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Software Engineer C++

Chicago, Illinois Request Technology - Anthony Honquest

Software Engineer C++
Open +Bonus + Equity

Chicago, IL

Company is seeking a Software Engineer to assist in building lower-level matching engine and settlement systems. We are seeking a smart, driven individual that can help us deliver an institutional experience. We are a high performing team looking for an equally ambitious teammate.


Design and deliver robust applications and APIs to support the company’s vital business.

Keep everyone informed about the health and viability of the platform by reporting known issues and status of ongoing investigations.

Identify and advocate for changes vital to the stability and supportability of the system.

Mentor and advise teammates to ensure new features are efficient, highly available, and fault tolerant.


5+ years of experience as Software Engineer delivering C++ server applications.

Expert at modern C++ and Python.

Expert at low latency/lock-free algorithms and design.

Solid understanding of networking protocols

Solid understanding of Middleware options.

Expert skill in designing scalable framework APIs and REST interfaces.

Solid understanding of database schema design (MongoDB, Postgres, MySQL, Influx)

Proficient with automated test tools.

Expert at performance tuning in a Linux environment.

Web development skills a plus.

Willingness to dive in and assist teammates.

Relevant experience from an exchange, proprietary trading firm or top tier bank.

Willingness to participate in the team’s on-call rotation.

Work in Chicago.

Entrepreneurial and independent.

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