C++ Front End Developer (Market Access) at Talan Americas

New York City, NY, United States of America

Posted on Apr 21 2015 (about 3 years ago)




Talan is a French consulting firm with more than 1500 consultants worldwide, and locations on four continents (seven countries). We specialize in IT Support and Development, as well as the redesign of business processes. Our NY team consists of 35 young technology professionals working at our client sites in Manhattan. Talan offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with an atmosphere of team spirit, collaboration, and fun. The successful candidate will join our US subsidiary, and will be detached to our client site on medium term projects (1 year minimum).


The successful candidate will be technically excellent (C/C++, UNIX, LINUX, Shell, Perl, Python) with strong organizational skills with international experience in a front-office IT department is a must. He/she will participate with our client’s team focusing on all asset classes including equity, equity derivatives, fx, credit, commodities products and services, and provide global solutions with in house developments and vendor systems to support its operational processes and secure its business growth.

The Market Access team is developing and maintaining exchange connectivity and high performance front office systems. All development are leveraging on a common framework developed in Asia, Europe and Americas.

Increasing demands on the order management system and the data feed distribution architecture implies the implementation new and innovative technical solutions. Those solutions often involve significant manpower, with very diverse technical skills (networking, system, real-time algorithm, market data, etc.). A need for a senior developer has been identified in the Market Access team to specify those requirements and manage a very heteroclite pool of business requests.


  • Building high performance applications for various front office businesses (like Arbitrage, Volatility, etc.) or Operations.
  • Ensuring all data and flows between other sales, trading and settlement applications are maintained
  • Building sophisticated real-time market data system, from defining the architecture to all process & workflow related aspects
  • Development on new Real Time risk Management services
  • Identify new optimizations (hardware, network, Real Time Market Access Framework, or OS) enabling performance gains on the whole Market Access platform. Complete them or ask Market Gateway developers to complete them
  • Gather requirements with the business
  • Produce business specifications documents on Real Time Market Access components
  • Implement the project according to the design she/he will propose
  • Ensure that release management / change management processes are followed
  • Be responsible for 2nd and 3rd level of support of the Real Time Market Access components
  • Give clear and consistent reports to the clients and management
  • Assess risks and develop contingent strategies
  • Collaborate with others teams (networking, systems, quality insurance, support, architects, others development teams).
  • Mentor new employees on the Real Time Market Access system environment
  • Be able to assess development done by junior developers on the Real Time Market Access servers

Required Qualifications

  • Strong object-oriented programming skills
  • Strong technical skills in C/C++, UNIX, LINUX, client server development,
  • Strong knowledge on messaging technologies, network protocols (mainly UDP), socket programming,
  • Shell/Perl/Python scripting
  • Source control tools
  • Unit testing tools
  • Knowledge of CVS and Git
  • Project Management tools (Planning)
  • Analytical skills
  • Algorithmic skills
  • Dynamic, detail oriented, fast learning capacity and able to work in a high pressure environment
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge in change management
  • Rigorous
  • Aptitude to work on different subjects at the same time
  • Basic knowledge in financial instrument and/or risk analysis and/or booking knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge on change management / release management processes
  • Knowledge in SDLC (software development life cycle) 

Education Required:

  • Bachelor or Master in Finance, Business Administration, or Computers/Engineering
  • Previous significant experience as a developer in an investment banking environment (at least 3 years) 


  • Required: English
  • French is not required but is a plus.

Talan’s offices are located in Flat Iron district, right in the center of Manhattan.

Our company benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year at hire and up to 5 weeks according to seniority
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Company health insurance, dental and vision plans
  • Other benefits such as sick and personal days, transit benefits, FSA


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