Durlston Partners

Senior Trading Desk Engineer

Software Engineering
Up to £180,000 + bonus

Trading Desk Engineer – Python + Frontend – London – Up to £180k + bonus

About Us:

Join a dynamic and innovative company at the forefront of expanding its presence in the heart of London’s financial district. They are dedicated to revolutionising trading desk development across diverse business lines, working closely with quantitative analysts and traders to shape the future of our trading systems.

Role Overview:

As a Trading Desk Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal role in this firm’s ambitious growth journey. Your initial focus will involve building our FX option market making business from the ground up, collaborating with traders to develop end-to-end workflows. From pricing and risk systems to trading tools, your projects will contribute to our evolution into a leading player in the financial industry.


  • Collaborate with technology teams, utilising existing services to support business partners
  • Stay on top of product features, technology trends, and computing advancements
  • Engage with traders, quants, and technologists to gather and drive requirements
  • Architect high-performance full stack solutions to address business challenges
  • Actively participate and share expertise in design and code reviews
  • Work closely with DevOps to ensure software quality and seamless production deployment

What We’re Looking For:

Must-Have Skills:

  • Proficiency in Python and modern web development frameworks (e.g., Django, Flask, Asyncio/Aiohttp)
  • Experience in RESTful API and websocket development
  • Front-end technologies expertise (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Angular)
  • Financial industry experience, particularly in options

Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Familiarity with SQL databases (e.g., MS SQL Server, Snowflake)
  • Knowledge of containerisation tools and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)