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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We're HIRING: Senior C++ Trading Systems Engineer (Prop Trading Firm/NYC)

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Senior C++ Trading Systems Engineer
Prop Trading Firm / NYC

The role is a full-time position in our IT team.  Working in C++ on Linux, the team develops our general trading logic, execution algorithms, core infrastructure, and market data handling, the most challenging and performance critical aspects of our trading system. The job is technically demanding and professionally rewarding.  We are looking for a senior technician to take major role in extending our trading functionality on our new platform. Responsibilities include:
Developing systems for new markets, new products and new trading opportunities
Integrating new trading algorithms and strategies into the trading platform
Improving the speed and scalability of our trading systems

Qualified candidates should hold at least an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Engineering.  You should be able to demonstrate skill in C/C++ application development and competence with software development tools.
 This is a hands-on development role.  Candidates must have experience of C/C++ development on Linux, and of developing and deploying high-performance low-latency distributed systems.  In addition, candidates must have experience of at least some of the following:
Developing financial exchange connectivity
Simulating financial trading; replaying market-data
Understanding of TCP/UDP/IP and the networking stack
Focus on software performance; experience of profiling and optimizing
Developing with a template-based C++ library, ideally Boost
Designing infrastructures for robustness, easy monitoring and support, smooth upgrades and deployments

Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills:
Team orientation
Ability to present information clearly and succinctly
Drive and commitment to resolve problems
Build good relations with clients
Show attention to detail
Enthusiastic self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
Flexible team player who effectively prioritizes and juggles multiple concurrent projects.

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