Careers

XY Capital is always looking for talented professionals with good character to work and grow with us. If you are interested in joining us, please send your resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com and indicate the position that you are applying.

Senior Developer

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a strong candidate to join our software development team. We seek a candidate with the experience and leadership in designing and developing of market making and trading algorithms. This candidate will work with a diverse team of developers and with traders on improving trading strategy. This role will report to the CEO and will be a key member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all levels of the SDLC as we develop software to support our trading operations
  • Help coordinate various software development efforts across the company
  • Collaborate with traders to understand and anticipate trading technologies needed
  • Document software performance and proactively optimize as needed
  • Provide support to end users as needed
  • Ad hoc projects

Requirements

  • Degree holder in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in algorithmic trading environment and/or high frequency trading system development
  • Proficiency in C++11/14/17
  • Experience in Java/Scala/C#/Rust/Python would be a plus
  • Experience in Memory/CPU profiling/optimization, multi-threading and distributed computing
  • Experience in using high performance messaging bus such as ZMQ, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ
  • Experience in developing on the Linux platform with libraries such as BOOST and STL
  • Experience with revision control tools such as Git
  • Good knowledge of SQL based RDBMS
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Good command of spoken and written English

Preference for

  • Experience in Solarflare open onload library and Linux Kernel bypass
  • Knowledge in FIX/OUCH/ITCH/SBE protocol
  • Knowledge in Native Market data processing
  • Knowledge in Exchange Connectivity / Colocation setup
  • Knowledge in NoSQL database is also a plus: Mongo, KDB+, Redis, Timescale, Cassandra
  • Familiarity with Agile development using CI/CD tools such as GitLab/Jenkins/CircleCI
  • Background in exchange trading at a prop firm or hedge fund

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Quantitative Researcher

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a quantitative researcher to join the team. We seek a candidate with the passion and drive to learn and participate in research across markets and products.  We employ various strategies utilizing our proprietary quant. models and aim to broaden our portfolio with new products and markets.  This role will report directly to the CEO and will be a key member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Perform statistical analysis of historical and current financial market data
  • Process large datasets to detect hidden signals and patterns in order to predict future events
  • Devise and improve pricing models with use of sophisticated statistics models and machine learning techniques
  • Take an idea from inception, through to detailed research, coding, and testing, and ultimately to production release
  • Work with trading and IT team to implement and test trading strategies
  • Ad hoc projects


Requirements

  • Degree in Finance, Math, Statistics, Economics, or Computer Science preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in proprietary trading, hedge fund, investment banks etc
  • Knowledge in machine learning is a plus
  • Experience in algorithmic/ HFT trading/statistical arbitrage trading is a plus
  • Experience in real-time data feed handling, time series analysis and statistical modelling
  • Strong quantitative programming skills in languages such as Python, R are a must, C++, Matlab, SAS are recommended
  • Self-starter that can lead and work independently
  • Must be able to balance many tasks, be a strong decision maker, and maintain high ethical integrity
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Strong command of spoken and written English

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Junior Trader

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a junior trader to join our trading team. We seek a candidate with the experience in trading either at a hedge fund or a proprietary trading firm.  We employ various strategies utilizing our proprietary quantitative models and aim to broaden our portfolio with new products and markets.  This role will report to a senior trader and will be a key member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Support equity trading strategy in Asia; also US and Europe coverage as needed
  • Actively trade across various products and markets
  • Assist in development of trading models
  • Work with trading team to implement and test trading strategies
  • Monitor and report on trading performance
  • Assist in implementing and testing updated algorithms
  • Ad hoc projects


Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Math, Statistics, Physics or Computer Science preferred
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in proprietary trading or hedge fund firm
  • Proven track record of performance in trading
  • Proficient in VBA and Python, working knowledge of Linux is a plus
  • Self-starter that can lead and work independently
  • Must be able to balance many tasks, be a strong decision maker, and maintain high ethical integrity
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Good command of spoken and written English; Proficiency of a second language is a plus

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Infrastructure Engineer

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a Junior Infrastructure Engineer to join the team. We seek a candidate to be part of the team that manages XY’s Linux, Windows, Network and Data Centre infrastructure, as well as supporting various applications and use cases inside a growing and diversifying business. As an Infrastructure Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, deploying and maintaining our trading and business infrastructure. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, and easily take ownership to go the extra-mile with minimal supervision.


