Java Developer Derivatives Technologies

  • Hours: 100%

  • Location: Zurich

  • Duration: start date negotiable

swissQuant Group provides quantitative services, consultancy and products for financial and industrial clients, including a number of global Fortune 500 companies. Our business edge originates from the effective translation of Intelligent Technology into measurable, bottom-line client value. swissQuant Group is a privately held company incorporated in 2005 as a spin-off of ETH Zürich.


As a Developers you will use your skills and experience across technology and finance to create industry leading software components for pricing and risk models, algorithms and computational methods and optimization frameworks.


You are an expert in Java programming language. You can work independently or as part of small groups in the development and delivery of software components and services. Your mastery of technology allows you to build prototypes quickly to help support business development and to build high quality robust products. You will be responsible for the technical delivery of multiple projects and provide technical leadership to other quant engineers in software design and development. You will liaise with clients and technology partners to identify requirements and define technology architecture. You are confident and articulate and possess excellent presentation skills. Your excellent multi-tasking and time management skills complete your profile and ensure your success.


To be a successful candidate, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  • University degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Applied Sciences

  • Excellent computer programming skills, particularly in core Java/J2SE, multithreading, system design

  • Ability and ambition to write well-structured, sufficiently covered with unit-tests, easy-to-maintain and clean code

  • Knowledge of most (but not necessarily all) of these concepts and technologies:

    • Messaging, JMS
    • System architecture design and performance optimization for high throughput and low latency systems
    • Reactive programming, Spring
    • • RDBMS (MySQL, Oracle), in-memory data grids, NoSQL databases
    • TDD/BDD
    • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes), Clouds (AWS, Google Cloud)
    • Web programming (HTTP, REST, HTML, Javascript, React)
    • Basics of Python

  • Minimum basic knowledge of financial instruments, derivatives markets and modelling (in-depth knowledge is a strong advantage)

  • Fluency in English is required, German is a plus.

  • Effective project management and time management skills

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