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First Derivatives plc

Updated: September, 2018

About First Derivatives plc

First Derivatives (FD) is a global technology provider of high-performance time series software to a variety of industries as well as regulatory and IT consulting services to the capital markets industry. FD’s software platform, Kx technology (Kx), is the established market leader in the capture and analysis of real-time high-volume time series data. It is used by a number of financial regulators, stock exchanges and 19 of the top 20 global investment banks. FD’s consulting services focus on the choice, implementation and management of mission-critical software systems within global investment banks. First Derivatives plc has become an internationally recognised partner to the world’s largest third-party trading and risk management providers in our Vendor practice also.

In addition to this, FD provides consulting services pertaining to the operational and technological impacts of new or evolving legal, regulatory and compliance initiatives in its client market. FD has more than 2,000 employees and operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry.

Our Graduate programmes

First Derivatives plc, one of the UK & Ireland’s Best Places to Work, is currently hiring across two distinct Graduate Programmes, Explorers and Options.

Options has been developed for world class Graduates with an interest in data science, trading technology, financial engineering, and software engineering.

Explorers is designed for elite Graduates with a passion for global business development and global.

Your graduate package

  • Competitive salary plus graduate package worth over £60,000
  • Free accommodation
  • Opportunities for global travel
  • Rapid career development

Work sectors

IT and information services, business, consulting and management, accountancy, banking and finance


UK wide, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA

Contact details

3 Canal Quay
Northern Ireland
BT35 6BP

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