Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Geneva Trading is a global propriety trading firm founded in 1999 in Dublin, today headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Job Description


How You Can Make An Impact 

As a Senior Software Engineer within our growing technology team, you will be working to develop our new and highly integrated trading platform where performance and flexibility are the cornerstones of the solution. Through a highly collaborative approach, you will work on various areas of the technical stack including trading strategies, order routing, market data, and risk. You will interact with Traders, business stakeholders, and fellow team members to help navigate the clearest path to optimal solutions.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about leveraging technology to solve complex technical problems and owning the solutions within a fast-paced and dynamic trading environment. Most problems require developing high-availability systems in C++ with tight resource and latency constraints.

  • Design and develop complex algorithmic trading systems and drive the delivering of our next-generation platform 
  • Build and maintain ultra-low-latency trading strategies and trading tools 
  • Proactively look for areas to improve our existing system, reducing complexity and improving performance
  • Work directly with Product Lead and team members to incorporate enhancements, design solutions, and implement new trading applications in a clean, concise way that continues to decrease latency for execution edge

What You'll Need 

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or STEM-related field of study
  • At least 5+ years of C++ programming experience including C++11/14 (C++17 knowledge is a plus)
  • Experience with distributed systems, multi-threading and/or operating systems optimizations is required 
  • Experience in developing extremely low latency / high message rates systems 
  • Prior development experience within a proprietary trading firm or low-latency financial services firm required 
  • Prior experience writing multi-threaded / concurrent applications is required
  • Demonstrated experience working with Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu experience is a plus) and libraries such as STL or Boost required
  • Prior script development experience, preferably with Python, and previous SQL experience, including queries/updates/table creation/basic database maintenance required 
  • Experience in developing extremely low latency / high message rates systems
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, with a natural tendency to share knowledge with others and work collaboratively
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to effectively plan and prioritize time to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to take ownership of projects and responsibilities
  • Able to handle pressure and time constraints with composure

Who We Are 

Geneva Trading LLC is a global proprietary trading firm founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and Dublin. Our dedication to the improvement and optimization of our best-in-class proprietary technology allows our firm to compete on all levels in the global trading industry. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture of integrity, trust, passion, and dedication to personal excellence. Our flat organizational structure and casual environment attracts individuals with the drive to innovate and has led to our consistent success. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status