Senior Machine Learning Software Engineer for Leading Systematic Trading Firm, New York – Exceptional Compensation

  • $400,000 +
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Jove International
  • 09 Nov 18

This firm have an incredibly strong track record within the systematic trading space, and have a reputation for delivering exceptional returns year on year. What separates them from their competitors is their obsession with technology: everyone at the firm, from the Research side all the way through to their Core technologists, are extremely strong programmers – it is a C++/Python environment.

They are now looking to bring in a Senior Software Engineer to sit within the Research function of their business, although, in reality, no real silos exist within this firm – it is truly collaborative in nature. This hire will interact closely with experienced Quantitative Researchers/Machine Learning Scientists, developing tools/systems to provide a high-performance research environment in the form of ML frameworks, libraries and APIs amongst other things.

They are looking for someone with an exceptional software engineering background but who can also combine it with a passion for mathematics and quantitative rigour – someone with deep experience in Machine Learning and/or distributed systems will flourish in this role.

Ideal profile

  • An independent and passionate Python/C++ software engineer with expertise building systems from start to finish.  Exceptional understanding of infrastructure, operating systems and software engineering.
  • Strong academics – Physics, Maths, Computer Science degree from a top university. This team will also look for evidence of other achievements, such as experience competing in Olympiad competitions, open source contributions etc.
  • Very good understanding of algorithms/mathematics - real-world Machine Learning experience would be extremely helpful too.  


The scope of the role is extremely varied and diverse- for the right person, this role represents a great opportunity to make a large impact on the business whilst being faced with some of the most technically demanding challenges in the industry.

You might be pleased to hear that this firm also have a reputation of offering some of the most competitive salaries and compensation in the industry today – if they find the right hire, they will simply will not be priced out.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your up to date CV to Callum Patel at or call (+44) 207 099 0631