Trading Developer

J Harlan Group, LLC - Greenwich, CT

Trading Developer

CT Hedge Fund

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Trading Developer at a Global Hedge Fund in CT to join a talented global technology team focused on high quality and consistent delivery to support the firm in meeting their business objectives.

A passionate technologist who can build scalable and creative trading solutions – applications, frameworks, strategies, that support the investment process. The Trading Developer will be constantly interacting with trading, research, and portfolio management investment professionals to ensure they have the data and tools needed to make investment decisions and build new tools supporting the execution of trade ideas. Building scalable, creative solutions to challenges involving their investment process is their mandate. The firm views Technology as a distinct competitive advantage - enabling a host of opportunities that differentiate them from their competitors.

This fast growing and dynamic investment organization is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Trading Developer will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their Trading business.

Key Responsibilities:

•Continuous development of our automated trading system

•Design and implementation of trading strategies

•Design and implementation of market data feed handler

•Design and implementation of risk monitoring system

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

Required technical skills:

• Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in Computer science or a related field

• At least 2 year of work experience (either at a software company or trading environment)

• Strong in C++. Preferably C++11

• Experience in object-oriented programming

• Experience in distributed computer systems

• Great teamwork and communication skills

Highly desired technical skills:

• Finance experienced preferred

• Experience with market data protocols and trading systems of major exchanges

• Mastery of Linux-based systems

• Deep understanding of networking and communication protocols

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individuals with a passion for investment technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking 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 in a highly collaborative and charged 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

About the Client:

This firm is involved in a multi-strategy, multi-national investment management firm that encompasses a broad range of strategies across most asset classes with a very strong emphasis on quant strategies.

The firm deploys and reallocates capital dynamically in pursuit of the most compelling opportunities in their investment universe. Their portfolio managers integrate their diverse skillsets to foster the evaluation of trades from different perspectives. They believe the firm stands apart from other investment management firms through its differentiated suite of strategies, culture of collaboration, and ability to generate returns with a low correlation to broader market indices.

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 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.

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
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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