C++ FIX Engineer

J Harlan Associates - New York, NY

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a C++ FIX Engineer at a prominent Global Hedge Fund in NYC.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced C++ FIX Engineer to design, build and maintain a sophisticated Financial Information Exchange (FIX) infrastructure, applications and libraries supporting a high-performance / high through-put investment trading environment.


Their business depends on automated trading – research and post execution platforms that are fast, stable, resilient, and innovative.

  • Create, support, and improve the firms FIX connectivity environment
  • Build and manage libraries and APIs
  • Creating capabilities that are adopted immediately and are consistently depended upon
  • Being a member of a group of engineers who obsessively thrive on building scalable, versatile systems that react swiftly to new business initiatives while being well-factored, testable and high performance
  • Having the rare opportunity to take ownership of and responsibility for the full SDLC of a project - from ideation to production.
  • Work on a diverse array of projects using the Agile methodology
  • Architect solutions and algorithms that are scalable and robust.
  • Resolve problems in production quickly by relying on strong debugging skills, generated metrics and a scientific approach.

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Solid understanding of Software Development Life Cycle steps.
  • Experience in C++ in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Experience in multi-threaded and real-time programming with trading applications.
  • Experience working with FIX and/or other high-performance messaging systems.
  • Experience with Boost, STL, and/or other template based libraries.
  • Experience with real-time high-volume messaging systems.
  • Excellent collaboration skills: Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment and interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • Must be an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, open-minded, conceptual, intelligent, bright individual who is intellectually honest & open to debate with excellent synthesis abilities.
  • Strong desire to contribute and build a business – not just solve novel problems.


If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Jerry Goldberg at jgoldberg@jharlan.com or directly contact us at (212) 792-0099

About the Client:

The firm is a leading alternative asset manager managing more than $27bn of assets with an outstanding track record of following a comprehensive, multi-strategy approach to investing and allocating capital dynamically to the most compelling opportunities and harvesting multiple sources of alpha.


They have a relentlessly focuses on innovation and integration: innovation in new products, markets and businesses as well as new tools, models and technology management and performance structures; integration of fundamental research, quantitative strategies and technical analysis, all supported by an intensive focus on operational excellence and comprehensive risk management.


They employ over 1400 talented professionals in locations around the globe across portfolio management, trading, credit, research, quantitative strategy, trading technology, investment management analysis and business management administration and strategy.


They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged trading floor environment.


Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise


The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Posted On: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Position Contact
Owain Morgan
Managing Director
(212) 792-9756
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