UBS Financial Services IT Software Engineer - Algorithmic Trading - Snr Dev in Tokyo, Japan

Your role:

Are you passionate about building robust and scalable algorithmic trading systems? Are you motivated to deliver real business value? We're looking for someone like that!

This role is for a Java developer in Hong Kong, working on algorithmic execution systems used globally by Equities and FX. UBS consistently ranks number one in client surveys for the quality of those systems, which are co-developed by teams in all three main regions. Be part of the APAC team which has ownership of significant projects with global scope.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Analyse complex business algorithmic execution and smart order routing requirements and design and implement solutions

  • Work as part of an onshore scrum development team

  • Collaborate with other global IT teams, business Quants and Traders across asset classes

  • Contribute to all aspects of the development of the algorithmic execution system.

  • Take part in system design and architectural decisions, as well as being responsible for implementation of new features and maintenance of existing functionality.

  • Ensure level 3 support; enabling production operations team in rollout and support-related matters.

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You'll be working with the APAC Algo Development team in Tokyo. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) part of the Algo IT team is located in three main hubs: Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Team members work very closely with colleagues in the Quantitative Analytics team, the Direct Execution business, and with their global IT counterparts.

Your experience and skills:

You have:

  • First class knowledge of Core Java (you’re really excellent at this)

  • The desire and ability to lead a growing team of Algo Developers in a hands on fashion

  • A proven background in software engineering with a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related discipline

  • A track record of building enterprise solutions for complex business problems

  • Successfully applied solutions to meet non-functional requirements such as stability, capacity, latency and throughput

  • An understanding of the Linux operating system and server side development.

  • Hands-on experience of agile software development practices and methodologies, especially scrum

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and a desire to work as part of a global team

– Experience working in a front office environment.

– Knowledge of algorithmic execution / automated trading systems.

– Equity and/or FX trading business knowledge

– APAC market knowledge

You are:

  • Passionate about using software to solve complex business problems

  • Able to demonstrate technical leadership and influence both within his immediate team and outside of it, and act as a mentor to more junior team members.

  • A proven team player able to work in a collaborative way across business units, teams and regions

  • Self-motivated and are able to progress tasks with autonomy and integrity, you challenge when appropriate

  • Comfortable working in a trading floor environment

  • OK to travel to other UBS locations when required.

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Job Reference #: 166468BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: IT Software Engineer - Algorithmic Trading - Snr Dev

City: Tokyo

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: Japan

Function Category: Information Technology (IT)