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 thecitysecret is seeking experienced Java developers to help advance its Client’s Equities automated trading platforms. The roles involve building, deploying & supporting algorithmic trading strategies, analytical tools and scalable trading engine infrastructure, working as part of a fast-moving IT / quant / trading team.  

The roles offer the opportunity to work with our Client’s experienced trading, quant, tech and analytics teams across the globe. You will work across the full application lifecycle in a fast-paced, high-stakes agile development environment. This is a hands-on role requiring continuous delivery to support a high volume business operating across many global markets.

Role Profile: 

  • You will be using core Java development to build and enhance trading strategies and engines. 
  • The role involves working directly with the global trading, quant and IT teams to advance the platform and the businesses it serves. 
  • The project portfolio is typically varied, spanning new and existing algorithm development, improving the technical and execution performance of trading systems, the generation and analysis of trading signals & data 
  • You will be involved in the full software development lifecycle from discussing and agreeing requirements, formulating designs developing and deploying the changes. 
  • The systems you will work on are high volume, low latency, resilient, scalable and message-driven based on cutting edge Java and utilising the latest hardware. 

Skills Required: 

  • Strong core Java knowledge in a UNIX/Linux environment. 
  • Experience of high volume, high availability message driven systems 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team is essential. 

Skills Desirable:  

  • Experience developing system for automated market making, algo trading or DMA group in liquid markets (equities, FX, liquid rates, etc.) 
  • Track record working in front-office environment with trading and quantitative strategists 
  • Electronic trading knowledge: cash / ETF / futures preferred; liquid rates / FX acceptable.
  • Engineering and/or Maths academic background  
  • Previous experience in a systematic trading environment (market-maker, quant fund, sell-side inventory management) highly desirable.  
  • Experience interacting with and writing KDB/Q queries. 
  • AngularJ/HTML5, Java Swing, Java FX GUI development 

Training & Professional Development:   

We don’t expect applicants to have all of the skills required for the job so thecitysecret encourage opportunities for further training and professional development.  Applicants will have access to training in Finance and technology enabling them to develop their skills further.

Company Profile: 

thecitysecret was established in 2000 providing experienced developers to Investment Banks and Hedge Funds. The Developers work closely with the Client’s development teams, but remotely from thecitysecret offices in North Yorkshire.  thecitysecret give developers the opportunity to work on Financial projects usually associated with having to be based in the City. 

thecitysecret continue to provide developers to clients on long term contracts.  Working as employees of thecitysecret and being part of a small growing company, but having the opportunity to work on large, enterprise level projects.   

In addition thecitysecret also work with local businesses providing short term software development services and IT Support. 


25 days’ annual holiday (Plus UK bank holidays) 

Contributory Pension scheme (Employer contribution of 5%) 

Profit Share Bonus scheme 

Childcare vouchers 

Cycle to work scheme 

Salary: Market rate, dependent on experience 

Office based in Richmond North Yorkshire, but part remote working available (Post current Covid situation)  


Office Location: 

  • Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7BP 
  • Limited parking at office, with free street parking nearby. Public car park a short walk with an annual permit available. 
  • Public transport is limited, although served well from Darlington. 

Commutable from: Northallerton, Thirsk, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newton Aycliffe, the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale, Teesside, Co. Durham, Newcastle, Tyneside, York, Leeds.

For more details and to apply please email hr @thecitysecret.com or contact us here.