Senior Algo Developer

Permanent contract|New York|IT (Information Technology)

Senior Algo Developer

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


Base Salary Range: $62,000 - $260,000
Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.

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 research infrastructure

  • 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, parallelism / asynchronicity, high availability, efficient / performance sensitive code

  • 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

  • 2-3 years minimum financial market exposure. Fixed income a plus

  • 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

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 (

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: 2300005S
Starting date: 2023/03/13
Publication date: 2023/01/09