Fortex revolutionized trading beginning in 1997, as the first independent, multi-asset trading platform to provide clients with direct, fair access to markets.

Since then, the company has grown organically to become the leading FX trading platform with $12 billion in currency trades and 500,000 tickets a day for tens of thousands of traders around the world.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Fortex taps the Valley’s culture of innovation, leading engineering talent, and technology advances to continue delivering industry firsts. With deep roots on Wall Street, Fortex intimately understands the needs of currency traders, broker-dealers, and markets. And with a network footprint in Asia, Fortex helps fuel global trading.

Soon after the Fortex platform was launched, it was processing $3 billion in currency trades per day. Since then, the company has consistently added new capabilities to help its clients succeed—from middleware, APIs, and a rich array of trading consultation, analysis, and customization services to elegant end-user applications for desktop, web, or mobile trading.

Today, traders, broker dealers, market makers, money managers, banks, hedge funds, and investors around the world rely on Fortex to accelerate trade execution and support sophisticated trading strategies. The most successful currency trading firms, including Interbank FX, Pepperstone, Advanced Markets, Sun Hong Kai Financial, Macquarie Bank, and others have built their FX businesses on the Fortex platform.

Fortex is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The company is privately held.

“The way I was introduced to Fortex was via a major banking institution. They stated ‘we do several hundred thousand transactions a day with Fortex and never have any issues.’ What can you say about that?”

Anthony Brocco
Founder and Executive Chairman, Advanced Markets
Clients
Fortex clients have at least one thing in common: success. They share a common commitment to helping their customers succeed, and in the process, have transformed the FX trading landscape. We are proud to work with such innovative clients.

In Their Own Words

On Innovation


“The Fortex team helped us launch new trading applications, resulting in more than $80 billion per month in trading volume with best-in-class execution and a great customer experience.”
Todd Crosland
Founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Interbank FX
“To accommodate many different clients needs, Fortex has gone over and above to develop custom set ups to handle these requests. They even increased system capacity to handle 15,000+ concurrent tickets—creating a solution for one of my accounts.”
Anthony Brocco
Founder and Executive Chairman, Advanced Markets

On Reliability


“Fortex builds the technology that operates markets. A lot of players come and go, but Fortex has stood the test of time with the best quality of service possible. Fortex is the team that serious institutions go to when they need it done right.”
Owen Kerr
Chief Executive Officer, Pepperstone
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
“Having used eight different platform technologies in 12 years of running my firm, I have never used a more stable, efficient piece of technology. No matter how you look at it, Fortex has performed like no other. We’ve had nearly 100% up time. Our 100% agency model requires minimal “risk” or exposure and I cannot recall a single time when we had exposure or trades unconfirmed that would leave us unmatched.”
Anthony Brocco
Founder and Executive Chairman, Advanced Markets
 

On Growth


“Fortex has been a significant part in the success of Interbank FX, from our founding in 2001 and growing into a world leader in retail foreign exchange trading. The Fortex platform and Bridge OMX let us access money center banks around the world and provide best-in-class execution. Fortex helped us grow from a few traders to presence in more than 140 countries and $80 billion per month in trading volume. I highly recommend Fortex for its expertise and professionalism."
Todd Crosland
Founder, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Interbank FX

On Performance


"The Fortex platform and Bridge OMX have enabled our trades to be processed faster, cleaner, and in sizes and numbers that far exceed any other platform I have used.”
Anthony Brocco
Founder and Executive Chairman, Advanced Markets

On Customer Service


“Fortex has gone over and above to help us customize our services. A knowledgeable engineer has answered every phone call we’ve made, and service is fast and efficient. With each passing year, the partnership and relationship reaches an even a higher level of comfort and satisfaction.”
Anthony Brocco
Founder and Executive Chairman, Advanced Markets
Management Team

Daniel Z. Chen

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

With expertise in a broad range of financial markets and technologies, Daniel is responsible for Fortex’s product strategies, execution, operation, and business development. His expertise in high-frequency, low-latency technology and market microstructure makes him a trusted source in the field of quantitative and algorithmic trading. Prior to Fortex, Daniel co-founded and bootstrapped the highly successful Millennium Exchange, an early pioneer in electronic trading technology for equities and options. Millennium Exchange was acquired by an investment syndicate. Daniel started his career at Goldman Sachs in New York, specializing in the areas of trading and principal investment of complex structured products and distressed assets. He also participated in the development of large-scale trading and analytics systems that contributed to Goldman Sachs’ competitive trading success. He graduated from New York University with distinguished honors in Computer Science and Economics.

