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Sr. C++ Developer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
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 be a part of the platform development team and provide the individual with exposure to traders and strategy developers. The individual will be responsible for analyzing exchange protocols, proposing design solutions, and implementing connectivity to trading venues across the world.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide technical and intellectual solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  •  Architect and implement low-latency market access solutions

  •  Design, develop and support market data feed handlers and exchange order routers

  •  Work with traders to understand and develop trading solutions

  •  Diagnose latency issues and resolve with appropriate tuning and optimizations 

Required Qualifications :

Skills and Experience:

    •  3-6 years developing exchange connectivity solutions

    •  Strong background in C++ with demonstrated experience using C++11/C++14

    •  Proven track record of understanding and working with global exchange protocols.

    •  Ability to work in a collaborative environment

    •  Experience with exchange protocols such as FIX/Fast, OUCH, ITCH, etc.

    •  Working knowledge of tools such as wireshark, tcpdump, etc... to monitor and debug


    •  Expertise with TCP/IP, UDP, sockets, network protocols, particularly on UNIX systems.

    •  Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate ideas to colleagues within all

      departments/levels of the firm

    •  Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal

    •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 

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