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Equities Trading Systems Engineer

Posted 8 Jul 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 Equities Trading System Engineer, you’ll account for the provision of high quality, bespoke support of the Electronic Trading plant which underpins the Cash Equities business. You’ll be encompassing user & technical support, service improvement, infrastructure architecture and project management - contributing towards the ongoing build-out of Electronic Trading Cash Architecture platform and migrations, across Order management, Client connectivity, Exchange connectivity, Algorithmic trading and Risk Management platforms.

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?

Providing solid technical leadership within the Electronic Trading Run The Bank (RTB) team and end to end assistance service for front office users on the trading platforms

Conducting a pro-active monitoring and management of business critical real-time trading systems, determining issues and potential problem areas

Tracking outstanding issues and working with the appropriate group to achieve resolution

Contributing towards ongoing Production Validation Tests, Tech debt remediation projects, Hardware Refresh & Electronic Trading Platform build-out and go-live

Being accountable for the resiliency and capacity management of the production environment

Assisting with and maintaining various RTB tools that we provide as a service to business.

Developing specialist knowledge in relevant systems, with aim of becoming an SME, documenting and sharing with global teams as and when required

Coaching and mentoring more junior team members across the different geographies

What we’re looking for:

Proven experience of Equities Electronic Trading in a related front-office application support role within investment banking – comfortable to work directly with trading desks globally

Extensive knowledge and competence of assisting with applications on Unix platforms and exposure to network connectivity investigation and diagnostics

Experience of aiding with Algorithmic trading platforms, Client/Market connectivity, along with a fundamental knowledge and competence of ITIL concepts

Proven leadership, stakeholder management and influencing skills at all levels globally

Skills that will help you in the role:

Exposure to middleware technologies e.g., Tibco RV/Solace

Experience with and competence of scheduling tools

Knowledge and competence of ITRS Geneos, including deployment of netprobes and Gateway configuration

Bash/Perl scripting and/or Python/Java programming experience will be an added advantage

Where will you be working?

In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.


Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees