Virtu is a leading financial firm that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to our clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. Our market structure expertise, broad diversification, and execution technology enables us to provide competitive bids and offers in over 19,000 securities, at over 235 venues, in 36 countries worldwide

STRATEGY DEVELOPER 

Our Strategy Development team is a highly talented group of versatile software engineers that lead the development of Virtu's complex algorithmic trading strategies. As a Strategy Developer, your primary responsibility will be to design, develop and maintain our proprietary, low-latency trading algorithms and infrastructure. Responsibilities include improving the scalability, performance and efficiency of existing trading strategies, collaborating with Quantitative Traders and Quants to design new strategies, and building trading analysis and risk monitoring tools.

We look for self-directed, passionate developers with a solid technical foundation and a drive to dive into the details of advanced technologies and programming languages. We value strong communication skills; the ability to discuss complex, technical problems are critical to the success of our collaborative culture. 

We offer a dynamic, fast paced, meritocratic environment with a flat hierarchy. No finance background is necessary or expected. You'll learn all the intricacies of how trading and technology intersect within the global financial marketplace. Our teams are passionate about continually improving and raising the bar; learning and teaching are keys to Virtu’s culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Design, build, and maintain our proprietary, low-latency trading algorithms, systems, and infrastructures
  • Create powerful trading tools which leverage all aspects of our high-performance system
  • Design, create, and test trading strategies and infrastructures with cross-functional teams
  • Improve the scalability, performance, and efficiency of the existing tens of thousands of trading strategies in production
  • Understand the future needs of the business and design technical solutions to meet these demands
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of projects, from frontend facing projects to backend infrastructure, each in different programming languages

THE CANDIDATE

  • Mastery of core Java and/or C++
  • 2 to 5+ years of experience in building, shipping, and maintaining highly optimized, scalable code
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field or experience 
  • Experience building and designing distributed and scalable software in general purpose languages such as Java, Go, C++
  • Experience with Linux environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Driven, self-starting personality. Our employees are expected to demonstrate peer leadership and initiative early on

DESIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Experience in Python
  • Experience in distributed and/or highly concurrent systems
  • Experience in low-latency systems and/or high transaction environments
  • Experience working in collaborative environments
  • Experience with relational databases

 

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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