Software Engineer - Trading Group

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 09/01/2016 Job ID: 6639 Category: C++

A quantitative trading team is looking to add a software engineer who will focus on improving real-time performance of the trading system across software, network, and hardware components.   The ideal candidate will be the expert on team for end-to-end high-performance software design.

The individual in this role will empirically identify components which introduce unnecessary latency and impact throughput. S/he will perform quantitative experiments and benchmarks to find novel performance improvements, as well as develop performance-conscious software and make improvements to existing system.   In addition, this individual will serve as the go-to developer on the trading team for general software development (infrastructure upgrades as well as trading algorithm related.) 

Required Experience:
  • Experience in a performance-oriented low-level role such as hardware driver development, telecommunications, graphics or game software development, or system software.
  • Experience with high performance / parallel computing
  • Experience with GPU computing
  • Strong knowledge of computer architecture, caching, memory hierarchies, data flow, and software optimization.
  • Strong C++ or C experience writing high-performance software.
  • Likely to have an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree.
  • Good understanding of network protocols and client-server software design.
  • Experience designing efficient serialized data structures, such as wireline packet formats or file formats.
Linux, C++, Device Drivers, Driver Development, Graphics

Evan Pollock


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