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Fixed Income E-Trading Java Developer



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RedStream Technology

Fixed Income E-Trading Java Developer Remote

-Contract Remote Role (with occasional on-site required), Stamford, CT

RedStream Technology is seeking an accomplished Java Developer to work with the US Fixed Income Trading team of a leading investment bank. In this role you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and 2nd level support of large-scale, multi-tiered electronic trading systems, primarily for the US Rates business, as part of a global team.

Role/Team Summary

The US Fixed Income Trading Technology team focuses on numerous components of the electronic trading application environment. The application stack is primarily built in-house, both locally and in conjunction with the global development team, including London and India. The US team plays a critical role in adapting and improving the software to meet the needs of the US Rates business as fixed income markets continue to move towards lower latency electronic execution. The team is responsible for a wide range of applications/functions that range from pricing models, responding to electronic customer request-for-quote (RFQ) via Tradeweb and Bloomberg, real-time price contribution, and the automatic hedging of customer trades and related execution algos.

Given the small team size and the business direction towards automating existing manual processes, significant exposure to the trading desk is expected for the role, including 2nd level support when issues or questions arise. Most of the application stack is in Java, although other technologies come into play as well, and flexibility is required. This is an excellent opportunity to play a significant role in the automation and lower latency efforts that occurring not only in-house, but also within the highly liquid US Treasury bond and USD Interest Rate Swaps markets.

Essential Experience (must haves)

  • 3+ years of Java OO server-side (not EJB or Web) development
  • 2+ years of FI pricing, electronic trading workflow, trade execution strategies and Order Management Systems in the Fixed Income space
  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of vanilla Java programming–Multithreading, OO, distributed computing, message-based architectures
  • Development experience on Spring framework and version control systems like SVN, Git and BitBucket
  • Experienced in a structured environment such as a software house or large team.
  • Application development involving an understanding of the user domain, rather than just implementing technical solutions
  • Proven experience of complete project lifecycle, and exposure to Agile methodologies (Scrum).
  • Development experience on a large complex codebase
  • Ability to work in a Unix/Linux server environment

Supplemental Experience (nice to have)

  • Experience in working with and developing software in a real-time environment
  • Familiarity with US Fixed Income trading venues for bonds and futures specifically
  • Experience with improving development practices for team as a whole

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interest in financial products and eager to develop a career in technology in the front office of an investment bank
  • Takes ownership of issues and manages them appropriately.
  • Genuine interest in collaboration and teamwork. Proven record of making improvements for a team as a whole–assisting and working with others and aligning development work with team objectives
  • Understanding that application development is more than purely coding
  • Solid communication skills – to work with local Dev/Support teams and traders, and global Dev/Support teams
  • Enthusiastic

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