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Lab49 Overview
New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, Washington DC, London, Sydney and Dublin, Lab49 is a strategy, design and technology consulting firm that creates advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, asset managers and exchanges.

Mission: Every client project is different. That is why every member of a Lab49 client project team is individually selected from our domain experts and industry-leading delivery teams. Lab49's client services span strategy, program management, user experience, and ... Read more

Lab49 – Why Work For Us?

First Class Execution. Unparalleled Expertise.Every time.

Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, London and Dublin, Lab49 is a strategy, design and technology consulting firm that creates advanced solutions for the world's leading investment banks, asset managers and exchanges.



Our clients need world class advisors and partners that can meet challenging business demands. We do this and more. Lab49 brings professional and experienced people who can connect with the business, think critically, and provide innovative ideas in front of business executives.


We have years of experience across a spectrum of market segments, asset classes and products. These include single dealer platforms, eCommerce engines, risk management platforms, algorithmic and high frequency trading systems, order and trade management systems, pricing and analytics applications, market and pricing data distribution, and business intelligence and MIS reporting solutions.


The paradigm of front office trading is shifting. Our innovative approach to strategy, design, and technology ensures that clients can respond quickly to today's challenges, as well as realize new business opportunities presented in the modern world of etrading. Lab49 leverages talented people, a refined approach, and service excellence to deliver solutions that meet and exceed our client's expectations.

WE REDUCE RISKLeveraging our years of experience and industry best practices, our engagement and delivery model allows business executives to reliably deliver on top priority initiatives while retaining maximum transparency and flexibility over decisions and deliverables. Our clients value our collaborative approach to engaging and delivering solutions. We have a culture of engineering excellence, frequent delivery, and assuring extremely high quality deliverables.

Our ideal employee:
  • Top of your game in your area of expertise

  • Always learning, evolving, and sharing what you know

  • Inspired by complex, varied problems and rapid change

  • Adaptable to different team structures, client environments, and project goals

  • Open-minded, flexible, and curious about new and better ideas

We are:
  • Experts in the business of financial services

  • Designers and developers of the most advanced custom technology solutions

  • Focused on fostering client trust, communication, and relationships

  • Adept at solving problems creatively in cross-disciplinary teams

  • Fueled by intellectual curiosity, a spirit of innovation, and hard work

Careers and growth at Lab49.

In addition to projects that provide challenge, impact, and visibility, at Lab49 we believe a successful career demands a holistic approach. Here are some of the aspects to a well-rounded career at Lab49.



Lab49 has a commitment to continual learning, providing opportunities such as classroom training, certifications, and seminars. We have invested heavily in an internal curriculum designed to provide the unique skills and knowledge necessary to become thought leaders in the capital markets domain. Lab49 also has many innovative resources available to enable our people to remain at the forefront of their particular field, whether strategy, design or technology.


We provide a number of compelling career development opportunities to every consultant and manager throughout Lab49. These include mentoring, workshops, and cross-training opportunities as well as holistic career and performance reviews. Regularly scheduled performance reviews give each Lab49 employee the opportunity to receive customized, personal career guidance, as well as a structured way to establish goals and monitor progress towards achieving them. We regularly promote from within and encourage people to experience a range of job areas over the course of their Lab49 career.


At Lab49, innovation is not just nice to have, it's built into our company's DNA. Innovation has always been a core value to us. Lab49's consultants are constantly provided opportunities to learn and apply new technologies, break new ground in the design arena, and enable cutting edge business changes in the financial markets. We have a heavy investment in ongoing research and each consultant at the Lab has the opportunity to be part of a portfolio of innovation projects.


As a leading edge consultancy, Lab49 takes thought leadership seriously and believes that being open and showing what we are capable of is one of the best ways to grow your brand and ours. Whether contributing to our aggregated Lab49 blog, speaking on a panel, publishing a whitepaper, or authoring an article in a prestigious journal, Lab49 helps our employees to realize their full potential, to connect with an audience and cement their reputation as experts in their chosen field. Our consultants have the opportunity to take advantage of Lab49's resources to bring their ideas to a larger audience within the industry.


Over the years, many of the top people in technology and design have chosen to work at Lab49 for the experience of working side by side with outstanding colleagues. As a company, we foster collaboration and recognize that great people thrive among those who, like themselves, are smart, passionate, creative, and personable. By gathering an amazing team under one (global) roof, Lab49 has created a work culture that is both challenging and energizing.

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Lab49 is an innovative firm with a strong emphasis on attracting the most technically astute engineers who possess the ability to engage well with our financial services clients. We're passionate about technology, architecture and design while fostering an environment that supports the creation of reliable, high performance software.

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Our culture promotes the constant improvement of our personal and professional skills by sharing with each other the latest research and new technologies available. However, we've found that natural enthusiasm for our craft is a key ingredient in our continued success and growth. Throughout the firm, Lab49 actively nurtures this intellectually innovative work environment.Lab49 is continuously looking to expand our group of highly talented, senior level software engineers. Driven by our mission, we engage on technically challenging projects that compel us to continually evolve our skills, both individually and collectively. Our team is smart, focused, relaxed and creative.


Lab49 has an unparalleled record of delivering advanced pricing, trading, and risk management systems in the fixed income and interest rate derivatives markets.


Lab49 has experience building single dealer rates platforms for the world's biggest banks. We focus on innovative strategies for delivering trading functionality across a wide range of products while maximizing optionality in the current regulatory climate.


Having a low cost infrastructure to support increased volumes in low margin products is a critical driver of continued profitability. Lab49 has experience in all aspects of rates flow trading, including pricing, risk, RFQ, and client tiering. Increasingly, sophisticated infrastructure is required to facilitate central clearing and exchange trading.


With Lab49, you can achieve your real-time market risk requirements. Lab49 has reengineered programs solving the aggregation, computation, and visualization of market risk. This enables institutions to measure, manage, and evaluate market exposure in real-time.

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    Talented and dedicated employees. Diversity of projects and clients means you won't get stuck doing the same thing year in and year out. Great opportunity to learn from your peers.


    Communication from management could be better and more timely.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lab49 (New York, NY) in May 2016.


    I felt that the process was well considered through the number of initial calls through meeting a number of people that focused on a different area of UX. Early on were the initial screening calls to understand where my focus and interest was. That carried on to walking through a number of projects. The questions about my work were well considered and appreciated the depth of them. From there I met a number of team members that each were curious to hear how I would approach certain situations. Continuing the process, there was a whiteboard exercise that was challenging but interesting none the less. As I passed those steps the final people I met a couple more people one on one.

    Overall I appreciated their thoroughness in the process, time and questions. It made me feel that they were focused on a certain type of candidate and not just anyone that sent in a resume. I also felt they made a huge effort to make me comfortable during the process.

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