C++ Developer - low-latency electronic trading systems - Leading Hedge Fund (Whitestone)


: $118,186.67 - $170,900.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Software Engineers at our firm are responsible for designing, building and optimizing our electronic trading platform. Engineers work closely with researchers, simulations and live traders. Focus includes development of core-trading infrastructure for low-latency, high-throughput trading.

Roles require a strong knowledge of low-level optimization and a keen interest in algorithmic trading, data analysis/design, risk management and application development. Engineers gain exposure to quantitative trading while working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Our engineers work on projects from inception through to deployment and are expected to take real ownership of the assets they build.


  • Work closely with Quantitative Research and Traders to design and develop high-performance C++ components used by trading applications
  • Propose new designs and modify existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system
  • Work as part of an established, experienced development team to build best in class technology platforms integrated with real time trading paradigms
  • Provide timely systems support for trading activities. Be able to identify problem quickly and work with urgency to provide workarounds and/or fixes
  • Participation in complete SDLC
  • Qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills in C++ on a UNIX platform
  • Professional experience with multi-threaded application design and development
  • Knowledge of different UNIX IPC mechanisms (sockets, shared memory, semaphores, etc.)
  • Experience with key languages, e.g. Python, R, Perl, shell scripting
  • Professional experience with distributed systems
  • Strong critical reasoning skills
  • Detail-oriented approach to solving problems
  • Self-starting
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills applicable to a dynamic trading environment
  • Experience building trading applications
  • An understanding of financial markets and instrument types

  • Associated topics: backend, c++, c#, developer, matlab, perl, php, python, sdet, software programmer * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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