Job Summary

Kx KDB+ / Q Developer job - 6+ Months Contract in Manhattan

  • Location:
    New York , New York
  • Salary:
    80 $ - 90 $ / Hour
  • Category:
    Software Engineer
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Modis is currently seeking a Kx KDB+ Q Developer for an exceptional contract opportunity with our global investment banking customer, located in Midtown Manhattan.
This Developer will be working on a team environment to design, create and test complex, low-latency, high-frequency trading applications from start to finish using Q for KDB and other quantitative programming concepts.  Several of these applications involve transaction cost analysis systems (TCA) and Equities Data Tick platforms.
The contract starts off as an initial 6 months, and has a very high likelihood of long-term extension, or even full-time conversion in the future.  The ideal candidate should have a minimum Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, or a related field
We are seeking individuals who have at least 18 months experience Kx KDB+ Databases and Q Programming.
Day to Day Responsibilities will include:
- Starting at the beginning of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), taking requirements and translating those into high and low-level software designs.
- Working on brand-new application development as well as maintaining/enhancing existing applications.
- Applying a background knowledge of quantitative programming to create stable low latency and high frequency algorithms.
- Working with Kx KDB+ Databases and Q Programming for high-performance tick development.
- Producing secure, stable and scalable web application code using object oriented languages – Core Java, C++, Python, Perl
- Developing within a UNIX or Linux environment
Required Skills & Qualifications
- Required Bachelor of Science in a related field.
- Minimum 18 months experience in KDB+ Databases and Q Programming
- Advanced Core Java or C++ Programming
- Experience with Perl or Python scripts
- Experience with UNIX or Linux-based environments
If interested in this or other KDB /Q Developer jobs available through Modis in the NYC area, please apply today with your most recently up to date MS Word resume – or visit our website at to view and apply for and of the hundreds of IT jobs we currently have across the US!  
Duration: 6+ Months
Rate: $80 - $90 hour W2
Benefits: Optional benefits available through Modis include Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401K, Commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts, continued training and more!

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