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Java HFT Developer

Leading Quant-Driven Market-Maker


Posted 1 Mth Ago

Salary: up to £130k base + bonus



Tech-savvy algorithmic trading firm looking to hire a Java Developer to help develop and operate the off-exchange trading system and products. This is a superb opportunity for a well-organised and pragmatic engineer with a passion for concise, efficient code to join one of the only Java teams you will find in HFT.

A high impact role, you will be maintaining and extending the JVM-based networking platform in order for it to integrate with new trading venues and adapt to new asset classes. You’ll also be implementing new cross-asset pricing features.

The successful candidate will be an expert in Java development – your in-depth understanding of the inner workings of modern JVMs will be invaluable, particularly around performance optimisation.


  • 3+ years’ professional experience of writing Java and/or Kotlin
  • Strong testing skills and understanding of its importance
  • Proactive and adept at managing multiple projects
  • Highly numerate, with fantastic problem-solving skills
  • Finance experience NOT necessary
  • Ideal candidate would have some UI experience, preferably React

NB: Please do not apply if you are a fresh graduate.


  • Competitive compensation package
  • They’re willing to be flexible with WFH
  • Challenging work within a truly flat structure; ideas from everyone are encouraged and evaluated
  • Very direct impact on the PnL, with very little bureaucracy
  • Generous benefits package, including life & health insurance, pension, onsite gym, yoga, climbing wall, pool & table tennis and regular staff social events