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Software Engineer, Python

Flow Traders
Software Engineer, Python
New York, US
150,000 - 200,000
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Job Description

Flow Traders is looking for an experienced Python Software Engineer to join our growing Development team in New York. The ideal candidate is curious, methodical and a multi-tasker. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

As a developer in the equity trading team, you'll be working directly with our Traders and Quant Researchers to provide solutions when they are needed - as soon as possible.

That means taking a pragmatic approach to software development without cutting corners. We like to get things done and always strive to have working code in production. Trading is an incredibly dynamic and fast-paced environment, the requirements can change in the middle of the project, and you must be ready to adjust.

You will work on tools that generate a lot of business value. Although primarily working in Python, we are a language agnostic team - you might be helping a trader with a gnarly SQL query one day, doing post-trade analytics and monitoring in Python the next, and writing a Kafka Streams topology in Java the day after. We're looking for financial technologists that can think creatively about solutions.

Some of the Technologies we use in the Development Process:

  • Python 3
  • SQL
  • Kafka
  • Kubernetes
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Atlassian stack: Bitbucket (code review) and Bamboo (continuous integration)

What You Will Do

  • Align requirements, implementation, and standards with global Python engineers
  • Deliver core US roadmap items which require off-critical-path software
  • Automate trader and quant operations, including start-/end-of-day processes and post-trade reporting
  • Standardize US quantitative research tooling and integrate it with global Data Team pipelines
  • Discuss workflows and processes with trading to spot where technology can help drive efficiency
  • Write Python code that will help traders monitor positions, risk, market-data, opportunities and operational performance
  • Maximize the use of internal data systems such as Kafka, Materialize, TimescaleDB and HDFS
  • Develop desk infrastructure management framework, streamlining management of trading strategies
  • Work closely with other Technology teams to ensure our systems are running to their maximum potential

What You Need to Succeed

  • 2+ years post-graduation professional Python software development experience (proprietary trading industry preferred)
  • BSc or MSc in Computing Science or equivalent
  • Experience in functional, parallel, and multithreaded programming
  • In-depth knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Strong ability to communicate with technical and business colleagues

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your resume
  2. Complete our Technical/Hackerrank assessments
  3. Behavioral interview with HR
  4. Technical Interviews with Development Team
  5. Final Interview with our Head of Technology, Head of Product Development, and New York team

*Please note that the recruitment process will take place virtually or in person, but this position will be required to report in-person at our New York office.

Where permitted by applicable law, all new hires as of August 15th 2021, will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Accommodations related to this requirement will be available for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

What We Offer

At Flow Traders, we acknowledge the importance of open and transparent communication whether it be with our employees, our stakeholders, or our local and global communities.

When it comes to salary, Flow Traders uses reliable market research to create base ranges. Where candidates will fall within the range depends on a few different factors including but not limited to level of experience, location, and specific skill set. 

We also consider ourselves one global team, and to demonstrate that, all employees are eligible to share in the company’s success through an annual discretionary variable remuneration allocated based on company, group and individual performance and contribution.

Per the NYC Salary Transparency Law, the total compensation for this role includes a base of $150,000 - $200,000 plus annual discretionary variable remuneration.

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. In addition to salary and annual discretionary variable remuneration, we offer other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance coverage with generous employer contributions up to 100% for medical
  • 401k plan with generous match
  • In-house lounge with a bar, game consoles, poker & billiards tables
  • Daily catered lunch, cold brew coffee on tap and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly table massages and haircuts
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Reimbursed gym membership, home equipment and other wellness initiatives
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend industry seminars and conferences
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.

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