Software Engineer, C++

Software Engineer, C++

Flow Traders is a market making firm headquatered in Amsterdam.

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Flow Traders US is seeking talented C++ Engineers to join our growing team in New York. Software Engineers at Flow Traders provide us our competitive edge, equipping traders with the information and capabilities that they need to make sound business decisions. C++ plays a critical role in our event-driven trading systems, which are designed to reliably handle vast amounts of data at ultra-low latencies.

As a C++ Engineer, you will write efficient code, create new designs and maintain existing applications with a focus on low latency and stability. You will work in small teams grouped by business area and follow agile practices. Your team will own a set of related applications and work in tight, daily collaboration with business owners. These end users are only a short walk away, which creates swift feedback loops and immediate insight into the value that your code provides. To foster collaboration and enable autonomy, we maintain shared libraries, encourage code re-use, and continuously evolve our views on application architecture.


What You Will Do

  • Write efficient code, create new designs and maintain existing applications with a focus on low latency and stability
  • Work in small teams grouped by business area and follow agile practices 
  • Own a set of related applications and work in tight, daily collaboration with business owners 
  • Align requirements, implementation, and standards with global C++ Engineering Team
  • Deliver core US roadmap items which require real-time and/or critical-path software

Technologies we use:

  • C++17 (soon to migrate to C++20!)
  • Linux across all infrastructure                  
  • Git for version control and Bitbucket for code review. 
  • Atlassian products for SDLC (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo)
  • Native Linux development environment with your choice of IDE or editor 
  • Python 3 for automated testing

What You Need to Succeed

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent
  • 5+ years post-graduation professional C++ software development experience (proprietary trading industry preferred)
  • Ability to write clean, reliable, and highly scalable code
  • Expertise in algorithms and data structures
  • Experience in parallel, asynchronous, and multithreaded programming
  • Interest in achieving maximum performance from available hardware and software
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical business colleagues
  • Ability to travel to Flow Traders' offices around the world

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your resume
  2. Complete our Technical/Hackerrank assessments
  3. Behavioral interview with HR
  4. Technical Interviews with Development Team
  5. Final Interview with our Head of Technology, Head of Product Development, and New York team

*Please note that the recruitment process will take place virtually or in person, but this position will be required to report in-person at our New York office.

Where permitted by applicable law, all new hires as of August 15th 2021, will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Accommodations related to this requirement will be available for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

What We Offer

At Flow Traders, we acknowledge the importance of open and transparent communication whether it be with our employees, our stakeholders, or our local and global communities.

When it comes to salary, Flow Traders uses reliable market research to create base ranges. Where candidates will fall within the range depends on a few different factors including but not limited to level of experience, location, and specific skill set. 

We also consider ourselves one global team, and to demonstrate that, all employees are eligible to share in the company’s success through an annual discretionary variable remuneration allocated based on company, group and individual performance and contribution.

Per the NYC Salary Transparency Law, the total compensation for this role includes a base of $150,000 - $200,000 plus annual discretionary variable remuneration.

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. In addition to salary and annual discretionary variable remuneration, we offer other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance coverage with generous employer contributions up to 100% for medical
  • 401k plan with generous match
  • In-house lounge with a bar, game consoles, poker & billiards tables
  • Daily catered lunch, cold brew coffee on tap and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly table massages and haircuts
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Reimbursed gym membership, home equipment and other wellness initiatives
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend industry seminars and conferences
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.