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C++ Trade Desk Software Developer

Next Step Systems

C++ Trade Desk Software Developer, Chicago, IL

We are seeking a C++ Trade Desk Software Developer to support state-of-the-art, real-time automated trading systems. In addition to project work, the person in this role will be expected to grow into the primary support liaison between development and trading.


– Work under general direction from senior management.
– Work closely with trade desk operations and portfolio managers to troubleshoot immediate technical issues.
– Perform deep root cause analysis. Develop tools and processes to improve future operations.
– Design/implement complex real-time trading systems.


– A degree in computer science or a related field.
– A minimum of 3 to 5 years of large-scale C++ development experience.
– Expert C++ and object-oriented design skills; familiarity with modern C++ (C++11/C++14), STL, design patterns and distributed computing, knowledge of network and multi-threaded programming in a UNIX environment.
– Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases, including complex queries (joins, unions, CTEs, FDWs), triggers and functions.
– Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Python, Perl, and Shell).
– Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing technical documentation, training users in software operations, and interacting effectively with upper management.
– Flexible self-starter, able to multi-task and work under pressure.
– Experience with electronic trading systems is a plus.
– Familiarity with statistical concepts such as regression and time series analysis is a plus.

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