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High Performance C++ Developer – London

Prop Trader & Market Maker


Posted 3 Mths Ago

This is an opportunity to join an award-winning algorithmic trading company, operating as a proprietary trader and market maker.

In their research cluster they have over 6000 GPUs and 120 petabytes of usable storage, allowing them to trade c.$295 billion per day. As a result, they are the third largest FX liquidity provider globally with only 170 employees!

In 2021, their UK entities reported revenues of £1.477bn, with net profit of £667m!

They are expanding their exchange trading development team to take on a new remit, building software for their research cluster. They’re currently working on an exabyte-scale highly available distributed filesystem, an optimising JIT compiler targeting massively parallel computation and several in- house custom compression codecs.

People they’ve hired come from a diverse range of backgrounds (gaming companies, Meta, Google, winners of ACM ICPC, Google Code Jam, Olympiads, etc.).

New codebase working on C++ up to C++20.

Salary: Competitive / Market-Leading


  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or another highly technical, scientific discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern C++
  • Strong knowledge of what is really going on inside a computer
  • Good familiarity with common algorithms and data structures and their performance trade-offs
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of: host-based networking, Linux/Unix administration, systems programming, distributed systems


  • Competitive base salary and annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday + statutory holidays + paid sick days
  • Onsite doctor and therapist at no charge
  • Onsite gym, sauna and fitness classes at no charge
  • Breakfast and lunch provided Monday to Thursday
  • Beautiful office in King’s Cross

Tier-2 visa sponsorship is available.