Software Developer, Market & Reference Data


Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a highly-skilled Software Developer to build real-time trading applications from scratch in order to replace legacy systems, as well as provide support for legacy systems in the interim. The Software Developer will sit within Tower's Core Engineering department.


The Software Developer will be responsible for:

  • Helping Tower develop the next-generation data platforms
  • Helping the team with various projects pertaining to migration, automation, and development
  • Fixing bugs and issues in existing production support platforms
  • Implementing enhancement and adding new functionality in existing support UI
  • Implementing and supporting new execution venues
  • Validating data changes and updating the platform accordingly through the UI
  • Performing code reviews


The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience with Java (Java 8 required), Python, and Scala
  • Experience working with NoSQL Databases
  • Experience working with highly concurrent and performant system development
  • Experience with Security Master, Reference Data, or Market Data infrastructure
  • Past role(s) within electronic trading, and a thorough understanding of financial instruments including equities, debt instruments, futures, and options
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with SQL, Angular JS, javascript, version control (git) and html (a plus)
  • Exposure to an Agile development environment with use of Jira


Tower’s offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
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