Trading Systems - Algo Software Developer (C++)

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Susquehanna Pacific Pty Ltd
  • 26 Sep 16

Trading Systems - Algo Software Developer (C++)


Do you want to work designing and developing high frequency, low latency trading strategies and systems in C++?

SIG is a market leader and understands the importance of technology to its business. Trading is a race, and the fastest and smartest system wins. Building these systems involves some of the most demanding performance challenges in any industry and we're willing to use any technologies that will give us an edge.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work closely with traders and the firm's top technologists.

Ideally, you will have a background in trading systems and/or performance tuning and want the chance to compete against the best systems in the world.

In this role, you will:

Develop and enhance trading applications by designing, implementing and delivering complex software systems that meet the business needs. Solve complex problems by providing innovative and scalable solutions with a focus on high frequency and low latency automated trading.

Bring/gain a thorough understanding of the business domain (trading, strategies, market making, market data and low latency). This is a hands-on role where you will thrive on the technology challenges. You will see your ideas and hard work used by experienced traders across a diverse range of instruments and markets.

What we're looking for

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) in a technical or related discipline
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience designing and developing applications using object oriented programming in a heterogeneous technical environment using C++ on Linux
  • An expert level C++/Linux developer with knowledge of - design, profiling, performance tuning, OO, generic programming, STL, boost, sockets, multi-threading and IPC
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and a thorough understanding of full life-cycle development and performance optimization/latency reduction methodologies.
  • A demonstrated track record of successfully delivering complex applications that meet demanding performance and scalability goals.
  • A demonstrated track record in automated trading system development such as market making, or other algo strategies managing orders in the market.
  • Knowledge of option pricing and option greeks would be highly regarded.

Ideally you would have prior experience writing trading systems logic that manages orders/quotes in the market.

Why you want to work for us:

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our people, and are constantly working towards making SIG a place where everyone wakes up excited to contribute to the business. We consistently challenge the status quo, to ensure we offer an environment where you can thrive.

Our core values are Innovation, Collaboration, Learning, Accountability and Integrity.


Innovation: Because we always want you to challenge the status quo, and bring innovative, new, exciting ideas to the table.

Collaboration: Because we want you to love what you do, and love who you work with. So get out there and collaborate with your colleagues! We work with smart people - partner with them and bring your ideas to life!

Learning: We are always looking at building and sharing new skills, knowledge and capabilities, and we want you to as well! We want you to be the best at what you do, and never stop learning.

Accountability: You are the one bringing your ideas to life, whether they be a new trading strategy, cutting edge technology or a new way of doing things here. These are your ideas, and you are responsible for delivering. You deliver, and we celebrate your success.

Integrity: Everyone, everyday lives and breathes a set of principles based on ethical and moral correctness.

So, if you think our values align with yours, then we're certain you'll fit in perfectly at SIG!

SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.