Hudson River Trading

Senior Software Engineer - Distributed Compute

3+ months agoNew York, NY

Hudson River Trading (HRT) is one of the top algorithmic trading companies in the world, and what drives that success is the strength of our compute cluster.  Our cluster is the backbone of our business; it’s where all our trading strategies are generated.  And we need your help to make it better.

We want your ideas applied from the hardware of the cluster to the libraries and tools that Algo uses to generate strategies, and everything in between. As a senior software engineer - distributed compute, you'll develop deep knowledge of C++ written with the latest standards, OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocols. And you will be surrounded by amazing developers who are honing their skills every day. You'll be amazed at what you accomplish.


  • Ensure HRT’s research cluster is the best among our competitors, with a focus on supporting Algo research efforts.
  • Maintain and improve user and cluster efficiency as we scale up compute resources
  • Keep abreast of changes in the HPC landscape and bring new technologies into HRT as appropriate
  • Contribute individually and through leadership and coordination of the above.
  • Help set technical direction for the cluster and software infrastructure that supports Algo workflows, communicating frequently with Algo stakeholders.

The Skills

  • Skilled in software design, testing, deployment, and monitoring in a large distributed compute cluster.
  • Excellent debugging and problem solving skills - particularly in complicated distributed compute environments and while using large data sets.
  • Great communication capabilities.
  • C++ experience is required, python experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating systems (we use Debian Linux), system/processor performance, and network communication.

The Profile

  • You possess a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.
  • You have 3-5+ years experience designing and/or managing large compute clusters.
  • You are comfortable with implementing your own ideas, especially for POC.
  • Can look at code, figure out how it works, and how to make it better.
  • Can describe software designs at a high level (the abstract interface), low level (step-by-step algorithm), or anywhere in between.
  • You like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do.
  • In your spare time you: code, tinker, read, explore, break things, and have an insatiable curiosity for all things computer related... you'll find like-minded people here.



Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 2178579

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • On-Site Gym
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Family Support Resources
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Home Office Stipend
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K)