Market Data Engineer

United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 1438

Job Description

Our client is a global, $40bn hedge fund with more than 3000 employees and offices in North America, Europe and Asia. They pursue a global multi-strategy approach to investing, seeking to achieve above-average risk-adjusted returns. Their investment strategies include: Relative Value Fundamental Equity, Statistical Arbitrage, Fixed Income, Merger Arbitrage, Futures/Currency, and Options among others.

They seek a Market Data Engineer to work across both high & low-latency trading.

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Technical experience required:

  • Expert knowledge of the design, engineering, and operations of direct feed market data infrastructures.
  • Strong knowledge of the Linux operating system, including system administration optimisation, and troubleshooting. An in-depth knowledge of low-latency technologies preferred but not required.
  • Advanced ability in a scripting language such as bash, Python, or Perl.
  • Strong knowledge of various network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, multicast.
  • Expert in Refinitiv TREP middleware and other similar middleware technologies such as Kafka
  • Experience working with European real-time consolidated and direct feeds
  • Experience working with leading real-time market data providers in a low latency
  • Familiar with configuring ITRS or other monitoring systems
  • Confident working in common operating systems such as Linux and Windows.

Preferable but not essential:

  • Cloud experience with AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Familiarity with quantitative finance and electronic trading concepts.
  • Broad understanding of equities, derivatives, futures, FX, or other financial-service instruments
  • Ability to understand and discuss requirements from portfolio managers.
  • Experience operating and monitoring both high- and low-latency trading environments.
  • Experience with containerisation and orchestration technologies (e.g. Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Experience with open source DevOps projects
  • Cloud DevOps experience with AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Scala, or C#


  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Self-starter and critical thinker, takes ownership of own projects and makes improvement/suggestions for the entire infrastructure.
  • Proactive, assertive and attentive to details.
  • Can work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Can handle several projects with different priorities at the same time in a fast-paced
  • Ability to work in a trading environment under pressure

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