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Seeking a Software Engineer to join a team charged with building a trading platform to enable the operations of the largest US retail market maker.  This individual will leverage their technical skills to design and develop components involved with order handling, trade reporting, system surveillance, post trade analysis and trading desk tools.  (S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex problems related to both technical and business objectives. This analysis must result in sound technical decisions in both self-directed and collaborative projects.  The role will utilize software development, primarily done in C++, to produce robust, flexible software solutions.  This role will include direct exposure to the trading business as well as involvement in system and workflow design analysis.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently and in small teams in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding environment.  This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy and have the highest ethical standards.  In addition, (s)he will be affective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner.  This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.


-Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to the handling, execution and reporting of orders.
-Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve stability, flexibility and  functionality of the overall system.
-Collaborate with individuals across development, support, infrastructure and trade desk teams.


-3+ years' experience in C++ in a UNIX/Linux environment.
-Experience with FIX and other financial protocols a plus.
-Python or other scripting experience a plus.
-Knowledge of financial products and trading platforms is a plus.

Personality Characteristics:

-Passion for solving investment business problems through the use of technology.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-Strong critical reasoning skills.
-Detail-oriented approach to solving problems.
-Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented.
-Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity.
-Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.

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