C++ Developer - Hedge Fund

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West London

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C++ Developer – Hedge Fund

Salary: £100,00 – £150,000 (negotiable)

We’re looking for strong C++ developers with a background in robust, well tested projects on Linux, who have experience working within a hedge fund/asset management environment. You’ll be joining a small team working on a proprietary execution management system for a well-respected hedge fund servicing a spectrum of end users, from latency sensitive trading to those requiring a feature-rich enterprise solution.

A low latency background is a positive but not essential – we’re looking for good software engineers with an interest in best practices and a passion for technology and open source. Exposure to messaging middleware and databases is also a benefit.

The developer will work closely with traders and developers in the UK and US.


  • Developing core trading components within the EMS;
  • Contributing to quality control and automated testing;
  • Working autonomously, while presenting ideas and building consensus within the team;
  • Interfacing with new trading venues via FIX and binary protocols;
  • Developing client interfaces and auxiliary libraries for trading, market data, analytics, and security data;
  • Building low latency systems to support the regulatory and compliance requirements;
  • Providing 2nd tier support for the production environment during trading hours.


  • Strong academic background with a Bachelor or Master degree in a hard science (with a preference for computer science);
  • 4 years development experience in C++11 and Boost on Linux;
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability and interest to work in a team environment;
  • Needs to be flexible and able to adapt to new requirements and priorities;
  • Preferred experience:
    • o2 years in low-latency or high performance projects dealing with multi-threaded code
    • FIX
    • Git.


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