Head of Market Data

Posted 20 June 2023
Salary Up to £250,000 + Bonus + Benefits
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Discipline Software Development
Contact NameJon Kay

Job description

A global leading Hedge Fund is working closely with Referment to find their new Head of Market Data to join a well established data team and begin the process of building out their next-gen in-house Market Data platform for their systematic business. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in growing their AUM significantly with this new platform.

The lucky applicant will have to come either from the buy-side and/or sell-side space with deep knowledge and experience in C++ development with latency optimisation experience. This role will involve leading a team of 15 (C++ and KDB+ Developers), but will significantly grow during their position. Domain experience is vital for this role as you will be dealing directly with stakeholders like the Chief Data Officer and you will need to strategically communicate with the Quant PM's from the systematic business. 

Key Requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 years in the Market Data space - Preferably from a coding or architecture background

  • A minimum of 5 years experience within a leadership role

  • Proven experience in building data feed handlers from major exchanges using C++

  • Knowledge of Equities Stat Arb, ST Futures, FX and Commodities 

  • KDB experience

  • Worked with Quant Research teams

  • Computer Science degree

  • An individual with creativity and strategic vision who wants access to all areas across the business

  • Worked within systematic trading

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading hedge fund and work on an exciting project that will have direct impact on ROI for the business. If you're a Market Data leader and looking for their next opportunity, then please apply immediately!

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