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Senior Software Engineer - FX Trading

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Posted Feb 24, 2020 - Requisition No. 81497

FXGO is a world-class trading platform that allows traders to buy and sell currencies (FX) 24/5. The FX market is the largest market in the world, with more than $5 trillion traded every day—and our platform is used by the industry’s biggest players in over 120 countries to trade in large volumes with each other every day. Our trading applications are distributed, fault-tolerant, highly transactional and low-latency.

Our team:

FXGO is a growing team of talented engineers who are passionate about our product. We take pride in building one of the premier FX trading platforms in the world. In London, we are expanding in Enablements, Post Trade and the Regulatory Reporting and Clearing teams. All 3 teams are service oriented, focusing on delivering highly available, low latency and highly adaptable services to front end trading applications across FXGO and beyond. Together, they form the lower layer of the FXGO trading platform. The teams own software across the stack but with more focus on the backend.

Who are you?

An engineer who is motivated by building and adding value to financial products that are used by clients, and who appreciates the impact of your work. You are someone who always takes ownership of what you’re doing, and you’re excited by the opportunity to work on problems that range from engineering to business logic to usability. You love to see what you build in the hands of clients and the challenge of building a live real-time trading platform energizes you.

You will have:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Solid C++ or related OOP programming skills
  • Exposure to all phases of software development life cycle
  • Appetite to understand and appreciate complex systems
  • Passion to drive technology and product evolution

We’d love to see:

  • Experience with high volume, high availability distributed systems.
  • Experience with messaging queues
  • Good working knowledge of databases
  • Experience with distributed cache technologies

Interview process:

We believe interviewing is a two way street. It's a way for us to get to know you and your skills, and also a way for you to learn more about the team, our technical challenges, and what you'd be working on. The content of each interview round will be tailored to the role and your background, but the general framework can be found here:

We want to ensure you can put your best foot forward throughout the process, so if you have any questions or need any accommodations to be successful, please let us know!

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