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Software Engineers in Flow Traders are working on applications that support the core business of the company. Our systems make it possible for Flow Traders to be present and competitive on exchanges worldwide. There is all kinds of code to write, from systems on (or close to) the critical path, from receiving market data to placing orders, to systems handling huge amounts of data in a reliable, performant and traceable manner.
Due to the flat team structure, you will have a chance to participate in writing code, creating new designs and maintaining existing applications with a focus on performance and stability. Our business users are typically only a walk away, which helps to create short feedback loops and to see your changes provide value in the shortest time possible.
To enable that, we strive to follow best software engineering practices and are supported by the best working environment, latest technology and continuous support from all parts of Flow Traders organization
We work in small teams, grouped by business area. In the Java space, the teams are: Core, Risk Tools, Compliance Tools, Institutional Tools, Trading Tools and Strategies. Each team is typically responsible for a set of related applications, and works in tight collaboration with business owners. We maintain libraries shared across the teams to enable code re-use and to have a common view on application architecture. We write extensive unit tests, and have a QA team that supports us with integration testing. We follow agile practices, tailored to the problem area and preferred team approach.
Some of the technologies we use in the development process:
Morning normally starts with a stand-up meeting with your team. This is an opportunity to catch up on progress of development, raise problems and discuss plans for the day. A business representative is also present, so questions to trading can be resolved instantly. After standup, you go back to your desk to program, review code on pull requests submitted by colleagues, and discuss functionality with traders. Sometimes a production issue is raised by support, and help from development is needed to provide advice. At lunchtime, you join your team for lunch in the canteen and enjoy a company-provided lunch. During the day, if there are no pressing issues or you feel that you need a break, you can unwind at the pool table or table tennis, or do a workout at the gym. After the day is done, you can join your colleagues to celebrate a successful release or just socialize at our bar.
What you need to succeed
3 + years post-graduation work experience
BSc or MSc in Computing Science or equivalent
Core Java experience
Experience in parallel and multithreaded programming
Knowledge of algorithms and data structures
Interest in achieving maximum performance from available hardware and software
Ability to communicate with technical and business colleagues
Working experience in professional software development
Fluency in English
Previous experience in the financial industry is highly advantageous
What we offer
We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:
Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
Our own company boat
In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
Weekly chair massages
Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year, such as the Year End Party that exceeds expectations
Global rotations between our offices worldwide
Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.