Senior Software Engineer (C++) - Vice President - London

Mayfair, Greater London /
Engineering – Software Development /
Full time
GSR is a leading market-making and programmatic trading company in the exciting and fast-evolving world of cryptocurrency trading. We provide sophisticated execution and liquidity services to token projects, institutional and HNW investors, and crypto exchanges. 

You will help to shape and build the cutting-edge tools used for real-time programmatic trading including market making, risk management, and proprietary trading strategies.

Our Software Engineers are involved in everything from product development to production support and work closely with the business teams to develop the firm’s service offering.

As part of the team, your responsibilities will be:

    • Enhance our strategy/execution framework, used by quant researchers and traders.
    • Improve and support our simulation framework to allow fast backtest and strategy prototyping.
    • Support and enhance our risk/quant library, with an eye on performance improvement.
    • Design, build, test and enhance our in-house trading software.
    • Developing new Greenfield products.
    • Work with the development team to build applications for the cryptocurrency trading platform with ultra low latency. 
    • Deliver high-quality code and technical documentation.
    • Support and deliver multiple releases in production each day.
    • Work to ensure high performance, security, and scalability of the trading applications.
    • Participate in product design, implementation, and quality assurance.
    • Provide ad-hoc technical support to the trading, business development, and operational teams.

Your profile:

    • Significant experience of C++ programming within a front office trading environment.
    • Strong programming skills: C++ 17/20, Python.
    • Experience of databases (MySQL, Mongo, Influx, etc.).
    • Experience with AWS or Google Cloud.
    • Experience of Linux, Docker a plus.
    • Experience of a DevOps environment.
    • Experience in web application technologies (React JS, etc.) a plus.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Strong interest in the cryptocurrency market.
    • Experience in the financial services industry, specialising in e-Trading / High Frequency Trading / Derivatives Trading support. 
    • Self-starter with fluent communication in written and spoken English.

Founded in 2013, we specialize in providing liquidity, risk management and structured products to institutional participants in the digital asset ecosystem. Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, Citadel, Blackstone and Tower Research among others, has developed one of the world’s fastest and most robust trading platforms. 

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 50 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. As a founding member of The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM), GSR is also a leader in establishing and maintaining industry standards and protocols to support the healthy development and evolution of the global digital assets serving key exchanges and clients globally. GSR is an international company with operations in the USA, Europe and Asia. 

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, colour, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role.

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