Flow Traders is looking for an experienced Core Java Developer to join our growing Development team in Hong Kong. The ideal candidate is curious, methodical and a multi-tasker. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business.  We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

Some of the technologies we use in the development process:

  • Common stack: Java 8 & Java 11, Netty, Chronicle Queue, Hibernate, MariaDB, Cassandra, gRPC, Guava, Prometheus
  • Big Data stack: Kafka, HDFS, AirFlow, Spark, Avro, Hazelcast, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Web/UI: Spring MVC, Jetty, Mustache, JavaFX, Jackson
  • Testing: Mockito, Truth, JUnit5
  • Development life-cycle support: Bitbucket, Bamboo, Confluence, Jira, SonarQube, IntelliJ IDEA, your-kit

What You Will Do

Software Engineers in Flow Traders are working on applications that support the core business of the company. Our systems make it possible for Flow Traders to be present and competitive on exchanges worldwide. There are all kinds of code to write, from systems on (or close to) the critical path, from receiving market data to placing orders, to systems handling huge amounts of data in a reliable, performant and traceable manner.

Due to the flat team structure, you will have a chance to participate in writing code, creating new designs and maintaining existing applications with a focus on performance and stability. Our business users are typically only a walk away, which helps to create short feedback loops and to see your changes provide value in the shortest time possible.

To enable that, we strive to follow the best software engineering practices and are supported by the best working environment, latest technology and continuous support from all parts of Flow Traders organization

We work in small teams, grouped by business area. In the Java space, the teams are: Core, Risk Tools, Compliance Tools, Institutional Tools, Trading Tools and Strategies. Each team is typically responsible for a set of related applications and works in tight collaboration with business owners. We maintain libraries shared across the teams to enable code re-use and to have a common view on application architecture. We write extensive unit tests and have a QA team that supports us with integration testing. We follow agile practices, tailored to the problem area and preferred team approach

What You Need to Succeed

  • 3+ years of Core Java experience in a professional software development environment
  • BSc or MSc in Computing Science or equivalent
  • Core Java experience
  • Experience in parallel and multithreaded programming
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Interest in achieving maximum performance from available hardware and software
  • Ability to communicate with technical and business colleagues
  • Working experience in professional software development
  • Fluency in English
  • Previous experience in the trading industry is required

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter
  2. Complete our Technical/Hackerrank assessments.
  3. Meet the members of the Development team
  4. Meet the members of the Executive team

What We Offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage
  • In-house lounge with a bar, pool table and console games;
  • Daily catered breakfast and lunch with healthy snacks and drinks available throughout the day;
  • In-house hairdresser and massage therapist;
  • Personal trainers, weekly boot camps and a subsidized gym membership;
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.

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