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Core trading performance engineer
Ref No.: 12-00069
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 2 Years
Start Date: 02/15/2012
 We are seeking a talented individual for a hands-on technical role impacting the day-to-day operation of our algorithmic trading applications. In this role, you will gain an understanding of real-time trading across multiple asset classes while working with a team of people who are passionate about technology. In addition to identifying and diagnosing production issues, you will perform quality assurance testing for both manual and automated projects, collect metrics to evaluate risk, and work closely with developers and traders to architect system improvements. You will also provide critical feedback to the development team, defining the vision for system improvement operations over time.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor's degree in computer science or an engineering discipline and at least 2 years of professional work experience in a Linux/Unix environment, using various programming languages (Python, Perl, Java). In addition, candidates must have demonstrated experience documenting test plans and procedures for testing distributed and real-time systems. Experience with SQL querying also desired. Successful candidates will also have strong analytical and organizational skills, a team spirit, and great enthusiasm for verifying software correctness.