C++ Software Engineer

  • Excellent Compensation
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • NJF Search
  • 18 Sep 17

Our client is searching for a software engineer to join a lean, young, and technical quantitative trading startup. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining scalable trading applications and infrastructure for many financial markets and assist with developing the full stack of infrastructure to support trading operations. The role is fast paced, with daily or even more frequent release cycles, and requires a good sense of prioritization between longer and shorter term needs.

Within the systems, from hardware drivers to TCP/multicast handlers to Python interfaces, each layer requires custom optimization for latency, bandwidth, or both. An understanding of trade-offs in terms of clock cycles and CPU cache effects is a must.  Multi-core/multi-threaded communications using lock-free algorithms will be employed to increase the theoretical computational limit per unit time; ideally, you must have a good grasp of run-time behavior, serialization delays, and asymptotic behavior in this environment. 


  • C++11/14 experience
  • Excellent design and debugging skills
  • Experience developing for production critical systems
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills


  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with x86 hardware
  • Experience with performance engineering 
  • Experience with the TCP networking stack
  • Experience optimizing Linux kernels / using kernel-bypass networking