Software Engineer - High Frequency

New York, NY

Post Date: 11/14/2016 Job ID: 8214 Category: C++

Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks software developers for our   their Core Engineering team who are excited to design in-house trading systems that are robust, resilient, and blindingly fast. These systems enable our client to execute algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior. By building and maintaining this high-performance infrastructure, developers have helped to position the firm as a leader in the field of quantitative trading. You will shape the future of this lucrative industry while working alongside other exceptional programmers to solve some of the most challenging engineering problems in the world.  This role is available in the New York office.

Responsibilities

The  Software Developer will be  responsible for:
  • Designing and implementing a high-frequency trading platform, which includes collecting quotes and trades from and disseminating orders to exchanges around the world
  • Optimizing this platform by using network and systems programming, as well as other advanced techniques to minimize latency
  • Developing systems that provide easy access to historical market data and trading simulations
  • Creating tools to analyze data for patterns
  • Building risk-management and performance-tracking tools
  • Shaping the future of the Core Engineering team through regular interviewing and infrequent campus recruiting trips

 

Qualifications

The  ideal candidate will have:
  • A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming in C++
  • Brilliant problem-solving abilities
  • A  degree in computer science
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of any other development language, including Java, Python, or Perl and shell scripts (a plus)
  • Financial experience is not required.

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roof deck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
C++, Linux, Data Structures, OO, Networking

Evan Pollock


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