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Lab49 Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
ION Group
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
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: 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. ... Read more

Lab49 – Why Work With 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.

Lab49 Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "For overacheivers"

    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lab49 full-time


    I think most of the bad reviews here are from people who weren't at the level required, LAB49 is a demanding job, you need to be very experienced (or able learn very quickly) as you'll be expected to master React and Angular alongside TypeScript, Redux and RxJS, have an expert knowledge of Java and Spring, whilst being accomplished in sql/nosql, comfortable with automated testing (100% coverage is the goal), devops and the cloud with good financial knowledge, if you can also do some C# and Python even better. You'll be switching technologies a lot and there's very little ramp-up time between projects, people are always busy, you'll often have to learn by yourself in your own time as you should be aware of all the latest technologies. You can't be overly sensitive, people tell you the truth here as there's great time pressure to get things done on budget.

    It's not for everyone but if you're good enough this is the place to be.


    Performance/ pay review months late with 0 communication, senior managers still managed to agree promotions amongst themselves though.

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lab49 in January 2020.


    The typical "Don't want to do this".
    Several sets of onsite interviews - nothing hard just basic questions and design part.
    In nutshell - I haven't met so unpleasant people in years that speaks a lot about the environtment in the company.

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