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    KDB Software Engineer

    Who We Are

    First Derivative provide managed services and consulting to clients in the Capital Markets sector across the globe. Our primary initiative is to support mission-critical systems and help our clients achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.
    First Derivative is home to innovative thinkers who are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant teams we have established worldwide. We are committed to hiring ambitious, driven engineers and creating an environment where our employees can thrive and grow through recognition and reward of their dedication as they progress within the company.

    The Opportunity:

    We are looking for Mid-Senior Software Engineers to join our Global Consulting Practice. First Derivative work shoulder to shoulder with Tier 1 investment banks, including; Morgan Stanley, UBS, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse to name a few.

    Successful candidates will have the chance to partner with our clients, while working on cutting-edge technology on a variety of projects.

    We seek technologists who have a hunger to dig deep and get involved in providing first-class solutions to real-world problems.

    Must Haves
    • We look for individuals who are strategic, thrive in a fast-paced environment and possess a strong analytical aptitude to help solve complex business challenges
    • 3+ years working in a software engineering / development role using kdb+/q
    • Strong academic background in engineering, mathematics, science, technology or quantitative finance
    • Deep understanding and experience implementing and customising kdb+ Tick architectures
    • Demonstrate a track record of developing successful software solutions
    • Implemented testing frameworks for KX applications
    • Understanding of various software development methodologies and experience with modern deployment tools
    • Experience with Python, Java and main public cloud vendors a benefit.
    • Self-starter who is proactive and driven, with a passion for learning new tools and technologies
    Location

    We have global offices across the UK, EMEA and NAM and offer remote and hybrid working options.

    Working for First Derivative:

    At First Derivative, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.

    We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

    Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

    • Competitive Salary
    • Extensive Health Care Package
    • Pension plan
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Annual leave increasing with service
    • Group Life Protection Benefit
    • Training opportunities
    • First Derivative Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

    To apply to this role, please forward your CV to FDRecruitment@firstderivative.com