Job Details

Java Developer - Equities Algo Trading

  • £750 - £900 per day
  • London
  • Contract

Role type - Contract role

IR35 status - Inside

Dat rate - £750 - £900 pd

About the Role: A premier Tier 1 investment bank seeks an adept Java developer specialized in algorithmic trading to join their Electronic Trading Technology team. This position involves driving forward new projects and maintaining essential trading engines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver critical enhancements to trading strategy engines
  • Upgrade core framework components
  • Work closely with quantitative traders to understand and gather requirements
  • Participate in all phases of the development cycle, including requirement gathering, coding, unit testing, patch reviewing, and providing second-level support



    • Strong command of core Java APIs (Concurrency, collections)
    • Experience with multithreaded systems, Java garbage collection, and low-latency I/O
    • Knowledge of design patterns
    • Experience with TDD
    • Familiarity with Eclipse/IntelliJ, GIT, continuous integration servers, and build tools like Maven/Gradle
    • Strong communication skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with benchmark algorithms or smart routing strategies (VWAP, TWAP)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Background in front office system design and architecture
  • Knowledge of equities or derivatives markets
  • Understanding of the FIX protocol (heartbeats, logins, sequence numbers, message types)

Be a part of a dynamic global team, contributing to the development of next-generation electronic trading platforms.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

Tristan Pitt Principal Consultant

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