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First Derivatives plc

Updated: July, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About First Derivatives plc

First Derivatives (FD) is a leading provider of products and consulting services to some of the world’s largest Finance, Technology and Energy Institutions. It is the developer of the world-leading database technology KDB+. 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. The company holds a niche market position in terms of domain knowledge of capital market asset classes, as well as expertise in leading financial services systems such as Calypso and Murex. First Derivatives is a publicly held company, trading on the London and Irish Stock Exchange. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world and now employs over 2,400 employees worldwide.

Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high-volume trading activities, FD scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations. The company continues to work closely with leading global financial institutions to enable client proprietary and third party systems cope with the demands of high volume, complex trading in an increasingly regulated market. This combination of domain knowledge and technical expertise in leading financial services technologies has motivated the company to invest in developing its own product suite.

Working for First Derivatives

Now is a fantastic time to be joining First Derivatives plc, one of the UK and Ireland’s Best Places to Work. We are seeking high calibre graduates from a range of backgrounds including finance, computer science, maths, business, marketing, physics and engineering to join our team as financial and software engineers, technology traders, data scientists.

Our Graduate Options Programme is our fast track consulting programme which combines intense theoretical financial and technical training with on the job experience working as a consultant on client sites globally.

Your graduate package

  • Competitive salary and generous expense package
  • Free accommodation
  • Opportunities for global travel
  • Rapid career development
  • Private healthcare

Work sectors

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


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

Contact details

3 Canal Quay
Northern Ireland
BT35 6BP

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