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C++ QD – Algo Volatility Trading

Global Hedge Fund


Posted 3 Wks Ago

Salary: Up to £180k base, circa £350k TC.

Experience: 10+ years


Job Description 

Fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced C++ developer to join one of the world’s most prestigious hedge funds. Come and be a part of the firm’s continued success by developing a systematic platform for options trading, including algorithms to optimize execution for Portfolio Managers & post-trade analytics capability.

You will join the global Algo Dev Trading team in the process of building a new Volatility Trading system, facing off to Portfolio Managers and the Quants, working with them in the different trading pods. You will help build out a new sub-team and play a vital role in designing, implementing, and maintaining the options trading systems, collaborating closely with QAs and traders to develop efficient, robust code to meet their strategic needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic and fast-paced environment, leveraging your C++ expertise and options trading business knowledge.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Substantial programming experience using modern C++ (at least C++17, ideally later)
  • Deep-level understanding of financial markets (equities, derivatives, options, futures) is crucial
  • Proficiency in quantitative analysis, mathematical modeling, statistics, and probability theory
  • Knowledge of options and products traded by volatility traders, e.g. Equity Options, Index Options, Variance/Volatility Swap
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Maths, Computer Science (or other STEM field) from a top-tier university
  • Experience building out automated options trading systems

Rewards and Incentives

  • Significant salary + bonus
  • Greenfield work / big impact
  • Very collaborative culture, ideas are implemented