Senior Software Engineer - Linux

Location US-NY-New York
Date posted 1 week ago(3/9/2018 3:26 PM)
Developers & technologists
Position type


ITG is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Senior Software Engineer to join our Core middleware team.


Here at ITG, technology is our middle name. Literally. With nearly half of our staff working in technology roles, our technologists empower our business to provide best-in-class service to our clients around the world. From conceptualizing ideas to bringing them to market, ITG engineers work alongside our business units to build technology for institutional traders that enables them to improve returns for investors


  • Build, design and support low-latency middleware under the guidance of Architecture team
  • Enhance the next-generation messaging router for Linux support
  • Convert a proprietary in-memory real-time database to run on Linux
  • Understand different trading strategies/tactics and contribute by recommending enhancements to them
  • Work in a fast moving and rapidly changing environment using agile methodology
  • Solve highly technical and complex problems on multiple projects
  • Analyze feature specifications and be actively involved with product management in refining these specs
  • Conduct system modeling, prototyping and analysis while designing software applications
  • Participate in recommending new technologies and next generation features


  • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field with 5+ years of experience
  • Extensive development experience in object oriented programming using C++
  • Experience working on one or more the following distributions: Ubantu, Debian, red Hat enterprise Linux/CentOS
  • Experience with Python and/or Perl, Shell scripting, and object oriented programming
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Equities, FX, and Derivatives trading, and US microstructure with experience in real-time trading applications, algorithmic trading, high frequency trading, low latency trading, and order management systems a plus
  • Experience with multi-threading, SVN/CVS/GIT, SQL, XML, and service oriented architectures
  • Detail orientated with ability to handle concurrent projects while adapting quickly to rapidly changing priorities


  • Exposure to different technologies, such as C++, Linux, low latency, kernel bypass, machine learning, cloud and high-performance storage
  • Projects with quick life cycles, from concept to client in three months
  • A smaller team environment with 3-8 developers
  • A great place for upward and geographic mobility
  • Direct exposure to the decision makers and senior leaders on the business side
  • A company that’s investing a sizable amount in its technology department
  • Teams that are passionate about continually learning, improving and raising the bar
  • A community that values hard work as well as work-life balance
  • A company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities, from LA to Hong Kong and Sydney and the 11 locations in between


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