Senior Core Java Developer

Location: London, United Kingdom   Sectors   

Role: Be part of the core technology team within a leading hedge fund and in a dynamic environment, building next generation solutions while supporting a complex trading technology environment. The work is alongside Traders, Quant developers, Middle office and Various Technology staff.


  • Create state of the art, next gen solutions as replacement for legacy components for data management, trading and operations. This will be done as part of the HK-UK development team, based on requirements from various stakeholders across the firm using cutting edge technologies.
  • The role includes development support for some of the existing home grown financial product for front and middle office.


  • Financial background (buy-side or sell-side); or
  • An extra bright person coming from a technology vendor or startup.

Technical Knowledge:

  1. Experience with 3rd party applications integration (API, FTP, Message queue, etc.).
  2. Front Office or Middle office full stack experience is highly preferable.
  3. Knowledge of the following would be a plus:
    • EMS, OMS, PMS solutions.
    • MiFID II Regulatory reporting MiFID II.
    • Risk Solution providers.
    • Bloomberg, Reuters and various other Market Data vendors.
    • Data analytics experience.

Languages (by order of importance):

  • Java: Core Java, Spring Boot, Testing framework.
  • Web: JS, HTML, CSS, FE framework (React, angular or similar).
  • DB: SQL, DBA, MS SQL/ MySQL/ PostgreSQL/ MongoDB.
  • Python: Pandas, Numpy, Django, data manipulation.
  • Deep Excel knowledge: VBA, BBG API.
  • Scala, Clojure, Groovy or other advanced language.


  • Linux.
  • Docker.
  • Messaging/ Data Streaming solution (Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.).
  • Agile development practices (e.g. continuous delivery, source control).
  • REST API* Rapid Development (RAD).
  • Test drive environment.


  • Smart developer who is able to work both independently and as part of a team (local and remote) with as desire to handle fast paced, intense environments with demanding sophisticated users.
  • Capability to work on multiple tasks under stress.
  • Ability to adopt easily to changes and drive the implementation of the next transformation.
  • Capability to express complex concepts in easily digested outlines/diagram.
  • Fluent with data handling (manipulation, storage, DB, etc.).