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Software Engineer

Software Engineer
London, GB
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Job Description

At Mako, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive innovation in pursuit of our collective ambition; excellence in trading. Our diverse community is connected through a commitment to being the best we can be with the highest standards of integrity.

Join the Software Development team which is responsible for Front Office Trading system.

What you’ll be involved in:

As a Software Engineer, you will work directly on projects that are impactful to the company’s revenues and our ability to compete and expand. As part of this role you will:

  • Be an active participant in the delivery of technology projects using agile methodologies

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to deliver technology workflows

  • Work closely with trading teams to deliver technical solutions to trading problems

  • Develop a strong understanding of Mako’s technology stack and wider business application

What we need from you:

  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of C++
  • Excellent critical thinking skills with a solution oriented mind-set
  • Ability to collaborate with other developers and engineers
  • Highly committed to, and advocate of, sound engineering principles
  • Highly skilled at writing clean, readable, testable code
  • Experience of asynchronous and multi-threaded programming
  • Confidently navigates a production Linux environment


  • Relevant industry experience in automated trading and market making

We are Mako

At Mako, we are welcoming, inclusive and collaborative. We work fast and smart in a supportive and dress-down environment that allows colleagues to be themselves and achieve great things. We uphold the principles of a flat structure that offers unrivalled engagement with senior leadership and career development opportunities.

We have a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Flexible leave and flexible working policies
  • Private health and dental insurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free access to the Mako gym
  • Employee wellbeing guidance and support
  • Opportunity to become involved in the rewarding work of the Mako Foundation

About Mako

Mako is a leading options market maker with a global trading footprint. It has been at the forefront of options market making for 20 years, from the open outcry trading pits to screen trading and automated algorithmic execution strategies that are driving the future of the industry.

From offices in London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Sydney, Mako offers the best in class liquidity solutions across Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities and FX derivatives markets and prides itself in its entrepreneurial, collaborative and philanthropic culture.

For further information on the Mako Group please refer to our website: .

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