KDB+/Q Engineer

Chicago, London, New York, Sydney

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Job Description

Title: Kdb+/Q Engineer 
Location: Chicago, New York, London, Sydney
Company Description:
We’re Citadel, a worldwide leader in finance that uses next-generation technology and alpha-driven strategies to transform the global economy. We tackle some of the toughest problems in the industry by pushing ourselves to be the best again and again. It’s demanding work for the brightest minds, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here, great ideas can come from anyone. Everyone. You.
Role Summary:
  • Build business-critical technology platforms that enable data management, analytics, and trading
  • Use creative problem solving to build scalable, robust systems that bring trading strategies to life
  • Work in a team environment that closely integrates trading, quantitative research, and technology
  • Invest in a career with purpose 
  • Hands-on development of a next-generation research analytics and trading platform
  • Working on large-scale financial data problems, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and highly-collaborative team
  • Evaluating and selecting technology solutions that will directly impact Quantitative Researchers and Portfolio Managers
  • Assisting Quantitative Research teams to utilize the analytics and trading platform
Skills and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in engineering relevant solutions using Kdb+/Q on systems of considerable scale and complexity
  • Strong computer science fundamentals and deep software development experience in Python, R, C++, or Java
  • Advanced Linux system knowledge
  • Exposure to electronic trading systems and/or real-time financial data management and analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with quantitative researchers or traders to understand their needs and design and engineer scalable, robust solutions

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $150,000 to $300,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

About Citadel Securities

Citadel Securities is the next-generation capital markets firm and a leading global market maker. We provide institutional and retail investors with the liquidity they need to trade a broad array of equity and fixed income products in any market condition. The brightest minds in finance, science and technology use powerful, advanced analytics to solve the market’s most critical challenges, turning big ideas into real-world outcomes.