C++ Developer

Software Engineer
Full-time
Toronto

We are Spire Trading

A Toronto based quantitative trading firm that excels in collaboration, problem solving and technology. If you want to know more about us, take a look at What We Do, Our Culture and even our Instagram.

About this position

We are constantly identifying new opportunities to increase efficiency and liquidity to capital markets. For this role we are seeking a software developer to build an application that continuously gathers news and information from the web and analyzes it to build out our financial knowledge base. This involves developing a high performance web crawler, coming up with efficient storage and versioning systems, and modifying JavaScript engines to operate on downloaded web content. In the process of developing these components, you will become intimately familiar with the business of proprietary trading, market making, and the various tools and methods used to analyze and forecast financial markets. No knowledge of finance is required.

Want to know more? Check our series of posts “A glimpse of” with the daily experiences of our team!

What you will need

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest C++ standards (C++17/C++2x)
  • Proficiency with HTML5, DOM parsing, JavaScript.
  • Solid understanding of fundamental data structures and algorithms.
  • Strong automated testing discipline.
  • An impeccable eye for details.
  • Self-starter and proactive.
  • Take ownership of your code.

What we offer

Awesome culture and team
Flexible work hours
Work with the latest technologies
Design your own workstation
Fun office, equipped with food, drinks and games
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Midtown Toronto location near Eglinton Subway St.

What it looks like?

Our Tech blog is currently in the works - stay tuned!