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C++ Developer – Systematic Futures | Greater Chicago area

Global Hedge Fund

Greater Chicago area

New Listing

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in a ‘trading pod’ at one of the world’s most prestigious hedge funds. A small, collaborative and highly skilled trading team, they apply cutting-edge machine learning techniques to systematic trading strategies in global futures and currency markets.

They’re looking for a talented developer to build out the critical trading infrastructure (with particular focus on futures markets); designing and maintaining tools, and performing data analysis for live and historical reports. Working within an entrepreneurial team with the culture of a startup, this opportunity offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment with excellent career growth.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have a passion for what you do and the collaborative mindset required for working within a small team.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in STEM field, e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics
  • Very strong modern C++ skills (C++11/14/17)
  • 3-10 years’ industry experience programming in C++
  • Fantastic communication and analytical abilities

Nice to have

  • Experience in any of the following: Javascript/Typescript, Python plotting libraries, Linux network programming & multithreading
  • Exposure to AWS/distributed computing environment

Benefits & Incentives

  • Significant salary + a bonus tied to profits / trading strategy success
  • Greenfield work / big impact
  • Positive, friendly culture and rewarding place to work
  • Work-from-home opportunities