SSUSA Job #519: C++ Software Development Engineer

Job Description



Overview of Role


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.


Principal Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Build high-performance, scalable, robust server and desktop 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 a plus
  • 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
  • Fixed income and/or derivatives market knowledge is a plus


Technical Skills


  • Strong technical knowledge of C/C++, SQL, TCP/IP programming, inter-process communication and network architectures/protocols (including FIX)
  • Good technical knowledge of scripting languages (such as PERL, C-Shell, etc).
  • Experience with Version Control tools (e.g: CVS, Subversion, Git)  
  • Experienced in both UNIX/LINUX and Windows environments
  • Strong problem detection, troubleshooting skills and analytical abilities
  • Experience in real-time market data platforms and APIs (RMDS, Tibco, etc)
  • Configuration management expertise is a plus (i.e. Chef, Puppet)



Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in science and/or engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of solid experience in programming and systems analysis
  • Minimum of 2 years of programming experience in financial industry



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Job Location
Jersey City, NJ

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