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VP - Software Engineer @ Systematic Trading Firm (Washington, DC) at GuardX (Washington, DC)

We have been invited by a leading Systematic Trading firm based in Washington, DC to exclusively search for a VP Level Software Engineer. 

About the company

The firm is a multi-strategy quantitative investment organization, that focuses exclusively on systematic investment strategies in futures and equities. It is driven by automated trading systems using C# (Desktop), Java, C++ and advanced analytics, such as AI & ML.

Why apply?

  • Join an elite team of Computer Science, Mathematician entrepreneurs that are dedicated to building advanced platforms using AI & ML.

  • Growing organization that has grown from managing 1.5 billion AUM to 6 billion AUM

  • Great collaborative culture that is very family oriented (work-life balance)

  • No previous Finance or Hedge Fund experience required

  • Complete relocation package provided

The role

Within this role your responsibilities will include; architecture design and development of various applications on an existing automated trading application that focuses on futures and equities markets. You will be a leader and take full ownership of development projects, mentor other engineers and strategize with the CTO on future development, requirements.


  • Design, develop and deploy a highly visible, systematic equities/futures trading systems to serve our rapidly growing hedge fund in the managed futures space. The ideal candidate will be a role model and take ownership of key software initiatives.

  • As a seasoned engineer with at least 6 years’ experience, you’ll have a deep knowledge of a modern OOP language and have developed multithreaded applications and distributed systems. You’ll work closely with the trading desk to model complex data structures, patterns and relationships to build well-architected low-latency algorithmic execution strategies.

  • In this role, you will primarily be using FIX, C#, C++, however, the CTO is happy to speak with candidates who have experience with OOP Languages, such as C++, Java, or C#.


  • 8-10 years of experience in design and development, documentation and testing of applications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

  • Experience with C#, Java, C++, or other modern object oriented language

  • Strong aptitude for design patterns, object-oriented principals, complex algorithms and data structures

  • Experience in developing multithreaded programs

  • Experience with network programming, IP protocols, and message buses

  • SQL Server or relational database design and development

  • Experience in building distributed systems

  • Experience in full lifecycle software development and agile development

  • Experience in building and supporting highly available, mission-critical systematic equities/futures trading systems is desirable but not required

  • Experience with S&P Capital IQ Compustat database and Bloomberg API is a big plus. 

This is an exciting role for someone that is looking to join a growing company and is interested in utilizing cutting-edge technology in building advanced automated systems. 

For a complete job description or a confidential discussion, please feel free to call Anthony directly on 917.602.7578 or email Click "Apply Now"

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