Volant Trading

Trading Desk Developer

US-NY-New York
ID
2017-1095
# of Openings
2
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Volant is a technology-driven trading firm made up of a close-knit group of quantitative traders and technologists.  For over 10 years we have specialized in automated options, futures and equities trading from our offices in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchy, and cross team collaboration.

Responsibilities

The role of the Trading Desk Developer is to develop a broad range of front-office solutions for trading desks. The developer works directly with the traders to understand their needs, and develop, test and support software in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The Trading Desk Developer will:

 

  • Maintain and enhance tools and reports used by trading desks
  • Improve existing trading applications in collaboration with other IT teams
  • Proactively identify ways software and automation can improve trading activities
  • Work with other IT teams to provide daily technical support for production trading systems
  • Establish a relationship with traders to provide guidance on technical questions

Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related quantitative discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial markets software development
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with C++ 
  • Proficiency in some of the following languages: Python, C++, C#, SQL, R, Excel/VBA 2010
  • Strong analytical skills, and troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Good understanding of financial products like equities, futures, and options
  • Familiarity with source code version control systems
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure, independently and as part of a team
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and high aptitude for learning
  • High degree of integrity and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work trading hours (7-4)

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