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Software Engineer (Any OO)

Systematic Hedge Fund


Posted 2 Mths Ago

Salary: up to £200k + bonus



This hedge fund, with a cool start-up vibe, is the next big thing in systematic trading. Using the best technology and tools in the market, they are developing proprietary trading strategies, technology and algorithms to make tens of thousands of trades per second.

Technology is central to the success of this company: they rely heavily on the ultra-low latency of trades and high performance code, proudly branding themselves 97% tech-driven and ‘more like a software house’ than a bank. Although they work with a range of technologies – C++/Java/C# – candidates with any OO experience will be considered.

This is an entirely UK-based fund and is one of the best performing systematic prop funds over the last 10 years. All of the major decision-makers are based in London – which is a very rare advantage.


They are seeking several strong developers to join the EU development team based in London. With experience developing in OO languages [C++ or Java or C#] you will work on one of the core trading systems. While you need NO financial knowledge, you should be keen to learn.

This role is business facing; working with traders to implement new ideas and further enhance the in-house developed trading applications whilst maintaining scalability.

Your key responsibilities will be to produce the best trading tools in London. Finding new techniques on how to improve trading algorithms and systems, as well as improving performance on the current system will be crucial.


  • Excellent OO knowledge [C++ / Java / C#]
  • Degree (or relevant qualification) – preferably Computer Science or numerate subject
  • Desire and ability to learn more, particularly about financial markets
  • Commercially aware, priorities in business context
  • Strong team-oriented attitude with natural inclination to share and collaborate


  • Understanding and experience developing mission-critical, performance-sensitive, real-time systems
  • Experienced in multithreaded (and preferably network) software development
  • Cross-platform development [Windows and Linux]
  • Thorough understanding of software development methodologies – especially scrum/agile methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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


  • Incredible salary & bonus
  • They’re willing to be flexible with WFH
  • Daily catering – breakfast, lunch, plus a fully stocked kitchen
  • Chill-out area with pool table, table tennis, TV and Playstation
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Health and life insurance
  • Gym membership
  • Two discretionary performance-related bonuses a year