Jay Zhan

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

Jay is a widely recognized expert in the development of industry-leading financial trading systems. He specializes in combining technology innovation and in-depth business insight to create pioneering solutions. Jay is responsible for the product architecture and technical solutions that underpin the Fortex platform and strategy. As co-founder of Millennium Exchange, Jay was chief architect of its highly successful trading platforms. His prior experience also includes positions with First Manhattan Consulting Group, where he was instrumental in designing large-scale banking systems for major U.S. money center banks and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group’s IT practice. Jay earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University in Computer Science summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa and the department’s highest honors.

Careers
Fortex has led a major revolution in global currency and futures trading by providing fair, impartial direct access to global liquidity pools. Leading investment, brokerage, banking, trading, and other financial services companies use our world-class solutions. We are always looking for talented, hard-working, and creative individuals to join our team.

If you thrive on innovation and a dynamic, team environment, you’ll have opportunities to work with talented developers and high-energy business executives in an exciting industry. Fortex employees are dedicated to technology leadership and client care. Our reputation for outstanding client care is hard-earned and something we prize as a company. We enjoy a unique workplace culture in which every individual is respected and has the freedom—as well as the responsibility—to create solutions that benefit our clients and Fortex.

Available Positions

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Network Administrator
London or Hong Kong

Term: project based or part time

Description: This Network Administrator role will maintain a reliable, secure and efficient data communications network. The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain and monitor all active network equipment in order to ensure smooth network operation.

  • Fully support, configure, maintain and upgrade corporate customers’ networks and in-house servers
  • Install and integrate new server hardware and applications
  • Keep an eye out for needed updates
  • Support and administer third-party applications
  • Ensure network security and connectivity
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Set up user accounts, permissions and passwords
  • Resolve problems reported by end user
  • Define network policies and procedures
  • Specify system requirements and design solutions
  • Research and make recommendations on network and server system administration

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a network administrator role
  • Hands on experience in networking, routing and switching
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control and monitoring of server infrastructure
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting and problem resolution is desired
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies
  • Great at organizing, prioritizing and multitasking
  • Arista, Fortinet, Juniper, Cisco training or certificate preferred
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or related field

To apply for jobs, please send an introduction email and PDF of your CV/Resume to careers@fortex.com 

Sales Leader
London, Hong Kong, New York City, Redwood Shores, California

This Sales Leader role serves to create partnership opportunities and sales for our growing Fortex trading platforms. In this role, you’ll lead the strategic development & implementation of an Internet-based sales program for Fortex’s innovative products. This role will also be responsible for working with teams to cover direct sales as well as other functions to support the business.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with development & marketing team to develop an Internet-based sales strategy for SaaS trading solutions
  • Identify partnership opportunities and lead all aspects of deal execution, including prioritization of partners, strategic and financial assessment, and co-marketing efforts
  • Work on partnerships including, but not limited to, product integration with financial services companies and developer teams
  • Support customer success of partners you onboard to increase the adoption of Fortex’s services within their customer bases
  • Cross sell future Fortex products to partnership base and direct customers
  • Achieve annual sales and revenue growth targets
  • Identify business opportunities from new and existing clients
  • Generate new leads and expand footprint of Fortex worldwide

Qualifications:

  • A proven Sales Leader within the FinTech and FX markets industry
  • A successful track record managing & implementing Internet-based sales  to financial community
  • Experience in open source or freeware/shareware a plus
  • Strong grasp of trading technologies and SaaS model
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task with excellent organization skills
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance and be a proactive leader
  • Higher education in banking, business administration, computer science or equivalent
  • Reliable and capable of maintaining customer loyalty and performance through constant advisory and identification of requirements
  • Credible and persuasive with excellent communication, presentation and execution skills
  • Service- and detail-oriented
  • Excellent English language skills (Chinese for the Hong Kong position), other languages are a plus

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

Apply today by submitting your PDF resume to careers@fortex.com 

Trade Desk Support Associate
Hong Kong, New York or Redwood Shores, California

Job Description:
- Learn, operate and support a next generation multi-asset Order Management System and Order Matching System
- First point of contact for banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds with regard to all tier-2 trade issues and IT issues related to electronic order flow
- Collaborate with clients, liquidity providers and the internal business/development groups to facilitate effective solutions
- Proactively manage trading infrastructure to ensure system availability and reliability
- Gain exposure in product management and product design

Qualifications:
- College degree in computer science, finance, math, economics, business administration or equivalent field
- Desire to learn and become an expert in our trading support environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Ability to radiate calm and professional demeanor at all times in a high-pressure environment
- Extensive knowledge of Windows, SQL and networking
- Foreign Exchange and FIX protocol knowledge and experience a bonus
- Self-motivated, analytical, and articulate

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, great locations, and a company culture that supports a work life balance. 

