Instinet – Associate, Front Office Java Developer - Technology, Hong Kong

  • Highly Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Instinet
  • 22 Sep 17

Are you an experienced Front Office Java developer seeking to join a dynamic and fast paced Financial Services industry? Due to the significant growth in our Asian operations we are currently seeking a highly technical Java developer to join our Technology team. In this role you will have exposure directly with front office and work on building state of the art technologies to further enhance our business.

Company Overview:
Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

As the agency-model execution services arm of the Nomura Group, Instinet Incorporated subsidiaries provide brokerage services to clients in over 65 markets around the world. Through its advanced suite of electronic trading strategies, experienced high-touch trading group, top-ranked Commission Management services, award-winning desktop trading platform, and unparalleled access to insightful analytics, content and unique liquidity, Instinet helps institutions lower overall trading costs and ultimately improve investment performance. For more information, please visit

Job Overview:
We are looking for a Java developer having knowledge and experience with Equities markets. They will be working within their development team in Hong Kong



  • Work closely with the wider technology team and Front Office users in building and maintaining the system using Java coding
  • Provide L3 support to global users
  • Be a part of regional and global IT projects to enhance Instinet systems to a more advanced level



  • Proficiency in Java on Linux platform is required
  • Experience in FIX protocol for equities markets is a plus
  • Experience in scripting language such as Perl/Python/Bash or another is a plus
  • Experience in other Equities order entry protocols is a plus
  • Experience in market data is a plus
  • Experience in Smart Order Routing is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in software design and development of complex/large-scale enterprise applications
  • Object Oriented programming skills
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, resourceful technology enthusiast
  • Lifelong learner who loves sharing his knowledge Experience in SVN and Git (preferred)
  • Experience in TDD and CI (preferred)
  • Experience in DevOps (preferred)
  • Knowledge in SQL database (preferred)
  • Knowledge in JavaScript and RESTful API (preferred)


Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement
Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation