Software Engineer – Low Latency Trading Systems

Job Description

The software engineer will be a member of the Core Trading System development team, responsible for designing and developing the company’s next generation of trading applications. The role requires strong experience in design, development, implementation of low-latency Java applications.



  • Participate in design, development, and implementation of low-latency trading applications.
  • Take wide perspectives of business needs and synthesize them into requirements and features.
  • Own the development of various components and products in the code base.



  • Core java developer with experience building low-latency and high-throughput applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Java language best practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a small team and be independent.



  • Prior experience writing zero-GC applications
  • Prior experience working with Sequencer-based architectures.


About Pragma

Pragma is an independent provider of quantitative trading technology. Our broker-neutral, multi-asset trading solutions power traditional asset managers, commodity trading advisors, hedge funds, broker-dealers, banks, and exchanges.

Pragma offers a casual and stimulating environment in which initiative and enthusiasm are the rule. We value excellence in everything we do, and distinguish ourselves from our competitors by the quality of our software and the sophistication of our products’ analytical underpinnings. Our uncompromising approach has resulted in a product that is acknowledged by our many institutional clients to be the best in its class.



  • Computer of your choice (OS X or Windows)
  • Comprehensive employer paid insurance options
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible work environment


Work Authorization Requirements

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to work full-time, on location, in New York City



Please submit resumes to with the subject line “Software Engineer – Low Latency Trading Systems.” Principals only. No recruiters please.

Due to the volume of submissions, Pragma may be unable to respond to all candidates.


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