We are seeking a highly skilled Python & C++ Developer to augment our testing tools and automated testing platform for our esteemed trading firm client. These indispensable tools play a pivotal role in evaluating the robustness of our client's state-of-the-art exchange technology ecosystem. The ideal candidate's key responsibilities will be to enhance our automated testing tools by developing new features, developing interfaces to support connectivity options and to update the product to support multiple systems under test. Additionally, you will work very closely with the Trading System developers, the Trading Operations Help Desk, Business Strategy (Product Management) and the Quality Assurance teams. The automated testing platform is critical to ensuring the functionality of the trading system is working correctly. What You'll Do: Translate business and technical requirements into an extensible, scalable and maintainable application. Deliver solutions in a timely fashion and in accordance with the firm's SDLC methodology. Work in collaboration with other members of the development staff. Analyze user needs and determine technical requirements. Communication of plans and strategies across the team. What You'll Bring: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in IT/Computer Science. 3 plus years of experience in Python and C++ development. 2 years of programming in a quality assurance environment a plus. 2 years of programming for a stock exchange or a Wall St. firm in a trading system environment a plus. Full software development life cycle experience in a mission critical environment. Requirements assessment, design, coding, testing and production support. Must have strong Python and C++ knowledge and debugging skills. Excellent S/W design skills and knowledge of advanced data structures. Knowledge of TCP/IP and socket programming. Experience developing on Linux based systems. Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming concepts. Experience working with a large code base. Knowledge of XML or JSON. Working knowledge of the Continuous Integration Testing model and related product such as Jenkins or Hudson a plus. FIX protocol knowledge a plus. In addition to Python, knowledge of various scripting languages such as Shell and Perl a big plus. Knowledge of the BOOST libraries and STL a plus. Knowledge of multicast a plus. Knowledge of HTML and XML a plus. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to work effectively within a team environment. Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology and always be on the lookout for new technologies that can help improve the product.