One of the most well renowned Quantitative Trading Firms has had an exciting opportunity arise and is seeking a Desk Developer Lead for FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities) to come in and join a front office team leading a desk of 5+ developers.
As Desk Developer Lead you will have an opportunity to work closely with traders, quants, and dedicated technologists to deliver value at the very heart of their ecosystem. You will provide technical leadership, while leading and guiding a team of software developers who are passionate about valuation and risk services. Collaboration, flexibility, and attention to detail will be the key attributes vital to your success!
What You???ll Do
Develop and execute an implementation roadmap in partnership with Quant and Trading to deliver incremental improvements in trading performance while improving the platform at the desk level.
Partner with other technology teams to use existing services and solutions in support of your business partners.
Maintain an efficient and effective engineering team by empowering and leading staff to meet schedules and resolve technical or operational problems.
Mentor team members and introduce additional perspective on tools and techniques that could improve quality and drive better solutions.
Stay up to date on product features, technology, and computing trends.
What They???re Looking For
Must be a seasoned technology professional that has experience leading a software development team in a fast paced, multifaceted trading environment.
Ability to manage resources, scope, and time to deliver projects effectively and efficiently.
A deep knowledge of options products and systems that support a trading business preferably in a market making environment.
Ability to effectively partner with traders and quants to specify requirements, scope projects to increase return on investment and deliver highly functional solutions.
Understanding of standard methodologies for designing systems for U.S. options market making at scale a major plus.
5+ years of commercial programming (C++/Python/Java).
Experience with Angular is a plus.
We are currently in a candidate led market, so if you have been considering a new role, it is an excellent time to start looking. I work with other tier one companies within the financial sector, so if you feel this role is close but not quite right for you, get in touch to see what other opportunities I can offer.
This really is an exceptional opportunity to join a top firm and be a leader in driving the business forward. If you feel this role fits you well, I would be excited to speak with you and discuss further, apply now, or alternatively, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07384 667946