C++ Software Engineer

Company: Trading Technologies
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 21.MAY.2021
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Trading Technologies creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprie...


Trading Technologies creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world's major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance.


We are currently seeking a driven and talented C++ Software Engineer who thrives on pushing the limits of technology to produce state of the art trading applications. TT's platform is the front-end screen of choice for professional derivatives traders around the world. As a Software Engineer you will work on our award-winning trading platform which incorporates robust, high-performance tools for spread trading, strategy creation, algorithmic and automated trading, black-box execution, high-frequency proximity-based trading and more.


  • Code day to day in C++ and other programming languages
  • Design and implement software requirements and new product features
  • Enhance and maintain existing functionality
  • Participate in design discussions and review sessions
  • Create high-level and detailed design documents
  • Assist with product documentation and unit testing, and ensure overall product quality


  • What You Bring to the Table:
  • A minimum 3 years' of solid C++ development experience (C++ 11 or higher experience is preferable), and ability to understand, write and debug multithreaded code required
  • Proven experience in multi-threaded applications with focus on performance is required
  • Experience with Linux operating systems is highly desirable
  • Practical knowledge in object-oriented design skills
  • Experience with any of MySQL, NoSQL, Dynamo, Cassandra and writing Rest Endpoint code is a plus but not required
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and UDP protocol
  • Working experience as a team player who excels within a highly communicative and collaborative environment - this role necessitates the ability to effectively partner with team members and other company stakeholders through articulate verbal and written communication
  • Understanding of distributed architectures
  • Experience with financial trading systems experience is a plus but not required
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements and working application code

  • What We Bring to the Table:
  • Competitive benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking
  • Flexible work schedules, 22 PTO (paid time off) days per year with the ability to roll over days into the following year, robust paid holiday schedule with early dismissal, generous parental leave (for all genders and staff, including adoptive parents) and backup child care
  • Tech resources, including: company-provided Mac or PC laptop and/or mobile phone of your choice, "rent-to-own" plans that deduct the buyout price of company-provided tech resources overtime; and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, etc.
  • Stipends and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships, and health/wellness initiatives (including weight-loss and smoking cessation)
  • Casual dress code and inspiring, motivating office environment
  • Forward-thinking, culture-based organization with collaborative teams that promote diversity and inclusion through efforts such as TT Women in Tech
  • Internal culture committee dedicated to evolving company-wide camaraderie through onsite, offsite and international team-building events

 Trading Technologies (TT) is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment has been, and continues to be a required practice at the Company. Trading Technologies' practice of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote and base all employment decisions on ability, rather than race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. Additionally, TT participates in the E-Verify Program for our US offices.

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