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Algo Java Developer

Posted 19 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays Algo Java Developer, you will have an exciting chance to be designing and developing critical components that form the very core of the Equities Electronic Trading business: Smart Order Routing and Algorithmic Trading strategies. You will be given a unique opportunity to become a member of a global multinational agile team of experienced engineers and learn new technologies and skills.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

Working closely with the quantitative team on gathering requirements

Designing and building trading algorithms and solutions for order execution as well as enhancing the existing set of products

Working with other teams in Equities business and the Investment Bank to collaborate on larger deliverables

Liaising with key business stakeholders to prioritize book of work and clarify requirements

Taking active part in constructive code reviews

Leading hands on design, development and testing; most of our code base is fairly new and plenty of opportunity to work on new code

Accounting for the escalation contact for L3 support during London business hours

What we’re looking for:

Excellent knowledge and use of core Java in a commercial environment

Knowledge of Linux or other UNIX-based systems

Comprehensive skills to analyze submitted code and infer issues

Exceptional written and oral English communications skills

Skills that will help you in the role:

Experience in building trading applications

Knowledge of equities markets, execution algorithms, smart order routing

Experience with market data or exchange connectivity protocols

Knowledge of C++ and/or UNIX scripting

Where will you be working?Our Prague office is based in the financial center of Prague. We are part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.

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