Sr C++ Developer

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 08/15/2017 Category: C++ Job Number: 9391

Job Description

Our Client is seeking a Senior (C++) Software Developer to join their team in Chicago. Job responsibilities include designing, building, and optimizing current automated trading infrastructure.  This Developer will also be tasked with working directly with Traders and Quants to develop the next generation of the firm’ s trading algorithms and strategies.


  • Research, design, and develop new ultra-low latency architectures
  • Benchmarking and optimizing our existing automated trading infrastructure
  • Writing new market data and order entry handlers
  • Developing and maintaining a real-time position and risk management systems
  • Working with operating systems, system/processor performance
  • Working with a small collaborative team in an entrepreneurial environment

Requirements/Job Qualifications:
  • A passion for solving challenging problems
  • Strong systems knowledge
  • 5+ years of experience developing applications in C++ (with at least 3 years with C++11)
  • Experience with C++11/14, Linux and Python and BASH scripting
  • In-depth knowledge of LINUX kernel, system programming and kernel bypass
  • Experience with writing applications connecting to exchange API’ s or using network protocols
  • Experience with parallel, concurrent, and multi-threaded programming
  • Prefer experience with low-latency computing and hardware-level design Experience with Git, SVN, Mercurial
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or another technical field 

Our Environment:
  • We run CentOS on our servers
  • We write our systems in C++11 using GCC
  • We use Python where it makes sense
  • We use Git for source control
  • We manage our software development process with GitHub Enterprise and Buildbot 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Fully paid for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Fully stocked kitchen; free breakfast and lunch every day
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Friendly, informal work environment
  • Office in Chicago' s River North area, close to public transportation


Our Client is a growing quantitative trading firm with offices in Chicago, New York City and London. Technology is at the heart of what we do and we believe combining carefully engineered systems with constant refinement of our strategies and execution is the basis for our long term success.


Job Requirements

C++ 11, Linux,

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Evan Pollock

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