Job description

At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance.  Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our New York, New York office.

FI eTrading Technology solve some of the most interesting and complex challenges in the financial industry to help our global business and its customers succeed. Shipping code early and often using Agile and DevOps principles is critical for us to deliver business value, with continuous improvement and learning at the center of everything we do.

We are motivated by challenging each other to push the boundaries of financial and technological innovation, in an open, inclusive, and diverse environment. We are looking for the brightest and best developers to take our capability forward.


  • The FI Algorithmic Trading Technology team runs the execution stack for FI Rates & Credit Trading Desks using proprietary and vendor trading systems.
  • The team develops and maintains its own Algorithmic Trading Container, View Server and HTML5 based UI and Internalization Engine. It also has a dedicated infrastructure team for managing its off-campus hardware estate.
  • Working as part of the front office team the candidate should be a Java expert and have a detailed working knowledge of the Java and the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), garbage collection, data structures. The current projects are written in Java or Scala, so the candidates would have to be willing to learn Scala.
  • It is also expected for the candidate work on production support issues (via a rota) and be involved in improvements on automation and dev ops.
  • Building low latency processes, algorithms. Dev ops and production support
    • Zero GC architectures
    • Low latency systems
    • FI trading
    • Algorithmic trading, FIX, etc.

The team spans the 3 main trading hubs (New York, London, Hong Kong), with team members in five locations (Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris and Pune).

  • 5-7 years building real-time server development in a multithreaded asynchronous system environment
  • Must be an expert in Java
  • Must be willing to learn Scala
  • Must have a very good knowledge of collections, their implementation and their optimization.
  • You are an excellent communicator, and are comfortable communicating directly with the Trading Desk and internal Technology teams and are able to range up and down the detail depending on your audience.
  • You will handle all phases of development (requirements gathering/analysis through to implementation), establishing solid relationships and trust built on proven delivery
  • If a challenging role paying very competitively, being part of a progressive team is for you then please apply and we look forward to meeting you

 As an HSBC employee, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities to ensure you have the right skills for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including a robust Wellness Hub, all in a welcoming, diverse and inclusive work environment.  You will be empowered to drive HSBC’s engagement with the communities we serve through an industry-leading volunteerism policy, a generous matching gift program, and a comprehensive program of immersive Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives. You’ll want to join our Employee Resource Groups as they play a central part in life at HSBC, including the development of our employees and networking inside and outside of HSBC.  We value difference. We succeed together. We take responsibility. We get it done. And we want you to help us build the bank of the future!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.