Software Architect / Technical Manager in Richardson, TX at TradeStation

Date Posted: 10/2/2020

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Software Architect / Technical Manager
Richardson, TX or Remote
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.  We are currently seeking a subject matter expert in database architecture to lead the delivery of legendary technology to our business partners through our order execution systems.
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, architect and 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
  • Be a driver of innovation, technical thought leader, and mentor to senior engineers
  • Work in a cross-functional team in a fast-paced 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
  • Experience with distributed and scalable software architectures, understanding of CAP theorem
  • 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