C++ software developer – FX HFT

Oxford Knight
15 February 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Preferred Academic Qualification
Recruiter/Employer Name
Richard Allan


A small firm with one of the best names within the HFT market. Specialists within 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).

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.

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 draws people to this company:

*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 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
+44 (0)20 3137 9574


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