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Hardware Engineer

Tower Research Capital
Hardware Engineer
London, GB
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Job Description

Tower Research Capital, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Hardware Engineer to join one of our highly specialized, trading team-aligned engineering teams.

This team works closely with one of Tower’s major global trading teams to devise and support ultra-low latency market access solutions. With access to a wide and continually growing range of global financial markets and cutting edge tools, the team implements new technical capabilities, ensuring optimal performance, and providing expert market intelligence.


  • Designing, developing, testing and deploying some of the fastest, most sophisticated trading systems in the world
  • Developing software that can drive the hardware design to its peak performance
  • Improving the efficiency of the hardware development workflow
  • Integrating hardware designs into a larger software stack
  • Performance measurement and optimization throughout the system, from the SERDES all the way to the Linux kernel and user space applications


  • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 2-3 years of practical, hands-on industry experience
  • A background in both RTL design and software engineering
  • Experience with FPGA vendor tools such as Vivado / Quartus
  • Software development experience with a language such as C++ or Java
  • A strong understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Understanding of network protocols such as TCP/IP and Ethernet
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • A keen interest in using software engineering methodologies to improve the efficiency of the hardware development workflow


Tower’s office is located in the heart of London’s financial district, and is easily accessible by public transport links. 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 and discretionary bonuses
  • 5 weeks of paid holiday per year plus bank and public holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Pension, medical and dental, group life and income protection schemes
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free events and workshops
  • Donation matching program

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

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