e-Trading Algo Engineer

e-Trading Algo Engineer

locationNew York, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job description

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. Here at HSBC we use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our more than 40 million customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.

The e-Trading Algo Engineer will join the FI e-Trading Technology team that solves some of the most interesting and complex challenges in the financial industry to help our global business and its customers succeed. Shipping code early and often using Agile and DevOps principles is critical for us to deliver business value, with continuous improvement and learning at the center of everything we do. We are motivated by challenging each other to push the boundaries of financial and technological innovation, in an open, inclusive, and diverse environment. We are looking for the brightest and best developers to take our capability forward.

 Here’s what you can expect:

  • The FI Algorithmic Trading Technology team runs the execution stack for FI Rates & Credit Trading Desks using proprietary and vendor trading systems, which the team develops and maintains its own Algorithmic Trading Container, View Server and HTML5 based UI and Internalization Engine. It also has a dedicated infrastructure team for managing its off-campus hardware estate.
  • Working as part of the front office team the candidate should be a Java expert and have a detailed working knowledge of the Java and the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), garbage collection, data structures. The current projects are written in Java or Scala, so the candidates would have to be willing to learn Scala.
  • You will work on production support issues (via a rota) and be involved in improvements on automation and dev ops.
  • Building low latency processes, algorithms. Dev ops and production support: Zero GC architectures; Low latency systems; FI trading and Algorithmic trading, FIX, etc.

For this role, HSBC targets a fixed pay range between $112,100 and $168,200.

The final fixed pay offer will depend on the candidate and a number of variables, including but not limited to, role responsibilities, skill set, depth of experience and education, licensing/certification requirements, internal relativity, and specific work location.

At HSBC, our overall goal is to provide a competitive Total Reward Package, with an appropriate mix of fixed pay, and variable pay, as part of an employee’s overall total compensation and benefits. Variable pay generally takes the form of discretionary, annual awards (sometimes referred to as a “bonus”). Additionally, HSBC offers a wide range of competitive and flexible benefits designed to help you improve your health and well-being, finances, and lifestyle.


In compliance with applicable laws, HSBC is committed to employing only those who are authorized to work in the US. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. as HSBC will not engage in immigration sponsorship for this position.

  • You’ll have prior experience building real-time server development in a multithreaded asynchronous system environment with Java and willingness to learn Scala.
  • You will have a very good knowledge of collections, their implementation and their optimization.
  • You are an excellent communicator, and are comfortable communicating directly with the Trading Desk and internal Technology teams and are able to range up and down the detail depending on your audience.
  • You will handle all phases of development (requirements gathering/analysis through to implementation), establishing solid relationships and trust built on proven delivery
  • If a challenging role paying very competitively, being part of a progressive team is for you then please apply and we look forward to meeting you
  • Ability to work hybrid on site at the New York City location weekly

As an HSBC employee, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities to ensure you have the right skills for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including a robust Wellness Hub, all in a welcoming, diverse and inclusive work environment.  You will be empowered to drive HSBC’s engagement with the communities we serve through an industry-leading volunteerism policy, a generous matching gift program, and a comprehensive program of immersive Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives. You’ll want to join our Employee Resource Groups as they play a central part in life at HSBC, including the development of our employees and networking inside and outside of HSBC.  We value difference. We succeed together. We take responsibility. We get it done. And we want you to help us build the bank of the future!  


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, race, national origin, ethnicity, disability or medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran service, religion, creed, sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, caregiver status, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other trait protected by applicable law.