E-Trading Java Developer (Associate/VP) E-Trading Java Developer (Associate/VP) …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Oct 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Oct 20
Rates- E-trading, Java Algo Developer

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com

Department overview:

We are a focused and user oriented development team with a wide range of developers operating globally in London, New York and Tokyo. We are responsible for all execution platforms in the dealer-to-client and dealer-to-dealer spaces, providing solutions across Rates and Credit; cash and derivatives. An ongoing effort to consolidate our electronic client offering in the Rates space is focused on development of our execution capabilities and platforms.

This is a very exciting opportunity to be a key part of this growing technology team building an electronic offering. You will be developing high performance execution components with trader automation as a core concept, and will be working with a wider development team to ensure our solutions are cross-product and help consolidate existing functionality.

Role Description

You are a confident and self-motivating senior Java Algo developer with a solid understanding of Rates electronic markets. You have delivered high performance Algo solutions and are comfortable communicating with quants and trading desks and a very detailed level. You are client focused and are comfortable communicating with stakeholders across the bank. You are at home developing in a small self-organising team and value user feedback within an agile development process. You can manage expectations effectively and have a demonstrable track record of owning delivery of a high profile product to demanding business users. You are an expert in the rates market, both cash and derivatives, and understand the value of an intuitive, robust and reliable execution platform to a trading desk.

Skills, qualifications and knowledge required


    • Proven track record building algo systems within Rates markets.
    • Understanding of how to deliver an algo container to quant/trading teams.
    • Experience in bond and IRS dealer-to-dealer markets.
    • Background of spreading between different venues & auto-hedging strategies.
    • Advanced Java (e.g. high performance, GC optimisation, concurrency etc.).
    • Object oriented design and development, design patterns.
    • Auxiliary development process skillset (GIT, Maven etc.)


  • Background in dealer-to-client markets.
  • Bond analytics understanding.
  • Credit business knowledge.
  • Test automation technologies (e.g. Robot framework).
    • FIX.
    • Agile processes & practices e.g. Scrum.

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