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Algo Trading Java Developer - Leading Investment Bank


13 July 2023

Hong Kong

Our client, a global investment bank in Hong Kong, is looking for an experienced and passionate Core Java Developer to join their high-profile Cash Equities Algo Trading team.

Excellent exposure and growth potential!


  • Design and develop the algo trading platform and implement algorithmic trading & strategies for the business.

  • Build and maintain a close partnership with business stakeholders to understand their needs. Be aware and engage with market risks and compliance to ensure a smooth rollout to production.

  • Continuously seek to deliver zero-defect versions on the platform. Perform 2nd line support and knowledge transfer to Production support teams to ensure smooth releases.

  • Design and develop automated testing processes, frameworks, and scripts.

What we are looking for:

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) from a reputable University.

  • 5+ years of hands-on development experience using Core Java.

  • Experience with high-volume and low-latency financial trading (such as equities, FX, options, etc.), coupled with familiarity with developing algorithmic or automated trading systems, would be a significant advantage.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in FIX, market data, and OMS; as well as familiarity with the nuances of equities trading in Asian markets and proficiency in quantitative analytics.

  • Experience developing and testing high-performance, multi-threaded code.

  • Experience using Python, Perl, shell scripts, SQL, and NoSQL databases in a Linux / Unix environment.

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, technical, and troubleshooting.

  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and verbal).

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, time-critical team environment.

  • Self-motivated; demonstrate problem-solving, solution-focused attitude.

Great to have:

  • Experience in Java GUI development.

  • Experience with Equities and Equity Derivatives trading application development.

  • Good understanding of Asian markets.

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