Description of Group:
The US Equites Development group is responsible for the architecture, development and support of NASDAQ’s North American equities market systems, which includes the core trading and post-trade systems, market data feeds, ticker plants, gateways, smart order routers, and monitoring suite. It is a rich and challenging environment as these systems are subject to requirements of high availability, high throughput, ultralow latency, and also have both rich and innovative functionality. Development is primarily in Java, running on a Linux-based environment.

The position demands a meticulous software developer with extensive object-oriented programming experience on real time, mission critical systems. Prior experience with communication protocols and low latency systems is desirable. The successful candidate will join a small dynamic team and have an opportunity to work on most parts of the system. This position reports to the Senior Director of Ocean Development.


  • Write code to implement new features and improve performance
  • Actively participate and contribute to the design process
  • Capable of immediately contributing to the team
  • Document new features and associated test scenarios for other teams and stakeholders including the quality assurance and production support groups
  • Able to analyze data to identify potential issues

Must Have:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience with Java programming on low latency systems.
  • Experience with communication protocols and low latency systems
  • Experience working on complex distributed information systems projects.
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts.


  • Working operational knowledge of an ATS and / or equities trading platform
  • Strong scripting skills (python and/or perl)
  • Strong background in unit and performance testing techniques.

Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

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