Sunday, June 26, 2011

Senior Software Engineer - Algo Trading (C++)

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Are you interested in exploring your passion and developing your knack in an industry that demands technological innovation? Trading Technologies (TT), an independent software vendor and hosting services provider, develops and delivers high-performance software and services for professional traders. Our applications and services are used by international banks, brokers, hedge funds and other trading institutions alike. TT’s patented X_TRADER® order-entry platform is an industry standard for derivatives trading and was named “Innovation of the Year" and “Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform" in 2007 and 2008. TTNET™, TT's fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability and lightning-fast trade execution via exchange colocation and proximity hosting strategies, providing access to the world’s largest derivatives markets through a common portal. Headquartered in Chicago, TT maintains a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.


We are currently seeking driven and talented Senior Software Engineers who thrive on pushing the limits of technology to produce state of the art trading application infrastructure. The Senior Software Engineers will be part of TT’s award-winning trading platform which incorporates robust, high-performance tools for spread trading, strategy creation, algorithmic trading, black-box execution, high-frequency proximity-based trading and more. TT’s Synthetic Strategy Engine (Synthetic SE) team develops a server-based fully integrated with X_TRADER® trading product that allows creating and managing synthetic order types that are not natively supported by an exchange. It provides users with high-performance, proximity-based execution for ultra-low-latency response in volatile markets.

Senior Software Engineers are constantly challenged to deliver creative, imaginative solutions for highly complex technical issues. Under the guidance of an Architect, a Sr. Engineer is provided the opportunity to learn and grow by working with a team of talented and experienced Software Engineers.


Duties include the ability to analyze processes, produce design documents and materials, develop C++ programs, develop test scenarios, and analyze designs and code for errors.
Contributes to system, functional and technical specifications.
Analyzes and estimates feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with other systems.
Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with program or system.
Guides and mentors new team hires.


Excellent C/C++ skills.
Strong knowledge of multithreaded applications preferred.
Working knowledge of STL and template programming is a plus.
Proficient in object oriented design and coding techniques.
Solid understanding of client/server software.
5 + years experience in software development.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
Experience with Futures & Options trading is a plus.

TT is committed to providing an environment where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive. We invest heavily in employee satisfaction. Competitive salaries, stock options, company-matched retirement plans, low-cost comprehensive health benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, 22 days of paid time off plus holidays, pre-tax commuting benefits, health club subsidies, company-sponsored social outings, game room lounges, an ultra-casual work environment, and free breakfast and beverages are just some of the benefits of working at TT.

TT is looking for candidates that put forth a serious effort for a serious reward!

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