Python Developer (Back-end) | Team Lead

Liquidnet Europe Limited (Dublin, Ireland) 13 days ago

Job Description

About Liquidnet

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 800 of the world’s top asset managers and other like-minded investors come to execute their large trades with maximum anonymity and minimum market impact. As the global leader in large block trading, Liquidnet provides access to unique trading opportunities in 44 markets across five continents. Liquidnet approaches every market with the same bold vision to provide a better, more efficient way to trade on a massive scale. It is this focus on size, combined with the strength of its network, disruptive technology, and commitment to transparency, that is revolutionizing the way equities and corporate bonds are traded. Liquidnet Investment Analytics provides market insight to its users by using AI tools, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to uncover insights from data and content and then alert users to key factors influencing their investments.

About the Role

Liquidnet’s EMEA Technology team is responsible for a wide technology portfolio from building state-of-the-art trading algorithms to portfolio management analytics applications. We provide our clients with analytics, market insights and superior order execution while minimizing their market impact.

We are a small and dedicated team and are looking to hire exceptional lead developers to grow our Engineering team.

This position is to lead our core backend team for the Research division of our Investment Analytics product. We are looking for a hands-on senior practitioner who can grow into leading all our backend technologies within our IA business spanning multiple products over the next 12 to 18 months.

The role is based in Dublin as part of our build-out of this new office. The role reports to Our Head of Development in Ireland. The person in this position is expected to be a skilled, driven Lead Engineer looking to guide and implement best practices in software development and architecture for both Research Exchange product team and the wider IA tech team.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic developer who is excited about any new challenges/technologies thrown at them. Programming experience of 8+ years.


  • Developing high quality code and tests as part of the Investment Analytics development team.
  • Lay out the backend architecture vision and align the team tactically and strategically
  • Lead and manage a team of senior backend and DevOps Engineers
  • Design and deliver on key metrics aligned with our technology and business objectives
  • Collaborating with teams outside of the Investment Analytics team and in other global regions to deliver optimal outcomes for Liquidnet.

Qualifications / Skills


  • 8+ years of relevant software development experience. Expertise in Python & Docker preferable
  • 2+ years’ experience leading agile software development teams
  • Solid grasp of TDD & SOLID principles
  • Comfortable with DDD, refactoring and clean architecture
  • Experience in refactoring tightly coupled code bases
  • Previous experience in asset management industry or capital markets
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with senior stakeholders when required

Desirable (experience in one or more of the following is a distinct advantage)

  • Java
  • AWS
  • Postgresql
  • ELK stack
  • RabbitMQ
  • Flask
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform

Python Developer (Back-end) | Team Lead

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