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FPGA Engineer

New York, NY, USA

Software Engineer

Full Time

5+ years
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About the Role

Oakland Search is proud to partner with a prestigious global market maker that is renowned for its world-class talent, robust risk management practices, and cutting-edge technology. We are currently seeking the brightest technologists to join their expanding FPGA team in New York.

As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate professionals who are dedicated to creating innovative solutions that support all areas of the firm. Your role as an FPGA engineer will involve building, maintaining, and supporting one of the world's most powerful and ultra-low-latency trading platforms. You will play a vital part in continuously improving the performance, functionality, and stability of the system.

In this dynamic business, you will contribute at every stage of the development lifecycle. Your responsibilities will encompass designing, developing, testing, and deploying elegant software solutions. If you thrive on writing optimized, efficient, and reliable code at the lowest level, and enjoy tackling complex technical challenges, we want to hear from you.


  • Strong expertise in FPGA development, including proficiency in hardware description languages (HDL) such as Verilog or VHDL

  • Experience in low-latency trading platforms or similar high-frequency environments

  • Deep understanding of hardware architectures and performance optimization techniques

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities

  • Familiarity with electronic trading systems and protocols

  • Knowledge of networking protocols and hardware acceleration techniques

  • Experience in developing market data feed handlers and order execution systems


First-year compensation for this role ranges between $500k and $800k, reflecting the value placed on top talent and the significant impact you will have on the organisation.

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