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.
Volant Execution is a new business unit at Volant Trading that provides execution services to external clients. The core business offering provides access to trade at the OCC options exchanges with smart routing that optimize execution quality and economics. Our next generation trading platform pushes the bar on what an execution services business can offer. Using our technology first approach makes us the fastest in the market and keeps the operating costs much lower than our competition. This focus on technology provides many interesting and challenging problems to solve. While solving these problems we work with our external clients, interact with the exchanges, and collaborate with our market making team to achieve an optimal solution that keeps our trading platform ahead of the competition.
The position primarily focuses on front-end development and requires all the typical skills of a software developer (e.g. coding, debugging, testing, documentation, SLDC, support). Some of the challenges include performance optimization of large datasets updating in real-time, efficiently displaying large amounts of information to the user, engineering reusable components, and designing user interfaces that can streamline a wide variety of use cases. This role can also lead into multiple opportunities beyond GUI development for candidates interested in expanding and growing beyond the initial role.
BS in Computer Science or Engineering
2+ years developing software on a web platform (e.g. Meteor.js, Node.js, ExpressJS, etc…)
2+ years working on a Linux platform
2+ GUI development experience (web and/or application)
Proficient in a scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl)
Comfortable with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL)
Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
2+ years of Meteor.js experience
2+ years of C++ experience
2+ years working in an execution services business
Experience maximizing reactive code performance
Familiar with the FIX protocol
Knowledge of options trading, OCC options markets, and option exchange microstructure