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OMS Developer

Tech-Driven Global Hedge Fund

London

Posted 4 Wks Ago

Salary: up to £85k base

 

The Role

As an engineer within the OMS team at one of the world’s largest hedge funds, you’ll be building the Order Management System underpinning the systematic investment process. This is an opportunity to work closely with the trading desk, quant strategy teams and operations, to deliver an Order Management System which is flexible, robust, and performant to safely trade millions of orders annually and enable the development of new investment strategies. You’ll have direct exposure to a wide set of asset classes covering both listed and OTC markets, building deep understanding in how they’re executed and booked.

The Team

A small team with the Markets Platform Engineering group, the OMS sits between strategies and the execution systems, which act as the interface to the market. In the core position of the investment process, this team interacts with many other parts of the firm, providing a unique opportunity to build comprehensive knowledge across the trading lifecycle.

It’s a particularly exciting time to join as they’re currently investing heavily, evaluating the stack to increase both its performance and agility in onboarding new flows to support future growth.

The Technology

Core systems run on Linux via containers, with most systems built using Java. They use Git for source control, Jenkins for continuous integration, Grafana + Prometheus for metrics collection, Docker for containerisation, Ansible for architecture automation, and Slack for internal communication. That said, the technology list is never static: they are constantly evaluating new tools and libraries.

Working Here

This fund has a small company, no-attitude feel. It is flat structured, open, transparent and collaborative, and you will have plenty of opportunity to have enormous impact on the firm. They are actively engaged with the broader technology community.

  • They host and sponsor London’s PyData & Machine Learning Meetups and open-source some of their technology, including parts of the Data Platform
  • They regularly talk at leading industry conferences, and tweet about relevant technology and how they’re using it.

They have a fantastic open-plan office overlooking the River Thames, and continually strive to make the environment a great place in which to work. They offer flexible working, competitive compensation, a generous holiday allowance, health and other benefits. They’re also committed to continuous learning and development via coaching, mentoring, conference attendance and sponsoring academic and professional qualifications.

Technology and Business Skills

You’ll be an expert software developer, ideally with an understanding of financial markets and relevant trading experience. You’ll join a driven team with broad responsibility, so great communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team are a must.

Essential:

  • Expert proficiency in Java.
  • Database / SQL skills.
  • Great communication skills coupled with the ability to work closely with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • A proponent of strong software engineering techniques and agile methods: continuous integration, code review, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches.
  • Proficient working with Linux.

Advantageous:

  • An excellent understanding of financial markets and instruments.
  • Experience with FIX.
  • Python knowledge.
  • Experience of front office software and/or trading systems development e.g. in a hedge fund or investment bank.
  • Expertise in building distributed systems with service-based or event-driven architectures, and concurrent processing.
  • Experience of web-based development (TypeScript).
  • Relevant mathematical knowledge e.g. statistics, asset pricing, time-series analysis optimisation algorithms.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong academic record and a degree with high mathematical and computing content, e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics, from a leading university
  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; you take pride in engineering excellence and instil these values in others
  • Demonstrable passion for technology, e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement
  • Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach to problem solving
  • Self-organised, with the ability to effectively manage time across multiple projects and with competing business demands and priorities
  • Focused on delivering value to the business with relentless efforts to improve process
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with traders, quantitative researchers, and senior business people alike
  • Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views.

Work-Life Balance and Benefits

Proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, they are committed to equality of opportunity. They believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of the business, and this is embedded in the culture and values. Running a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes which help them to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and encourage diversity and inclusion; they’re also a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter.

They support many charities, and global initiatives. Professional training and development is supported too, as well as requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two days of paid leave per year as part of their community volunteering programme.

They offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits, including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes.