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Job Description

Odyssean is hiring a Chief Technology Officer to lead the team in the buildout of our proprietary trading platform.  This role is the primary point of contact for the executive management team on all initiatives including but not limited to the following: Design, Implementation, Documentation, Testing, and Deployment.  The buildout of the Odyssean Trading Platform is an iterative process and entails frequent updates as new trading strategies come online. This is a key role at Odyssean, as the Chief Technology Officer is in constant communication with both the General Partners and 3rd party technology vendors.  The ideal candidate is results-driven and willing to accept new challenges on the job. 


Compensation is a combination of co-founder level equity and profit sharing.


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of highly parallel computing platform and designs in multithreading paradigms

  • Strong Java (any edition) and SQL (any) coding experience

  • Vast knowledge of object-oriented programming

  • 5-7 years of experience in software development with an investment or trading firm

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

  • Knowledge of columnar databases

  • Knowledge of data and web platform security

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong engineering background, preferably in fields such as Computer Science, Mathematics, or Software Engineering.

  • Ability to analyze codes of popular languages other than Java including but not limited to: C#, Python, Javascript, VBA

  • Ability to analyze software design patterns and software system architectures

  • Experience with FTE development. Understanding of financial markets and high-frequency trading principles a plus.

  • Proven leadership skills in project management.

  • Ability to navigate a large codebase to find logic and problems. Must not be afraid to wear multiple hats.

  • Experience with major cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience with implementing a thorough testing environment

  • Experience with management tools such as Pivotal Tracker and GIT

  • Java 8

  • Java Lambda

  • Database design

  • Websockets

  • FIX 4.0+

  • Linux

  • Maven

  • Eclipse

This role is location independent. Odyssean cannot, at this time, sponsor a U.S. work visa, and thus candidates intending to work from the U.S. must have residency status there.

To apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter to Cover letter should not exceed 500 words.

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