Build Engineer
Tower Research Capital - New York, NY

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Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Build Engineer to join its Infrastructure team. Tower has a cutting-edge coding environment which provides the backbone for our high-frequency trading platform. The Build Engineer will work closely with developers and traders across teams, providing coding support and optimizing the toolchain to improve efficiency and resiliency.

  • Developing, improving, and maintaining Tower’s coding environment, which supports our global trading operations
  • Assisting other developers in diagnosing and solving coding issues, including issues with the C++ compiler and linker
  • Evaluating and adding support for new compilers, linkers, and cutting-edge build tools
  • Using dynamic programming languages to add, extend, and maintain our coding toolchain
  • Working closely with Infrastructure Developers and quantitative traders in New York, Gurgaon, and London to support, monitor, and add tests
  • Shaping the future of the team through regular interviewing and infrequent campus recruiting trips
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, or physics from a top-tier college or university
  • Excellent programming skills, including experience with development in dynamic programming languages and knowledge of the C++ compiler and linker
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux
  • Expertise in scripting languages, such as Bash shell scripting and Python
  • Familiarity with distributed source control systems, particularly Git
In addition, the ideal candidate has:
  • Brilliant problem-solving abilities
  • A passion for new technologies and actively improving existing systems
  • Motivation to help others achieve peak productivity
  • Experience working with Lua, NodeJS, Premake, or Ninja
  • Extensive knowledge of the Linux C++ compiler, linker, and dynamic linker
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work both individually and with a team
  • Experience with any of the following technologies: GCC, ICC, C++11, Boost, bjam, Clang and LLVM, distributed C++ build systems
Financial experience is not required.

Benefits Tower's main office and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, 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
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival