Experienced Low Level Software Engineer (C++)

| Austin, TX, USA
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Hudson River Trading’s coders work on small, highly productive, and efficient teams that design, improve, and maintain the technology that powers worldwide trading —  at HRT, the code you write is our business. You’ll have an opportunity to work alongside a range of developers across the firm who write trading algorithms, monitor trading, build and maintain a world-class research environment, and more! 

We are looking for highly skilled programmers who love to code and solve complex problems,  appreciate a culture of collaboration, and thrive in a performance-driven environment. You can always expect to be challenged by the ever-changing financial markets, and find yourself working on critical software in an extremely fast-paced, real-time environment.

HRT's distributed system is on the Pareto frontier of latency and throughput, you’ll have limitless opportunity to continue to learn and develop deep knowledge of C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocols.  

Profile

  • You’re one of the top devs in your current organization, as measured by productivity, technical capability, and helpfulness to other devs
  • You are capable of working independently as well as part of a team
  • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • You can look at code, figure out how it works, and identify ways to make it better
  • You can describe software designs at a high level (the abstract interface), low level (step-by-step algorithm), or anywhere in between
  • You work well alongside people who challenge you and make you better at what you do​
  • In your spare time you: code, tinker, read, explore, break things, and have an insatiable curiosity for all things computer related... you'll find like-minded people here.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Superior design, debugging, and problem solving skills
  • Advanced C++ experience is required, daily use preferred
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating systems (we use Linux), system/processor performance, and network communication

Culture

Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.
Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

We have offices in Austin, Chicago, Boulder, New York City (HQ) , London, Dublin, Singapore, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym

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