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Globally Expanding Multi-Asset Hedge Fund – Principal C++ Engineer – Up to $600,000

New York, NY, USA

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About The Role

The Client

A $7 billion Hedge Fund is looking for an experienced C++ Engineer to take ownership as one of the founding engineers of a brand-new e-trading movement. As one of the most technology-oriented firms in America, this platform is being built from scratch using some of the most cutting-edge technologies on the market. They have just heavily invested $10 million within this core team to revolutionize the equities and fixed income space and assert themselves as the number 1 e-trading hedge fund in America.

The Role

Our client is seeking a passionate hands-on C++ technologist to lead a brand-new highly focussed team, driving the build-out of their brand-new highly performant Trade Management System. Full ownership of this project includes input into all stages of the product’s life cycle. The completely greenfield project will completely redesign their Equities and Fixed Income trading platforms, which sit on the core Alpha platform, underpinning the entire firm’s revenue generation. This project requires expert engineers with a key understanding of the financial markets and high levels of communication to drive the build-out of this highly performant platform.


  • 10+ years of expert proficiency in C++

  • 5+ years’ experience working on Front Office Electronic Market Making Systems

  • Experience working on large multithreaded, high-volume systems, building connected, service-oriented applications.


  • A proponent of agile methods: continuous integration, code review, unit testing, refactoring, and related approaches.

  • Expertise in building distributed systems with service-based or event-driven architectures, and concurrent processing.

  • Proficient working on both Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Maths, modelling and pricing

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