Aug 13, 2023

C++ Software Developer / Engineer

  • Options Technology
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Full time Software Development

Job Description

C++ Software Developer / Engineer

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: Competitive

Join our team of expert programmers within Options’ Market Data division!

Working for Options

Developing and engaging our people is a strategic priority for our business. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and contribute to Options’ future growth and success. We want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.

Who are we?

Options is a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges. We currently employ over 450 employees worldwide and are continuing to grow across offices in New York, Chicago, Belfast, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Why Options?

  • Global travel: We have offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Belfast, Dublin and across Asia.
  • Continuous career development opportunities: We provide professional skills development and technical training.
  • The chance to be a part of a self-sufficient, successful team: The Options team operates in a fast-paced environment with endless opportunities for innovation and forward-thinking.
  • Competitive salary: In addition to a competitive salary, Options reward employees with a range of bonus incentives and employee benefits.

The Role

The successful candidate will assist with the development and maintenance of low latency trading platforms in an agile environment, working in the full development life cycle of applications using C/C++.

We’re looking for someone who has technical proficiency in:

  • Three to five years’ experience in a related role involving the design and development experience.
  • The ability to demonstrate previous experience with C++ including STL / Boost.
  • Experience in working with Linux/Unix environments e.g. Red-Hat, CentOS.
  • Scripting knowledge of BASH, Perl and Python.
  • Proficiency with system testing and debugging tools.
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Experience with Agile working, TDD / BDD, CI / CD.

Typical Job duties would include:


  • Develop and implement applications written in C/C++ supporting our low latency trading platform.
  • Work across the full development life cycle to create new features while maintaining and testing existing applications.
  • Support our clients and get involved in the investigation of production issues
  • Carry out system integration, regression testing and enhance automated regression testing tools to increase overall test coverage.
  • Work with other agile team members in ensuring quality software releases.

We’re also looking for candidates with:


  • Strong research, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changeable working environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Desire to travel and see the world.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own projects in a professional manner.
  • A passion for innovation and the financial technology sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and proven ability to manage own workload.


How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter to the C++ Software Developer / Engineer role on the Options Career Page at The CV must be a maximum of two pages. The covering letter must detail the role you are applying to, along with your availability.