Job description

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

Senior C++ Developer (6587)

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.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

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!

Quantitative Strategies is a team of 15+ quants and developers based in London and is part of the Corporate and Investment Banking division. The team supports Investec's trading businesses and acts as the banks trading book calculation engine as well as offering trade capture and risk reporting functionality across the group.

The role is focused on developing, supporting and defining the architecture of an in-house trading and risk management system. The core languages are C++ and C#. You will be an experienced C++ developer with some experience in other programming languages such as C# or Python. You will have an interest in technology and application architecture and be flexible in working on all parts of the application and core library.  The application is expanding into new business areas and we are looking to hire bright individuals who can help with this growth.

You will be working very closely with technology, quants, trading, dealing and market risk. Developers in this team are responsible for ensuring the system can support trade capture, live market data, PnL/Risk calc, trade lifecycling and reporting.


  • Full lifecycle from design, writing and releasing code into production.
  • Writing and maintaining unit tests
  • Code Reviews
  • Excellent communication and an ability to work to tight deadlines is essential in this front office role.

Core skills and knowledge:

  • A background in financial services preferable FX but experience in other business areas will be considered
  • A computer science graduate or other advanced STEM degree
  • Strong C++ skills
  • C# .Net Framework or other language such as Python
  • RDMS eg MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase
  • NoSQL database – eg Redis/Memcached
  • Comfortable with threading in a real time data application
  • Proven track record of delivery of enterprise solutions
  • 8+ years' development experience
  • 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
  • Working in a team

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

  • Experience either within or using a quant library
  • Cloud experience eg Azure/ AWS/ Google Cloud
  • Other programming languages such as VBA, Python, Go
  • CMake/ Git/ Jira/ Clang
  • Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins/ Team City)
  • DevOps experience

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

Meet the recruiter

Laurette Moon


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