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Location: London, England
Industry: IT, Other
Rate: £900 - £1200 per day
Job Type: Contract (12 Months)
Posting ID: 3654646JT

KDB/Q Developer Job Description:

KDB/Q, Development, Algo, Banking, Senior

I am currently recruiting for a leading Investment Bank based in the City who are looking for KDB technologists passionate about their work. This position is for a Senior KDB/Q developer who will be working in a front office environment involved in the development of an Algo Trading Platform. Great opportunity to be a key part of a major front office team with direct input into the project work the bank undertakes, all whilst paying above market rate.


  • KDB development experience (4 yrs minimum)

  • Q

  • Excellent academics - good A-level results or equivalent, combined with a 2.1 or better in Computer Science or a numerate subject from a top university.

    Exposure to:

  • Front office banking experience is beneficial (particularly Algo Trading Platforms)

  • Programming languages such as C++, Python, C# or Java

    My Client, a leading investment bank, are looking for a senior KDB developer. The role is within a small team focused on pricing and risk management for the electronic trading desk for FX. The team has a flat structure, extremely short feedback cycles, frequent deliveries in the range of hours to days, direct contact to stake holders and the trading desk.

    Your core attributes will include:

  • Clear communication & systematic reasoning.

  • Deep experience with Q/KDB+ working in a similar environment.

  • Have front office knowledge of the FX business or quantitative finance.

  • UNIX OS knowledge.

  • Knowledge about software delivery process and methodologies.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the FX Quantitative Analyst team by taking requirements and developing user analytics and solutions to aid pricing/trading algorithms and ultimately P&L.

  • Prototype solutions in a fast, agile manner with numerous demands from Front Office teams.

  • Be comfortable performing analysis and manipulation of large data sets in a high frequency low latency environment.

  • Provide technical design, architecture and infrastructure expertise to support the growing KDB+ footprint within the bank.

  • Participate in the development of all aspects of product delivery including design documents, functional specifications, unit testing and component build.

  • Provide technical assistance and 3rd line support to internal KDB+ Production Support teams.

  • Participation on software releases which may be performed out of hours/weekends.

  • Participate in sprint planning and estimation and provide regular status updates to project managers.
If this is something of interest, please apply with a copy of your most recent CV direct

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