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Senior Java Developer – Algorithmic Trading Technology

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Date live: 06/24/2020

Location: Prague

Reference Code: 90255959

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

Senior Java Developer - Algorithm Trading Technology
Prague, Czech Republic


Have you ever wondered what it's like to work as Senior Java Developer within electronic trading technology teams? How a global financial services organisation connects to exchanges? How we implement complex algorithms? How we guarantee sub millisecond latency to our clients using Java technology?

If you're an inquisitive Java Developer and passionate about learning new things, our Markets Execution team in Prague would like to hear from you.

What will you be doing?

Working closely with the quantitative team on gathering requirements
Designing and building trading algorithms and solutions for order execution 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; most of our code base is fairly new and you’ll get plenty of opportunity to work on new code
Escalation contact for Level 3 support during London business hours

What we’re looking for:

Commercial experience developing in Java
Linux or other Unix based systems knowledge
Knowledge of design patterns, object-oriented design principles and database design fundamentals
Knowledgeable around Java specifically multi-threading

Skills that will help you in the role:

Experience in building trading applications
Knowledge of equities markets, execution algorithms, smart order routing
Experience with market data or exchange connectivity protocols
Knowledge of C++ and/or UNIX scripting

Where will you be working?

With 120,000 employees and over 326 years of tradition, we are one of the largest banks in the world. Over the years, we have come up with many revolutionary ideas that changed the way people think about their finances; whether it was the first credit card issued in Great Britain or the first ATM machine, we have always been trying to push the banking business a little further. 

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.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details. 

Our Values 

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.


Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with us.

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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

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Flexible working

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

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.

100% Innovative
100% Collaborative
100% Passionate
100% Customer focused

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?

Barclays workforce of the future

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.

"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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