SRE C++/Go - High Frequency Trading at Talan Americas

New York, NY, United States of America

Posted on Jul 09 2018 (13 days ago)

Talan is a French consulting firm with more than 2000 consultants worldwide, and locations on four continents (eight countries).

Our employees are on Talan's payroll and provide services at our clients’ locations in midtown Manhattan.

The successful candidate will join our US subsidiary, a 40-person team, and will be detached to our client site.


We are looking for a highly-skilled Software Developer to assist one of our high-frequency Hedge Fund clients in New York City.

The successful candidate will work as SRE, software engineer with the Trading Tools development and support departments of our client, working on Equity Derivatives trading platforms. The role is both functional and technical as it requires individuals on the team to understand the traders’ requests as it relates to their application and trading environment.

Communication (oral and written) is key as the team is directly facing the front office. Knowledge of financial products (Stocks, Options, Futures) is required (the more the person knows the better).

Ideally, the position is supposed to evolve in a full development position over time (1 or 2 years).


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

We are looking for a candidate to be responsible for:

  • Assist our client develop next-generation data platforms in C++ and Golang
  • Fixing bugs and issues in existing production support platforms
  • Focus is on three things: overall ownership of production, production code quality, and deployments.
  • Participate in the decision making process at various levels.
  • Ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of applications
  • Monitor CDI/CD pipelines and testing systems for applications
  • Provide on-call support for production application

This role will be about 60% development, 40% support and would evolve to a full time development role after 1 or 2 years.

Required Qualifications

Skill Set Required:

  • At least 3 years of experience with C++
  • Notions in Go language
  • Strong understanding of Linux system administration, and automation
  • Past role(s) within electronic trading, and a thorough understanding of financial instruments including equities, debt instruments, futures, and options
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Skill Set Desired:

  • Experience working with highly concurrent and performant system development
  • Speaking French is a plus

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of work experience

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
  • 3 to 5 weeks of paid vacation per year according to seniority
  • 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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