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FPGA Developer
New York, NY

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Job Description

Tower Research Capital LLC, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a FPGA Developer to join our Trading Platform team.

The Trading Platform division is responsible for developing, improving, and governing platforms through which trading teams access markets, and facilitating Risk Technology's control of market access and trading.


* Collaborating with software developers across divisions to architect low-latency connections to financial exchanges around the world
* Building advanced Ethernet-based communication stacks direct from chip to SFP
* Integrating network stacks to connect to various financial exchanges
* Creating custom logic to manage a constant inflow of data, which will need to be parsed, processed, and passed to the user space in the most efficient manner possible
* Identifying bottlenecks and measuring latency using logic scopes
* Working closely with software developers to develop an optimal interface between FPGA hardware and user space software


* At least 5 years of experience with FPGA development
* A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent professional experience
* Expert-level knowledge of Altera products, development tools, and related simulators
* A strong understanding of network PHY interfacing
* Experience using Logic Scope for wire-to-wire analysis and performance measurement
* Integration experience with independent third-party cores
* Able to design and develop signal processing cores from system and architectural requirements
* The ability to document design and interface specifications

Additional Qualifications (preferred)

* A strong background in mathematics
* Experience with Altera Stratix and Bitware Boards
* A demonstrated background in 100Mbps, 1Gbps, and 10Gbps network interfaces
* An understanding of various network hardware techniques, such as store and forward
* Knowledge of PCI-e 3.x
* Previous work experience at a high-frequency trading firm


Tower's dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, Tower's cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

* Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
* 401(k) with company matching
* 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
* Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
* Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
* Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

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