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C++ Low Latency Engineer (Why are Chicago’s Technologists relocating to Sydney, Australia to join pumping HFT?)

Westbury Partners Chicago, United States
Posted 1 day ago Permanent $320k-$500k
Posted by
Ben Vaughan
2023 - Reasons for you moving into a HFT in Sydney-Paradise by the Beach! • Nice pay rise • All relocation costs + bonusses covered • Opportunities + Lifestyle + Sunny Weather • Performance Orientated Coding, Highly Latency Sensitive Environment • Tech: Modern C++ 17/20, Linux Environment YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. This job is based in Sydney, Australia.



Our Clients Trade International Markets, they work in a world where latency is measured by micro and nano seconds. Where an extra loop of fibre can be the difference between making or missing one of the millions of trades, they make a day. Where Advanced Algorithms are put into practice daily and where you will consistently be exposed to the latest tech, often before it’s widely available in the market. Where you are valued as an individual, helped to grow as a developer and be working amongst multi-disciplined teams from all over the world.


We’re looking for developers strong in modern C++ (17/20), experienced implementing & optimising algorithms and performant, extensible, multi-threaded, low latency C++ code. You will be working in a modern Linux environment so extensive experience in Linux/Unix is required.

Why are Chicago's Technologists relocating to Australia?

  • Strong technology industry: Australia has a thriving technology industry, with a growing number of startups, established companies, and research institutions. The industry offers numerous opportunities for skilled technologists to find work in areas such as software development, data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
  • High demand for skilled workers: With a shortage of skilled workers in certain areas, the Australian government is actively encouraging skilled migration to help fill these gaps. This means that technologists with in-demand skills may find it easier to obtain a work visa and secure a job in Australia.
  • Good work-life balance: Australians enjoy a high standard of living, with a focus on work-life balance. Most companies offer flexible working arrangements, and employees are entitled to at least four weeks of paid annual leave each year.
  • Great quality of life: Australia is known for its beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and outdoor lifestyle. From beaches to mountains, there's plenty of natural beauty to explore. Major cities like Sydney and Melbourne also offer a vibrant cultural scene with world-class restaurants, museums, and entertainment options.
  • Stable political environment: Australia has a stable political environment and a strong economy, which can provide a sense of security and stability for those looking to relocate.
  • High salaries: Salaries in the technology industry in Australia are generally higher than in other industries, which can be attractive for technologists looking to advance their careers and earn a good income.


  • Expertise in Modern and Low Latency C++ (17/20)
  • Extensive experience implementing and optimising Algorithms
  • Experience in Multithreaded and asynchronous programming
  • Adept at working in a Unix/Linux environment
  • A history of producing extensible code with good abstractions
  • Previous Trading Experience is great….but not required
  • Devout advocate of Solid Coding Principles
  • Humble and collaborative approach to team work.
  • OO Design
  • Extra points for
    • Compiler or Kernel expertise

This role would be suited to people with a background in software engineering, development, quantitative development, or algo trading.

#C++17 #C++20 #C++ #Low Latency #Linux #MultiThreaded #Trading #HFT #Finance #Kernel #Unix #Algorithms #Optimisation #Sydney

Job ID  C++Algo
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