Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Central, Trading and Risk
  • Division:
    IBP Digital and Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

C++ Developer (5131)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Team Description

Quantitative Strategies is a team of 16 quants and developers based in London. The team supports all of Investec's derivatives trading businesses and acts as the banks trading book calculation engine. The Solutions team works very closely with trading, dealing and market risk to handle any quantitative and technical queries. Developers in this team are responsible for ensuring the system can support trade capturing, market data capturing, PnL monitoring, risk batch running and reporting.

Description of role and key responsibilities

This role sits within the fast-paced environment of the Quantitative Strategies Solutions team in Investec's Corporate and Investment Banking division. The role focuses on developing and supporting an in-house trading and risk management system built in C++ and C#. Strong quantitative and natural problem solving skills are essential and some development experience is an advantage, but programming training will be provided. Excellent communication and an ability to work to tight deadlines is essential in this front office role.

Core skills and knowledge

  • A computer science graduate or other advanced STEM degree
  • Strong C++ skills both on windows and linux
  • A technical background and a solid grounding in how technology works in business
  • 3-5 years' development experience / PhD holder

Any other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role.

  • A background in financial services, particularly working with Quantitative Strategy teams
  • Other programming languages such as VBA, SQL, C# WPF would be beneficial
  • Experience of dealing directly with users at various levels of seniority
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a highly analytical environment is key
  • Someone who can confidently and calmly deal with ambiguity when it occurs


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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Judica Theron

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