Senior Software Engineer C++, Digital Assets

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Flow Traders


Flow Traders is looking for experienced C++ Software Engineers to join our growing Digital Assets Development team in Amsterdam
The ideal candidate is curious, methodical and a multi-tasker
This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business
We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities
If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

At Flow Traders you will work on developing low-latency systems that are used to trade different asset classes (including equities, derivatives, cryptocurrencies) at many venues around the world
We are looking for motivated software engineers that can take ownership of the full software development life cycle
You will work closely with product owners and traders to gather, discuss and clarify requirements; collaborate with quality assurance engineers to define acceptance criteria and take responsibility for testing and ensuring quality of your implementations; and deploy production and work together with operations engineers and traders to perform post-deployment support and validation

Some of the technologies we use in the development process

We do not expect previous experience with all the items listed below

  • C++ (Standard in use: C++17
    Migrating to C++20 )
  • Compilers: gcc 10 / clang 13
  • Python
  • Build system: CMake
  • Version control: Git
  • Testing frameworks: Google Test, Pytest, and Nosetest
  • Version control/code review system: Bitbucket
  • Operating system: Debian Linux
  • Continuous integration system: Bamboo
  • Deployment automation: Ansible

What you will do

Main technical activities include:

  • Exchange Connectivity: Your primarily responsibility will be writing software that communicates with exchanges through their APIs, receiving market data and sending orders over the network in different protocols, such as TCP, UDP, Websocket
    The quality of software is ensured thanks to a set of testing suites, which you are expected to use, maintain and extend
  • Trading Strategies: Your main responsibility will be to implement trading algorithms based on requirements provided by traders
    You will acquire and develop the necessary trading knowledge to successfully translate the requirements into actual software implementation

What you need to succeed

  • 4+ years of experience with C++ 
  • Good knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Cryptocurrency/Blockchain familiarity highly preferable
  • Understanding of full software development life cycle
  • Ability to write clean and simple code
  • Relevant experience with unit and regression testing
  • Knowledgeable about computer architecture and memory subsystem
  • Experience with some Linux distribution
  • Good interpersonal and team playing skills
  • Able to communicate with stakeholders with different backgrounds

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms
All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders

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