Kdb Developer

FD Technologies plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.


Kdb+, the core technology underpinning FD’s software division KX, is the world’s fastest time-series database, deployed in markets as diverse as financial trading, space exploration, telecommunications, and formula one racing. Kdb+ combines streaming, in-memory, and historical data in a simple and unified platform.

We currently have excellent opportunities for experienced Kdb+ Developers to join our KX consultancy First Derivative practice.

We have opportunities spanning Belfast, Newry, London, Poland, Budapest, New York, Toronto, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.


Responsibilities vary, but may include:

  • Working with some of our global clients as part of our KX consulting practice on high-frequency, low-latency projects with Big Data
  • Applying KX technology to support a wide range of use cases including trading, risk, surveillance, etc at the largest investment banks and hedge funds.
  • Operating as a Subject Matter Expert for KX product installs and customizations
  • Creating functionality for users to access and query data in efficient and interesting ways
  • Contributing to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including influencing the overall design and architecture, developing the code, carrying out testing and deploying the applications
  • Interacting with users to understand business requirements and integration needs and provide support

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:


We look for individuals who are strategic, thrive in a fast-paced environment and possess a strong analytical aptitude to help solve complex business challenges.

    • 3+ years working in a software engineering / development role using kdb+/q
    • Strong academic background in engineering, mathematics, science, technology or quantitative finance
    • Deep understanding and experience implementing and customising kdb+ Tick architectures
    • Demonstrate a track record of developing successful software solutions
    • Implemented testing frameworks for KX applications
    • Understanding of various software development methodologies and experience with modern deployment tools
    • Experience with Python, Java and main public cloud vendors a benefit.
    • Self-starter who is proactive and driven, with a passion for learning new tools and technologies



Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations such as AWS, GCP, Azure, Cloudera to name a few and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

Who are we?

FD Technologies plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).


KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.