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Research Technology Developer (Fixed Income)

Virtu Financial
Research Technology Developer (Fixed Income)
New York, US
175,000 - 225,000
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Job Description

Virtu’s technology team is looking for a passionate developer to support our ever-expanding infrastructure and trading efforts. The developer for this role will join a small group of technologists whose primary function is supporting the efforts of Virtu’s Quantitative Strategists and Traders working on the fixed income trading desk. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a fast-growing trading desk in a leading firm.

In this role, you will be responsible for the development, ownership and maintenance of our research platform for Fixed Income products at Virtu. You will play a critical role in building out the infrastructure to allow our traders and quants to research their ideas and play a large part in helping to translate their research ideas into impactful trading strategies. We mostly use C++, Python, and Rust with a variety of open-source tools along with proprietary solutions.


  • Architect and implement robust data pipelines for both research and live trading
  • Add new features to our simulator as required and ensure that it is always maximally useful for our researchers.
  • Proactively engage with our quants and traders to help identify and execute requirements
  • Support and maintain an engineering standard of excellence within the team
  • Generally, enable a well-understood path from a quant’s idea to its realization in live trading.


  • Minimum 5 year’s experience as a software developer
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other STEM major preferred
  • Excellent academic background with strong GPA
  • Strong programming skills: fluency in C++ and Python
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability solve technical problems under pressure
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux environment and tools
  • Great communication skills and the ability to collaborate with peers
  • Intellectually curious and self-motivated
  • Ability to communicate within and across teams, at a high and low level, on both technical and non-technical subjects
  • Desire to assume responsibility and ownership for the success and progression of the fixed income research ecosystem


  • Knowledge of Rust
  • Understanding of fixed income products such as corporate credit, ETFs or treasury bonds
  • Prior experience developing algorithmic code within the financial markets, trading, and/or asset management industry

Salary Range: $175,000 - $225,000 (salary range is exclusive of bonuses, benefits or other categories of compensation)

Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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