Senior/Lead Developer - Hedge Fund based in Hong Kong - Permanent role

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 7 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Skill Software Engineering, Java, Software Development
Language English
Location Hong Kong Island
Employment type Permanent
Benefits 5-day week, Competitive pay, Discretionary bonus, MPF, Meal allowance, Medical plan, Paternity leave
Industry Financial Services
Job function Information Technology > Software Development
Information Technology > Team Leader
Information Technology > Application Development
Published On 07/10/2016
Salary (HKD) $50,000 - $100,000
ref. Dev-Lead

In this role as lead developer, you will head a small team to develop a quantitative research platform and its supporting infrastructure including trading components.


In this role, you are responsible for the greenfield development of a quantitative research platform and trading components to support business growth and are expected to:

  • Participate in the entire software development lifecycle including design, implementation, testing, deployment, and support
  • Ensure consistent delivery of software releases and hand-over to end-users
  • Work along-side the existing ecosystem of latency-sensitive in-house and commercial trading technologies
  • Work in close collaboration with a dynamic team of top technologists, scientists, traders as well as external stakeholders


Expertise in at least 3 of these technical domains:

  • Event-driven distributed systems
  • Microservices
  • Asynchronous frameworks
  • Large datasets, structured and unstructured, time series
  • Pricing, risk and analytics
  • Modern web-stacks
  • User interfaces
  • Test engineering
  • Software controls
  • Full SDLC, Scrum, TDD, Extreme Programming
  • DevOps

Basic Qualification:

  • Highly knowledgeable in one or more of the following languages: Golang (Go) / Java / Scala / C++
  • Operational knowledge of Java, Python, Git, JavaScript, MySQL, Bash scripting, Linux
  • Clear understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • At least 7-10 years of software development experience, preferably in the finance industry.
  • BSc / MSc / PhD in Computer Science or related degrees
  • Experience in both infrastructure backend and frontend web development
  • Basic understanding of trading operations or technologies (desirable)
  • Mathematically-inclined mind with an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, resourceful technology enthusiast

Candidates with less experience may be considered for a junior developer or mid-level developer role.

Very competitive compensation package.

Medical insurance plan, discretionary bonuses, meals provided (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea), 5-days week, startup culture.

Interested candidates, please send your resume to All information will be treated as strictly confidential.