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Vela Trading Systems, LLC

Software Engineer - Java

Engineering – Northern Ireland, Antrim
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


Vela is a leading independent provider of trading and market access technology for global multi-asset electronic trading. Our software enables clients to rapidly access global liquidity, markets, and data sources for superior execution. We help firms successfully differentiate and innovate in an ever-changing, increasingly-regulated and fiercely-competitive landscape, while also reducing total cost of ownership.

Vela’s ticker plant, execution gateways, trading platform, and risk and analytics software deliver a unique, ultra-low latency technology stack to simplify and streamline electronic trading. We leverage the latest innovations in technology to deliver cutting-edge performance, features and reliability. Our modular stack provides access to a comprehensive set of trading, data and risk APIs and can be delivered as-a-Service from multiple co-location data centers globally.

With access to more than 250 venues, Vela provides global coverage across all major asset classes. Clients are supported by an award-winning team of technical and business experts available 24x7 from our multiple offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. Vela’s clients include traders, market makers, brokers, banks, investment firms, exchanges, and other market participants. 


Job Profile

As a Software Engineer at Vela, you are part of the dedicated team developing industry leading, innovative, high-performance and world-class products.

You will be part of a software development team that is responsible for the development of company flagship software products, including new product developments, feature enhancements, and maintenance updates as required.

You will work closely with senior and lead engineers, business analysts or experts to develop solutions, and with QA engineers to ensure the high standard of product quality our customers expect is maintained by the team.

You will have experience in the domain or have a strong willingness to learn about sophisticated trading systems products and the domain. For this role you need to be goal-oriented, detail-focused, thorough, work well within teams and take pride in your work.


Key Accountabilities


  • Contribute to the software development life-cycle including design, implementation, testing, installation and support
  • Proactively manage own tasks and projects to agreed deadlines
  • Adopt and provide feedback on best practices across development teams in conjunction with Senior Engineers. For example, coding standards, tool usage and design
  • Collaborate with team members to identify innovative ways to improve practices and procedures
  • Strong client focus, with an emphasis on issue resolution in line with service-level agreements


Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Ideally 1-3 years’ experience in the software development life-cycle from design, implementation, through testing and integration
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Understands the implications of code changes and feature enhancements
  • Capable of concisely communicating designs, code and applications to a client-facing standard
  • Experience in adopting and providing feedback on new processes/technologies within teams
  • Contribute to technical aspects of project delivery, planning and risk management
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Degree (Min 2.1) in Computer Science, Software or Electronic Engineering or other related discipline; or a proven track record of practical software development experience in a similar environment


  • Web development experience (Javascript, Angular)
  • Experience developing with Spring Boot and Hibernate
  • Experience with reporting and data analytics tools (Looker, Tableau)
  • API development
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Test Frameworks 
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