Virtu’s Research Technology team is looking for a passionate developer to support our ever-expanding research infrastructure. This team forms a small group of technologists whose primary function is developing tools that support Virtu’s Quantitative Strategists and Traders. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a leading trading firm on development projects that will directly impact the firm’s success. 

In this role, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our research platform. You will play a critical role in building out the infrastructure that enables our traders and quants to simulate and translate their ideas into impactful trading strategies. We mostly use Python, C++ and Java with a variety of open-source tools along with proprietary solutions.

 

THE ROLE

  • Develop tools to organize, manage and ensure the quality of petabytes of data using distributed file systems and databases
  • Add new features to our simulators
  • Create tools for all stages of the simulation lifecycle including historical back-tests and production monitoring
  • Fine tune performance and monitoring of our research software to ensure we are using our HPC (compute) cluster as efficiently as possible
  • Proactively engage with our quants and traders to help identify and execute requirements
  • Improve quality of life for our trading teams and the wider development community at Virtu by encouraging the best development practices and keeping up to date with new language features and frameworks

 

THE CANDIDATE

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other STEM major preferred
  • Excellent academic background with strong GPA
  • Strong programming skills: fluency in Python and either C++ or Java
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability solve technical problems under pressure
  • Great communication skills and the ability to collaborate with peers
  • Intellectually curious and self-motivated 
  • Ability to communicate within and across teams, at a high and low level, on both technical and non-technical subjects
  • Desire to assume responsibility and ownership for the success and progression of the research tech ecosystem

 

DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux environment and tools
  • Prior experience developing algorithmic code within the financial markets, trading, and/or asset management industry

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