POSITION Description

We are always seeking to expand our team of software engineers. As a part of this team, you will work alongside quants and traders to develop the firm’s cutting-edge trading system. You will likely contribute to many different aspects of the trading system, including performance optimization, exchange connectivity and trading strategies.

The ideal candidate can sustain a flexible, practical and creative outlook while developing software in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skills

  • Strong object-oriented programming skills with C++ in a Linux environment.
  • Ability to optimize and debug high performance software.
  • Understand nuances of computer networks, operating systems and Intel architecture.
  • Experience developing with sockets.
  • Ability to contribute to a large and growing code base.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Preferred Skills

  • Interest in financial markets.
  • Experience using a distributed messaging system.


Cutler Group offers competitive salary based on location and employee benefits as per industry standards with participation in annual bonus pool plan. The salary range for this position is $150,000 – 250,000 plus bonus. Employee benefits include health, dental, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account.

Cutler Group Information

Cutler Group is an electronic market maker for most of the equity derivatives traded in the United States. We develop and operate a proprietary trading system, which manages millions of live quotes continuously throughout the trading day. We are a rapidly growing mid-sized company. As market hours in San Francisco are from 6:30 AM to 1 PM (PST), work hours are on the early side – 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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