The client is a niche systematic trading house that specialises in futures and FX systematic trading from its sunny Los Angeles headquarters. The firm have been successful in the space for over twenty years and they are a research-driven company, where technical prowess and innovation are highly prized, and where systematic, automated trading strategies are integral to their success. Recently however they have begun an ambitious project to develop their next generation high frequency trading systems, and to implement some of the latest technologies into their systems. As result they are seeking an exceptionally talented C++ strategy/infrastructure developer to come in and work on their next generation systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent core C++ skills, experience with trading systems and excellent communication skills. Experience with GPUs and MPIs is highly regarded but not essential. The firm is open to seeing candidates from a non-finance background provided they have excellent technical skills and a passion for finance. The role is Front Office and the successful candidate will sit on the trading floor next to the traders and Quants, working directly with them to implement their ideas into the new system. The firm has been performing very well and the bonus pool has been strong in recent years.
Ideal Skill-set for Exceptional C++ Strategy/Infrastructure Developer- FX and Futures Systematic Trading House-Los Angeles-USA; - Exceptional C++ skillls
- Thorough understanding of object-oriented programming concepts
- Financial background highly regarded but not essential
- Experience with GPUs and MPIs highly regarded but not essential
- Strong communication & teamwork skills
Responsibilities for Exceptional C++ Strategy/Infrastructure Developer- FX and Futures Systematic Trading House-Los Angeles-USA;
- Design & develop next generation HFT system in C++
- Strategy design and implementation
- Develop trading systems infrastructure
- Liaise with traders and quants to understand and implement their ideas
This is a fantastic opportunity for a developer to take a lead role in the design and development of their systems and to forge a reputation for themselves in the space. The firm has a very open and collaborative environment where developers are treated with equal importance to traders and quants and ideas are shared openly and freely. The firm are beginning interviews ASAP with a view to making an offer in July/August and will fly candidates in for onsite interviews following an initial telephone interview.