Java Developer – Algo Trading – 4032

Development, Full-time, Woking
The Role:

We are looking for people with a can-do attitude who are passionate about solving complex problems to help us deliver complex new algorithms in response to strong customer demand.  We're constantly looking for ways to do things faster, improving our software's time to market and throughput, and improving our own development approach.
The Fidessa GTP front office provides industry-leading trading functionality across a range of assets.  Our team automates trading strategies, formalizing them as algorithms that can routinely deliver improved execution for our customers and their clients.  We develop robust algorithms that must perform effectively under many scenarios. Our primary technology is Java on RedHat Linux.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be involved in all aspects of the software process, designing and delivering trading solutions in a rapidly changing marketplace. Your software will form part of a world-leading suite offering rich functionality.  You will also help us to improve our development approach.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant team of developers building high performance interfaces to global financial markets.

Required Skills, Experience & Qualification:

Java or transferable object oriented skills from similar languages such as C++ or C#.
Experience of Linux / Unix operating systems.
Proven experience of the software development lifecycle in a commercial environment.
Experience of developing and optimizing highly scalable services and distributed systems.
Experience of applying automation tools for software building, testing, and deployment.
Highly numerate degree.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Excellent communicator. Ability to interpret requirements and specifications and to describe highly technical designs or solutions simply and clearly to less technical audiences.
Highly organized with the ability to prioritize own workload and adhere to deadlines.
Financial markets knowledge, especially in derivatives, is an advantage.

About us

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world. 
•Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.
•Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.
With over 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.

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