Algo Web Engineer

Job Description

As an Algo Web Engineer at Hudson River Trading, you will work on a team that focuses on human interaction with automated and manual trading. You will build UIs and backend processes to support our Algo Developers (ADs) and Traders in overseeing processes, executing manual trades, understanding risk, and researching improvements to our strategies. This is impactful work; many of the UIs are critical to executing trades or to understanding the complex strategies being deployed at the scale of HRT, with vast quantities of the world's market and financial data. As an Algo Web Engineer, you will contribute significantly to our trading infrastructure as a whole.

In this role, you will be involved in all stages of software development and across the full stack at HRT. You will work very closely with ADs, Core Engineers, Operations, and others to gather requirements and decide what tools will most impact our trading. You will have the opportunity to generate your own ideas about new features or products, and own the implementation of significant pieces of our infrastructure. You will get to see how your products are used daily in our trading strategies, and ultimately the impact they will have on HRT’s success.

Algo Web Engineers work across a variety of technologies from building Web Applications in Typescript with React and Redux, spinning up dashboards with python’s Dash Plotly, to writing backend services in Python or C++.

Skills

  • Solid backend coding practices, building well-tested, reliable systems
  • Excellent coding, debugging, and problem solving skills
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of UNIX operating systems
  • Experience with Typescript/React/Redux is a plus
  • Experience with Python and/or C++ is a plus

Profile 

  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field 
  • You have minimum 1 year of full-time (or 2 summer internships) professional experience as a full-stack developer 
  • You have a passion for UX and building human-focused technological solutions 
  • You possess a willingness to learn and grow as an engineer
  • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do 

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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.