Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Prague


Trading systems Java developer - 90191195
Primary Location:Czech Republic-CZ-Prague-Prague
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:22 Aug 2018 - Ongoing
About Barclays International Commercial Growth Initiative
The Barclays International Markets business is making a major technology investment and has mobilised the Commercial Growth Programme to drive an ambitious revenue growth plan focused on maintaining and building our trading capabilities. This initiative will see a major boost to Technology resource talent who will work on a wide range of leading edge technology programmes. We have identified over 600 roles to be hired across Pre-Trade Technology, Post Trade Technology and Risk, Finance and Treasury Technology globally, including key hubs in London, New York, Glasgow, Pune and Prague. We are hiring creative and driven Technologists, from a wide range of industry sectors that have exposure to high availability and high transactional online systems. There has never been a more exciting time to join Barclays International.
About Pre-Trade Markets Technology
Pre-Trade Markets Tech is made up of 1,000+ colleagues and technologists globally across UK, US, India, Czech Republic, Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong.  
We are responsible for designing, building, deploying, and supporting all of the technology solutions required for the Markets front office trading as well as solutions for Sales, Research, and Banking. We cover all asset classes including Credit, Equities, FX, and Rates. We partner closely with the heads of the business in order to deliver market leading platforms to meet our clients’ needs.
Our trading systems provide stable, high-performance access to markets for our most sophisticated clients, we work on pricing systems that can quickly normalize and summarize trading state across multiple markets to inform traders and algorithms, and risk systems that can calculate business risk across a broad set of international products and firm holdings. We build & deploy client analytics & research tools for Barclays web portal and mobile devices that provide the most up-to-date market monitor, stats, research publication and strategy.
We operate in an environment that offers collaboration across teams - we work on other people’s code bases, use shared libraries, and shared tools. You may be hired into one team, but end up working on a tool that is used by many teams across the organization. We strive to provide our technologists the opportunity to solve truly challenging problems such as reliability, stability, up-time, capacity, performance.  We value motivated individuals with technical expertise that are constantly looking to learn as well as challenge themselves and others.
What this means for our colleagues, customers and clients
We pride ourselves on working closely with the business to deliver market leading solutions that are fit for purpose. Working in Barclays Pre-trade will give you the opportunity to work with researchers, sales, trading, and quants on the next generation platforms so that we can deliver more value to our clients. The Order Management System (OMS) is the heart for Barclays cash equities trading platform responsible for handling orders and trades worth billions of Euros every trading day. The OMS handles variety of flows starting from manual flow handled by human traders, through electronic trading with limited human intervention, to managing orders and trades in algorithmic trading platform, where algorithms drive all trading decisions.

Blackbird OMS is the company strategic order management platform built as backend messaging application capable of handling millions of messages daily with deployments across the globe (New York, London, Hong-Kong and Tokyo).
As OMS platform for algorithmic trading Blackbird has strict latency and high throughput requirements which is achieved with garbage avoiding implementation and usage of Azul Zing JVM that provide guaranteed garbage collection pauses. Blackbird is built in JAVA 8 SE running on Linux and using Google Protobuf encoded messages over Solace middleware. For less latency and throughput sensitive flows we evaluate deployments using OpenShift/Docker to cloud.
Your Role
Work on several key systems in Barclays cash equities trading platform, implement business features and technical improvements to meet tight performance requirements
Learn business behind European cash equities trading and

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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