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Tech Lead / Head Of Development - C++ - Prop Trading - Sydney

Westbury Partners - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin



Our client is a market-leading European proprietary trading firms that has very clear goals of establishing itself as a technical force in APAC (Sydney + Hong Kong). This has led to the need for a newly created role as the development technology lead, that would grow into a head of development / IT role as you look to hire a team around you.


The team will work as part of a global development group with on universal code base. This is already well established for market making and derivatives trading in Europe and now the firm is looking to replicate this success across APAC. Combining a mixture of market-making, algo and quant strategies you will drive greenfield development locally with a local team of 2 expanding to 8 within the next 12months, through your selections/hires.


The role initially starts off as a 50:50 mix between hands-on development and growing the team. This will see you provide significant contributions to code delivery and the longer-term direction of the team and architecture. This suits an experienced problem solver with intimate knowledge of C++ (V17 ideally) and a big picture thinker that can guide, motivate, lead and develop those around them. Ideally you will be able to leverage on your experience in the trading space and previous technical leadership. This is a fast-paced, meritocracy environment where you will be given full access to make and break things quickly as you iterate the platform to seize markets trading opportunities. Longer term the role would become more architectural / hands off if desired as you build a high calibre team of 20+ engineers over the next 2-3 years.


Technical Domain Area Experience in Trading
Detailed experience and delivery record in C++ (14/17)
Strong understanding of Networking principles for low latency development
Understanding/appreciation of low latency infrastructure
Experience Managing / Leading teams of developers
Hands-on / Can-do / Will-do attitude to problem solving
Desire to own a big impact role.
Experience in Market-Making / High-Frequency Trading (desirable)

This role would be suited for people coming from a Tech Lead, Software Development Manager, Trading systems Development Manager, Algotrading developer, background.

Budgets are VERY open to attract the best $500k+++ depending on experience. Visa and sponsorship provided if required.

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