Java Software Engineer (FX Trading), Copenhagen

It’s an exciting time for you to join us. We’re a changing company with big ambitions and together we’ll create the future of banking.   

Working with us, you will play a part in building a better bank that fulfils a meaningful role in society. We aim to help our 11 million customers around the world improve their lives and reach their goals. To do that, we are shaping the digital transformation of banking to improve the services we deliver. Interested in coming on the journey with us?   

The offer

You will be responsible for maintaining, improving and evolving several of our core Java components in addition to working closely with business stakeholders. In the team we have both in-house developed applications and systems bought from vendors. You will also work in close collaboration with our operations team to help troubleshoot and fix business critical incidents.   

The Electronic Foreign Exchange Team (e-FX) is the spearhead of Nordea Markets when it comes to operating and implementing new technologies. The team is responsible for the core technologies of the FX trading business, providing infrastructure and implementing algorithmic solutions for low latency trading, hedging and order management.   

Given Nordea’s size in the Scandinavian FX market, we are operating IT systems with very large volumes flowing through our pricing and execution systems. This poses unique and interesting challenges for a developer.   

You will be working in an agile team building out our strategic e-FX trading applications in Copenhagen. The team is working on state of the art systems to meet new challenges in an ever-changing, fast-paced business landscape. This includes pricing platforms as well as algorithmic order execution systems. Consequently, the projects that we work on are considered of key strategic importance within Nordea.   

What you’ll be doing:  

  • Hands on designing, development, and testing of backend applications  
  • Act as a key link between e-FX and our production operations team in rollout and application support-related matters
  • You must be able to work collaboratively with other developers and with the trading desk directly      
  • Meeting deadlines and delivering results is paramount as your work will have a direct financial impact on Nordea Markets.  
  • You should have a strong sense of ownership and commitment to your tasks   

The role is based in Metro Copenhagen. We can welcome to a team there are situated on the trading floor, you will be working closely in a hectic atmosphere with colleagues from a wide range of teams and areas within Nordea Markets.   

Who are you

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. The four key values that guide us in being at our best and that we expect all our colleagues be committed to.   

You are passionate about what you do, you value excellence, learning and integrity, you like a work environment that places emphasis on team work, collaboration and delivering business value. As a person you are proactive, love learning and trying new things, detail-oriented and comfortable working in dynamic environments with fast paced deliveries and changing requirements. As an IT developer you are able to improve older code bases, as well as apply modern best practices to new projects. You’re passionate about doing a great job.   

Your experience:   

You have excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to maintain overview in high pressure situations. With your software engineering background, you have knowledge of design patterns and software development lifecycle. With experience writing stable, maintainable and scalable code.  

  • Basic backend Java development skills (Java 8 or newer)  
  • Basic knowledge of Unix operating systems  
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and ability to work as part of a team   

You may also have (but can be learned on the job):  

  • Experience building multi-threaded and low-latency applications  
  • Knowledge of Java Garbage Collection and JVM tuning for performance  
  • Knowledge of FX Trading systems  
  • Financial knowledge, especially FX products   

If this sounds like you, we look forward to welcoming you to the team!   

More information

You have until 20 May 2018 to send us your application.   

For more information about the position, you are welcome to contact Mikael Lundqvist on +45 5547 8055. 

We believe that diversity improves team performance. Therefore, we strive to form teams with a mix of people of different genders and ages, and with different backgrounds and experiences.   

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