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DATE ADDED: Wed 13/05/2020

Senior Front Office Java Developer

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

Front Office Java Developer – London

Jefferies Group LLC is the largest independent, global, full-service investment banking firm headquartered in the U.S. Focused on serving clients for nearly 60 years, Jefferies is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, advisory, sales and trading, research and wealth management services across all products in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a diversified financial services company.


We are seeking a Senior Developer to be part of the Fixed Income Technology team, directly supporting the Front Office within Jefferies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and Planning of architecture and frameworks in conjunction with the development team lead.
  • Project work - act as key developer in major project related work and responsibility for small projects and specific support tasks. Projects will include custom development, implementation and integration of vendor products, and enhancement / support of existing systems.
  • Improve and maintain existing codebase based on the guidelines set by the team management
  • Providing 2nd level support

Required Background:

  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies.
  • Ability to work well with both business managers, traders and developers.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Previous experience from a similar position within Front Office

Required Technical Skills:

  • Java8 programming experience – 10 years plus Java knowledge, in particular strength in low latency, multi threaded systems.
  • HTML5, React/ Javascript Stack
  • ION Marketview API and platform – 10 years plus experience.
  • Unix shell scripting
  • Exposure to Automated Testing Frameworks for Java and Web Applications
  • Databases: Oracle
  • Tools: Git, SVN, Team City, Maven. Strong DevOps skills.

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Broad spectrum knowledge of Financial IT environments
  • Fixed Income Credit & Rates Bond / Repo trading system experience
  • Knowledge of AMPS, KDB, Messaging Systems (such as JMS, MQ etc.), Caplin, Ion Trading, Fix and/or similar technologies