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Electronic Trading senior C++ developer – market data

Prague, Czechia

Development and Engineering at Barclays

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you’ll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live May. 13, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90306966

Job description

Electronic Trading senior C++ developer – market data
Prague, Czech Republic

You will design and develop critical components that form the very core of the Equities Electronic Trading business, specializing on real-time low-latency market data processing. You will be given a unique opportunity to become a member of a global multi-national agile team of experienced engineers and learn new technologies and skills. You will be a part of Electronic Trading Technology team who builds solutions for trading cash equities on exchanges around the world. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

This opportunity is open to flexible working arrangements. Such as working from home, flexible or compressed hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please apply and discuss this with us during the hiring process.


What will you be doing?
•    Working closely with the business product and service teams on gathering requirements
•    Designing and building new solutions for market data processing as well as enhancing the existing set of products
•    Working with other teams in Equities business and the Investment Bank to collaborate on larger deliverables
•    Liaising with key business stakeholders to prioritise book of work and clarify requirements
•    Partaking in constructive code reviews
•    Hands on design, development and testing
•    Providing L2 support to existing components deployed in production environment


What we’re looking for:
•    Advanced understanding of C++ language and its low-level internal mechanisms
•    Good communications skills in spoken and written English
•    Experience with software development in a commercial environment
•    Experience with developing multi-threaded applications


Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Understanding of the TCP/IP stack and network IO libraries
•    Experience with developing low-latency applications on Linux
•    Exposure to real time exchange protocols or market data feeds is a plus

Where will you be working?
Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.

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What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: innovative, collaborative, customer focused, passionate

Languages and Technologies

We really love to code. And we love to make that code work for our millions of global customers. Built in a way that makes life simpler. For you, that means reinventing what money means to the world. It means going that step further to develop something that can handle millions of trades or millions of transactions a day. It’s a big responsibility. Are you ready to rethink your future?

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

Find out more about what our leaders think the Barclays workforce of the future will look like.

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The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

Working here makes me feel supported, valued, recognised, appreciated and has given me plenty of opportunities to grow.

Minal

ETL Developer in Market Risk, Glasgow

Barclays is a great place to work because the teams here have a very positive energy to them. There is a lot of camaraderie and team spirit here.

Niraj

Engineering Lead, Fraud Detection, Whippany

One of my favourite things about working for Barclays is the freedom to explore different technical solutions to a variety of problems. It's a great way of expanding my knowledge and keeps me on my toes!

Sara

Java Developer, Glasgow

I’m really pleased with the work I’ve done so far. Because Barclays relies on technology to provide services that are so important to millions of people, we value quality over quantity, especially in software design.

Dalibor

Wolf Team, Prague

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