Nine Mile > Careers > Software Engineer – Trading Desk
  • Mid Level
  • Technology
  • Sydney

Software Engineer – Trading Desk

Nine Mile is an electronic principal trading firm, focused on market making and arbitrage opportunities globally. Technology is at the forefront of our business, powering Nine Mile’s unified global trading platform and the micro-decisions required for our successful trading. Nine Mile’s scale and efficiency allow us to be nimble, responding quickly to market opportunities and regulatory changes, whilst ensuring that we operate under a robust operational risk management framework.

At our heart, it’s our people that power Nine Mile, its strategy, technology & relationships. We are proud to have a team of highly motivated, intelligent individuals that strive to solve complex problems through creative sophisticated technology, in an open meritocratic environment.

The role:

Nine Mile is looking for a Trading Desk Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team. Trading Desk Developers work with the trading team on a tight release cycle. Unlike Platform Engineers who typically engage in longer running projects, Trading Desk Developers are able to see the impacts of their contributions from one day to the next, frequently delivering improvements to the operational robustness and profitability of the trading platform.

Trading Desk Developers have the opportunity to be exposed to a broad array of technologies and trading domains. Everything from trading interfaces and operations tools through to algo enhancements and performance tuning.

You could be the next Nine Mile Trading Desk Developer if You:

• Enjoy software development but prefer not to get bogged down in long projects
• Are energized by working directly with traders to develop solutions with almost immediate impact
• Are excited to develop your talents across a broad array of technical disciplines
• Enjoy working in a constantly evolving environment with new challenges and opportunities to learn every day

Your Technical Skills Should Include:

• Development in either Java, C++ or C#
• A scripting language, preferably Python
• Experience working in Linux environments
• Understanding of network protocols
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A genuine interest in financial markets
• Strong academic record in a computer science degree
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related field

Our Culture:

At Nine Mile, we operate in a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Our company’s success depends upon not just our vision, our technology or our strategies, but the people who carry out the vision and build the strategies day in and day out – our team. That’s why we go out of our way to foster a culture that allows our employees to thrive and grow. A culture that rewards open interaction, problem solving, creativity and teamwork – one that believes helping others is if not more important, than an individual accomplishment.

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Curious about our recruitment process?

At Nine Mile we use a staged process for bringing new team members on board.

Once you’ve applied, we will reach out to speak with you, conduct an assessment if the role you’re applying for requires specific technical skills and conclude the process with a final interview.

If you have any questions along the way, let us know at

1. Application

Complete the application form through the listing on the website.

2. Interview

Talk with us about the role and your experience.

3. Assessment

Depending on the role, SHL and a technical assessment may be required.

4. Final Interview

We look forward to welcoming you to our team.