First Name: Kevin
Position: Senior Software Developer
Education: Master in Computer Architecture, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
What were you doing before joining Eclipse?
Before joining Eclipse, I worked in Morgan Stanley Shanghai office for 6 years after graduation. In Morgan Stanley, I first worked in the Exchange Connectivity team for 5 years before moving to the FX Option Risk Management team and worked there for 1 year. Those years in Morgan Stanley matured me and allowed me to gain the skills needed for trading application development.
Prior to that, I did my Master study in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, focusing on computer network and network security.
Describe your typical day
I work in the Auto Trading team in Eclipse now. The team is responsible for the firm’s algorithmic trading. My daily work includes: develop and maintain the auto trading applications; discuss new trading requirement with traders, quants and developers from other teams, and work with the support team to diagnose and resolve production incidents.
Why do you like working at Eclipse?
Eclipse is a much smaller company compared to Morgan Stanley, however, this means the communication and collaboration between teams are much more effective, and that is one of the major reasons why I like working at Eclipse.
Working in the Auto Trading team requires you to develop low latency trading applications/libraries on one hand, and on the other hand, the correctness and robustness of your trading applications/libraries plays a very important role as well. The combination of the above two makes it a very challenging but rewarding role for an Auto Trading developer.
Describe your experience in the Technology team
The technology team is small and work very closely together. When I was in Morgan Stanley, I usually needed to face and work with 10+ teams for a single project. While now in Eclipse, there are just 4 technology teams thus I can save quite a lot of time in communication and collaboration for cross team projects. The technology team in Eclipse utilizes various cutting-edge technologies to build the entire industry-leading trading system. Everyone is very nice and always willing to offer a helping hand should I have any need.
Describe your journey through Eclipse in terms of roles and responsibilities
I first joined Eclipse and worked in the Gateway team, then after 3 years in the Gateway team I moved to the Auto Trading team. When I was in the Gateway team, I worked on market data and order execution development for China and HongKong exchanges, and also took the ownership of a low latency trading application to capture mispriced orders. Recently in the Auto Trading team, I mainly work on the Market Making trading applications for HongKong, Australia, China and Taiwan.