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C++ Strategy Developer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4+
Required Education : College Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

The candidate should have a passion for finance and a strong sense of good software design. The role will provide the individual with exposure to traders, risk managers, as well as the ability to influence and direct the future of the trading desk. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide technical and quantitative solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Implement and optimize robust low-latency trading algorithms

  • Analyze performance of trading strategies over different markets and optimize

    strategies based on the analysis

  • Back test strategies and build predictive models using historical market data

  • Conceive, design, analyze, and measure electronic trading strategies

  • Acquire, clean, maintain, and analyze data sets to identify trends & patterns 

Required Qualifications :


Skills and Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

    • 4+ years of directly related work experience within a trading firm

    • Proficiency in C++ and C++11

    • Ability to translate and deliver trading strategy ideas into production

    • Fundamental knowledge of data structures and containers

    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

    • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate ideas to colleagues within all

      departments/levels of the firm

    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal 

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