Front Office C++ Developer at Talan USA

New York, NY, United States of America

Posted on May 02 2019 (17 days ago)




Talan USA is the American subsidiary of Talan, a French consulting firm with more than 2000 employees worldwide, and locations on eight countries (four continents). In 2018 and for the 4th consecutive year, Talan has been recognized with the “Great Place to Work” award.

Talan USA offers employees a dynamic work environment, growth opportunities and a competitive compensation package, including generous paid time off, health and 401K plans.

Each Talan consultant will join one of our two divisions: IT Consulting or Business Consulting and will be working at our client sites. Our success is measured by both our employee and client satisfaction, which is our priority.


We are looking for a highly-skilled C++ developer to assist one of our Client, a major Corporate and Investment Bank located in midtown, Manhattan.

The successful candidate will be part of the production engineering team of our client, and will be working directly with traders. The Production Engineering division is responsible for providing innovative processes and tools for the operation of our client’s high-frequency trading platforms.


  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 
  • Develop and maintain the code of automatons
  • Make sure adequate risk filters are set in each automation to prevent abnormal behavior
  • Organize and monitor the orderly production of automation during trading hours
  • Develop and maintain the simulation tools and backtesting environment used to test and validate quantitative strategies
  • Monitor, investigate, and improve performances of trading engines
  • Research optimal design for each set of strategies. Coordinate and test infrastructure changes, as implemented by the Group IT and Production teams. Make sure all developments satisfy local regulations

Required Qualifications

Technical Skills Set

  •  C/C++ (3 to 15 years’ experience)
  • Experience with low latency
  • Experience with market connectivity
  • Real-time and multi-threaded programming
  • Linux
  • Functional Skills Required:
  • Expertise in equity derivatives 
  • Expertise in margin calls 
  • A thorough understanding of a CIB organization

Soft Skills Required

  • Ability to quickly resolve issues under pressure 
  • Strong technical & problem solving (troubleshooting) skills. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills. 


  • Knowledge in Finance a plus but not a requirement. 
  • Knowledge of multi-core architectures. 


Required Education and Experience

Bachelors in Computer Science or related discipline required, Masters preferred.

Company’s Benefits

Talan’s offices are located near Union Square, 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 (annual untaken vacation days are cashed out)
  • 5 sick days and 2 personal days
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Company health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Other benefits such as transit benefits, FSA and perks


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