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Software Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We are seeking passionate C++ programmers who are not satisfied with solutions that are good enough and who have a drive to push the envelope of what is technically possible. Our ideal candidate excels at both collaborating with technical and business subject matter experts to identify and implement new trading strategies, while also debugging and fixing mission critical problems. This is a hands-on position spanning the entire development stack of our bleeding edge ultra-low latency trading systems from idea generation all the way to support. If you are excited about finance, have a passion for technology, and a drive to learn, then we want to talk to you!


What You’ll Do

  • Perform full life cycle development and deployment of C++ applications and libraries for exchange gateways, trading strategy execution, risk management and trade reporting

  • Develop systems to maintain, analyze and improve performance, integrity and reliability of existing applications

  • Investigate and fix problems with production systems in real-time

  • Construct experiments and analyze data to identify ways to improve technical performance and new trading opportunities, ensuring that results are valid and reproducible

  • Collaborate with technical and business peers to develop new trading strategies and systems

  • Communicate technical knowledge to both technical and non-technical audiences

Required Qualifications :

Skills You’ll Need

  • Top-notch C/C++ coding skills, with a solid foundation in data structures

  • Excitement for developing and dedication to testing

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Passion for writing clean high quality code and the ability to provide, and take, code review feedback

  • Willingness to collaborate and learn from other team members

  • Ability to take ownership over projects and be self-directed on what needs to happen next

  • Strong communication skills with both engineers and people without a technical background

  • Experience with SQL database, mutli-thread programming, STL & Boost

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

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