Meet a C++ Software Developer

Meet a C++ Software Developer

What brought you to SIG?

I had assumed that I’d need to leave Philly for the kind of work I wanted to do. I thought I would have to move to the west coast or Texas. A long-time friend and co-worker joined SIG and told me lots of great things about the company. He loved the technical work and the lack of bureaucracy and politics and I was excited to find an opportunity to stay in the city I love while getting to work on interesting and challenging technology.

What is unique about your current role?

My team accepts orders from almost every trading desk across the firm. We connect the desks to the exchanges, so we have a great understanding of the business and their impact to the firm. Owning both the projects that I work on and the relationships I build, I’m able to understand our users’ issues and technical needs. From there, I’m involved in all stages of a project’s lifecycle: from designing and coding the system, to testing and production, and then delivering it to the end users.

What do you like best about working here?

I work with smart people who are genuinely interested in the work they do. We spend time solving interesting problems together and don’t need to worry about fumbling through red tape. I also like that I get to drive the structure of my day. I prioritize based on the short-term support or bug fixes that come up, balanced with the long-term projects I have going on.