Quant & Data Science

Tech Lead - FX Options - Investment Banking

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    Quant & Data Science

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    £120000 - £160000 per annum + + Benefits and Bonus

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Our client, a leading Bank is looking to hire a Java Developer for a project within its FX Options e-Trading business. This role entails spearheading a re-platforming of their existing system that has witnessed substantial investment, offering ample opportunities for career advancement.


  • Drive the development of a replatform within the FX Options e-Trading business.
  • Be an SME in the FX Options space
  • Heavy collaboration with business users and BA's to deliver requirements and design innovative solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment.
  • Ensure adherence to best practices in software development, including TDD, Unit, Integration, and regression Testing.


  • Excellent core Java experience
  • Extensive expertise in FX Options or other derivatives products such as Swaps, OTC, or Equity Derivatives, demonstrating deep subject matter expertise.
  • Solid understanding of multi-threading, concurrency, and garbage collection.
  • Strong SQL skills, including experience with stored procedures and triggers.
  • Experience in developing high throughput, latency-sensitive systems.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering large-scale development projects within the investment banking domain.
  • Specific experience in FX trading is highly desirable, although candidates with a background in electronic trading will be considered.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead the development of a significant project within the FX Options e-Trading business, leveraging your expertise in Java development and FX options to drive innovation and success.