Zenith Search

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  • Market Risk, Model Delivery, NYC Seeking an analytical developer to work within a brand new core Market Risk Group in QR, at top IB. Excellent C++ and/or Python required. Read more
  • Core Java Developer – NYC Strong Java developers to work within a global team on our new and on-going projects. Working on a highly distributed risk calculation system used to calculate risk for credit products.  Read more  
  • Equities Python App Developer, NYCStrong Python developer to work in New York as part of a Global team and build interfaces and functionality to support Data & Analytics initiative on strategic platforms.  Read more
  • Technical Business Analyst, London Top Tier 1 IB is looking for an experienced Business Analyst within Cash Equities with an understanding of position management and TDD framework.  Read more
  • Business Analyst (Technology) LondonLooking for an experienced Business Analyst within Equity Derivatives to join Structuring Team at top IB. Read more
  • Lead UI Engineer (VP/ED), LondonHigh profile core team of leading IB seeking a senior, deeply technical engineer. City based. C# WPF or c/c++ Win 32. Finance experience not required Read more
  • Java Performance Engineer, Remote, London
    Silicon Valley Big Data start-up looking for senior engineer to focus on performance advantages. Java, multi-threading, JVM internals, algorithms. 100% remote role, stock options.Read more
  • Quantitative Software Engineer, NYC Systematic proprietary trading hedge fund looking for expert programmers (Java/C++), working on complex systems and algorithms to implement prop models. Read more
  • Senior Java Developer Equities Trading, VP, Glasgow  Design & Development of critical components for managing real-time positions for Equities trading. Java, multithreading, messaging systems, JVM optimisation/memory management. Read more
  • Java Team Leader Equity Derivatives Group, Glasgow  Experienced Developer to work in Equity Derivatives team.  Java OO design, Spring, iBatis, Messaging technologies. Contributing to Test driven development/Continuous Integration Testing. Read more
  • Senior FX Engineer, NY Looking for an individual contributor to work on a strategic risk platform, at top IB. Requirements: Excellent CompSci background, Python and/or C++/Java. Read more
  • Chief Risk Architect (MD), London Seeking highly technical MD with strong knowledge of all aspects of risk (X Asset), inc. VAR, CVA etc as well as F.O. risk / quant. Read more


Through extensive headhunting, networking, career tracking and relationship building over a number of years, Zenith has fast and direct access to the very best technologists across the breadth of the markets we work in.

We place a mix of permanent and contract staff, in response to the needs of our clients. Given the specialised nature of the candidates we represent, we have many clients with flexibility to hire the same skillset on a permanent or contract basis. As a result we place into permanent, contract / interim and  "contract to perm" positions in all the regions we operate in, at all levels.  We have a dedicated contractor care team to assist with payroll, documentation, insurance, furloughs and all other admisitractive functions, which serves to make the experiece of our contractors as straighforward and hassle free as possible.

To speak to our contract desk or to the contractor care team, please get in touch at contract@zenith-search.com.

Financial Technology

Zenith's core focus is on financial technology, with highly developed networks in front office IT, including cross product exotics, equities / EqD, interest rates / IRD,  commodities / commodity derivatives, currencies / FXO, credit derivatives and prime brokerage. We also have developed relationships in many highly niche fields, such as Murex, Openlink, KdB, and Excel/ VBA RAD development allowing us to present excellent candidates almost immediately. In addition, we have networks in risk, quantitative / analytics technology, data architecture / modelling, middle office, back office and infrastructure.

Quantitative Trading 

Also known as high frequency or systematic trading, we partner with the most sophisticated investment, trading and consultancy groups worldwide, who put technological innovation at the forefront of their business. These computer-driven groups utilise collaborative scientific methodologies to exploit inefficiencies in the market. As a result, technology is not seen as a cost, rather a direct profit generating business unit at the heart of our clients’ culture. By using a research-orientated approach we identify and work with the top percentile of technologists, immaterial of programming languages used, or industries in which they operate. Our typical search projects involve solving the most complex problems around scalability, distribution, latency, availability and concurrency. We work with Hedge Funds, Popriatary Trading Firms and the HFT desks of large financial organisations in this area.

"C" Level

Our C Level team focus on placing the management level at medium and smaller sized firms such as hedge funds, brokerages, software houses and consultancies. These candidates are often sourced from within investment banks or rival firms and typically include COOs, CFOs, Heads of Investment (CIOs), Heads of Sales/ Marketing, Heads of IT (CTOs) amongst other management layer roles. We also work on C-Level roles outside of the Financial Sector, having recently conducted searches in the Retail and Public sectors, utilising the search skills of mapping the market, headhunting the best candidates and managing them through the process.