Lead Java Strat Developer, FI e-Trading, (VP or Director )

Ref: LJSD-0407
Packages to £250k (D), £200k (VP) + Benefits
Top-tier Investment Bank
Algo Trading, High or UHF, Fixed Income, Passionate Java technologist!

This top-tier Investment Bank’s front office Strats group now seek a Senior Java Software Engineer for their Fixed Income Engineering team for the Rates & Credit e-Trading business.  This is a great opportunity to influence the early stages of a new e-Trading stack build and apply modern development practices to create a high quality e-Trading system.


  • Leading development of new business functions and non-functional platform improvements
  • Identify and improve stability and performance bottlenecks
  • Participate fully in code reviews as both an author and a reviewer
  • Able to transform requirements into high quality, functional deliveries
  • Able to deliver complex change efficiently and independently when necessary
  • Work with QAs and BAs on functional and non-functional requirements
  • Actively improving team development processes & mentoring junior engineers


  • Excellent core Java
  • High performance and/or low latency development experience
  • An understanding of trading systems and the specific problems involved, algo trading background is desirable.
  • Any Bonds/CDS e-Trading and/or Algo trading an advantage
  • A track record of delivering complex technical solutions to production use.
  • Experience of modern patterns for continuous delivery of software
  • A sound grounding in the principals of computer engineering, preferably with a technical degree.
  • Minimum of BSc in Computer Science, Maths, Stats, Engineering or Physics
  • Technical skills beyond core Java, e.g. KDB, Messaging middleware (Solace, LBM etc), C++, Python will be welcome