About Grasshopper: At Grasshopper, we are a prominent Asian proprietary trading firm and liquidity provider, competing on a global scale. With over 20 years of consistent profitability, we uphold core values of honesty, integrity, and teamwork, guiding our future success. Our cutting-edge, in-house technology places us at the forefront of electronic trading advancements.
What We Are Looking For: We welcome experienced engineers to join our growing team. If you excel in either C++ or Rust (or both) and are proficient in Python, we encourage you to apply. We value proactive problem-solvers who take ownership of their work and demonstrate a solid commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Candidates with backgrounds in tackling challenging problems, particularly related to low latency or high throughput, are highly regarded, regardless of their prior experience in finance.
Responsibilities: As a vital member of the Software Development team, you will:
As an experienced hire we expect you to contribute to the culture of writing code that’s clean, fast and easy to maintain. We expect you to lead by example and help less experienced colleagues grow. To this end, some level of mentoring, support and technical guidance is part of your job. Furthermore, you are expected to be able to drive requirements gathering, coordination with stakeholders and lead and manage projects from start to finish.
Second-Line Support and Collective Responsibility: At Grasshopper, our engineers are crucial in providing second-line support for the systems they write. This means taking ownership of system performance, actively addressing post-deployment issues, and troubleshooting any technical challenges. Additionally, during upgrades and new deployments, our engineers take on first-line support responsibilities, ensuring a seamless transition and promptly resolving any issues that may arise during critical phases.
We foster a culture of collective responsibility, where every team member contributes to the efficiency and solidity of our technology and operations. Collaboratively, we identify opportunities for optimisation and continuous improvement, sharing the goal of maintaining our position at the forefront of electronic trading and delivering exceptional results to our clients and partners.
Projects you might work on: At Grasshopper, our Software Developers are involved in a wide range of exciting projects, including but not limited to:
What You Can Expect Working at Grasshopper: At Grasshopper, you'll find a diverse and dynamic work environment. We embrace open communication and collaboration, and individual contributions are respected. As a "small giant" in proprietary trading, we empower our employees with a high level of autonomy, encouraging creativity, risk-taking, and learning from mistakes. We value team members who take ownership of their work and serve as mentors to junior colleagues, fostering a supportive and inspiring environment.
What We Offer: Joining Grasshopper means embracing exciting opportunities and a supportive work environment:
At Grasshopper, we provide a supportive and inspiring environment where you can excel, contributing to our collective success. Join our team to unleash your potential in a challenging and rewarding career.
Interview Process: The interview process at Grasshopper is designed to be comprehensive and fair, allowing us to assess your skills, experiences, and fit within our dynamic team. The typical interview process for the Software Developer (Python/C++/Rust) role includes the following steps:
Interview variations: At Grasshopper, we recognise that different roles and individuals may require a tailored interview process. Therefore, the interview process might vary based on the role you are applying for and how well you align with our team and objectives.
We believe that a thorough and thoughtful interview process ensures that both you and Grasshopper find the best possible fit for mutual success. Throughout the process, we encourage open communication, and we are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.
We look forward to getting to know you better and discovering how your unique skills and experiences can contribute to the growth and success of our team at Grasshopper.
Grasshopper is an Asian proprietary trading firm and liquidity provider competing on the global stage. Our cutting edge in-house technology puts us at the forefront of developments in electronic trading. An unbroken record of consistency and profitability is underpinned by firm values of curiosity, empowerment and flexibility that guide our future success.
At Grasshopper, you will be working in a diverse and dynamic environment with a flat hierarchy. With 65 employees and 15 nationalities working in an open office, communication is essential to performance. To keep our edge as the “small giant” of proprietary trading, we give employees a high level of autonomy and encourage them to get creative, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.
We respect and listen to all our employees. You will get the chance to make an impact by having your voice heard by everyone, including the management.
We are in the business of developing people. We focus on substance and delivery - as long as you perform and communicate, you will be recognized and rewarded. We are dedicated to supporting our staff and ensuring they develop professionally and holistically to maximize their potential.