C++ Software Engineer


Job Description

IMC is a leading global market maker using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to trade across multiple venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the crypto and traditional financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.


As a C++ Software Engineer, you‘ll be joining and shaping the future of our core engineering team. You will design, code, test, and optimize our proprietary, low-latency trading system. The right candidate for this role will be comfortable working autonomously, making decisions, and working in a fast-paced, flat team structure.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on developing our highly competitive, ultra-low-latency trading platform consisting of market data delivery and order submission subsystems
  • Design and implement state-of-the-art, industry-leading trade execution and connectivity solutions
  • You will be part of our algorithmic trading strategies team that is responsible for all automated trading algorithms so that your experience and knowledge will have direct impact on our production
  • Improve the system performance by optimizing network access, hardware utilization, and programming execution
  • Stay on top of updates to exchange protocols


  • You have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related field
  • You have excellent programming skills using C++ in a Linux (or Unix-like) environment
  • You possess the ability and desire to write simple, well-structured and clean code that is easy to maintain
  • You have in-depth knowledge of low-level network and system programming and have ideally experience in developing low-latency systems
  • You have a solid grasp of computer science, algorithms, memory-, and concurrency models, CPU-architecture, operating systems, networks, and performance optimization
  • Experience in statistics, large-scale data processing systems, machine learning and/or grid-based computing is a big plus
  • No finance background is necessary or expected.


At IMC, no two projects or any two days are the same. You can expect a dynamic, fast-paced environment that delivers a steady stream of challenges. One of the most exciting aspects of the job is our quick feedback loop.

Our workforce is just as varied. IMCers are drawn from a broad range of nationalities and backgrounds; what they have in common is their deep technical expertise, extraordinary smarts and highly collaborative approach. We give people lots of responsibility and the support they need to make an impact from day one.

We promise you a flat structure and an open, collaborative culture that stimulates the sharing of ideas, knowledge and technology between our different teams and offices.

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Job ID: 11758283
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11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

IMC Zug builds next-generation trading strategies and software using applied machine learning algorithms and toolsets.

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