About the Role
The role will involve setting up our buy side clients to be able to trade a variety of FX deal types with Liquidity providers and assisting the team with support enquiries from clients and the Sales/Account Management team
The role will give you the opportunity to hone your technical skills and learn a series of new skills relevant to the electronic trading industry including:
FIX – this is a specialist skill within the integration team and you will become an expert in this discipline working in this role alongside experienced consultants.
FX knowledge and client workflows – BidFX prides itself on providing customised solutions to its clients and your role in the team will give you exposure to these
Working with development to help design solutions and fixes where required
You will get the opportunity to work with and pick up a variety of other technical skills including XML/ATDL, SQL, Groovy, TCP/IP, SSL encryption, REST and C#/C++/Python/Java Trading/Pricing APIs
The role will provide you with a great understanding of financial trading technology and the FX market. You will gain experience working and dealing with prestigious buy and sell side firms as well as interfacing with technical and non-technical teams
You will be trained to understand the Financial Exchange Protocol (FIX) used extensively throughout the electronic trading industry
A career with BidFX entails working in tight technical teams, covering a wide variety of skills in a high tech, fast growing firm with a strong and fun company culture
To join our integration team, you will need to have:
Ideally a degree in a STEM subject (Engineering/Maths/Science etc) or Computer Science
Experience using FIX protocol
Basic Linux/Unix skills
Some programming/scripting experience desirable
Basic understanding of networking/connectivity concepts
Excellent written and spoken in English
Proven analytical problem-solving skills
An interest in learning new technical skills across a variety of different disciplines
A keen interest in finance with some experience of FX or another relevant asset class (Equities/Futures/Options/Fixed Income)
You will be enthusiastic, organised and adaptable: a quick learner, able to pick up new skills with ease
You will be dedicated to quality and have a passion for problem-solving
You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to fit easily into a multidisciplinary team
Careers at BidFX are full of endless possibilities. Seize your opportunity to help meet the challenges of the FX market and join us!
BidFX is a FinTech provider to financial institutions on a mission to disrupt the foreign exchange market, applying innovative technology to tap FX liquidity, bring market transparency and ensure clients achieve best execution. We operate a successful core trading platform, with direct connectivity to all major banks, fronted by a sophisticated trading user interface.
We seek committed people who wish to help us fulfil our vision and share in our success. We value diversity and offer equal opportunities to all.
BidFX is a subsidiary of SGX Group.
We trust that you we will find the experience of working at BidFX rewarding but just in case you are thinking "what's in it for me?", here is a snippet of just some of the benefits that come with the job.
You'll get a generous salary that compares with the best in our sector. A full benefits package covering pension, private healthcare and dental cover. Our annual bonus scheme rewards performance and gives loyal staff an opportunity to share in our joint success.
Well rested staff make for happy and efficient teams. You’ll get flexible annual leave, on top of the national holidays. We give paid maternity/paternity for new parents and we are flexible with those who want to work from home occasionally.
We commit to invest in your future. All staff receive ongoing training and mentoring. We will help you connect with informed peers who can learn from. We will even allocate you with a personal training budget dedicated for your onward career development.
The little things in life help. Additional small perks include: free breakfast every morning, monthly office lunches with your colleagues, office drinks on Friday afternoons, and regular optional social activities.
Our London team is located in the heart of theatre-land, near Covent Garden. The area is pleasant, well connected, with a cool vibe, lots of good eateries and plenty of assorted shopping outlets.