Tech Lead - Trading Platform

Tower Research Capital


Tower Research Capital India Pvt. Ltd., an affiliate of the high-frequency proprietary trading firm, Tower Research Capital LLC (“Tower”), seeks a Senior Software Developer to join the Core Engineering team who is excited to design in-house trading systems that are robust, resilient, and extremely fast. These systems enable Tower to execute algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior. By building and maintaining this high-performance infrastructure, Tower’s developers have helped to position the firm as a leader in the field of quantitative trading. 


The Tech Lead (Trading Platform)  will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing a high-frequency trading platform, which includes collecting quotes and trades from and disseminating orders to exchanges around the world
  • Optimizing this platform by using network and systems programming, as well as other advanced techniques (e.g. integrating with FPGAs), to minimize latency
  • Leading the technical effort of a team of software engineers to deliver above (code reviews, mentoring, design discussions etc).
  • Shaping the future of the Core Engineering team through regular interviewing and occasional campus recruiting trips


The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4+ years of experience in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming in C++
  • A degree in computer science
  • Brilliant problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Low level system knowledge (NIC, PCIe, related drivers) is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of any other development language, including Java, Python, or Perl and shell scripts (a plus)

Financial experience is not required.


Tower continues to enhance the in-house trading system and strategies that have positioned the firm as a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. While Tower offers challenges and rewards rivaling those of any Wall Street firm, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Lunch and dinner on a daily basis
  • Cab facility within Gurgaon
  • Health club allowances

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

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