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Equity Swap Java Developer (VP) - Investment Banking


1 February 2024

Hong Kong

Our client is a leading financial institution recognized for its innovative solutions and highest standards of professionalism. With a multitude of successful financial products and services, we consistently aim to exceed client expectations and shape the future of the financial industry.


Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our client, a premier Investment Banking team as an Equity Swap Java Developer (VP). As a key member of the prestigious firm, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining the equity swap trading platform. Your expertise in Java programming, coupled with your in-depth knowledge of equity derivatives, will enable our firm to stay at the forefront of the investment banking industry.



  • Collaborate with a diverse team of traders, quants, and technologists to design, develop, and enhance our equity swap trading platform.

  • Design and implement high-performance, scalable, and reliable software solutions in Java, adhering to best coding practices, architectural principles, and established design patterns.

  • Conduct comprehensive and rigorous testing of all developed software components, ensuring the delivery of robust and efficient solutions.

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and ongoing support.

  • Stay aligned with industry best practices, market trends, and regulatory requirements related to equity swaps, ensuring the platform is compliant and competitive.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to brainstorm and propose innovative solutions that optimize the equity swap trading operations.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to more junior team members, assisting in their professional development.

  • Continuously enhance your skills and knowledge of equity derivatives, emerging technologies, and financial markets to further contribute to the growth and success of our firm.



  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • Proven track record of designing and developing robust, scalable, and high-performance low-latency Java applications within the investment banking or financial services industry, specifically focusing on equity derivatives.

  • Strong understanding of equity swaps, including pricing models, risk models, and industry conventions.

  • Extensive experience with Core Java, including multi-threading.

  • Proficiency in database technologies (e.g., SQL, Oracle, Sybase) and messaging middleware (e.g., Solace, MQ) will be advantageous.

  • Solid understanding of software development methodologies, such as Agile, and associated tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Git, Maven).

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team and independently.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, allowing for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams, clients, and stakeholders.

  • Pursuit of continuous learning and professional development, staying current with industry trends and emerging technologies.

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