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Lead C++ Engineer – Trading Tools

Systematic Quant Fund

London

Posted 4 Wks Ago

My client is a leading tech-driven quant and systematic hedge fund trading with offices across the globe. They leverage deep knowledge in data, research, technology and trading to deliver high-quality returns. This opportunity offers a dynamic and fast-paced environment with excellent scope for career growth.

This is a brand-new, highly impactful role, responsible for the day-to-day management of the development team, building and enhancing critical low latency components across the business. You’ll collaborate over the design and implementation of cutting-edge systems, covering all aspects of algorithmic trading research, including the exchange price feeds, core trading systems, tick data management, back testing engine, and trading gateways.

2024 is a big year of growth for this firm, making now the perfect time to apply!

Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience in low-latency Linux development using C/C++, STL
  • Management experience (both technical & people) is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Linux / GCC development toolchain and Linux Red Hat
  • Solid experience designing and implementing multithreaded and distributed systems
  • Prior experience in a front office, trading desk-aligned role
  • Comfortable working autonomously within a global team

Desirable skills/experience

  • Experience working within a mature continuous development process
  • Knowledge of market data feed handlers and execution gateways
  • Basic knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Bash

Benefits

  • Exceptional compensation + bonus scheme + generous benefits 
  • Huge amount of autonomy and ownership 
  • Truly collaborative between teams – not siloed like other firms 
  • Relaxed, casual culture, with a healthy work-life balance