To apply for jobs, please send an introduction email and PDF of your CV/Resume to careers@fortex.com.  

Cloud Computing Specialist
USA

Term:  Project Based or Part Time

Job Description:
- Provide systems engineering and infrastructure architecture for a cloud-based SaaS financial technology platform
- Proactively manage the IT infrastructure, AWS infrastructure, and datacenter networking
- Manage servers, networks, and operating systems to ensure availability and reliability
- Perform build outs, deployments, and migrations
- Design web infrastructure for redundancy, coherency and coordination with internal developers
- Design and implement applications for scale
- Build AWS infrastructure utilizing cloud formation, autoscaling, ELBs, S3, Cloudfront, etc.
- Develop and implement standards for applications, security, and communication
- Create standard process for distributing applications to servers
- Spearhead storage engineering and evaluate storage strategy globally

Qualifications:
- College degree in computer science or related field
- Extensive knowledge of cloud computing and networking, hosted services, software security, cyber security, disaster recovery, network design, and deployment
- Programming: Python, PHP, SQL, PERL, C++, XML, XHTML, Ruby
- Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Redhat, CentOS
- Cloud: AWS, VPC, AWS EC2, CDN
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Ability to radiate a calm and professional demeanor
- Self-motivated, analytical, and articulate

To apply for this position, email your resume in PDF format to Careers@Fortex.com.

Director of FX Trade Operations
Redwood Shores, California

Job Description:
- Lead the operational work streams for various FX accelerated growth projects
- Build and operate mission-critical systems that are scalable, redundant and reliable
- Evaluate existing workflows, controls and procedures and implement process-driven and data-driven improvements where necessary
- Scale operations to drive growth through standardization and automation
- Manage, supervise and provide career development for a diverse global FX Operations team in multiple time zones
- Engage business leads, stakeholders, and peers across the organization; ensure service quality, customer satisfaction, and risk excellence
- Anticipate critical issues and risks and take responsibility for resolution

Education and Experience:
- A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited university; advanced degree a plus
- 5-8+ years experience managing a global trading support environment
- Database experience and a strong background in programming a plus
- Experience using web and CRM technologies to automate operation and enhance UX
- Proven leadership and strong team management experience in a client services operations
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, other languages a plus
- Ability to radiate a calm and professional demeanor in a high-pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines
- Extensive knowledge of Windows, SQL, and networking
- Capital markets and FX knowledge and experience a must
- Self-motivated, high output work ethic

Fortex offers competitive pay, a full benefits package for FT positions, a great location in beautiful Redwood Shores, and a company culture that supports a work-life balance.

To apply for this position, email your resume in PDF format to Careers@Fortex.com.

Account Manager
Shanghai, China

Job Description:

  • Provide accurate solutions and proper education to customers regarding products and processes
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients by proactively transferring functional product knowledge
  • Provide solutions to address customer needs, including difficult contacts and complaints
  • Work closely with related teams or counterparts to resolve customer issues and follow up with responsible parties until they are resolved
  • Represent client interests in weekly update meetings regarding the status of each account
  • Boost overall efficiency by obtaining customer feedback, identifying process needs and establishing necessary policies and procedures
  • Maintain an open communication with all clients to help recognize needs, determine usage trends, and explore new opportunities in order to propose solutions for their business needs

Experience:

  • A good understanding of the financial industry
  • Strong networking, relationship building and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial, business oriented, target driven individual
  • Proven level of integrity and solid customer relationship management skills
  • Proven detail-orientation
  • Superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Self–motivated, pro–active and demonstrated team player
  • Proficient in both English and Mandarin

Preferred:

  • Basic understanding of the Forex market
  • Familiarity with financial trading platforms
  • Computer and/or trading experience

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

To apply for this position, email your resume in PDF format to cncareers@Fortex.com.

