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Low-latency C++ Developer

Prague, Czechia

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Key information

Date live Jun. 07, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90289846

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.

Job description

Low-Latency Senior C++ Developer
Prague, Czech Republic

As a Barclays Low-Latency Senior C++ Developer, 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 design and develop critical components that form the very core of the Equities Electronic Trading business, specializing on real-time low-latency quantitative data processing. You will have opportunity to build and run a local team of C++ developers in Prague.

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.

What will you be doing?
• Working closely with the quantitative team on gathering requirements
• Designing and building solutions for quantitative 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
• Leading a smaller local team of C++ developers – overseeing activities of the Prague Dev Team and mentoring of junior colleagues

What we’re looking for:
• Advanced understanding of C++ language and its low-level internal mechanisms
• Experience with software development in a commercial environment
• Experience with developing multi-threaded applications
• Understanding and experience with best practices in software development

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Good communications skills in spoken and written English
• Experience with leading a team of developers
• Experience with developing low-latency applications on Linux
• Knowledge of Python and Python-C++ integration

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.

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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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

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


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.


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!


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.


Wolf Team, Prague

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