Senior Software Engineer - Market Data Services in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 11/16/2021

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Senior Software Engineer - Market Data Services
Virtual US and Costa Rica
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and an unlimited PTO policy.  
Do you love the challenge of designing and building mission-critical low-latency distributed systems that handle millions of events per second?  If so, we have an opportunity for you as a developer, and self-driven innovation leader on an Agile team building high performance, real-time systems for financial market data networks.  A key part of the role is delivering new and innovative services to our customers by modernizing our architecture and software engineering practices.  Success in this role requires a strong technical background with a high degree of proficiency and creativity. The role requires an enthusiastic willingness to creatively solve problems for which there are no pre-existing blueprints to follow.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design and develop new services, unit tests, and automation tools based on abstract guidelines and requirements.
  • Be a driver of innovation, technical thought leader, and mentor to engineers as applicable
  • Work in a cross-functional team in a fast-paced high-output results driven DevOps environment
  • Maintain and improve existing systems and applications with a focus on optimizing both systems and workflows
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:  
Required:
  • Demonstrated technical leadership as a team member in a hands-on role.  Leading by example is expected
  • Experience as a lead developer, making design decisions, performing code reviews and mentoring team members
  • Familiarity working in a fluid Agile environment and demonstrated success with structured testing practices such as automated unit testing, regression testing, TDD and continuous delivery. Able to perform high pressure triage.
  • Experience with distributed and scalable software architectures
  • Mastery of 1 or more modern general-purpose programming languages, such as C++ or C#
  • Familiar with scripting and automation (e.g. Bash, Powershell, Ruby, Python etc.)
  • Experience with communication protocols (low level TCP/UDP/IP, WebSockets, Protobufs, HTTP)
  • Knowledgeable about multi-threading, inter-process communications and event handling
Preferred:
  • C++ development experience
  • Experience with low-latency software development
  • Involvement in open-source projects with a demonstrated portfolio
  • Cloud architecture and deployment (AWS, Stacker, MSK, ElasticCache)
  • Hands-on Docker or Kubernetes experience
  • Knowledge of financial markets/trading
  • Understanding of SQL and database programming, including NoSQL and document DBs (Redis)
  • Cross platform Windows and Linux development and experience porting from Windows to Linux
  • REST API design and API lifecycle management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience
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