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Senior Hardware Engineer (FPGA)

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Senior Hardware Engineer (FPGA)

What you'll do as an FPGA Engineer

At IMC, technology is not a department; it’s at the heart of everything we do. Developed in house, our innovative trading systems make millions of trading decisions daily, and we win by making better and faster decisions than our competition.

We use FPGAs to make faster trading decisions and react earlier to market events. Efficient RTL designs (Verilog, System Verilog, or VHDL) are how we accelerate trading decisions to their theoretical limits. Together with our SW teams we build extremely low-latency systems that ensure we always get the trades we want. Our FPGAs are responsible for the network communication with the exchanges over ethernet, as well as applying our trading strategies in the decision making process. Being in the critical loop, we need to optimize for speed while keeping throughput in mind.

As a FPGA engineer, you’ll work alongside other SW, HW and network engineers as well as traders and researchers to implement systems to be used in the frontline of our business. Apart from gathering the requirements and developing the required HW logic, you’ll be responsible for testing, API implementation and supporting SW integration of your new features. Outside of creating FPGA designs, you will be responsible for finding ways to become more productive, improve verification, along with measuring and monitoring your already-deployed solutions. We value good engineering practices, and we take our responsibilities for stable financial markets very seriously. We automate our testing and verification as much as possible.

Within a complex landscape of varying systems and technologies, you’ll be constantly challenged to consider trade-offs between latency, throughput, simplicity, scalability and maintainability. In order to balance those points you’ll need to think out of the box, and find creative ideas to stay both fast and smart.

Our Technology Stack

Our tech stack includes an ever-evolving range of systems and technologies, and our engineers have the freedom to choose the best solution for the problem at hand. If a new technology has the potential to add value, we’ll actively invest in exploring, adopting and developing it.

Our technology stack consists of SystemVerilog for HW development and Verilator + GoogleTests for our HW verification in C++. We also use C++ to write our APIs, and Python for integration testing.

About Us

IMC is a leading trading firm, known worldwide for our advanced, low-latency technology and world-class execution capabilities. Over the past 30 years, we’ve been a stabilizing force in the financial markets – providing the essential liquidity our counterparties depend on. Across offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our talented employees are united by our entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional culture, and commitment to giving back. It's a strong foundation that allows us to grow and add new capabilities, year after year. From entering dynamic new markets, to developing a state-of-the-art research environment and diversifying our trading strategies, we dare to imagine what could be and work together to make it happen.

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