C++ Trading Systems Developer

Chicago, IL 60606 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 07/01/2024 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: RO7.14.1 Pay Rate: 350-600K TC Remote: Experience: 5 years or greater

Job Description

Job Description: C++ Software Engineer - Global High-Frequency Trading Firm

Are you ready to revolutionize the world of high-frequency trading? Join our global firm as a C++ Software Engineer and help us push the boundaries of speed, efficiency, and innovation in the financial markets. We are seeking passionate individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating environment and are eager to make a significant impact.


  1. Design and develop cutting-edge, high-performance software solutions for our high-frequency trading systems, ensuring low-latency, reliability, and scalability.
  2. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including quantitative researchers and traders, to understand their requirements and translate them into robust, efficient code.
  3. Implement algorithmic trading strategies and enhance existing ones, optimizing for execution speed and accuracy.
  4. Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure the quality and stability of the trading systems.
  5. Continuously monitor and improve the performance of our trading platforms, utilizing data analysis techniques to identify areas for optimization.
  6. Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technological advancements, and algorithmic trading practices, and leverage that knowledge to drive innovation within the firm.

Why Join Us:

  1. Global Impact: Be part of a dynamic team that operates on a global scale, influencing financial markets and shaping the future of high-frequency trading.
  2. Cutting-Edge Technology: Work with state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge tools to build high-performance trading systems.
  3. Intellectual Challenge: Engage in intellectually stimulating work that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in algorithmic trading.
  4. Collaboration and Learning: Collaborate with world-class professionals from various disciplines, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  5. Competitive Compensation: We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package, reflecting your skills, expertise, and contribution to our success.
  6. Relocation Support: For exceptional candidates, we provide relocation assistance to help you seamlessly transition to a new location.

Join our high-frequency trading firm and make an impact in the dynamic world of finance. Apply now to be part of a talented team that embraces innovation, values diversity, and pursues excellence in everything we do.




Job Requirements


  1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  2. Strong proficiency in C++ programming language, with a solid understanding of object-oriented principles and design patterns.
  3. Experience in developing high-performance, low-latency software systems, preferably in the finance industry or a related field.
  4. Familiarity with algorithmic trading concepts and electronic trading platforms is highly desirable.
  5. Solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, and software optimization techniques.
  6. Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment and communicate technical concepts clearly.
  7. Strong problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail.
  8. Experience with scripting languages (Python, Perl, Shell) and version control systems (Git) is a plus.
  9. Knowledge of network protocols and network programming would be an advantage




Meet Your Recruiter

Rolf Otten
Technology Recruiter



In 2004, shortly after graduating from NIU's College of Business, my recruiting career at CPS, Inc. started. During this time, I have been able to learn from some of the best recruiters within the industry and continually look to improve myself in order to better serve both the candidates and client companies I represent. 

I partner with several of the leading tech firms in Chicago and across the country in helping them secure hard to find technologists.  These companies are in a variety of industries: Financial/Trading, E-Commerce, Data Analytic, Ad-tech, Education Tech, SaaS, Hedge Funds, and more. 

The positions I work include: Software Engineers (C++, Java, C#, Python, Ruby, etc.), Network/Systems Engineers, DevOps, DBA's, Data Scientists, and more. 


About me: 

I grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago just blocks from the famed Brookfield Zoo. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three children and try to keep up with all of their activities. I try to remain as active as possible and enjoy all things "sports". You can find me at Soldier Field for most Bears games and will never say no to a good chicken wing.



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