Electronic Trading Developer

Stamford, United States
Ref: 88141 Contract: Full-Time Posted: 12/04/19 Closes: 31/05/19

The Responsibilities

 Job Description

The role is for a C/C++ developer working in the Market Data Electronic Trading Tech Team. The candidate will be responsible for the design, implementation, and 2nd level support of, market data feed handlers and middleware utilized by the firms Fixed Income Electronic Trading systems, primarily for the US Rates business as part of a global team. 

Role/Team Summary


The Market Data Electronic Trading Tech Team focuses on, market data feed handlers and middleware utilized by the firms Fixed Income Electronic Trading systems.  The application stack is primarily built in-house, both locally and in conjunction with the global development team. The Market Data Electronic Trading Tech Team plays a critical role in developing, adapting and improving the software platform to meet the needs of the US Rates business. Fixed Income markets continue to move towards higher automation and lower latency of electronic execution.

The team is responsible for a wide range of market data feeds and middleware including but not limited to Bloomberg BPIPE, TR TREP/ELEKTRON, TIBCO EMS, IBM MQ and various DMA.

Given the small team size and the business direction towards automating existing manual processes, significant exposure to the trading desk is expected for the role; this includes 2nd level support when issues or questions arise.  Most of the application stack is C++, although other technologies come into play as well. Flexibility is required.  This is an excellent opportunity to play a significant role in the automation and latency reduction efforts of the highly liquid US Credit, US Treasury and USD Interest Rate Swaps markets.

Essential Experience


  • 5+ years of C/C++ development

  • 2+ years of FI electronic trading workflow

  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of vanilla C/C++ programming - Multithreading, OO, distributed computing, message-based architectures. 

  • Development experience on version control systems like SVN and Git.

  • Experienced a structured environment such as software house or large team.

  • Application development involving an understanding of the user domain, rather than just implementing technical solutions.

  • Proven experience of complete project lifecycle, and exposure to Agile methodologies (Scrum).

  • Development experience on a large complex codebase

  • Ability to work in a Unix/Linux server environment

Supplementary Experience

  • Experience of working and developing software in a real-time environment.

  • Familiarity with US Fixed Income trading venues for IRS,  UST Bonds and CME Futures/Options specifically

  • Experience with Improving development practices for team as a whole

Personal Attributes


  • Strong interest in financial products and eager to develop a career in technology in the front office of an investment bank.

  • Takes ownership of issues and manages them appropriately.

  • Genuine interest in teamwork. Proven record of making improvements for the team as a whole, assisting and working with others and aligning development work with team objectives.

  • Understanding that application development is more than purely coding.

  • Good communication skills – to work with local Dev/Support teams, business managers, traders, and global Dev/Support teams

  • Enthusiastic 

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