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Lead Gui Software Engineer (c++/wx), London

Last update 2024-06-21
Expires 2024-06-20
ID #2081570016
Lead Gui Software Engineer (c++/wx), London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Modified March 21, 2024


The Company

One of the most exciting and best performing systematic multi-strat quant funds of the last decade; who have 15x'd their AUM, 8x'd their headcount and opened multiple new offices in under 10 years while consistently delivering double-digit returns. They are truly diverse (not your typical HFT) trading everything from traditional equities to High-Frequency FX, longer-term commodities and even Crypto. The management team have been together through multiple iterations, building very successful businesses along the way so it has a real mature startup feel and opportunity to make an impact, but with none of the risk.

The Role

This is an opportunity to own the build of a suite of brand new highly performant native GUIs that will be deployed cross-platform to every area of the business; built using C++ and Wx Widgets (writing directly against Win32). Currently, they have a mixture of Web UI's (React JS) and old-fashioned Windows UI's that can't deal with the volume of data and latency requirements presenting a huge technical challenge. Until now, this project has been operating in stealth mode and consists of some sketched-out designs and basic prototypes. However, they are now looking for an expert to come in, lead the project and drive adoption across the firm, making a huge impact to the entire business along the way; this is truly greenfield.

More broadly, you will be part of the core team that is tasked with the build-out of their high-performance, low-latency, cross-asset infrastructure aligned with both quant research and the production trading environment. Working directly with the chief architect, you will work on a breadth of different projects across the stack over time as the business evolves. Their overall tech stack includes a lot of work on C++/Linux, a number of Python applications plus some C#, React, AWS, FPGA and a bunch of other technologies across the functions. It's truly cross-asset and it will enable you to develop a huge amount of knowledge on how the world of systematic trading & quant finance works. There are no restrictions about where and how the role can evolve...

What's in it for you?

Beyond the above... well, they don’t micromanage and give a lot of autonomy to the engineers; you would own the direction of the project and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including traders, quants, technology and operations. As such, you would have a big say in the future technical direction of the platform itself. They encourage people to get outside of their comfort zone, the CTO’s exact words: “If the team do not learn new languages, technologies and things beyond what they could have imagined then I have failed them”.

They offer great compensation packages (6 figures with bonuses that can be 100% +), opportunities to invest in the fund (which is rare for non-traders) and chances to learn new technologies (as mentioned above). They offer a flexible hybrid remote working model, opportunities for internal mobility across the teams/geographically and they have a genuine work/life balance and epic culture.

What are they looking for?

They are looking for an experienced C++ GUI Developer who has worked on trading UIs previously and has the following knowledge:

Solid track record of modern C++ development, with demonstrated experience using wx Widgets or MFC for GUI development.
Appreciation for good GUI design and passion for performance.
Good grasp of Linux as an O/S.
Deep understanding of software design principles, data structures, and algorithms.
Knowledge of trading systems & order lifecycle.

Hit apply or drop me a note to find out more ;-)


Keywords: GUI, UI, Graphical User Interface, User Interface, Native, Wx Widgets, Wx, MFC, Microsoft Foundation Class Library, Win32, C++, C ++, C++14, C++17, C++20, C++23, Quant Fund, Hedge Fund, Finance, Equities, Futures, FX, Crypto, FICC, Fixed Income, Cross-Asset, Multithreading, Linux, Unix, High Frequency, High-Performance, High Performance, Low-Latency, Low Latency, Real-Time, Real Time, Algorithms, Algorithmic Trading, Algo Trading, Electronic Trading, E-Trading, Systematic Trading, High-Frequency Trading, HFT, Market Making, Prop Trading, Proprietary Trading, Startup, Scaleup, Execution, Algo Trading, Quant Trading, Trading.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Lead gui software engineer (c++/wx)

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