Java Developers (x3) / Algo trading / ultra-low-latency trading systems – market connectivity and market data platform – cross asset – equities / Hong Kong

  • Excellent salary and employee benefit in a tier one ibank
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BAH Partners
  • 16 Jan 17

Java Developers (x3) / Algo trading / ultra-low-latency trading systems – market connectivity and market data platform – cross asset – equities / Hong Kong

Java Developers (x3) / Algo trading / ultra-low-latency trading systems – market connectivity and market data platform – cross asset – equities / Hong Kong


My client is a tier one global investment bank. They are building a new team that will focus on the ‘greenfield’ design and build of a brand new ultra-low-latency trading platform to support their cash equities trading businesses, including algorithmic trading.

This is a brand new project focused with the development of new high performance network-based Java platforms. The aim is to build a robust, scalable and low-latency technology platform that is rich in functionality to provide connectivity and algorithmic support for multiple stock exchanges and asset classes across the globe.

You will be part of a team of five developers working specifically on the new build, which will replace a legacy system that is being managed by another group. The ‘pilot’ framework was released last year - they are looking for the team to expand the framework, in terms of functionality and business coverage – all of this will be brand new development.


  • Java development - working on the application architecture and design of the applications and green field design of the next generation of connectivity and algorithmic OMS platforms.
  • Ownership on deliverables related to improving and building out of the existing pilot framework.
  • Expanding on functionality and business coverage for the platform – working with key business stakeholders to do so. Development of new features and components for supporting some of the existing applications that will move to the new platform.
  • Come up with innovative solutions to improve the system performance - across software, hardware and operating system/networks.
  • Core development and enhancement of product in the future.
  • Working with the team on the technical design, and leading technical development initiatives.
  • Coordinating with clients (both internal and external).
  • System design, unit, load, performance and integration testing, peer code reviews, design discussions and enhancements.


  • Strong core Java server development experience (at a low-level / network level), plus jQuery, Spring and other web frameworks…
  • And strong OO / concurrency and multithreading
  • Experience in FIX (Financial Information exchange) protocol is essential
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ is required
  • Understanding of middleware technologies like RMI/TIBCO RV/JMS/Solace
  • Experience with GIT source control, along with CI tools like Bamboo and Maven
  • Thorough understanding of operating systems and low-level networking architecture – also protocols like TCP/IP and UDP
  • Knowledge of Equities Cash/Derivatives Trading and markets, with some exposure to Order/Execution and Connectivity systems


  • Totally greenfield development project
  • Opportunity to work on a high profile trading system using the latest technologies
  • Flat team structure
  • High visibility with a solid career path ahead of you
  • High project autonomy – the project is being headquartered from Hong Kong
  • Relaxed environment – friendly, casual culture
  • Excellent working hours and environment
  • Great financial incentives for performers

In short, this is a great chance to work on something brand new, using new technologies, in a high profile team that is headquartered out of Hong Kong. You will work in a small team that has been cherry picked from the region’s top teams. The working hours are great, and the chance to put your thoughts and ideas into practice here are unparalleled. You can have a direct and meaningful impact on this organization’s technology strategies and direction, whilst working in a collaborative team with like-minded people.


If you are interested in this position, or would like to explore other opportunities within enterprise information technology, please send your detailed resume to Craig Barnish at or call (852) 2544 4479 for a confidential discussion.

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