C++ Software Developer - FX HFT C++ Software Developer - FX HFT …

Oxford Knight
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jun 19
Competitive
Oxford Knight
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jun 19
Competitive
C++ Software Developer - FX HFT
posted on 15 March 2019 in: ○ London ○ Permanent

Salary: £100,000-£150,000 base + bonus potential of multiples of base

Experience: 1-20 years

Job Summary: A small firm with one of the best names within the HFT market. Specialists in electronic market making in FX, equity, fixed income and commodity markets. Ultra low latency C++ development alongside industry experts (C++ committee members and contributors to latest C++ versions).

Job Description:

Client:
The algorithmic models are built against multi-petabyte datasets on huge clusters, all run in-house. With less than 100 staff in total but a household name within the HFT world, this company prides itself on its flat structure whilst avoiding bureaucracy. They hire the best and encourage them to innovate and break boundaries - not get stuck behind red tape.

Role:
Yes, you have the fancy office with a replica spaceship (genuinely!), the latest hardware, the company trips abroad, the Michelin star dinners. But it's the work, and the colleagues that draw people to this company.

Responsibilities:
  • Build the trading models actually run in production
  • Launch new strategies without involvement of the quant team
  • PnL generating function - not just making adaptors for other teams
  • Ultra-low latency optimisation down to the hardware
  • Build custom compilers, build custom math functions
  • Work alongside the developers implementing C++20 on the Standards Committee (code in production is mostly C++17)

Skills and experience required:
  • Phenomenal development skills
  • Interest in C++ as a language - you should know about the changes in C++20, and be using C++17 at work or in spare time
  • Financial knowledge is not required. They have hired from finance, but also from gaming and other tech firms.

Benefits and Incentives:
  • Ownership + the work
  • Compensation - you are making a direct impact on the PnL


If you are interested to hear more about this role or the financial tech scene in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch:

Richard Allan
richard.allan@oxfordknight.co.uk
+44 (0)20 3137 9574

Reference: C++ X

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