Job Description



Job Title: Equities High Touch Trading Developer

Location: 745 Seventh Ave, New York, New York

About Us

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.

About Barclays in the US

Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City. In 2017, Barclays announced plans to create a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey, for our Technology, Operations and Functional teams in the US. Other principal locations include Delaware, Nevada, Ohio and Maine.

About Equities High Touch Trading Technology

The Equities High Touch Trading Technology team is responsible for designing and developing the front end GUIs and back end server trading stacks used globally by Barclays’ equities trading desks. We work in concert with multiple other teams, including the order management systems and market data groups, to deliver seamless solutions for internal traders and external clients.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

Overall Purpose of role

We are looking for senior C++ developers who will work on the firm’s global equities sales trading platform.   This application currently runs as the main sales trading application in America, Europe and Asia, supporting multiple sales desks in these regions. Candidates will work in an agile team formed of developers in the US, UK, and India to:

  • Lead the design and development of new sales trading functionality and improve existing functionality
  • Migrate features from legacy systems
  • Perform code reviews
  • Work with QA and support teams to coordinate testing and releases
  • Champion and enforce software development best practices on the team

Your Role

This role is responsible for helping to design, implement, and improve the server code used in sales trading infrastructure. We work to integrate closely with the new strategic order management system stack, and have a very strong focus on writing high quality, maintainable code.

  • Design and develop high-quality business logic code
  • Good understanding of business analysis and documentation requirements
  • Ability to work in and influence global teams for project-oriented work
  • Ability to build consensus within groups to move in the strategic direction
  • Adhere to best practices for software development at large and those within our team
  • Investigate production issues and work with stakeholders to clarify requirements
  • Strong comprehension skills to analyze submitted code and infer issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

Basic Qualifications/Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other analytical field
  • 5+ years of C++ programming experience on large multithreaded applications
  • 2+ years with Linux operating system
  • 3+ years experience in middleware technologies such as Tibco or Solace, relational databases

Preferred Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience working on large transactional trading applications
  • Knowledge of Git or other modern VCS tools
  • Knowledge of Transact-SQL for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Java programming experience
  • Q/KDB experience
  • Strong busin
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