Responsibilities

  • Manage XY’s Linux, Windows, DB and virtual server infrastructure locally and in remote Data Centres
  • Responsible for our proprietary trading system server operations through active and passive monitoring
  • Work with Technology and Trading to manage and evolve our trading system hardware and software
  • Work with diverse vendors to evaluate new hardware and software technologies
  • Automate repetitive system and network administration tasks
  • Participate in the performance tuning process across the whole system and network stack
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot system to provide recommendations for the future


Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related experience
  • Experience across a variety of platforms (Linux, Windows, Virtual environments)
  • Ability to work in a Data Centre (occasionally lifting up to 20kg)
  • Strong attention to detail, with a passion for testing and documentation
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, working in a team environment
  • Strong command of spoken and writing English


Preference for

  • 1+ years of server administration experience in a proprietary trading or buy-side firm would be a plus
  • Familiar with automation tools and principles, and implementation using python/bash scripting
  • Working with containerization tools such as Docker
  • Experience in basic network administration in a Cisco environment, able to troubleshoot
  • Knowledge of database systems, including MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with system monitoring and config management tools. (e.g. Zabbix, Nagios, Cacti, Ansible)

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Operations Analyst

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description
With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for an Operations Analyst to join the team. You will participate in providing financial and operational support to the firm.


Responsibilities

  • Perform daily trade operation including daily trade affirmation, position reconciliations, corporate action and settlements
  • Daily production of internal NAV
  • Execute systems enhancements and projects to optimize operational workflow
  • Liaise with internal and external parties for settlement procedure
  • Various ad-hoc projects

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree holder in accountancy, Finance or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of trading operations experience in fund houses, hedge funds or asset management firms
  • Product coverage with a wide range of products including stocks and derivatives.
  • Proficiency at excel VBA and Python, capable of analyzing high volume of data
  • Good command of written and spoken English, fluency in Putonghua is a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines


We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Spring Developer Internship

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for interns to join the team. You will be working closely with our developer / trading team and will be assigned development projects. You’ll also be performing technical research to provide insight and feedback to the team.


Responsibilities

  • Assisting with development projects on low latency trading software and infrastructure
  • Perform research and POC on new technologies and toolsets
  • Discuss weekly with the team to review findings
  • Ad hoc projects

Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science preferred
  • Graduation year of 2021 or later
  • GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Willing to take an academic leave during the semester
  • Willing to work full-time for 10 weeks
  • Full-time only, part-time will not be considered
  • Strong interest in finance, trading, and new business technologies
  • Proficient in at least one object-oriented language: C# / C++ / Java
  • Knowledge in fields related to statistical analysis (e.g. machine learning) is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment
  • Strong command of spoken and written English
  • Self-starter that can lead and work independently
  • Must already possess a working visa
  • Expect to work in Hong Kong after graduation

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Trader

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.




Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a strong candidate to join our trading team. We seek a candidate with the experience and leadership in trading across the Asian and Global markets.  We employ various strategies utilizing our proprietary quantitative models and aim to broaden our portfolio with new products and markets.  This role will report to the CEO and will be a key member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Actively trade across various products and markets
  • Assist in development of quantitative trading models
  • Work with CEO to implement and test trading strategies
  • Monitor and report on trading performance
  • Partner with and mentor junior traders
  • Collaborate with IT and developers to update and refine algorithms
  • Ad hoc projects


Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Math, Statistics or Computer Science preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in proprietary trading or hedge fund firm
  • Proven track record of performance in trading
  • Proficient in VBA and Python, working knowledge of Linux is a plus
  • Self-starter that can lead and work independently
  • Must be able to balance many tasks, be a strong decision maker, and maintain high ethical integrity
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Good command of spoken and written English; Proficiency of a second language is a plus

We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Spring Quant Analyst Internship

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for interns to join the team. You will participate in developing and testing trading strategies and performing market analysis to provide insight and feedback for senior management.


