Graduate Software Developer

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Graduate Software Developer

Flow Traders Amsterdam

What is required?

  • University Degree in CS/Mathematics or similar
  • Fluent in English
  • Affinity with trading and technology
  • Some experience with either Java or C++
  • Eagerness to learn

What will you get?

  • €4,600 gross p/m
  • 40 - 45 hour workweek
  • 26 vacation days
  • No work in the weekend
  • One year of inhouse-training by professionals

What will you do?

  • 60% Software development
  • 20% Personal development
  • 20% Meetings

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Graduate Software Developer, you will be part of the Flow Traders’ Graduate Software Development Program. During the program, you will collaborate on various projects with different development teams over the course of one year. You will work on different projects of varying length and deal with various components within the trading platform on which Flow Traders operates at a global level. As a result, you will gain knowledge of the trading industry.

Along with a group of other graduates, you will receive guidance from a dedicated mentor – not only in the field of technology, but also with regard to your personal development.


Graduate Software Developer
Alexandros Kitsos

On good days, I have time to really dive into a complex technical issue and I'm able to solve the issue.

On less enjoyable days there are some bugs in the software that are difficult to solve and I have to drop all my other work to find a solution.

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Firsthand experience

As a Graduate Software Developer, it is your job to ensure that Flow Traders is the first party to act in a new market. How do you go about it?

You will learn more about ways to ensure that Flow Traders is the first to market during the Graduate Software Developer Program. In this industry, you act at a global level and you must be able to make quick decisions, because many global parties monitor the financial market. 

Because of the market’s speed and size, the trading platform constantly requires maintenance. In doing so, it is essential that you can read data in an efficient and quick manner and that you can change algorithms. 

You will also need to properly understand the trading industry. Consequently, you do not only ensure that algorithms are correct (and calculate prices for all kinds of products), but you also constantly think about new methods to help Flow Traders to anticipate on changes in the financial market.


If you are successful after the one-year program, you will receive another twelve months contract for the role of Software Engineer. At Flow Traders you can grow into different directions, depending on your ambitions.

Graduate Software Developer
Software Engineer

Working at Flow Traders

Flow Traders is a principal trading firm founded in 2004. They are a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). Flow Traders is at the intersection of finance, cutting-edge technology and scientific research. They are able to grow their organization further, thereby ensuring that their trading desks in Europe, the Americas and Asia provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Financial markets have rapidly shifted from trading in the pit to algorithmic trading, and Flow Traders’ business model has made them an entrepreneurial and competitive firm in the FinTech space. Flow uses their principal technology platform to quote bid and ask prices in thousands of ETP listings. They are also active in other asset classes such as bonds, FX, cryptocurrencies and similar financial products. On top of that, they provide liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange across all regions.

Flow Traders stays ahead of the competition by focusing on technology and niche competencies in markets where every second counts. This requires access to the best information and the ability to respond instantly. To achieve this, their team of software developers works in partnership with experienced traders to identify and execute tomorrow's strategies, making Flow a daily pioneer in professional trading.

  • HQ in Amsterdam
  • Active in 6 countries
  • 17% / 83%
  • Average age 33
  • 327 employees in NL
  • 484 employees worldwide


Trishia Poplawska (27) - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Flow has a great fast pace environment; every day is full of new challenges. I was also interested in the close interaction with the business and seeing your software in production is very rewarding.

What was your previous job?
Software Developer at Goldman Sachs.

What do you do in your spare time?
I love cooking and discovering new flavors, traveling and reading books.

Junwei Feng (27) - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Trading and low latency technology attracted me in the first place. The technology and atmosphere were also important factors.

What was your previous job?
Financial Software Developer.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to watch movies, listen to music and cook.

Kirsten Gosling (28) - Recruiter

Why did you decide to work for this company?
The company has a great culture and I liked the small business feeling. There is also a lot of room for innovation.

What was your previous job?
IT Recruitment Specialist.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to explore Amsterdam.

Oleg Petrov (32) - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was looking for a fast-paced working environment, where the users would be as close to you as possible.

What was your previous job?
Software Engineer at Deutsche Bank.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like bouldering and playing the piano.

Rogier Galesloot (33) - Local Head of Risk and Middle Office

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Because I was looking for a company where you can have direct impact on the result and where everybody is dedicated to achieve the best and nothing less.

What was your previous job?
Risk Management & Treasury Consultant.

What do you do in your spare time?
Cycling, playing soccer and watching sports.

Bram van Boxtel (27) - Trader

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I enjoy the culture and atmosphere within Flow Traders. What I also like is the constant challenge and variety that the Trader's job brings in practice.

What did you study?
Master Finance.

What do you do in your spare time?
Doing kickboxing and playing poker, going to parties with friends and riding my bike.

Sebastian Born (27) - Institutional Trader

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Flow Traders is the leading market maker in European ETFs, but yet still has a very relaxed atmosphere, where you can find your own way. At the same time you feel the drive amongst your colleagues which makes you want to exceed as well, makes you stay sharp at all times. You are given great freedom in order to expand the business and look for new counterparties which is great for the work as an Institutional Trader.

What was your previous job?
Product Management at Deutsche Bank.

What do you do in your spare time?
Playing basketball, workout in the gym, cycling and having drinks.

Hugo Essink (34) - Risk Manager at Risk Management Department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I wanted to see how many process improvements I could realize in an organization that thrives for perfection and has the means to chase that goal.

What was your previous job?
Internal Control and Operational Excellence specialist at The Order Machine.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to travel, play field hockey and read books.

Application process

Apply through our website with a CV and convincing cover letter
Numerical and capacity test
Recruiter video interview with a focus on motivation and cultural fit
Technical interview with a Recruiter and a Trader with a focus on core business knowledge, brainteasers and skills
F2F Case-study Interview conducted by two Senior Traders
You get a job offer

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