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Software Engineer

Voleon Group
Software Engineer
California, US
135,000 - 185,000
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Job Description

Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.

Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and BMX racing. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.

As a Software Engineer, you will develop systems to translate cutting-edge machine learning into complex trading behaviors. This role focuses on the development of low-latency, extremely high performance trading systems. A passion for low-level machine architecture, as well as interest in mastering trading microstructure, are a must.


  • Develop applications that engage in complex real-time trading
  • Build continuous, high performance, distributed systems
  • Collaborate with Trading and Research staff, gaining sufficient context about trading and research domains to design multidisciplinary projects
  • Independently drive complex and uncertain projects
  • Rigorously implement comprehensive tests and associated automation


  • Expertise in low-level and compiled languages: C/C++
  • Experience in performance optimization, concurrency, and machine architecture
  • Test-Driven approach to writing software
  • Demonstrated success in driving complex projects to completion
  • Logically rigorous, meticulous and detailed mindset
  • Interest in trading and developing trading strategies (direct experience not required)
  • Mathematical or related background (preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline

The base salary range for this position is $135,000 to $185,000 in the location(s) of this posting. Individual salaries are determined through a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geography. Base salary does not include other forms of total compensation such as bonus compensation and other benefits. Our benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life and AD&D insurance, 20 days of paid time off, 9 sick days, and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

“Friends of Voleon” Candidate Referral Program

If you have a great candidate in mind for this role and would like to have the potential to earn $7,500 if your referred candidate is successfully hired and employed by The Voleon Group, please use this form to submit your referral. For more details regarding eligibility, terms and conditions please make sure to review the Voleon Referral Bonus Program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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