Arctic Lake

April 29, 2023

Graduate Software Developer


Are you looking for an opportunity to dive head-first into a software development role where you can make meaningful contributions from the start? Do you dread the thought of being another cog in the machine at a big tech firm? Do you want the pace and potential of a start-up without the uncertainty and risk? If you answered an emphatic YES, this role is for you!


At Arctic Lake, we’re looking for problem-solving, challenge-seeking, knowledge-soaking graduates who want to dive head-first into a software development role. You will receive on-the-job training, including pair programming, interactive talks, and collaborative problem-solving. By the end of your first three months, you will have a good grasp of the fundamentals and will start to work more independently. As we are looking to double the size of our development team over the next year and sustain growth thereafter, you can expect rapid expansion of your role and responsibilities in a short amount of time.


  • Coding, testing and deploying high performance order management features
  • Developing ultra low-latency exchange protocols
  • Writing algorithmic and order routing logic
  • Requirement analysis
  • Prioritisation of features
  • Client support
  • Additional duties as requested


  • Degree-qualified in Computer Science, Information Engineering, or similar (or maybe your journey has been unique)
  • Highly proficient in Java or C, and likely a few other languages
  • Deeply interested in computing from first principles
  • A creative thinker who loves tackling complex issues
  • A self-starter who values seeing projects through from start to finish
  • Able to ask for help when you need it


  • £50,000 annual salary
  • Equity
  • Flexible hours
  • Learning and development budget
  • State-of-the-art tech
  • Visa sponsorship (if needed)
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Pension matching
  • Hybrid working options after successful onboarding
  • Team lunches every week
  • Free snacks/drinks
  • Frequent socials and company events

Apply now!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for quick career progression and the chance to work with cutting-edge technology. Send your CV to, including GradHireUp in the subject, a few lines of introduction in your email with your name, role you are applying for, level of study, and graduation year. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Working at 

Arctic Lake

Arctic Lake is a growing tech company based in London that builds and operates custom high-performance low-latency trading platforms. Our proprietary software allows our financial services clients to compete in the tech-driven trading space without hiring their own in-house development teams.



Why Apply at

Arctic Lake

Application Stages
  • HackerRank coding challenge (2 hour time limit)
  • Initial call with HR representative (15-20 minutes)
  • Pair programming session (1 hour)
  • Culture-fit interview with founder and developer (1 hour)

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