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C++ Software Engineer (Market Connectivity Team)

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Trading Technologies

Futures Trading Platform

We are currently seeking a driven and talented Senior Software Engineer to join our Order Connectivity team.  Our Software Engineers thrive on pushing the limits of technology to produce state-of-the-art applications for TT’s platform, which is the front-end screen of choice for professional derivatives traders worldwide. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work on our award-winning trading platform which incorporates robust, high-performance tools for spread trading, strategy creation, algorithmic and automated trading, black-box execution, high-frequency proximity-based trading, and more.


What You Will Be Doing
  1. Code day-to-day in C++ and other programming languages
  2. Design and implement software requirements and new product features
  3. Enhance and maintain existing functionality
  4. Participate in design discussions and review sessions
  5. Create high-level and detailed design documents
  6. Assist with product documentation, unit testing, and ensuring overall product quality
  7. Support, maintain, and enhance existing and new product functionality for trading software in a real-time, multi-threaded, multi-tier server architecture environment to create a high and low-level design for concurrent high throughput, low-latency software architecture
  8. Provide software development plans that meet the future needs of clients and markets
  9. Evolve the new software platform and architecture by introducing new components and integrating them with existing ones
  10. Perform memory and resource management analysis as well as performance improvements
  11. Analyze stack traces, core dumps, and production incident reports from traders and support teams
  12. Propose fixes and enhancements to existing trading systems
  13. Adhere to release and sprint planning with the Quality Assurance Group and Project Management
  14. Attend and participate in daily scrum meetings
  15. Design, develop and run automated testing and unit testing
  16. Design, develop, and program server-side software components


What You Bring to the Table
  1. A minimum of 5 years of extensive and proven development experience with C++ (ideally utilizing C++ 11 or higher)
  2. Proficient with template and metaprogramming in general
  3. Proficient in debugging methods and tools (GDB, Address Sanitizer, etc.)
  4. Direct experience with object-oriented design skills
  5. Proficient in multi-threaded applications with a focus on performance
  6. Working knowledge of various IPC mechanisms
  7. Experience developing components in a distributed system
  8. Clean coding style with emphasis on readability
  9. Familiarity with Git is a plus
  10. Familiarity with TCP/IP and UDP protocols is a plus
  11. Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements and working application code
  12. Experience in the trading industry (specifically market data processing) and with industry protocols such
  13. as FIX/SBE/ITCH is strongly preferred
  14. Experience with Linux operating systems is a plus
  15. Knowledge of Python is a plus
  16. Experience with automated testing and unit testing is a plus
  17. Familiarity with agile/iterative development methodologies
  18. Solid debugging and performance-tuning skills


What We Bring to the Table
  • Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking 
  • Flexible work schedules – with some remote work
  • 22 PTO (paid time off) days per year with the ability to roll over days into the following year, robust paid holiday schedule with early dismissal, generous parental leave (for all genders and staff, including adoptive parents) and backup child care as well as tutoring services
  • Tech resources, including, a “rent-to-own” program where employees are eligible for a company-provided Mac/PC laptop and/or mobile phone of your choice; and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, office equipment, etc.
  • Stipend and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships and health/wellness initiatives (including discounted healthcare premiums, healthy meal delivery programs or smoking cessation)
  • Casual dress code and inspiring, motivating office environment
  • Forward-thinking, culture-based organization with collaborative teams that promote diversity and inclusion through efforts such as TT Women in Tech and a committee dedicated to making TT a great place to work for everyone.
Company Overview:
Trading Technologies (TT) creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance.
Trading Technologies (TT) is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment has been, and continues to be a required practice at the Company. Trading Technologies’ practice of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote and base all employment decisions on ability, rather than race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender orientation, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. Additionally, TT participates in the E-Verify Program for US offices.

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