Trading Systems Developer Interview Guide (C++ Edition)
Minimum price
Suggested price

Trading Systems Developer Interview Guide (C++ Edition)

Insider's Guide to Top Tech Jobs in Finance

About the Book

This book will help you with interview preparation for landing high-paying software engineering jobs in the financial markets industry – Hedge Funds, Banks, Algo Trading firms, HFT firms, Exchanges, etc.

This book contains 120+ questions with solutions/answers fully explained. Covers all topics in breadth and depth. Questions that are comparable difficulty level to those asked at top financial firms. Resources are provided to help you fill your gaps.

Who this book is for:

1)This book is written to help software developers who want to get into the financial markets/trading industry as trading systems developers operating in algorithmic trading, high-frequency trading, market-making, electronic trading, brokerages, exchanges, hedge funds, investment banks, and proprietary trading firms. You can work across firms involved in various asset classes such as equities, derivatives, FX, bonds, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, among others.

2)This book serves the best for programmers who already know C++ or who are willing to learn C++. Due to the level of performance expected from these systems, most trading systems are developed in C++.

3) This book can help you improve upon the skills necessary to get into prestigious, high paying tech jobs at financial firms. Resources are provided. Practice questions and answers help you to understand the level and type of questions expected in the interview.

What does this book contain:

1)Overview of the financial markets trading industry – types of firms, types of jobs, work environment and culture, compensation, methods to get job interviews, etc.

2)For every chapter, a guideline of what kind of topics are asked in the interviews is mentioned.

3)For every chapter, many questions with full solutions/answers are provided. These are of similar difficulty as those in real interviews, with sufficient breadth and depth.

4)Topics covered – C++, Multithreading, Inter-Process Communication, Network Programming, Lock-free programming, Low Latency Programming and Techniques, Systems Design, Design Patterns, Coding Questions, Math Puzzles, Domain-Specific Tools, Domain Knowledge, and Behavioral Interview.

5)Resources – a list of books for in-depth knowledge.

6) FAQ section related to the career of software engineers in tech/quant financial firms.

Upsides of working as Trading Systems Developer at top financial firms:

1)Opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies.

2)Opportunity to work with quants, traders, and financial engineers to expand your qualitative and quantitative understanding of the financial markets.

3)Opportunity to work with other smart engineers, as these firms tend to hire engineers with a strong engineering caliber.

4)Top compensation with a big base salary and bonus, comparable to those of FAANG companies.

5)Opportunity to move into quant and trader roles for the interested and motivated.

This book will be your guideline, seriously cut down your interview preparation time, and give you a huge advantage in landing jobs at top tech/quant firms in finance.

About the Authors

Dennis Thompson
Mark Thunderberg

Dennis Thompson is a senior engineering professional in financial markets technology. He worked at multiple financial firms including a hedge fund, an exchange, an investment bank, a prop trading firm, and a trading platform provider.

He built super low latency trading systems and related software for more than a decade at multiple financial firms across multiple asset classes. He has first-hand experience developing trading systems software components like market data feed handlers, order management system, matching engine, smart order router, algo/strategy engine, trading signals computation, risk management system, etc. and with low latency technologies like FPGA, kernel bypass, OS/Network tuning, etc.

Dennis holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction to Trading Systems Developer Jobs
    • Interview Planning and Tips
    • Book Organization
    • C++
    • Multithreading
    • Lock-free Programming
    • OS & IPC (Inter-Process Communication)
    • Network Programming
    • Low Latency Programming & Techniques
    • Systems Design
    • Design Patterns
    • Coding Interview
    • Math Puzzles
    • Tools
    • Domain Knowledge
    • Behavioral Interview
    • Thank You
    • FAQ on tech/quantitative finance career for software engineers
    • Resources

The Leanpub 60 Day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

Now, this is technically risky for us, since you'll have the book or course files either way. But we're so confident in our products and services, and in our authors and readers, that we're happy to offer a full money back guarantee for everything we sell.

You can only find out how good something is by trying it, and because of our 100% money back guarantee there's literally no risk to do so!

So, there's no reason not to click the Add to Cart button, is there?

See full terms...

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $13 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub