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C++ Developer – Options Market Making

Prop Market Maker


Posted 2 Wks Ago

Location: Chicago


An elite prop trading firm with a relaxed yet rewarding approach is looking for exceptional C++ software developers to join their Chicago team. This firm is scientific, tech-driven and they invest heavily in their engineering teams. Developers here are truly world-class.

You will sit on the trading floor, working alongside the very best traders and developers, helping to expand system connectivity to new markets, optimize order execution algorithms, and improve trading strategies.

This is a high impact role, where you’ll see the results of your work immediately and have a direct outcome on the bottom line. The code base is all in C++23 and there is a modern stack throughout, making extensive use of template and meta programming, Python, FPGA and Julia.


  • Exceptional C++ developer (with experience of C++11/14/17/20)
  • Familiarity with CBOE is essential
  • Experience in Options Market Making (exposure to Index Options (SPX) is a big plus)
  • Demonstrable experience of building low latency, high performance execution systems to support trading for options and market making
  • Experience in ultra-low-latency design, performance tuning & template programming


  • Knowledge of financial markets & securities (particularly futures and options)
  • Experience with other programming languages, e.g. Python, Javascript
  • NoSQL and time-series databases knowledge

Benefits and Incentives

  • Excellent bonus potential and compensation
  • Friendly, collaborative working environment
  • No dress code, catered offices and regular social events
  • Work with the latest technologies on complex problems.