Full time
USA (TX) - Austin
Posted 1 year ago

Job Summary:

The Q/Kdb+ Software Engineer will be responsible for implementing, supporting, and maintaining Q/kdb+ Systems for a large government agency. The candidate will be working in an AGILE team framework and will be responsible for creating interfaces with Real Time kdb+ database to provide data for T+0 TCA reports, managing releases and code deployment for the system used globally, and working with Kx customers on hardware/software issues related to kdb+.


  • Develop and implement processes and procedures for the build-out and management of Kx system platforms, utilizing technical skills in Q/Kdb+, UNIX/Linux, Matlab, SQL, Perforce, Perl, Python, HTML, CSS, and XML.
  • Create daily data loaders to transfer data files from different servers into the client’s databases.
  • Automate business user workflow based on user requirements.
  • Train and advise the client’s workers application in development and best practices; Kx and market surveillance.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis on business and system solutions.


  • 5+ years of hands-on development experience with KDB+/Q.
  • Extensive experience with C#, Java, and Python.
  • Hands-on experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages.
  • Strong knowledge of Capital Markets, especially in the Securities and Equities industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in engineering relevant solutions using Kdb+/Q on systems of considerable scale and complexity.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals and deep software development experience in Python, R, C++, or Java.
  • Advanced Linux system knowledge.
  • Exposure to electronic trading systems and/or real-time financial data management and analytics.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with quantitative researchers or traders to understand their needs and design and engineer scalable, robust solutions.

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