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C++ Developer - Electronic Trading

  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 21-04043
  • Date: July 20, 2021
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Job Description - C++ Developer - Electronic Trading

C++ Developer – Electronic Trading

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starting Software Development Engineer to work on a multi-asset class trading system. Responsibilities include development of order routing, trade matching and processing, real-time market data, API’s and protocols as well as analysis of user requirements, documentation, testing, and application support.

Job Duties:

  • Build high-performance, scalable, robust server applications
  • Work very closely with development groups, business liaison teams, operations staff, quality assurance teams, IT security group and server administration groups on various activities related to application integration and system enhancements
  • Participate in application architecture and design review
  • Participate in development, testing, implementation, and support of various enhancements to the systems, services and technologies
  • Produce functional application documentation
  • Provide third level support on application integration issues


  • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment
  • Experience in a fast-paced financial market data environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • High motivation level and attention to detail
  • Ability to complete projects on time with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies and tools
  • Experience with Foreign Exchange / Financial products

Technical Skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge of C/C++ and UNIX/Linux
  • Recent experience with FIX Protocol and the Quick FIX Engine
  • Good technical knowledge of SQL, TCP/IP programming, inter-process communication and network architectures/protocols
  • Technical knowledge of scripting languages (PERL, C-Shell, etc.)
  • Experience with Version Control tools (Git, CVS, etc…)
  • Experience in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments
  • Strong problem detection, troubleshooting skills and analytical abilities
  • Experience with messaging platforms/APIs (Solace, RMDS, Tibco, etc…)

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science and/or engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in programming and systems analysis
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience using the FIX Protocol
  • Proven software development experience in the Financial Industry

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