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First Derivatives Plc

First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions. FD is the developer of the world-leading database technology kdb+. The Company is headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland from where it has established its research and development centre, its Capital Markets Competency Centre and its near-shore support facilities. The Company has continued to expand its service offering and now has operational bases in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia to service its global client base. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world. FD now employs over 2,400 employees worldwide.

Vacancy details

Are you an ambitious, intelligent and motivated individual; passionate about Finance/IT and keen to kick-start an exciting fast track career into the Capital Markets industry? Then First Derivatives Plc is the place for you...

Our Award Winning Graduate Options Programme stands out from all others. We provide you with world class training through our Capital Markets Training Programme, and the opportunity to work with Tier One Investment banks in locations such as New York, London and Singapore (with a generous accommodation and expenses package!). The initial training will take place in our Irish HQ for 1 month.

There are four streams on the Graduate Options Programme: Software Engineering, Data Science, Trading Technology and Financial Engineering.

Benefits

Competitive salary
Generous accommodation & expenses package while working on project sites
Award winning training
Global travel opportunities
Rapid career progression
Healthcare and pension packages
Supportive team environment
A balance between work and fun with a planned social calendar, sports teams and more

DATA SCIENCE STREAM
On the Data Science stream of our Options Graduate Scheme, you will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the Big Data world where the emphasis is on problem solving using a combination of analytics, imagination and business understanding. Data Scientists explore vast amounts of information to detect patterns, trends and correlations that enable our clients to improve their products, services and revenue.
As a Data Scientist, you will work with our clients at their office sites, so you must be willing to travel extensively. The projects you may be working on will vary – our clients range from financial services to manufacturing to telecoms, just to name a few!

Those selected for this role will embark on an exciting career that combines technical prowess with business insight and commercial acumen. Data Scientists will also partake in the award-winning Capital Markets Training Programme (CMTP), giving you the unique opportunity to expand your skillset and potential. Candidates will be exposed to the latest technologies for both structured and unstructured data including the market leading kdb+ database and q analytics language, Hadoop, SAP HANA, IOS and Android all of which are hosted across best-in-class hardware, mobile and cloud based platforms.

What we look for

An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem solving and technical skills to combine them
Excellent communication skills to present findings and articulate their business benefits
Experience with Java, C/C++ and/or UNIX is beneficial but not a requirement
A self-starter who is constantly looking for opportunities to improve
Willingness to travel to various parts of the world to work with clients
Strong academic background – ideally ABB or above at A-Level (or equivalent) and a 2.1 degree in Computing, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Physics, Engineering or a similar quantitative discipline

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING STREAM

The Software Engineering role is a unique opportunity for highly technical graduates with an interest in cutting-edge technology and the capital markets sector. Those chosen for this stream will help us develop our world-leading Kx Technology or go work as a Software Engineer at our client sites around the world.

Development is often in new areas of finance (e.g. exotic derivatives or in esoteric areas of curve building) and the developer will need an understanding of core financial concepts, strengthened through the Capital Markets Training Programme. You must be able to communicate effectively with other members of a small team and the end user, often a trader.

Those selected for this role will embark on an exciting career that combines technical prowess with business insight and commercial acumen. Successful candidates will be exposed to the latest technologies, including the market leading kdb+ database and q analytics language, machine learning applications and more.

What we look for

An inquisitive mindset, an aptitude for problem solving and technical skills to combine them
Excellent communication skills to present findings and articulate their business benefits
Experience with Java, C/C++ and/or UNIX is beneficial but not a requirement
A self-starter who is constantly looking for opportunities to improve
Willingness to travel to various parts of the world to work with clients
Strong academic background – ideally ABB or above at A-Level (or equivalent) and a 2.1 degree in Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or Engineering or a similarly quantitative discipline

 

How to apply

Apply online via our website: https://www.firstderivatives.com/careers/graduates/ Fill out our application form and upload CV

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