KDB Developer at Emagine Consulting, London/Remote, £950-£1050 per day

£950 - £1,050 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Hybrid (London, UK)
  • Jul 09, 2024
Duration not stated

Contract Description

KDB Developer


£950 - £1050pd


London - (Hybrid)


emagine is a high-end professional services consultancy and solutions firm specializing in providing business and technology services to the financial services sector. We power progress, solve challenges, and deliver real results through tailored high-end consulting services and solutions.


We have created a culture of openness and integrity by building genuine and strong relationships and partnerships, enabling us to be uncompromising in our dedication to delivering the optimal service for our clients. Our commitment is not just towards our clients; we aim to foster a positive and equitable working environment with our consultants and colleagues, stemming from our core values: Confident, Dedicated, Responsible, Genuine.


We are currently looking for dynamic, resourceful, and proficient individuals to join our KDB Development Team in Historical Data Management, collaborating closely with the Compliance Technology team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop key parts of the Global FX MI and Analytics platform.

  • Work closely with quants and electronic tech team in implementing fit-for-purpose solutions.

  • Contribute to designing and architecting tick, data access, feeds, and scalable analytic solutions.

  • Implement API-based functionality.

  • Contribute to and expand common components, tools, and APIs.

  • Focus on automation around metrics, builds, and testing.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Test-Driven / Behavior-Driven Development with an emphasis on specification-based testing.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrable knowledge of market data, trade data, and basic statistical concepts.

  • Ability to query, analyze, and combine vast amounts of data.

  • Team player with excellent communication skills.

  • In-depth understanding of q language structures and writing performant code.

  • Familiarity with kdb tick architecture.

  • Ability to adjust to a dynamic environment.

  • Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions.

  • Exposure to all aspects of SDLC, including build automation, deployment, and support.

  • Experience in a second programming language (whether oo or functional) greatly valued.

Our People:


The ideal consultants will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working, and as your career progresses, you can expect to work across all areas of the project life cycle.


We pride ourselves on:

  • Providing our people with a supportive culture, rooted in our values and driven by our purpose.

  • Promoting a culture of inclusion, collaboration, well-being, and learning and development.

  • Providing increased agility and flexibility within our hybrid working model.

  • Investing in employees' growth through ongoing training and development.

  • Autonomy to take ownership of projects, make decisions, and demonstrate individual expertise.

  • Providing a transparent performance and career management experience.