McKay Brothers is a ten-year old company that provides telecommunications and data services to firms trading in global financial markets. We have retained our spirit of a bootstrapped start-up even as we have grown into an industry leader serving a roster of very sophisticated clients.

There is an immediate opening for a Java Engineer at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Oakland, California. This position currently requires a hybrid work schedule with 3 days in the Oakland office per week. 


As a Java Engineer, you will provide technical support for internal applications running within the Mckay Brothers network. Your expertise will be used to add features, trouble-shoot problems and develop solutions across the full stack of complex, ever-evolving web-services.  You will support the team in developing thoughtful solutions, as well as thoroughly testing changes and where necessary produce unit test suites to speed up and improve the quality assurance process.

Minimum requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience using Java 8 or above
  • 3+ years of experience using Javascript, HTML and CSS, ideally using Bootstrap
  • Working knowledge of messaging formats such as JSON, XML and Protobufs
  • In-depth experience using relational databases like Postgres, ideally using Hibernate
  • Web service and RESTful interface development, using frameworks such as Jersey
  • In-depth familiarity with tools for source control (Git), builds (Maven) and issue tracking (Jira)
  • Experience with AWS, Druid, and other cloud technologies is a plus
  • Ability to understand and develop intelligent object-oriented design structures

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience developing web-services on the Dropwizard framework
  • Experience designing and developing single-page applications using AngularJS and/or Angular
  • Experience writing code to interface with external services such as open authentication
  • Working knowledge of Postman and/or other tools to test web applications

Some travel may be required.

The Oakland, CA base salary range for this full-time position is $130-150k. Our salary ranges are determined by role, career level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

The Company provides a comprehensive benefits package including: generous medical, dental & vision policies; 401(k) plan, currently with a company match; paid vacation; life insurance; AD&D; commuter benefits; and EAP.

About McKay Brothers and Quincy Data

McKay Brothers and Quincy Data are the leading global providers of ultra-low latency wireless infrastructure and market data technology. The companies serve the most sophisticated and successful trading firms active in the global financial markets. McKay disrupted financial trading when it launched its first US wireless network in 2012. The companies’ service portfolio and geographic footprint have each grown steadily, and now extend to major financial centers across North America, Europe, and Asia. Most of McKay and Quincy’s services deliver the lowest latency available.  Importantly to the health of financial markets, we offer the best latency for any of our services on a level playing field basis to all clients.  Learn more at and 

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