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Senior Software Engineer – FX Platform

Tech-driven Global Market Maker


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My client is looking for Senior Software Engineers to join their burgeoning London office where you will be responsible for developing the FX platform as well as helping to establish new trading platforms for new markets in the future. This is a chance to help shape the position and disrupt the FX marketplace. An eye for design and an entrepreneurial mindset will be critical for the firm’s success as well as your own.

The client:

A leading trading firm driven by technology with over one thousand employees globally. Pioneering their own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology, they run a global network with thousands of high-performance, low-latency applications that solve problems in nanoseconds.

Technology facilitates the ability to tackle the challenging problems of trading in new ways. They build sophisticated trading engines, low-latency connectivity software, modern user interfaces and more in-house. Having a team of passionate, inventive software developers that thrive on solving problems is fundamental to continued success. Here you can build something in the morning and it’s trading in the afternoon.

What you’ll do:

Some key responsibilities include: 

  • Design, develop, support, and maintain trading systems, tools and infrastructure
  • Build user interfaces that present coherent, responsive real-time visualizations of market activity and system performance while providing intuitive control of a highly complex system
  • Integrate the system with multi-trading platforms and third parties as well as the global office network
  • Build pricing automation rules for an OTC trading business with an extremely low error tolerance
  • Collaborate deeply with traders, risk analysts, researchers, and other engineers
  • Gain and develop an in-depth understanding of trading theory and practice
  • Ensure new and existing programs adhere to their coding, architectural, and operational standards

What you’ll need:

  • Authorisation to work in the UK preferred
  • Strong engineering instincts and a deep understanding of computer science fundamentals
  • Experience writing software in C#, C++, C, or Java with a proven ability to deliver scalable, reliable, high-quality clean code
  • A passion for continuous improvement and test-driven design plus innovative, big-picture thinking grounded in real-world pragmatism
  • An understanding of the FIX engines, FIX protocol and connectivity
  • Ability to operate autonomously as well as collaborate with developers, traders, researchers and business operations
  • Ideally experience connecting trading platforms to multi-trading platforms and exchanges and the ability to build a trading system that covers the entire lifecycle
  • Options or FX experience is a plus, but not essential as training will be offered
  • Experience or an interest in low-latency optimisation, networking or real-time systems will set you apart from other applicants

What’s in it for you?

London is home to the foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for the commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. As London operations grow there is a real opportunity to make a huge impact and take your career to a new level. They offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Key benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Home to office commute covered
  • 50% paid gym subscription
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and continuous learning opportunities
  • Access to conferences and Tech events
  • International transfer opportunities