Job title: Algorithmic Trading Development Lead
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services
Location: Hong Kong
Job published: 21/07/2021
Job ID: 32513

Job Description


• Hands-on role, leading the development team based in APAC responsible for design, development and maintenance of Next Generation Global Algorithmic Trading platform and trading strategies.

• Work closely with Quants on implementation of trading algorithms, models, and analytical signals.

• Work with Product and Sales teams on client requests and algo customizations.

• Establish best practices and coordinate development of global products with regional teams.

• Constantly evaluate and optimize software development, testing and release practices to improve flexibility and agility.

• Ensure trading platform and strategies meet all regulatory control and testing requirements.

• Provide L3 support for local Trading Desks.



• BS/BA degree or higher in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related Engineering field.

• At least 7 years’ experience developing low latency trading strategies in Equities, Futures or Listed Derivatives (execution algorithms, prop strategies, risk trading, smart routing etc.), 3+ yrs. in leading/managing a team of 5 or more developers with a track record of attracting talent.

• Proven track record in designing, developing, and implementing of trading strategies such as benchmark tracking, liquidity seeking and dark aggregation algorithms.

• Has intimate knowledge of APAC lit and dark market micro-structure, order types, liquidity, market data and regulatory matters (SFC, ASIC, JDSA requirements etc.)

• Prior experience in efficient implementation of quantitative models, performing statistical data analysis, building/using data visualization tools and conducting simulation and back-testing of strategies.

• Expert proficiency with computer technologies including Java, Linux, and OO Design with a focus on performance, re-usability, test automation and flexibility for customizations.

• Excellent communication skills, stakeholder management, and establishing strong cross-team working relationships.

• Experience with planning and executing product roadmaps, forecasting, risk management etc.


Preferred Skills

• Experience in Agile Methodologies.

• Experience with low latency messaging products, such as Solace and 29West.

• Knowledge of event-driven (pub/sub) programming models.

• Experience dealing with Global Technology teams.