Java Developers (2 roles) / AVP and VP / Index Trading / Equity Derivatives / Low Frequency Trading / Java, Cassandra, Python / Quantitative Development / Hong Kong

  • Excellent salary and employee benefit in a tier one ibank
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BAH Partners
  • 16 Jan 17

Java Developers (2 roles) / AVP and VP / Index Trading / Equity Derivatives / Low Frequency Trading / Java, Cassandra, Python / Quantitative Development / Hong Kong

Java Developers (2 roles) / AVP and VP / Index Trading / Equity Derivatives / Low Frequency Trading / Java, Cassandra, Python / Quantitative Development / Hong Kong


My client is a tier one global investment bank. They are hiring two developers to join a newly formed team tasked with designing and building a strategic new platform to enable the construction, calculation, execution and risk management of complex low frequency trading strategies.

The bank has developed tradeable index strategies to across key asset classes, benchmarks, and dynamic trading strategies. This platform offer clients the opportunity to maximize portfolio returns and quickly exploit market activities across bull and bear scenarios within the Credit, Commodity, FX, Fixed Income, Emerging Market and Equity asset classes.

The team leverages a number of exciting technologies including an ecosystem of Big Data storage using Cassandra on a backbone of high-performance grid computing and hosting. They use quantitative algorithms built to analyze risk and improve hedging strategies on a suite of core engines (built on an object-oriented database with a powerful dependency graphs, and a fully integrated stack across pricing, risk and trading tools).


This is a senior developer role within the Index Trading technology team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning technology team working on a range of ‘greenfield’ projects whilst leveraging the firm’s core infrastructure products and services.


  • Partner with the business to analyse and define requirements for the rapidly evolving products and client requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the trading desk, structurers, quantitative research and other technology teams to formulate innovative technical solutions to industrialise the growing business.
  • Develop enhancements and/or build new solutions for booking and risk managing new Index products and deals executed by the business.
  • Work closely with/Influence other technology teams to ensure that required changes are made in other dependent or core systems.
  • Define development/project plans with key milestones in line with strategy and own the full delivery.

Some of the key initiatives the role will involve include: working with the global team in developing the strategic core infrastructure used to model the index strategies (whether algorithmic or client driven), sourcing underlying reference and fundamentals data used to model the signals and back test strategies, build and deliver reporting content (e.g. performance/back test results) and client driven functionality (e.g. user initiated index rebalance) on our external facing web portal. Technologies utilized by the team include Python, Java, HTML5 etc.


  • Strong Core Java development skills
  • Agile and TDD experience
  • Equity derivatives and structured products experience
  • Previous exposure to Big Data technologies such as Cassandra and Hadoop
  • Understanding of Grid Computing  is nice to have
  • Self-starter with the ability to quickly pick up new ideas, concepts and technologies.
  • Experience of stakeholder management with the ability to challenge the status quo and propose alternatives.
  • Experience working to tight time frames without sacrificing quality.
  • Experience with Python preferable


  • Totally greenfield development project
  • Opportunity to work on a high profile trading system using the latest technologies
  • Flat team structure
  • High visibility with a solid career path ahead of you
  • High project autonomy – the project is being headquartered from Hong Kong
  • VERY high profile project
  • Great financial incentives for performers

In short, this is a great chance to work on something brand new, using new technologies, in a high profile team that is headquartered out of Hong Kong. You will work in a small team that has been cherry picked from the region’s top teams. The working hours are great, and the chance to put your thoughts and ideas into practice here are unparalleled. You can have a direct and meaningful impact on this organization’s technology strategies and direction, whilst working in a collaborative team with like-minded people.


If you are interested in this position, or would like to explore other opportunities within enterprise information technology, please send your detailed resume to Craig Barnish at or call (852) 2544 4479 for a confidential discussion.

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