Software Engineer in Test
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 Software Engineer in Test with world-class intelligence and very strong analytical skills to design and test automated tools that will monitor functionality, performance, and version control, end-to-end, for our trading systems.

The firm successfully trades a number of different strategies in a variety of markets. We have an extremely high-performance network that processes a vast amount of financial information in real time. The team here is composed of a talented group of quantitative financial analysts and programmers.

  • Working closely with Infrastructure Developers and the Quality Assurance Team
  • Designing, testing, and executing a series of automated tools that will alert the Quality Assurance Team to any functionality errors and changes in version, configuration, requirements, or functionality in both test and production environments
  • Creating issues in the ticket-tracking system and monitoring their completion
  • Running test plans against new builds and verifying that their functionality is correct
  • Updating and creating specification documents
  • Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager
Qualifications The successful candidate will have:
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in designing an automated testing environment, preferably within the finance industry
  • A computer science degree from a top college or university (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Knowledge of Linux and knowledge of a scripting language such as Perl, Python, or shell
  • Computer programming skills
  • Basic Linux systems administration skills and knowledge of a version control system such as cvs, svn, or git (a plus)
  • The ability to build test plans from informal specifications given by developers and the Risk Manager
  • Brilliant problem-solving skills
  • A passion for quality
Additionally, the successful candidate will be:
  • Organized and detail-oriented (extremely important)
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently and take on many responsibilities
  • Have strong communication skills and be fluent in English
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
  • Signing and 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

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