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Software Developer
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Tower Research | New York, NY
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Job Description

Founded in 1998, Tower Research Capital LLC is a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. Working at Tower means collaborating with bright minds from around the world to create cutting edge-technology and tackle challenging technical problems. We're engineers and pioneers who use scientific principles to identify market opportunities and who think Mondays look better in jeans and a t-shirt than in a suit and tie.


At Tower, code is our business, so naturally, the Core Engineering and Systems team is at the center of what we do. Our community of developers has designed and continues to enhance one of the fastest trading platforms in the world using the latest tools and technologies. As a Software Developer, you'll draw upon your computer science, mathematical, and analytical abilities to develop complex and nimble code used to grow our business and increase the efficiency of the global financial markets.

Your responsibilities may include any of the following, which will require you to exercise discretion and independent judgment:

* Augmenting, improving, redesigning, and/or re-implementing Tower's low-latency/high-throughput production trading environment, which collects data from and disseminates orders to exchanges around the world
* Optimizing this platform by using network and systems programming, as well as other advanced techniques
* Developing systems that provide easy access to historical market data and trading simulations
* Building risk-management and performance-tracking tools
* Creating tools to analyze data for patterns
* Contributing to libraries of analytical computations to support market data analysis and trading
* Developing, augmenting, and calibrating exchange simulators
* Shaping the future of Tower through regular interviewing and infrequent campus recruiting trips


You are talented, driven, and hungry for a challenge. You believe that there's no limit to what we can accomplish together in a creative, collaborative setting which pairs passion with brilliance. If you refuse to settle for a career that offers anything less, we want to meet you! Tower encourages PhD, bachelor's, and master's students in computer science, electrical engineering, and related fields to apply.

Additional requirements include:

* A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming, preferably in C++
* Brilliant problem-solving abilities
* A passion for new technologies and ideas
* The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Strong communication skills
* A working knowledge of Linux
* Knowledge of Python or Perl and shell scripts (a plus)

Financial experience is not required.


Tower's offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower's cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

* Competitive salary
* Signing and performance-based bonuses
* 401(k) with company matching
* Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
* Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
* Free gym membership
* Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
* Mentors from your alma mater and other top engineering institutions