First Derivatives - Software Engineers, Technology Trading, Financial Engineering

Vacancy Type: 
Private Sector

First Derivatives are in heavy graduate recruitment mode right now and still have more than 50 vacancies to fill across a number of our streams. In particular, they need Financial and Software Engineers. 

Technology Trading:   This stream is a specialised Technology Trading option - Those chosen for this stream will fast track their careers and work on the leading edge of R+D in electronic trading and high performance computing. This stream is NOT exclusively for those with a computing science background – it is also suitable for graduates with exceptional mathematical or engineering and/or technical abilities. For exceptional candidates not willing or able to travel, there are a limited number of permanent positions based at our R & D centres in Dublin, Belfast and Newry.

As part of this stream, your key activities will focus on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities. You will scope, design, develop, and implement a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.

Please note: Those successfully submitted to this Stream will receive an exceptional graduate incentives package in order to reflect the premium placed on the candidates’ aptitude and qualifications. Successful completion of the 2 year programme will lead to a £80,000 per annum package for those willing to travel globally.

 Financial Engineering:This stream is a fast track Financial Engineering consultancy option for graduates with excellent mathematical and technical abilities. Those chosen for this stream will help us continue to provide tailor-made solutions, from consulting to support models to technology services. Roles will be based around the globe, therefore it is imperative that you are willing to travel extensively at short notice.

As part of this stream, your multiple asset class knowledge and capital markets technical skills will be key. You will fill Support and Business Analyst roles across front, middle and back-office operations. This stream represents an ideal longer term opportunity for those with a Capital Markets Project Management career plan.

Software Engineering: This stream is a fast track Software Engineering option for highly technical graduates with an interest in cutting-edge technology and the capital markets sector. Those chosen for this stream will help us develop our Delta Product Suite and be based locally, or go work as a Software Engineer at our client sites around the world.

 Development is often in new areas of finance (e.g. exotic derivatives or in esoteric areas of curve building) and the developer will need an understanding of core financial concepts. The developer must be able to communicate effectively with other members of a small team and the end user, often a trader. The developer may in fact be responsible for all main post business analysis aspects of the software cycle including testing, documentation, integration, training and bug fixing.


Shane Mulholland |