Junior C++ Engineer – Options Market Making – $450k

at Durlston Partners
Published March 22, 2023
Location New York, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Junior C++ Engineer – Options Market Making - $450k

Top tier Options Market Maker is hiring a Junior C++ Engineer  with an enthusiasm for code optimization to their core technology team. You will be responsible for improving the performance of their Ultra-Low Latency Trading platform - performance measured to single-digit microseconds. Your primary focus will be to enhancing scalability and integrating new trading strategies and exchanges.

If you have a passion for code optimization we would like to hear from you – no prior finance experience required.


You will have the opportunity to join an experienced team of C++ Engineers, including members of the ISO C++ standard committee - working to enhance system performance, with the goal of optimizing overall efficiency. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Quants and Computer Scientists to develop and implement models for optimizing CPU / GPU.
  • Making use of the latest technologies - the code base is exclusively written in C++ 20 (no legacy code), utilizing the latest improved compilers (GCC 12 & Clang 15), and tools such as CMake.

Company Culture: Laid-back tech firm that trades. No suits, sensible hours (9am to 5pm - where you are judged on output, not input).


  • Bringing in strong best practices and principles
  • 2+ Years of commercial C++ experience
  • Excellent Computer Science fundamentals
  • You enjoy optimizing code for speed and accuracy

We encourage you to apply even if you think you may not currently fit all these requirements – so long as you have proven academics and are willing to work hard and learn, we want to hear from you.