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C++ Strategy Developer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4-6+
Required Education : Bachelors Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We are seeking a a Strategy Development Lead to provide technical and quantitative solutions to business problems. The role will provide the candidate with exposure to traders and 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 a passion for trading/financial markets.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Manage the current strategy model and partner with another talented development mind to build out new generating strategies 

  • Identify possible enhancements, design solutions and implement new trading applications in a clean, concise way that continues to decrease latency for greater execution edge

  • Communicate with Traders daily to maintain trading production

Required Qualifications :


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

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

  • Strong background in C++ with demonstrated experience using C++17 minimum experience

  • 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 written and verbal communication skills

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