Old Mission Capital

  • Senior C++ Software Developer

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 years ago(8/18/2017 2:00 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Old Mission is a privately held technology company that provides liquidity in financial markets. The firm is committed to building a business whose core values and strategic vision are aligned with the long-term interests of the many markets in which we trade. We focus our resources on building systems, models, and trading strategies that help market participants efficiently transfer risk. Old Mission does not have clients, and does not seek capital from outside investors. Founded in 2008, we have grown in size and scope every year. We trade billions of dollars of securities every day, covering virtually every exchange-listed asset class.



    Old Mission Capital LLC, is looking for strong Software Developers with skills in C++ to join our team. In this role, you will be building and optimizing our current automated trading infrastructure, and you will also be tasked with working directly with our Traders and Quants to develop the next generation of the firm’s trading algorithms and strategies. Additionally, you will be responsible for creating and developing scalable multi-tiered applications. Our Software Developers work on small collaborative teams and are a key component for our success.



    • 5+ years of experience developing applications in C++ (with at least 3 years of C++ 11) preferably with high availability systems with very tight latency constraints
    • Experience with C++ 11/14, Linux and Python and BASH scripting
    • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or another technical related field
    • In-depth knowledge of the Linux kernel, systems programming
    • A passion for solving challenging problems
    • Strong systems knowledge and prefer some experience in developing low latency systems
    • Experience with writing applications connecting to exchange API’s or using network protocols
    • Experience with parallel, concurrent, and multi-threaded programming
    • Prefer experience with low-latency computing and hardware-level design Experience with Git, SVN, Mercurial 

    Our Environment:

    • We run CentOS on our servers
    • We write our systems in C++11 using GCC
    • We use Python where it makes sense
    • We use Git for source control
    • We manage our software development process with GitHub Enterprise and Buildbot 


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