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Senior C++ Software Engineer

Wolverine Trading
Senior C++ Software Engineer
Chicago, US
150,000 - 250,000
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Job Description

Wolverine is seeking passionate C++ programmers who are not satisfied with solutions that are good enough and who have a drive to push the envelope of what is technically possible. Our ideal candidate excels at both collaborating with technical and business subject matter experts to identify and implement new trading strategies, while also debugging and fixing mission critical problems. This is a hands-on position spanning the entire development stack of our bleeding edge ultra-low latency trading systems from idea generation all the way to support. If you are excited about finance, have a passion for technology, and a drive to learn, then we want to talk to you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform full life cycle development and deployment of C++ applications and libraries for exchange gateways, trading strategy execution, risk management and trade reporting
  • Develop systems to maintain, analyze and improve performance, integrity and reliability of existing applications
  • Investigate and fix problems with production systems in real-time
  • Construct experiments and analyze data to identify ways to improve technical performance and new trading opportunities, ensuring that results are valid and reproducible
  • Collaborate with technical and business peers to develop new trading strategies and systems
  • Communicate technical knowledge to both technical and non-technical audiences

What We're Looking For:

  • Top-notch C/C++ coding skills, with a solid foundation in data structures
  • Excitement for software engineering
  • Dedication to testing
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Passion for writing clean high quality code
  • Desire to active participate in the code review process as a reviewer and reviewee
  • Willingness to collaborate and learn from other team members
  • Ability to take ownership over projects and be self-directed on what needs to happen next
  • Strong communication skills with both engineers and people without a technical background
  • Experience with SQL database, mutli-thread programming, STL & Boost
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

Why Wolverine?

It's not about the clothes... it's about the person in them. At Wolverine, we've created a strong, collaborative environment with exceptional growth opportunities. Whether your interest is trading, technology, or operations, motivated and innovative individuals can find many pathways to success.

Wolverine Culture:

Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff (don't worry, they won't be wearing a suit either). While we work exceptionally well as a team in the office, our bonds are further strengthened through company events, activities and giving back. Volleyball, soccer, hockey, 5K runs, picnic, parties, and trivia nights provide friendly competition and build better relationships. By getting out of our usual environment and doing out-of-the-ordinary things together, we foster creativity and broaden our imaginations to accomplish new challenges.

Wolverine Benefits:

·       Highly competitive salary bonus

·       Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling

·       100% coverage of medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits for single coverage

·       Generous Paid Parental Leave

·       Retirement Plans: 401K and Roth 401K

·       Profit sharing plan

·       Long- and short-term disability

Perks of being at Wolverine:

·       Casual dress

·       Free breakfast and lunch from our in-house kitchen with rotating menus (including snacks!)

·       On-site gym with a subsidized membership

·       Frequent company outings

·       Opportunity to give back to organizations that help individuals in need, improve public health and provide others with educational opportunities and resources.

Professional Development

·       In-house education team – educational classes and resources are offered by our education team for continuous learning opportunities

·       Mentorship Program

What to expect for our interview process:

·       Resume Review

·       Assessment

·       Phone Screen

·       Team Interview Series

·       Decision

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

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