KDB Developer

Bank of America Corporation
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:
Job Title: KDB Software Engineer
Corporate Title: Vice President
Location: Bromley

Bank of America:
We are a financial services company offering a wide array of opportunities across many functions. Our focus on the financial success of our clients - individuals, companies and institutional investors - shapes the way that we organize ourselves and run our business.

Global Technology delivers technology services globally across the bank's eight lines of business that serve individuals, companies and institutions. The team also focuses on digital banking, payments, infrastructure, data management and technology that enhances cyber security, and risk and capital management.

Innovation is at the heart of all Global Technology does. As a member of Global Tech, you will use leading technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as improved processes, to build our business. The team has replaced core platforms and simplified its infrastructure to improve speed to market. Its private cloud provides an environment that is scalable and secure. Global Tech uses data and analytics to enhance service, provide solutions and deepen relationships.

Role Description:

Working as a member of the FX Algorithmic Trading Technology team, the position will be responsible for a continuous cycle of development for the FICC business - requirements gathering, application development, testing, deployment and maintenance.
Example deliverables will include pricing models, execution and market making algorithms, risk management systems, market data collection, analytics, profiling and the infrastructure required to foster a low latency, agile environment. These deliverables will be a blend of new Greenfield development, and modifications to the existing trading infrastructure. Some third level support of the overall system is also required.
The position involves working with quantitative traders - and hence demands a high level of comfort with the invariably fast paced, high pressure environment associated with trading floors.


Design, develop and test applications, working with the trading team to implement automated trading strategies and execution algorithms.
Development and enhancement of the trading infrastructure - e.g. proof of concept hardware and software research, Linux tweaking, improvements to software backbone.
Third level support
Documentation of software and hardware design
Handover of completed product to first and second level support

The Team:

The successful candidate will be joining the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities technology team, which has a proven track record of delivering critical low-latency front-office pricing/trading solutions to the FICC businesses. The candidate will be based in London working in the eFX technology team, helping to analyze, design, build and deploy multi-tier, high availability systems globally deployed systems. The current team structure is global, spread over London, Singapore and the US. As a group, we communicate at all levels within the organization.

Core Skills:

Business Exposure / Knowledge
Ideally is working in a front office capacity at either a buy or sell side firm, preferably with an exposure to both. Should have some product knowledge, preferably FICC based. Should be a self starter and capable of working on complex time critical tasks either individually or as part of a team. Ideally will have had prior experience dealing with market data as a minimum.
Must have: KDB+ (Q / K), Linux
Nice to have (any of): C, C++, Python, Shell Scripting, Linux tweaking knowledge, distributed systems
Education: Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or similarly appropriate discipline.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.