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Sr. Software Engineer - Leading Quantitative Trading Firm South San Jose, CA
The company is one of the top performing hedge funds in its category cryptocurrency trading. The company's founder was a very early investor in Bitcoin. The company now trades almost $1 trillion in volume per year, and has about 17 employees and 15 engineers.
The company's office is on a large, resort-like private property.
People at the company work on average 10-12 hours/day, so about 50-60 hours/week. Some people work more than that. They have a flexible schedule; there is no requirement for when you are working, but this job would not be a fit for someone seeking work life balance. It is a potential fit for someone who is seeking to work hard in a fast-paced, high stakes environment and earn a very lucrative income from their hard work.
The company will pay a salary up to $220k, plus performance bonuses which can be quite lucrative (for example, one of their employees makes over $100k/month in bonuses). You will also get equity in the company (up to 1%) that will determine what % of the company's profits you get in their profit sharing program. The profit sharing compensation could be worth several hundred thousands of dollars per year right now, and at this rate it could rise significantly every year. The company also provides free food and drink as well as a private chef.
Some examples of things you could be working on include:
- Trading order and execution systems.
- Contributing to the collection of order execution algorithms.
- High performance, market data feed systems.
- Connecting with dozens of exchanges.
- Analyzing historic trade data in order to optimize returns.
- Building visualization tools to monitor portfolio and trading activities.
- Strong in C++.
- Interested and able to pick up new programming languages easily.
Nice to have:
- Experience with trading.
- Experience with cryptocurrencies and/or blockchain.
- Experience with Node.js, MongoDB, Java, Go, Python or other languages.
- Strong knowledge of security.
- Experience building distributed systems.
- Experience building low-latency systems.
- Experience with RPC, Spark, pandas, SQL.
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