Market Data Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


The Company

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and world-class technology to predict future movements in financial markets, and we develop the platform to deploy these ideas globally across multiple asset classes. We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating environment where good ideas are prized and rewarded.

The Role

We are looking for a Market Data & Linux Engineer to join our growing Linux Platform Engineering team.  As a company, G-Research interacts with many exchanges globally and a multitude of data providers meaning you would have extensive interactions across this constantly evolving industry.

For the right individual, this role is a great opportunity to help shape the infrastructure of a leading FinTech firm, building high quality systems and processes, with a focus on scalability, resiliency, security and automation.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing our market data infrastructure, feed connectivity and data licensing
  • Dealing with traditional market data systems such as Elektron, TREP and DACS
  • Engineering the latency monitoring infrastructure
  • Gaining a robust understanding of 3rd party data licensing rules and fees
  • Liaising with 3rd parties to update our systems to cater for changes on their sides

This role is well suited to a technical market data engineer looking to expand their horizons into the commercial side of market data, or to get exposure to breadth of asset classes across a diversified range of data feeds.

The Individual

The right person for the role will have the following:

  •  Experience in designing, running and troubleshooting Elektron/TREP/DACS infrastructures
  • Knowledge of Market Data Terminals (e.g. Thomson Reuters Eikon, Bloomberg)
  • Scripting ability (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl)
  • Good understanding of Linux OS core principles, performance and tuning
  • Solid comprehension of basic network protocols (e.g. IP, UDP, multicast, TCP), OS network stacks
  • Extensive market data industry knowledge

Candidates should first and foremost be great at what they know and do, and be willing to learn the technologies and aspects they may not have been exposed to in the past.  They should have a track record of delivering high quality work, complete, tested and documented.

In addition to the technical skill set, we are looking for motivated team players who are able to see inefficiencies in our systems and processes and who can then suggest solutions as to how things could be done better. We are always looking to continuously improve and it is important that you have this mind-set too.

The Location

Based in the heart of Central London, we are served by 5 stations and 6 tube lines, with the closest station Goodge Street within seconds of the office. With the vibrant West End close by, you are in walking distance of many top London attractions, theatres and shopping districts.

Why should you apply?

  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Relaxed environment with a relaxed informal dress code.
  • Great work/life balance with fantastic benefits package including comprehensive healthcare and life assurance, 25 days holiday, contributory pension scheme, cycle scheme, gym subsidy, monthly company events and many more!
  • Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus.