C++ Software Engineer (High-Frequency Trading)

United States - Illinois - Chicago

Job description
We have been invited by one of the biggest high-frequency trading firms located in Chicago (IL), to exclusively search for a skilled C++ Software Engineer to help build the next generation trading system using advanced analytics and avant-garde technology.

About the company
The firm is known to be an industry leader within the HFT sector operating at a global scale with over 500+ employees that focuses exclusively on systematic investment strategies with a history of some of the world’s best technologists, mathematicians, and computer science academics.

Why apply?
Join an elite team of Computer Science, Mathematicians and entrepreneurs that are dedicated to building advanced automated platforms using ultramodern technology
An innovative firm dedicated to machine learning and artificial intelligence research
Ultra-low staff turnover, and career-defining roles with international career development programs
Great collaborative culture that is very family-oriented (work-life balance)
No previous quantitative, Fintech, or finance experience required

The role
As a C++ Software Engineer, you will be part of an elite, core engineering team working on the organization’s backbone proprietary trading platform using advanced analytics and modern technology. The team consists of some of the world’s most brilliant minds, with backgrounds from Silicon Valley, Startups, and other Trading firms with academics in computer science and mathematics from top renowned universities.

Minimum requirements
-3+ years’ experience in Backend development
-Very strong C++ development experience, including modern C++14, STL, templates, and low level and high-level optimization
-Experience working on a Linux platform
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
-Energetic, upbeat personality that solving difficult technical problems
-Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent

Nice to have (Not required)
-Experience in developing extremely low latency systems
-Experience working with HPC systems
-Experience in Python, pandas, numpy and iPython

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