Sr. Software Engineer, Execution Tools Development

PIMCO Europe Ltd
London, United Kingdom
May 21, 2019
Jun 13, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.76 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,600 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.
PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

We're developing a green field global cross-asset execution management capability including a SOR (Smart Order Routing) with analytics and data pipes. We are seeking a Senior Core Java developer who will help in design, architecture and development of the platform and be the key development contact for the U.S. rates business, and others as on-boarded. The SOR team will be three excellent and experienced developers globally, so expect responsibility and visibility at senior levels where our success will guide role and team opportunities.
To perform in this role, the successful candidate will build solutions in alignment with broader Technology platform guidelines and objectives and which will be utilized for PIMCO's portfolio management and trading activities.
  • Build key relationships with portfolio managers, execution traders & analytics/quant groups.
  • Create, innovate and deliver; leverage experience - pragmatic approach.
  • Contribute to the overall design and architecture of the product.
  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code.
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation.

Position Requirements:

  • 7+ years of working experience in Financial Services working on trading systems - either at an Investment Bank or Hedge fund / Asset manager.
  • Excellent problem solving and solid development experience in core java.
  • Prior experience in real time multi-threaded systems.
  • Success in building automated / algo. trading systems for fixed income / fx
  • Experience with market and analytic data; intraday L1 to EOD
  • Excellent communication skills.
Strong understanding and experience in the following areas:
  • Java core / data structures + locking/lock-less.
  • Ability to understand and rapidly implement efficient algorithms.
  • Multi-threading, garbage collection
  • FIX 4.2 or above
  • Redis or another in-memory durable cache.
  • Restful services & Java messaging service.
  • Spring, CI/CD, git/svn etc etc.
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns.
  • Knack for writing clean, readable Java code
  • Implementing automated tests (Junit etc.)
  • UNIX scripting.
  • Python experience is preferred.
  • KDB+ experience is preferred.


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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