Posted on 2021-10-12
CLSA Limited

Senior Solution Architect, Connectivity

CLSA Limited

Position Description

We are looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join our Connectivity team in Hong Kong.

As part of the Connectivity team, you’ll work very closely with the OMS/EMS team and support teams to develop CLSA’s Connectivity platforms.

The role reports to the Head of Connectivity.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Guide a team of developers in both Hong Kong and Pune offices
  • Deliver low-latency, high-throughput HA systems, including real-time market data, client fix connection and exchange connectivity
  • Participate in support (L3) for existing connectivity applications
  • Enhance existing FIX/DMA applications for new requirements
  • Liaise with Application Support Team on FIX / DMA systems integration, testing and production rollout
  • Continuous work to improve capacity / performance / robustness on the FIX / DMA infrastructure


  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or IT related area
  • Technical mind set with high attention to detail
  • Strong engineering skill set with firm grasp of fundamental Computer Science principles
  • Work in a Linux environment and have experience tuning it
  • Use data structures and algorithms to achieve maximum productivity
  • Practical Expertise (9+ years) with Core Java, Networking, Multithreading, Concurrent API
  • Familiarity with DI framework (Spring/Guice) and build tools
  • Previous development team leadership experience
  • IT development experience in front office systems
  • The desire to investigate the cause of problems and provide solutions to prevent re-occurrence
  • A strong appreciation of key business drivers and an understanding of the IT impact upon the business
  • Have a passion for writing good quality code by employing the Java development community's latest tools and techniques.
  • Familiarity with Agile techniques, TDD and continuous integration
  • Knowledge on Asia exchange trading systems/market rules
  • Experience building market data feed handlers.
  • Knowledge in and experience with financial services protocols including FIX, SBE, Protobuf or similar.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good team player. Capable of working under a fast pace and dynamic environment
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

If you are seeking a dynamic environment in which to build your career in CLSA, please send your resume via Apply Now.

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