Research Computing Engineer
Location:Philadelphia Area


Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is a 30 year-old privately held trading firm located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in high performance trading.


The Research Computing team at SIG is responsible for providing system architecture and runtime support for high performance computing solutions to support SIG’s quantitative research efforts.  By working in coordination with all technology infrastructure teams our work spans all phases of planning, acquisition, development, and productionization of SIG’s HPC platforms and continues on to the maintenance, operation, benchmarking, tuning, and troubleshooting of these platforms.  HPC platforms consist of linux and windows based compute nodes, high performance parallel file systems and object storage, infiniband and ethernet networks, and a software stack to manage fair resource distribution.

In this role, you will:


  • Leverage your development skills to build automation and configuration management  tools for our research clusters
  • Develop benchmarks to identify and isolate and system bottlenecks
  • Engage in performance tuning and optimization of software and hardware stack
  • Research feasibility and cost benefit  of solutions to existing bottlenecks
  • Work closely with quants and system administrators from all technology teams

What we're looking for
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in an object oriented development language (C++, C#, Java) and proficiency with Windows or Linux is required
  • Must demonstrate a love of learning, intellectual and technical curiosity, want to find out how things work and why complex systems break.
  • Experience in a scripting language such as python or perl is required
  • Familiarity with distributed systems, grid or cloud computing, OpenStack, or Lustre is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to: learn quickly, communicate clearly, and solve business and technical problems is required
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and practices
  • Working knowledge of storage hardware, concepts, and protocols
  • Candidate must process strong teamwork and communication skills

Want to contact the recruiter directly?

Alex Patton


We don’t post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed here was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.

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