HQLAᵡ Software Engineer (Luxembourg or Zug Switzerland)

Lake Zug, Switzerland around the corner of our Zug office.


HQLAX is an innovative financial technology firm founded by financial market practitioners. Our vision is to accelerate the financial ecosystem’s transition towards frictionless ownership transfers of assets, and our core clients are financial institutions active in securities lending and collateral management.Together with Deutsche Börse, we created a multi-layer operating model which enables our clients to transfer ownership of securities across disparate collateral pools at precise moments in time, providing our clients with capital cost savings by reducing credit risk, intra-day liquidity requirements, and operational risk.

Job Description

Our engineering team is critical to the success of the HQLAᵡ platform. As a software engineer, you work in an agile environment of geographically distributed teams and have a sound understanding of security engineering principles. You develop key components of the HQLAᵡ collateral exchange platform. The platform is built based on a modern tech stack that includes Kotlin, Spring Boot, ActiveMQ, Gradle, Ansible, Docker, and Corda.

You improve our platform that is based on R3’s Corda Distributed Ledger Technology. Corda allows businesses to transact directly and privately using smart contracts. These smart contracts are written in Kotlin. We interface with external systems using message queues and RPC.

Our collateral exchange platform is used by industry leaders of the financial sector. You will ensure the platform design is suitable to meet the security, resilience, and confidentiality needs of our clients.

Besides your passion for software engineering, you are comfortable in communicating with our partners such as Deutsche Börse Group and R3. You will support the tech-team in the onboarding process of new clients that includes IT due diligence assessments. As a member of the tech-team you participate in an on-call rota to monitor our production system.

HQLAᵡ has offices in Luxembourg, Zug (Switzerland) and London (UK). This opportunity exists in Luxembourg and in Zug.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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HQLAX is committed to building a diverse team. We encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply.