Quant C++ Developer - Technology - Vice President

  • Competitive Base plus Bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Jefferies
  • 12 Nov 18

As part of the Global Equities Front Office technology team, an opportunity exists for an expert level C++ developer to work on the firm’s global equities real-time quantitative Centralized Risk Book trading system. The system aims to develop quantitative strategies and implement trading models in a low latency infrastructure to systemically trade and manage platform’s risk globally across all product lines.

Company

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York with its European head office in London and staff in over 30 global cities, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, and wealth and asset management. Jefferies provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalisation.

Job Description:

As part of the Global Equities Front Office technology team, an opportunity exists for an expert level C++ developer to work on the firm’s global equities real-time quantitative Centralized Risk Book trading system. The system aims to develop quantitative strategies and implement trading models in a low latency infrastructure to systemically trade and manage platform’s risk globally across all product lines.

The candidate will require significant experience with build low latency trading algorithms, have a strong understanding of European equity market structures and a proven track record of delivering high quality software. Python and Java experience a big plus.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate good analytical skills, strong software engineering skills and a logical approach to problem solving.

The ideal candidate should have experience with Agile Development Techniques, Unit/System Testing and Performance Tuning.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Front office Quant/electronic trading & risk technology development
  • Work actively on developing quant/electronic trading & risk system and implementing pricing models, portfolio optimization models and other risk-based models
  • Develop algorithms/strategies to accomplish opportunistic trading, market making and other risk trading strategies
  • Work actively with quants and traders to develop high performance, low latency, super robust trading systems/models/strategies
  • Day to day support of applications and the trading desks

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • C++ - expert level, looking for a highly technical developer
  • Solid experience with FIX, Linux, SQL
  • Solid business knowledge in areas of trading, market micro-structure and quantitative models.
  • Solid experience working with market data, messaging, and time series databases like KDB
  • Strong networking fundamentals and experience building super low latency applications
  • Front-office trading and risk system development & support experience with high intensity and attentiveness to trading environment

 Additional Skills:

  • Must be able to perform well under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
  • A natural problem solver with good diagnostics skills
  • A committed team player
  • Strong desire to learn and apply learnt knowledge / skills
  • Service-oriented