Senior q Developer R&D Platform

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.


KX Systems is actively looking for a Senior q developer to join our Strategic R&D team. At KX, we build and maintain the most hi-performance time-series analytics platform in the industry.

The Kx Platform provides an Enterprise framework for building complex kdb+ systems quickly and effortlessly. This is used in a wide range of vertical domains with many clients, providing a common codebase for tick-based.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Drive the Kx Platform roadmap forward
  • Contribute to building client-focused requirements and specifications
  • Deliver implementations focused on performance, elegance, and usability

About you:

  • 3+ years’ strong experience working with kdb+/q
  • Experience in developing enterprise kdb+ applications aimed at data capture and analysis
  • Full software development life cycle experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to translate client requirements to technical specifications
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Unix/Linux Experience

Nice to have skills:

  • Experience working within public Cloud Environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience in other languages. Python, JS & Java all desirable.
  • Full-stack developer


The location for this role is open.

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 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.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

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.