C++ Developer/Engineer

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C++ Developer/Engineer
Chicago, IL

Our client – a diversified financial institution specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions in downtown Chicago – is seeking a passionate C++ Engineer who have a drive to push the envelope of what is technically possible. The ideal candidate excels at both collaborating with technical and business subject matter experts to identify and implement new trading strategies, while also debugging and fixing mission critical problems.  This is a hands-on position spanning the entire development stack of our bleeding edge ultra-low latency trading systems from idea generation all the way to support. In addition to competitive compensation, they offer very generous benefits.

Perform full life cycle development and deployment of C++ applications and libraries for exchange gateways, trading strategy execution, risk management and trade reporting
Develop systems to maintain, analyze and improve performance, integrity and reliability of existing applications
Investigate and fix problems with production systems in real-time
Construct experiments and analyze data to identify ways to improve technical performance and new trading opportunities, ensuring that results are valid and reproducible

Required Skills

Top-notch C/C++ coding skills, with a solid foundation in data structures
Experience with: 
Ultra Low Latency 
Trading Strategies 
Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
Full-Stack Development
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Software Design Patterns
Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Strong communication skills with both engineers and people without a technical background
Experience with SQL database, mutli-thread programming, STL & Boost
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

*Sponsorship is not available for this position.