Lead Java Engineer, VP (Trading System)

Posted 08 November 2023
Salary HKD850000 - HKD1200000 per annum
LocationHong Kong
Job type Permanent
Discipline Financial ServicesTechnology
ContactKevin Ng

Job description

Our client is a prominent financial institution within the APAC region, offering an array of services encompassing corporate finance, debt markets, equity capital markets, derivatives, etc. They're currently looking for a Lead Java Engineer, VP. This role plays a critical role in ensuring the successful design, development, testing, and delivery of Java-based applications and trading & OMS systems, while also collaborating with stakeholders to align development efforts with business objectives.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Design, develop, and enhance front office trading systems, focusing on FIX protocol, OMS, and trading systems.
  • Collaborate with traders, analysts, and other IT teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Lead a team of developers to architect, develop, and maintain trading systems using Java.
  • Ensure high-quality, scalable, reliable, and secure code for front office applications.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to front office applications, working closely with support teams to provide timely resolutions.
  • Optimize front office trading systems for performance, latency, and throughput.
  • Implement automated testing and enhance existing test frameworks to ensure code quality.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, new technologies, and best practices in front office trading systems development.
What We're Looking For

  • Minimum 7 years of professional work experience as a Software Engineer in designing and building distributed systems
  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of Spring Frameworks (IOC, Spring Boot, Spring Batch, Spring Integration, Spring Security etc.)
  • Proficiency in Java development, including multithreading, memory management, and performance optimization.
  • Good understanding and practical experience on Docker, CI/CD and Kubernetes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on experience in creating / working with adapters (application to download exchange / trade info)
  • Strong knowledge of order management systems (OMS) and trading systems, including order routing, trade lifecycle, and market data handling
  • Experience with REST APIs and WebSocket
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services/ Azure, Docker, and Terraform
  • Experience building systems using SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrate an collaborative attitude with a bias toward action
  • Experience working in Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Fintech/Finance Trading domain is a plus

If you believe you have the right skills, attitude and experience please click 'apply now' below and upload your resume. Alternatively, for a confidential chat, please contact Kevin Ng by applying directly to email kng@captarpartners.com or reach out at +852 3653 5244.