C++ DEVELOPER at Geneva Trading

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How You Can Make An Impact 

As a C++ Developer within our growing technology team, you will be working to develop Geneva Trading’s 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.

  • Work on a collaborative team developing trading strategies and complex algorithmic trading systems
  • Proactively look for areas to improve our 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 in Computer Science or STEM-related field of study
  • 1+ years of C++ programming experience with exposure to libraries like STL or Boost
  • Experience working with Linux
  • Strong understanding of software development principles (OO design, TDD, etc.)
  • Understanding around performance vs simplicity tradeoffs where software is engineered for extensibility, maintainability, and debuggability
  • Prior script development experience, preferably with Python or a willingness to quickly become proficient
  • Prior experience writing multi-threaded / concurrent applications is highly desirable
  • Prior experience in proprietary trading or financial services environment is highly preferred 
  • 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
  • Able to handle pressure and time constraints with composure

Who We Are 

Geneva Trading LLC is a global principal 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



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