Durlston Partners

C++ Developer

Digital Assets
Up to £150k base + bonus

We are searching for a C++ Developer who is deeply passionate about technology and fascinated by both the intricacies of computer hardware and the high-level design of expansive systems. We value a keen interest in data infrastructure, someone who enjoys delving deep into the mechanisms to comprehend how they function. Your expertise should encompass an understanding of data structures, proficiency in developing client-server network applications, and the ability to write and optimize high-performance code. We not only appreciate your experience from personal projects but also value your commercial expertise. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about technology and possess the curiosity to explore the inner workings of C++ standard libraries and other solutions. An interest in algorithmic and quantitative trading would be advantageous.

At our company, you will have the chance to expand your skills and directly influence trading outcomes by enhancing various components of our trading platform, data infrastructure, and related software. Moreover, you will receive guidance from highly experienced developers and traders, including our founders. Here, you’ll enjoy substantial independence and responsibility from the start, learning at an exceptional pace! We operate without legacy systems, numerous approval hierarchies, or unnecessary bureaucracy. All developers report directly to the hands-on CTO, and your achievements are the measure of your success, not the hours you put in.

Your role will involve collaborating with exceptionally talented colleagues. You’ll learn to write fail-safe code and enhance the performance and scalability of our trading system—a genuine challenge and a rare opportunity! We offer flexible working arrangements; productivity is our focus. While we expect you to be in the office several days a week, we provide a comfortable workspace with our own gym and unlimited food and drinks.


One of the unique aspects of this position is its diversity, and you have the opportunity to shape it in a direction that aligns with your talents and our company’s needs. Primarily, you will focus on our global trading platform, spanning across continents, with real-time data capture, order entry on multiple exchanges, robust connectivity, and built-in monitoring. Your tasks will revolve around expanding and scaling up our trading platform, primarily using C++ and Python. In our trading and development team, all workstations and servers run Linux. We emphasize simplicity and clarity, meaning designing scalable and robust C++ and Python code is a crucial skill. During interviews, we’ll delve into more technical details and provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of software optimizations, building resilient large-scale systems, and understanding cryptocurrency trading.

Hard Skills Requirements:

  • Strong C++ skills are mandatory; you will undergo a thorough assessment.
  • Experience exploring the inner workings of C++ standard libraries is essential; we will assess this.
  • Strong analytical skills are critical; you will be tested on this.
  • Understanding of networking, CPU, and memory model, as well as assembly language, is desirable.

What We Offer:

  • A unique opportunity to work on captivating projects and assume a level of responsibility and ownership rarely found elsewhere.
  • A chance to join one of the most robust and successful CeFi teams globally.
  • An engaging company culture: informal, non-hierarchical, ambitious, highly professional yet collaborative and entrepreneurial.
  • An inviting office in central London with a touch of sci-fi.
  • While we can’t accommodate fully remote candidates, we support significant flexibility regarding working from home and working hours.
  • Weekly team events, including team lunches, dinners, board games, and Dota playing sessions; participation is optional but encouraged.
  • In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer substantial performance-based bonuses.
  • Standard perks like pension, private health insurance, and free food are also part of the package, but we believe the exciting challenges and opportunities we offer are the real reasons to join us.
  • UK work permits and relocation assistance provided

Please reply to this position with your CV, or email freya@durlstonpartners.com to register interest.