensive package that includes a car/allowance, bonus and generous pension and we can also offer you some agile working options to optimise your work/life balance.

So if you've the skills we're looking for we'd like to hear from you…