First Derivatives PLC

What do we do?

First Derivatives is a leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry. Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations.

Key to our market position is continuing our strong track record of profit growth and our international reputation for the quality of our services in our target sectors.

We know that ensuring our people are well motivated, well rewarded and have the opportunity to develop their true potential is critical to meeting our varied client needs and our continued commercial success. We therefore encourage continued personal development both through our in house training programme (Capital Markets Training Programme) and externally accredited exams.

Working for First Derivatives

Now is a fantastic time to be joining First Derivatives plc. Despite challenging market conditions we have continued to build our business and assert our position as one of the leading capital markets consultancy and software providers. Our expansion plans are ongoing with exciting plans for the years ahead.

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!

As part of our global expansion, we have also recently launched our world-class Explorers Graduate Programme for elite graduates interested in Global Business Development and Global Marketing.  Explorers helps graduates from various degree backgrounds to develop their skills and career pathways in an exciting, fast-paced environment at the forefront of new and innovative technologies.

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 and Explorers.

Benefits for working with First Derivatives

  • Competitive Salary
  • Fantastic remuneration package
  • Worldwide travel
  • Award winning training programme
  • Opportunity to work with major global clients
  • Rapid Career Progression
  • Impressive Healthcare & Pension Packages

Graduate profiles

    • Katie Ghaemi – Financial Engineering Stream

      I joined FD in October 2016 after graduating from my Masters in Management and it was one of the best decisions I've made. After training for a month in Newry, I was quickly sent to Client site in... Read more

    • Rebecca Kelly – Trading Technology Stream

      I joined First Derivatives in September 2013 as part of the Trading Technology stream and after initial training was quickly whisked away to Sydney. The project was exciting and fast paced.... Read more

    • Conor Gervin – Data Science Stream

      I returned to FD in September 2014, after completing a 16-month placement with the company and after graduating from Queen’s University Belfast with a BEng in Computer Science. I spent time... Read more

    • Padraic Byrne – Data Science Stream

      I joined First Derivatives in September 2015 and was sent to Sydney at the beginning of 2016.

      I was working as part of a small team rebuilding the data store behind a Major International... Read more

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