C++ Developer (Low Latency) (Vice President)

Permanent contract|Chicago|IT (Information Technology)

C++ Developer (Low Latency) (Vice President)

Chicago, United States Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


Societe Generale is seeking a strong C++ low latency developer to expand their highly successful, fully automated computerized trading franchise across asset classes.

This is a hands-on position for the full development cycle, from requirements collection to final deployment and includes ongoing support for internal users. The successful candidate will work with an existing team of highly technical engineers to extend the functionality and performance of company’s sophisticated trading system that manages significant amounts of firms trading flow. This is a unique opportunity for a Software Developer to become a key contributor and work side by side with this firm’s highly talented team of software engineers, quantitative strategists, and traders on cutting-edge technology and sophisticated quantitative strategies.


  • Design, develop and implement cutting edge market connectivity system
  • Sitting alongside algo developers and traders to communicate varying needs
  • Ensure order management is consistent with best execution practices
  • Continuously work with colleagues and business leaders to advance each other’s skills

Profile required


  • Current experience with C/C++, including familiarity with C++17 and templates
  • Low latency coding, performance tuning, and debugging
  • FIX & Binary Connectivity Protocols
  • Proficiency in network protocols such as TCP & multicast
  • FPGA experience a plus in terms of low-level understanding of how sockets work.
  • Experience with Market Data feed handlers, Client and Market Connectivity products
  • Knowledge of investment management operations and trading execution solutions
  • Experience developing on Linux
  • Python scripting experience (or equivalent)
  • Strong communication skills a must

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mathematics or Computer Science (MSc/PhD)
  • Team Player capable of developing industrial strength software components
  • Good experience analyzing and structuring large data sets.
  • Knowledge of trading and market microstructure

Why join us

Within SOCIETE GENERALE’s Corporate and Investment Banking division, the GBSU MKT (Client and Trading Technology) group is responsible for front office applications utilized in America, Europe and Asia. The New York GBSU/MKT team is part of a globally-distributed development team providing trader pricing, market-making tools and electronic trading applications to the rapidly growing New York trading desks.

The Real-Time Market Access (RTMA) Develop team partners directly with the Electronic Market Making desks in the development of systems supporting their trading activity, primarily market data and order entry to all electronic markets across various asset classes (equities, options, future, fixed income, commodities, rates

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (https://americas.societegenerale.com/en/societe-generale-about/diversity-and-inclusion/)

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

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: 230000S0
Starting date: 2023/04/10
Publication date: 2023/01/11