General Manager
Guangzhou, China

Job Description:

- Responsible for overall operations of company projects based on operational needs
- Develop plans and designs for new company products with global development teams
- Set up internal management system, optimiz the organizational structure, and improve work efficiency
- Responsible for team building, motivation and training as well as continually enhance work enthusiasm, quality and performance
- Regularly communicate and coordinate with the overseas team and CEO

 Experience:
- Master’s degree in computer engineering, finance, management or related
- Minimum 8+ years management experience leading an Internet, software development, and product operations team
- Experience in FX or Trade Finance organizations preferred
- Acute sense of Internet market with strong strategic development experience
- Proven team leader and driver of corporate culture with impeccable work ethic and professionalism
- International vision or global work experience required
- Fluent or native speaker in English. Must have excellent reading and writing skills in both English and Chinese

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

To apply for this position, email your resume in PDF format to Careers@Fortex.com.

UI/UX Designer for Trading Application
Redwood Shores, California

This UI Designer will be focused on designing the next generation of user interfaces for the Fortex real-time foreign exchange trading applications on desktop and mobile devices. The designer will work with the product managers and developers to design and build innovative interface with the aim of creating an easily understood, dramatically improved Fortex user experience. This position can be full or part time, contractor, contract to hire, or project based.

Responsiblities include:
- Drive GUI and interaction design from conceptualization through prototyping to the implementation of final product.
- Create application design layouts, user interface graphics, icons, color schemes and infrastructure. Ensure a consistent look and feel across product modules.
- Research and evaluate UI designs of competitor and related products and technologies. Determine best practices and design patterns.
- Prepare detailed UI specification documents that clearly describe the layout, navigation, and interaction of all elements in screen designs.
- Run design reviews and perform usage walkthroughs with key stakeholders and representative users.
- Communicate design principles and processes to product managers and developers using a collaborative approach.

Requirements:
- 5+ years of industry experience designing user interfaces for software products, with at least 2 years developing UI for Windows desktop applications and touch-screen mobile applications on IOS or Android.
- Portfolio available for review.
- Familiarity with financial markets a plus. UI design experience in financial technology or high-speed online gaming desirable.
- Solid expertise in the practical application of user-centered design principles.
- Proven track record in applying user-centered design processes and methods to product development.
- Strong communication skills including verbal, written and visual communication skills. This position requires an outgoing creative personality as well as technical excellence.
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Degree in Human Computer Interaction or related field.

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

To apply for jobs, email cover letter and resume to careers@fortex.com.

Sr. Developer – OMS & Intelligent Routing
Redwood Shores, California

Experience:

- 3+ years experience in developing Windows VC++ programs for a commercial product
- Extensive experience in order management, routing, and matching implementation
- Extensive experience in buying power calculation, compliance validation, etc.
- Java programming skill a plus
- Experience with OOP and design patterns

Description:
- Develop a next generation multi-asset Order Management System and Order Matching System
- Develop advanced intelligent router to route equities/options/futures orders to all major exchanges and ECN
- Develop a first-of-its-kind intelligent router to trade FX with various global banks and currency trading ECN
- Develop API and FIX gateway to support hedge funds/broker-dealers algorithmic trading through our Multibank Portal

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

Apply today by submitting your PDF resume to careers@fortex.com 

Computer Programmer
Redwood Shores, California

Position Description:

Develop and write computer programs to process independent real-time, multi-asset financial instrument trading platform. Specifically, program and maintain the Fortex BackOffice software for settlement and clearing in financial trading using VC++, VB, Java and SQL. Program data mining applications and analyze financial trading and market data. Use object oriented methods to analyze, model and design the Fortex software processes. Program, maintain and optimize the Fortex MS-SQL and Access database. Provide tie-2 technical support for Fortex trading systems. Analyze and optimize the Fortex system and network to enhance system capacity and stability. May be assigned to various projects utilizing skills.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related and 3 years of experience in job offered or a related programming or software/systems engineering position. Experience and/or education must include: - Experience in financial trading software systems programming;
- Experience in object-oriented and distributed programming in VC++ with a financial institution;
- Experience in database development and management with MS SQL Server;
- Knowledge of data structures and algorithms;
- Experience in organization and optimization of financial system for real-time heavy data communication and storage;
- Experience in network design, management, and maintenance. Any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable.

Fortex offers competitive pay, full benefits package for FT positions, and a company culture that supports a work life balance.

Apply today by submitting your PDF resume to careers@fortex.com 





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