Parallel Capital is an algorithmic, high frequency proprietary trading firm that specializes in providing liquidity within the cryptocurrency markets.
We’re a major though under-the-radar player in the cryptocurrency market making ecosystem, founded by industry veterans from both Wall Street and Silicon Valley in a melding of finance and tech. With over 35+ years of combined experience, we profitably trade tens of billions per month, outperforming much larger and better funded teams, and we are expanding rapidly.
To put this in context: we trade 1% of the entire crypto industry's volume daily. If we were a retail exchange (think Coinbase or Binance), we would be ranked #5 on any given day in total trading volume and trade more than Gemini and Bittrex combined.
We value constant learning, continuous improvement, fast iteration, and relentless resourcefulness. We focus on results, not effort. We embrace the sharing of ideas with an open mind and engage in healthy debate to evaluate them from first principles.
Role and Responsibilities
We’re seeking a Latency Optimization Engineer to help measure and improve the performance of our trading systems. Your day to day tasks include gathering and analyzing data on our system performance, adding instrumentation to pinpoint areas of latency, and then coming up with innovative, practical, and effective solutions for reducing that latency.
You’ll have the support of a team of elite traders who can provide the initial known latency bottlenecks for you to dive into as well as DevOps team members who can help set up any technical resources you need to execute.
No prior cryptocurrency or finance knowledge is required, as we are happy to provide education and training in those areas but a strong engineering background is absolutely essential for success in this role and an interest in cryptocurrency is highly recommended.
We deeply believe in an iterative process when building and exploring technology and as a result we expect a tight feedback loop - frequent communication, asking questions when there are any uncertainties, pointing out tradeoffs to be made, and front footing anything unexpected are all strongly encouraged and highly valued.
The ideal candidate:
Nice to Haves
Experience with C++, Golang, Rust.
WebSockets optimization experience, on the client and/or server side.
Bachelor's degree in CS or related, firm understanding of data structures and algorithms.
Experience with diving into the internals of industry standard network protocols.
Above market compensation, with potentially significant bonuses commensurate with performance. Relocation available for highly qualified candidates who are interested in moving to Hong Kong.
Work with smart, motivated, like-minded peers who you can teach and learn from to grow together.
We strongly believe in professional development and are supportive in ensuring personal and professional growth.
You’ll be joining a small team with no bureaucracy or politics and get to work directly with the founders. https://github.com/hanchang/manager-readme
Preferred Time Zone
UTC +8 (Hong Kong) +/- 4 hours