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C++ Developer (High Frequency Trading)

New York City , New York


$250k total comp

Job Description

Tower Research, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks experienced Software Developers for our Core Engineering team.

These systems enable Tower to execute algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior. By building and maintaining this high-performance infrastructure, Tower’s developers have helped to position the firm as a leader in the field of quantitative trading. 


Designing and implementing a high-frequency trading platform, which includes collecting quotes and trades from and disseminating orders to exchanges around the world

Optimizing this platform by using network and systems programming, as well as other advanced techniques to minimize latency

Developing systems that provide easy access to historical market data and trading simulations

Creating tools to analyze data for patterns

Building risk-management and performance-tracking tools

Shaping the future of the Core Engineering team through regular interviewing and occasional campus recruiting trips


A degree in computer science

A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming in C++

Brilliant problem-solving abilities

The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Strong communication skills 

Working knowledge of Linux

Knowledge of any other development language, including Java, Python, or Perl and Shell scripts (a plus)

Financial experience is not required.


Tower’s dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses

401(k) with company matching

5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 11 paid holidays

Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis

Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses

Free events and workshops

Donation matching program

New York City , New York

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