Software Engineer

THE FIRM

XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading company partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

At XTX Markets technology is our business and we are a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one where everyone is valued. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Software Engineer for our office in Yerevan (Armenia) who can help to automate the work done by our Quantitative Researchers. Having robust, scalable code which underpins the performance and reliability of the components is vital to the success of the firm’s research. You will partner closely with Quant Researchers to develop a wide range of software.

Within your time with us you might: 

  • Automate workflows for researchers; streamlining, productionising, and testing new models implemented by the Quant Researchers (mostly Python)
  • Organise and support production code, checking dependencies, handling missing data, raising timely alerts, and ensuring informative logging etc. (mostly Python)
  • Develop ETL processes to handle a vast range of data
  • Write unit and integration tests (googletest, pytest, unittest.mock)
  • Contribute to research libraries (mostly C++)
  • Code review (C++ and Python)

We operate with great agility, and the impact of your work will be both visible and large. Please note, however, that the role does not involve implementation of quant algorithms.

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Software Engineer in a leading firm with Python as a main language
  • A history of high academic achievement, with at least an undergraduate degree (upper second class or better, or international equivalent) from a well-regarded educational establishment in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Competency in C++
  • Ability to write Python libraries that would be used by quants
  • Understanding of the operational, maintenance, monitoring and support aspects of a business-critical system
  • Ability to proactively identify problems, bottlenecks, ways to improve workflow and software.
  • Implementing software workflows/testing and deployment methodologies in an extremely agile environment
  • At least intermediate level of English and Russian

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Workflow automation systems (airflow, prefect, dagster)
  • Data Science instruments (numpy, pandas, scipy)
  • C++ binding into Python
  • Data describing libraries (dataclasses, pydantic)
  • Static code analysis tools (flake8, pylint, mypy, pyright)
  • Performance (CPU, Memory, Filesystem) profiling and optimization
  • CI/CD technologies (Github Actions, Gitlab CI, Jenkins)
  • Systems monitoring tools (Prometheus, Influx DB, Grafana)

BENEFITS

  • Working in a collaborative and friendly culture in a diverse team of outstanding, talented people from across all industry backgrounds
  • Wellness allowance
  • Extensive medical benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Personal accident and critical illness insurance
  • Catered meals in the office
  • Relocation support for candidates residing outside of Yerevan, Armenia 

HIRING PROCESS

- 4 interviews (phone/video/onsite)

- Coding exercise

- Professional references check

- Background check

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