Lead Software Engineer, Treasury Systems

Location New York, New York
Discipline: Research & Development
Job type: Director
Salary: £250000 to £299000
Contact name: James Drysdale

Contact email: james@winston-fox.co.uk
Job ref: TRECITLO2
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Hiring accomplished and experienced Software Engineer (R&D bias) who has a love of Mathematics, Programming and Distributed Computing for a new and sizeable multi-year project in New York, Chicago, and London. This is for one of the best performing hedge funds, ever!


This position will be a vital part of a core team responsible for designing, developing and implementing a new mission-critical distributed platform. Core critical systems built using C/C++, with Python on top.In summary, we would like to hire a seasoned engineer with broad SDLC experience, i.e. architecture design, analysis, low-level coding, testing, and implementation. Someone with a passion for modern design and best practice for building proprietary systems, high-performance systems, code and data structure, algorithms, distribution, parallelization, optimization, and innovation.



  • Analyze, design, architect, development critical server-side components

    Design and architect key areas of the entire platform

  • Work directly with business users and executive stakeholders to ensure clear communication on deliverables.

  • Devise and implement solutions, seeing design through to production.

  • Solving complex optimization problems



  • 5-10 years’ experience working on complex distributed systems

    High proficiency in C/C++ and Python programming languages.

  • Broad SDLC experience/exposure, i.e. architecture design, analysis, low-level coding, testing, and implementation

  • Passion for modern design and best practice when building proprietary systems, high-performance software, code and data structure, algorithms, distribution, parallelization, optimization, and innovation.

  • Strong Computer Science background and academics, both theory and experience.

  • Strong experience in financial markets, particularly Treasury systems, or Treasury related technology

  • Analytical problem-solving, ambition, drive, strong work ethic and motivation

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and experience working with business users and/or executive teams.

  • The working environment is fast-paced and meritocratic but still collaborative and open. It is an environment that is suitable for experienced engineers who enjoy working with business users and delivering world-class innovative products. Seasoned engineers who enjoy building and running their projects but are also happy to work as part of a collaborative team when needed excel at this company.



  • Base salaries up to $250-$300k + annual bonus (100%+)

    Free breakfast/lunch/snacks/coffee shop, free gym and personal training

  • Top range pension, private health and dental care

  • Twenty-five days’ vacation and four weeks sick pay

  • Complete product and project ownership/SDLC. Fast-paced, meritocratic, and low bureaucracy culture

  • Exquisite working environment and friendly/mature culture