Senior KDB Developer

Location:Greater London


Senior KDB Developer

Big Bank Funding. FinTech Thinking.

Our technology teams in the UK work closely with HSBC’s global businesses to help design and build digital services that allow our millions of customers around the world, to bank quickly, simply and securely. We also run and manage our IT infrastructure, data centres and core banking systems that power the world’s leading international bank.

Our multi-disciplined teams include: DevOps engineers, IT architects, front and back end developers, infrastructure specialists, cyber experts, as well as project and programme managers.

We work in small, agile DevOps teams with colleagues around the world from our offices at the Bluefin Building in Southwark, our global headquarters in Canary Wharf, and multiple other locations around the UK including Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley and Birmingham.

Following extensive investment across our Technology and Digital domains and with plans for continued expansion throughout 2020 and beyond, we are currently seeking an Experienced KDB Developer to join HSBC Technology.

Brief overview of the business areas

Within HSBC Global Banking and Markets, Cash Electronic Technology is a global technology team that works together to build innovative electronic trading and analytics systems. Our business partners herald from the Cash High touch trading, Low touch trading, Mission Control and Cash Quant areas. We strive to engineer performant, scalable and reliable systems that enable our business to grow clients and revenue. We care about working in an agile manner, hand-in-hand with our business partners to realize their goals whilst maintaining technical excellence

What you will be doing;

This is a new role within the kdb engineering team that build, maintain and support our global algo platform. We are focussed on delivering value to our business partners within our evolving DevOps model. We strive to deliver a consistent global platform while rapidly adapting to local requirements and regulations.

You will be a hands-on Team Lead or Senior kdb Developer with experience mentoring more junior perhaps remote team members. You will be a technology enthusiast with several years of experience in a developer role, you will have spent time working directly with business partners to deliver electronic trading solutions for equities businesses. You may have spent time delivering these solutions into co-located and proximity hosting sites. You will have built experience of how equities markets operate at a detailed level.

The platforms we rely on are JVM based and rely on distributed computing techniques and you should be comfortable working with those types of systems. We are always focussed on delivering performant solutions that will support our growing algo workloads so being able to work on code optimisations and techniques will be helpful in the role.

Working with teams distributed across the globe is a key part of this role and providing them with technical leadership to help them deliver better engineered solutions witl be an important part of your leadership. You will also work with Product owners in the business in close partnership to deliver solutions with them.

As a team we are enthusiastic about our HSBC Technology Manifesto 1.0 (as you should be). The manifesto expresses the values we hold and we aspire to create this environment through enthusiasm, curiosity and use of an engineering mind set. We are not there yet so you will need to make this journey with us and be resilient if we hit some bumps along the way.