FPGA Engineer (Chicago)

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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FPGA Engineer


Two Sigma Securities, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC, one of the major U.S. equity exchanges and a registered market maker in over 8,000 U.S. exchange listed equities. Backed by a high performance, proprietary platform, the firm facilitates the execution of more than 300 million shares per day. We are the market-making affiliate of Two Sigma Investments, LP and a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit twosigmasecurities.com.


We are seeking world-class engineers with cross-functional experience in FPGAs and software to join our growing hardware engineering team. Working closely with market researchers, we face a wide array of challenges relevant to finance and technology.


You will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Build next generation algorithmic trading systems, including tools to monitor and analyze system performance

  • Solving low-latency trading problems and optimize performance-critical code.

  • Assess different technologies and their applications

  • Develop new hardware platforms

  • Identify opportunities for improvement, as well as prototyping and experimenting with performance optimizations

  • Develop, optimize, and strengthen the performance-critical component of the system

You should possess the following qualifications:

  • 4+ years of professional experience analyzing performance requirements and designing systems handling very large volumes of real-time data at extremely low latencies

  • BS/BA degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering

  • Development experience with FPGAs (Verilog/VHDL, functional verification and static timing closure) and coding software in a low level language such as C/C++

  • Finance experience is not necessary

  • Opportunity available in NYC or Chicago

You will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance

  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms

  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship

  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves


We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.