Algo Developer - Equities

Permanent contract|New York|IT (Information Technology)

Algo Developer - Equities

New York, United States Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)



Main mission is to implement trading software solutions used by the Direct Market Services & Solutions trading desk in the Americas to trade stocks and futures through various algo trading strategies. The Algo Developer will have experience developing real-time systems capable of trading in fast markets with an emphasis of solid code that scales well.  The environment is fast moving and it’s critical that the candidate be able to quickly translate new ideas into solid implementations. 

Primary tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, ensure baseline, and support low latency trading systems and related tools.
  • Take full ownership of algorithmic systems from inception to delivery.
  • Work directly with traders to understand their needs and to implement their trading strategies.
  • Analyze performance of end-to-end systems
  • Communicate and liaise with support, infrastructure, and market access development teams to improve the trading systems.
  • Adapt existing tools, used in other regions, to the US electronic business
  • Understand key industry trends in algo development and market microstructure.
  • Collaborate with other members of algo development team globally
  • Improve the backtest framework
  • Study new indicators and strategy (understand user needs, suggest solutions, etc)
  • The candidate will need to work very closely with various teams:
  • Liaise & interact with worldwide team members (developers working on the same platform in Paris/Asia)
  • Front Office in U.S. will provide the functional guidelines
  • In house IT market access teams (dev and support) in charge of the market connectivity

Profile required


  • Excellent programming skills
  • Adaptive mindset being able to switch gears quickly
  • Ability to self-organize work
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills – ability to work as part of a global team
  • Ability to function in a high-pressure environment and to meet stringent deadlines for completing tasks

Technical skills:

  • Strong technical skills in C# - real-time, multithreaded, high availability
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills and design patterns
  • Experience developing in Python
  • Experience with Development on Windows
  • Experience with performance testing and profiling
  • Understanding of distributed design concepts including computer architecture and network architecture
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, and continuous delivery
  • Memory/CPU profiling and multithreaded debugging experience.
  • Experience on trading algorithm/strategies

Behavioral Skills

  • Client focus: Put long term relationship with our clients at the center of actions
  • Team Spirit – Synergies, cooperation with colleagues in and outside team a priority
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity
  • Innovation – Adopting new technology
  • Commitment - Strive to develop skills and knowledge

Prior Work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as front office algo developer, with strong knowledge of real time trading application and exchange connectivity
  • Stock/Future/Index products (2-3 years minimum)
  • Manual or automatic trading applications in C++, Java or C#
  • Experience of electronic market accesses, market data or real time applications in C# or C++ is a plus


  • B.S degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar
  • Masters degree or equivalent work experience would be a plus

Business insight


Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

The trading organization is looking to add an experienced algorithmic developer to the team. The Algo Developer will be responsible for developing complex algorithmic systems to manage a wide variety of electronic flows. The team builds systems which are required to execute in fragmented and fast-moving markets which are continuing to gain speed. The role involves sitting directly with a team of highly skilled quant traders which generate sophisticated model driven signals. You will join a fast-growing team, encouraging exploration and implementation of cutting-edge technologies and ideas, with a flat management structure.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000VB8
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/07/20