Responsibilities

  • Work with traders and developers on creating and testing trading strategies
  • Perform data analysis and prepare summary of findings
  • Meet with CEO and traders weekly to review data
  • Report to and be mentored by junior trader, who was also an intern
  • Help set up new trading desks
  • Ad hoc projects

Requirements

  • Degree in Finance, Math, Economics or Business preferred
  • Graduation year of 2021 or later
  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Willing to take an academic leave during the semester
  • Willing to work full-time for 10 weeks
  • Full-time only, part-time will not be considered
  • Strong interest in finance, trading, and business news
  • Programming skills (e.g. R, Python, Excel VBA) and experience in data science are expected
  • Knowledge in fields related to statistical analysis (e.g. machine learning) is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment
  • Strong command of spoken and written English
  • Self-starter that can lead and work independently
  • Must already possess a working visa
  • Expect to work in Hong Kong after graduation


We offer a competitive package that includes attractive benefits, based on candidate experience.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

Junior Developer

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a strong candidate to join our software development team. We seek a candidate with to assist in the further development of our trading tools and provide day-to-day operational support to end users. This candidate will also be assisting with the design and development of new trading algorithms. This role will report to a Senior Developer and will be a core member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all levels of the SDLC as we develop software to support our trading operations
  • Help coordinate various software development efforts across the company
  • Collaborate with traders to understand and anticipate trading technologies needed
  • Document software performance and proactively optimize as needed
  • Provide support to end users as needed
  • Ad hoc projects


Requirements

  • Degree holder in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years working experience in algorithmic trading environment and/or high frequency trading system development
  • Proficiency in C++11/14/17
  • Experience in Java/Scala/C#/Rust/Python would be a plus
  • Experience in Memory/CPU profiling/optimization, multi-threading and distributed computing
  • Experience in using high performance messaging bus such as ZMQ, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ
  • Experience in developing on the Linux platform with libraries such as BOOST and STL
  • Experience with revision control tools such as Git
  • Good knowledge of SQL based RDBMS
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • New graduates will also be considered


Preference for

  • Knowledge in FIX/OUCH/ITCH/SBE protocol
  • Knowledge in NoSQL database is also a plus: Mongo, KDB+, Redis, Timescale, Cassandra
  • Familiarity with Agile development using CI/CD tools such as GitLab/Jenkins/CircleCI
  • Background in exchange trading at a prop firm or hedge fund


We offer a competitive package (based on experience) and includes attractive fringe benefits to the right candidate.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.

C++ Options Developer

Summary

XY Capital is a proprietary trading firm based in Hong Kong. We are a quantitative trading firm that specializes in trading equities, futures and FX globally, relying on our proprietary quantitative models and trading systems. We strive to make the financial markets more efficient with our growing presence in the global markets, leading to lower execution costs for investors.


Job Description

With the investments we’ve made and growth in the firm, now is the time to be at XY Capital and we are looking for a strong candidate to join our software development team. We seek a candidate with the experience and leadership in designing and developing of market making and trading algorithms. This candidate will work with a diverse team of developers and with traders on improving trading strategy. This role will report to the CTO and will be a key member of the XY Capital staff as we continue to grow and scale.


Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all levels of the SDLC as we develop software to support our trading operations
  • Help coordinate various software development efforts across the company
  • Collaborate with traders to understand and anticipate trading technologies needed
  • Document software performance and proactively optimize as needed
  • Provide support to end users as needed
  • Ad hoc projects


Requirements

  • Degree holder in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in algorithmic trading environment trading options and/or high frequency trading system development
  • Proficiency in C++11/14/17
  • Experience in Java/Scala/C#/Rust/Python would be a plus
  • Experience in low latency architecture preferred
  • Experience in Memory/CPU profiling/optimization is preferred, multi-threading development and distributed computing not a must
  • Experience in using high performance messaging bus such as ZMQ, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ
  • Experience in developing on the Linux platform with libraries such as BOOST and STL
  • Experience with revision control tools such as Git
  • Good knowledge of SQL based RDBMS
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Good command of spoken and written English

Preference For

  • Experience in Solarflare open onload library and Linux Kernel bypass
  • Knowledge in FIX/OUCH/ITCH/SBE protocol
  • Knowledge in Native Market data processing
  • Knowledge in Exchange Connectivity / Colocation setup
  • Knowledge in NoSQL database is also a plus: Mongo, KDB+, Redis, Timescale, Cassandra
  • Familiarity with Agile development using CI/CD tools such as GitLab/Jenkins/CircleCI
  • Background in exchange trading at a prop firm or hedge fund


We offer a competitive package (based on experience) and includes attractive fringe benefits to the right candidate.

To apply, please send your detailed resume to hr@xycapitalgroup.com.