Java Developer

London/Newry Full time


First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions.
Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.
The Company’s software is also used in a range of industries including telecoms, digital marketing, pharma and utilities to help organisations solve their most demanding data management and analytics challenges.


  • Develop & support Java server side components of market making, pricing, and hedging applications;
  • Produce object oriented designs in Java, enhance , re-factor existing designs;
  • Developing and demonstrating a broad set of technology skills in Java technologies;
  • Translate business requirements into technical design using appropriate methodology;
  • Interface with various stakeholders across multiple business units understanding their requirements, and developing and/or enhancing existing solutions to meet their needs
  • Developing robust systems with an eye towards performance, supportability and maintainability
  • Strong development practices including pairing, code reviews, unit testing and regression testing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field;
  • Must have a very good understanding of object-oriented design, programming and be able to put this knowledge into practice;
  • Experience creating enterprise multi-threaded systems;
  • Proficiency in Core Java programming;
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies;
  • Experience building system from end to end.

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