Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer
(more about Tower Research)

Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks an accomplished engineer to join our Historical Market Data division in Hong Kong/Shanghai/Singapore.

Tower runs a number of successful automated trading strategies in many electronic securities markets worldwide. The Historical Market Data division is responsible for various aspects of the historical market data pipeline and exchange simulator software.


The Senior Software Developer, Historical Market Data will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining applications for collecting, processing and delivering historical market data
  • Producing derived market data sets
  • Optimizing historical market data storage, organization and delivery
  • Market data characterization, quality checks, and metadata creation


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Python and python integration skills
  • Binary formats and data compression
  • Previous market data processing experience
  • Previous work experience in a high frequency trading environment
  • Strong knowledge of modern software development practices
  • Experience with large scale data projects and distributed computing
  • Experience with cloud based technologies
  • Analytical skills
  • C++ knowledge is a nice to have


Tower continues to enhance the in-house trading system and strategies that have positioned the firm as a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. While Tower offers challenges and rewards rivaling those of any Wall Street firm, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. 

Benefits for employees include:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonuses 
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • International medical insurance
  • Free gym or fitness membership
  • Free events and workshops
  • For Singapore employees ineligible to participate in the CPF, the cash equivalent of the employer’s CPF contribution

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.