VP, Senior Java Algo Trading Developer (London)

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 20 Feb 18 2018-02-20


Vice President - Senior Java eTrading Developer (Algo, Markets, Trade Execution, Smart Order Routing)

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.

Our two clearly defined divisions, Barclays UK and Barclays International, provide diversification by business line, geography and customer, enhancing financial resilience and helping to contribute to the delivery of consistent returns through the business cycle. We have a strong core business with exciting prospects, well positioned to deliver long-term value for our shareholders.

Consistent with the objective of delivering long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders, we have developed our Shared Growth Ambition - our approach to citizenship and the sustainability of the business model we operate. The aim is to make decisions and do business that provides our clients and customers, and the communities which we serve, with access to a prosperous future.

The delivery of our strategy is underpinned by the energy, commitment and passion of our people, and we are clear on our common purpose: to help people achieve their ambitions, in the right way.

About Equities

Equities business area is involved in all technical activities relating to Equities trading. This includes many different technical functions from front to back office globally.

About Electronic Trading
The Electronic Trading team at Barclays provides the infrastructure for trading equities and listed options across the US, EMEA and APAC. This includes:

*Exchange connectivity

*Smart Order Routing

*Algorithmic trading (execution algorithms)

*The operation of Barclays Dark Pool (LX)

*Market Making

*Order State Management

Overall purpose of role

Design and develop industrial-level high-quality, low-latency smart order routing and algorithmic trading frameworks and business logic code

Key Accountabilities

*Work in a team of global developers working on Smart Order Routing and Electronic Trading Platforms.

*Work closely with the quant team to help design, specify and build new trading algorithms and to enhance the existing product.

*Work closely with other teams in Equities and in the Investment Bank to collaborate on larger deliverables.

*Liase with key business stakeholders to prioritise book of work

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

· Strong knowledge and use of Core Java in a commercial environment

· Experience in using Java in a low latency environment

· Knowledge of Smart Order Routing.

· Knowledge of Linux or other UNIX based systems.

· Comprehensive skills to analyze submitted code and infer issues.

· Strong written and oral communications skills.

· Experience in building trading applications.

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

*Knowledge of equities market microstructure in Europe and/or US.

*Knowledge of execution algorithms such as VWAP, Implementation Shortfall etc..

*Experience in working with market data and/or data vendors such as Reuters, Wombat, Exegy

*Knowledge of C++ and/or unix scripting.

Purpose and Values

Barclays has a single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it.

Our Purpose is helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this is the answer to the question 'What is Barclays for?' and it should guide our every action as employees.


We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.


We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.


We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.


We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.


We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.