Who we are:

Volant Trading is a technology-driven firm comprised of quantitative traders and technologists who work together as a single team.  For more than a decade, we have specialized in automatic options, futures and equities trading from our offices in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong.  We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture, exceptional people and the ability to adapt.

The Role:

As a senior developer on our Execution Platform team, you’ll be working with traders and quantitative analysts to support their research and execute their strategies.  Using your deep understanding of software design principles and expertise in building high-performance systems, you will actively participate in all aspects of creating our ultra-low latency trading system.  You’ll join a close-knit team of agile, talented software designers.  Working alongside our FPGA engineers, we are committed to innovation and pushing technological boundaries.  In this group, we see our contribution directly impact our bottom line.



EE/CE Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
Minimum 5 years’ experience in C++ development, including C++11 (or higher)
Experience of leading a development team, and guiding/mentoring junior developers
Building high-performance systems operating in a Linux environment
Strongly Preferred Skills

Agile approaches, including test driven development
Linux kernel/driver development
Embedded systems programming
Messaging technologies, e.g. ZeroMQ or RabbitMQ
Nice to have

FIX messages and Exchange APIs
Programming robotic systems
Graphics engine / game development


We believe in sharing the rewards of our success, both in terms of compensation and quality of life.  That is why we offer an exceptional and comprehensive benefits package to our full time employees.

Health Coverage: employees and their families receive fully covered health insurance, including medical, dental and vision.
Bonuses & Retirement: employees are eligible for profit sharing, bonuses and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with an employer match.
Time Off: employees receive generous paid vacation leave as well as parental leave.
Development Competitive Tuition Reimbursement Program and access to internal and industry training events
Daily Life: we provide breakfast and stock our kitchen with healthy snacks and beverages