Volant Trading

  • Software Engineer (Campus)

    Job Locations US-NY
    ID
    2018-1153
    # of Openings
    1
    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.
    The future of the company hinges upon bringing in diverse and creative ideas from fresh minds. We have an on-the- job training and mentoring program that brings new joiners up to speed with our trading system and how we use that system to make markets.
    New joiners will rotate among different subgroups providing opportunities to obtain understanding of different parts of a top class trading system. You may develop into a role where you are developing models, trading, or studying data, depending on how your interests and skills evolve.

    Responsibilities

    • Implementing new features needed by existing business
    • Integrating and testing new trading algorithms and strategies
    • Developing systems for new markets, new products, and new trading opportunities
    • Improve performance and scalability of our infrastructure and trading systems

     

    Qualifications

    • Excellent C/C++ development skills (on Linux systems strongly preferred)
    • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
    • Basic understanding of networks, architecture and operating systems
    • Proficiency in some scripting languages (e.g. Python, R, Shell Script, etc.)
    Brownie points for:
    • Public tech activity (e.g., Stack Overflow contributions, GitHub projects, etc.)
    • Strong background in any of the following:
    • Mathematics and statistics
    • Data science
    • Kernel hacking
    • Distributed computing
    • Signal processing
    • Demonstrable interest in finance and trading, especially in options trading
    • Strong communication skills, especially technical writing
     
    Volant Trading is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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