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This role is directed at graduates seeking a 2024 start date. For 2025 start dates please take a look at our internships.

Working as a Software Engineer at Hudson River Trading (HRT) means the code you write is our business. At HRT, our engineers create and maintain critical technology and infrastructure that is integral to the success of our trading. Their work spans our incredible live trading system and a powerful research environment. Software Engineers bring deep knowledge of C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocols.

In this role, you will work closely with other engineers across the firm who design trading algorithms and monitor trading in an extremely fast-paced, real-time environment! We are looking for smart programmers who love to code, like being challenged, and can thrive in an open and collaborative company culture.


  • You are a full-time undergraduate student studying Computer Science or a related field who is eligible for full-time roles in 2024
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving skills
  • Working experience with C/C++ is required, as are good CS fundamentals
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating systems (we use Linux), system/processor performance, and network communication
  • Interest in low-level architecture, logic design, and/or verification is a plus


  • In your spare time you: code, tinker, read, explore, break things, and have an insatiable curiosity for all things computer-related — you’ll find like-minded people here
  • You are capable of working both independently, as well as part of a team and can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • You can look at code, figure out how it works, and identify how to make it better
  • You can describe software designs at a high level (the abstract interface), low level (step-by-step algorithm), and anywhere in between
  • You really like to work with people who push you to be better at what you do


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.


About Hudson River Trading (HRT)

At Hudson River Trading (HRT) we are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated computing environments, and our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

HRT’s founding partners graduated from Harvard and MIT with degrees in computer science and mathematics, and founded HRT in 2002. Armed with programming skills and sharp quantitative minds, the founders hypothesized that by applying a fresh take to trading stocks, one that truly leverages the power of technology, they could meaningfully impact a world still dominated by manual operators. Very quickly, their algorithms saw success in the markets and HRT grew from their origins in US equities to a global, multi-asset class trading firm.

Today HRT employs over 800 brilliant minds from a variety of disciplines—from highly technical to deeply mathematical to the liberal arts. We are critical thinkers and eager automators, chasing new solutions to any problem we encounter.

We trade on nearly all of the world’s electronic markets, and are a leading voice for fair and open markets. Our internal code of ethics far exceeds the expectations of the regulatory environment in which we operate. We are conscientious market participants advocating for fair and transparent markets for everyone. This philosophy influences every aspect of our research.