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Senior HFT / C++ Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA ยท Information Technology
Position Overview
Our client is a leading agency broker and a technology provider of cross-asset electronic trading platform, supporting Equities/Futures/Options/FX trading. This team's focus is on developing low latency & real-time black box trading systems, algorithmic trading systems, providing connectivity/FIX solutions and providing direct market connectivity solutions.

We are looking for a motivated and talented C++ developer to join this effort. You will be working a small group of technologists passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and delivering innovative product solutions. The role involves implementing a high performance technology stack from ground up, designing efficient data structures and services for business functionality, and building a highly available system with throughput of millions of messages per second. Candidates should exhibit an aggressive drive, bias towards action, and a proven aptitude for engineering quality software solutions.

This candidate will also work closely with Sales, Products and Trading Desk from idea generation to implementing and delivering cutting-edge technologies and trading solutions to the market.

  • 5+ years relevant work experience, implementing systems with the FIX Protocol
  • Optimizing systems for low latency / high frequency trading systems
  • Application architecture/ design in C/C++, UNIX, data structures
  • Technical project management and leadership
  • Knowledge of Equities micro-structure, Options, FX, Futures a plus
  • Experience in complex event processing a plus
About MGRS Group
MGRS Group specializes in the placement of information technologists, with a very specific focus on object-oriented programmers. We effectively recruit for C/C++, C# and Java Software Engineers as well as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python and Perl Developers. We work with the most talented developers in this business, at all levels in their career and within various areas such as Research and Development (R&D), Market Data, Trading Systems, HFT, Low Latency, Data Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence (BI), Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Development, Websphere Portal and Business Integration.
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