Software Engineer

  • £111000 to £130000 Per: annum
  • Chelmsford, England
Ada is partnered with a growing Fintech in their search for a Senior Python Developer with a rich background in Financial Services/Investment Management, who will lead the development of their high-frequency trading operations.

They're looking for an Engineer with around 7 years of technical experience and a strong background in Financial Services/Capital Markets.

Role: Software Engineer
Industry: Finance (Hedge Fund)
Salary: £125k DOE + Bonus
Location: London (1-2 days per week in the London office)
Benefits: Hybrid Remote, Bonus, Healthcare


The Hedge Fund has built both a Quant Platform and a Multi-Strategy Discretionary Platform, focused on commodity sectors such as Power, Energy and Gas, Coal, and Emissions.

They are currently based in Europe and Dubai and expanding to the UK, and looking to scale up over the next 18 months.

You'll be working alongside the Head of Tech/DevOps team.

This position is based in London with 2 days expected in the office per week, paying circa £120k with benefits including Shares, 27 days holiday, Healthcare, and a Training budget.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, etc.
  • 7+ years in Python and libraries like PyTorch, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, QuantLib, etc
  • Experience in Systems that handle high-throughput, low-latency data
  • Experience with multi-threading, concurrency, and high-frequency trading (HFT).
  • Experience with AWS or GCP

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and optimize Python-based trading applications
  • Collaborate with quantitative analysts to implement trading algorithms
  • Contribute to codebase including design, testing, and support of a major internal platform
  • Participate in system design and architecture discussions
  • Carry out document systems and processes
  • Ensure code quality, performance, and scalability.

We understand that job adverts only give a snapshot of the role so we know you will have plenty of questions. Please apply for a confidential discussion.
Sam Goode Senior Consultant

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