Software Engineer - FX

Job description

The FlexFX product is used by some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds in the world. Our team is responsible - in collaboration with our global counterparts - for the direction and development of this product. This includes involvement throughout a project’s lifecycle: from working with the buyside and sell-side stakeholders for analysis & design, implementing the solution, and working with client services and banks for releases and support.

This role represents a great opportunity to join our small, highly talented team. You will have influence on key design and architectural decisions, and play an important role in continuing to build future generations of our product. Through dealings with high-profile clients and banks you will gain exposure to the FX industry.


  • Formulate business and workflow requirements into technical solutions
  • Utilise your strong technical skills to code and deliver these solutions
  • Work with teams across the firm to continually improve our product and drive future innovation
  • Support our client services teams in their use of FlexFX
  • Work with banks to onboard them onto our platform

Skills and requirements

BSc and/or MSc/PhD in Computer Science (or other STEM major with relevant experience)

2+ years’ experience in a technical role

Desire to learn both the business and technical aspects of the financial capital markets in which FlexTrade operates.

Experience in software development, including an understanding of data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts. Key languages include C++, Python, Javascript

Linux experience including shell-scripting

Knowledge of relational databases and SQL

Understanding of the FIX protocol (not essential)

About us

Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems is the global leader in broker-neutral algorithmic trading platforms and execution systems in equities, foreign exchange and listed derivatives.

FlexTrade introduced the first trading system that allowed clients to control and customize their propriety algorithms. FlexTrade allowed them to maintain the confidentiality of their trading strategies through a vendor-provided, broker-neutral platform. We now have a varied product suite that includes new trading systems, risk-management and analytical tools. Our client base includes over 175 buy- and sell-side firms, including many of the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors and institutional brokers.