Sr Java (Core) Developer (Why are London's Technologists relocating to Sydney, Australia to join pum

Westbury Partners
London, United Kingdom
$220k - $500k
May 26, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Our client is a leading proprietary / high frequency trading firm that is renowned for hiring some of the best technologists in the country to capture financial markets opportunities. They provide Google style working conditions (casual dress, lots of perks, work from home options) with the financial benefits of working in financial markets.


As a Senior Java Developer specialized in Market Making, Low Latency, and High Frequency Trading, your main responsibilities would be:
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining high-performance, low-latency trading applications using Core Java.
  • Implementing algorithms for market making, order matching, and pricing.
  • Working closely with traders, quants, and other developers to understand business requirements and develop solutions.
  • Building and optimizing software systems for high throughput, low latency, and fault tolerance.
  • Performing code reviews and providing technical guidance to other developers in the team.
  • Participating in the full software development life cycle, including design, development, testing, and deployment.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting issues in production environments and implementing fixes as necessary.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in trading and financial technology.

Why are London's Technologists relocating to Australia? :
  1. Strong technology industry: Australia has a thriving technology industry, with a growing number of startups, established companies, and research institutions. The industry offers numerous opportunities for skilled technologists to find work in areas such as software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
  2. High demand for skilled workers: With a shortage of skilled workers in certain areas, the Australian government is actively encouraging skilled migration to help fill these gaps. This means that technologists with in-demand skills may find it easier to obtain a work visa and secure a job in Australia.
  3. Good work-life balance: Australians enjoy a high standard of living, with a focus on work-life balance. Most companies offer flexible working arrangements, and employees are entitled to at least four weeks of paid annual leave each year.
  4. Great quality of life: Australia is known for its beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and outdoor lifestyle. From beaches to mountains, there's plenty of natural beauty to explore. Major cities like Sydney and Melbourne also offer a vibrant cultural scene with world-class restaurants, museums, and entertainment options.
  5. Stable political environment: Australia has a stable political environment and a strong economy, which can provide a sense of security and stability for those looking to relocate.
  6. High salaries: Salaries in the technology industry in Australia are generally higher than in other industries, which can be attractive for technologists looking to advance their careers and earn a good income.

This role would be suited to people with a background in software engineering, development, quantitative development, or algo trading.

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