C++ Software Developer
Chopper Trading - Chicago, IL

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Chopper Trading LLC is a privately owned proprietary trading firm headquartered in Chicago’s historic Board of Trade Building with growing offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Washington DC. Our 200+ employees form a strategic blend of Traders, Software Engineers, and Quantitative Analysts that has consistently produced results since our founding in 2002.

One key to this success has been the pledge to hire extremely bright, motivated, and passionate employees who are tasked with developing our proprietary trading applications and implementing these applications in the financial markets. Chopper Trading thrives on innovative ideas and continuously explores new opportunities within the global marketplace.

Just as important as our employees is the technology they use to reach the market quickly and effectively. Our commitment to this technology has propelled Chopper Trading through the global financial crisis to the top of the proprietary trading community and has the rest of the financial world playing catch up.

All of this is a credit to the vision of our executive leadership whose combined experience in trading and technology is unmatched. We participate in one of the most intense and challenging private sector domains in the world and have effectively positioned ourselves for further success over the coming years. In order to continue to excel we need bright, strategic thinkers who will thrive in a high-performance environment. Chopper Trading rewards intelligence, hard work, and commitment while giving each employee the freedom, opportunity, and support to pursue and achieve success.


This person will work in Chicago directly with existing traders and other software engineers to develop and maintain applications built on a proprietary quantitative trading platform.


Minimum of 5+ years of experience with C++
  • Strong experience with socket/network programming
  • Strong experience with multi-threading/concurrency design and development
  • Experience with C++11
  • Knowledge of optimization techniques, especially with gcc/clang
Special consideration will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Experience at a firm that trades exchange traded products
  • Software integration with fpga development

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