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Lead Quantitative Developer (High Frequency Trading)

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Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Leading Hedge Fund
Salary: Highly Competitive, Depending on Experience
Position Type: Permanent
Location: New York, NY
Job Number: 8608

Job Description:


The candidate will work closely with the Portfolio Manager (with proven track-record in Equities/ETFs) and lead the tech development efforts for the team. The responsibilities would include:

  • Building high-performance/low-latency trading components for both live trading and simulation
  • Developing a trading platform that holds the core strategy component, inputs the market data and outputs the trading signals to markets for execution
  • Refining, and increasing automation and robustness of the research infrastructure including alpha estimation, risk modeling, and backtesting components
  • Developing a data recording, cleaning and storage mechanism
  • Developing a booking, position keeping and reconciliation mechanism
  • Responsible for technology infrastructure systems development, which includes connectivity, maintenance, and internal automation processes
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any systems related issues and handle the release of code fixes and enhancements
  • Maintaining the production and research systems and software setup, ensuring its stability, robustness and security
  • Participating in the execution monitoring
  • Researching and implementing performance analytics, including signal performance and post-trade analytics (e.g. slippage, fill-rate, and market impact reports)
  • Achieving trading system robustness through automated reconciliation and system-wide alerts and fuses
  • Participating in some execution/intra-day alpha research projects

An ideal candidate would have previous experience in building a full trading system from scratch. He/she would be familiar with market data, order passing, OMS and EMS components of a trading system. Previous experience on a market connectivity project would be a plus.



  • Strong software development skills. Solid low latency trading systems C++ experience. Some experience in R/SQL is a plus.
  • At least 4 years of developer experience in a quantitative business preferably in High Frequency Trading
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to continuously evolve with the changing market challenges
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm to learn about end to end trading systems and markets
  • Willing to take ownership of his/her work, working both independently and within a small team
  • Undergraduate (higher degrees preferred ) in Computer Science or a similar discipline
  • Candidate must have broad knowledge and experience with performance tradeoffs for common hardware and technology decisions.




All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.

Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.

Contact Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004

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