Lead Software Engineer, Post-Trade Expert

Clear Street

Clear Street

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023

About Clear Street:

Clear Street is building modern infrastructure for capital markets. Founded in 2018 by top Wall Street and Silicon Valley veterans, Clear Street is an independent, non-bank prime broker designed to solve the industry’s most neglected problem: legacy technology.

We have built a proprietary, cloud-native clearing and custody system from the ground floor to replace the outdated infrastructure used across capital markets. Our platform is fully integrated with central clearing houses and exchanges to support billions in trading volume per day. We’ve agonized about our data model abstractions, created horizontal scalability, and crafted thoughtful APIs. All so we can provide a best-in-class experience for our clients.

By combining highly-skilled product and engineering talent with seasoned finance professionals, we’re building the essentials to compete in today’s fast-paced markets.

The Role:

As a Clearing System Subject Matter Expert with a proven track record of building post-trade systems in the areas of clearing, settlement, or custody, you will play a pivotal role in redefining the banking infrastructure and shaping the future of the financial industry.

You will work closely with a team of talented senior and staff engineers to design and build innovative clearing systems for futures, fixed income, corporate actions and/or forex products. Drawing on your extensive first-hand knowledge, learnings and battle scars, you will guide the team in avoiding pitfalls and building the right models and systems to ensure the efficient processing of trades.

You will collaborate closely with engineering, product, and compliance teams to ensure that the clearing system is functioning effectively and meeting all regulatory requirements. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge cloud technologies and stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements. Join us and be part of a collaborative and supportive team that values your contributions and encourages your professional growth.

The Team:

Our team is composed of highly talented and motivated engineers who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of financial technology. Working together, we have built a platform that serves institutional clients and is at the forefront of technological innovation. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and make a meaningful impact on the financial industry. We value creativity, innovation, and a strong work ethic, and we are committed to providing our team members with the support and resources they need to succeed.


  • You have 10+ years of hands-on experience building clearing, settlement or custody systems for different asset classes in international markets.
  • You have worked across different functions within an organization to build and ship post trade products.
  • You can clearly explain the nuances of clearing systems to engineers.
  • Strong understanding of clearing concepts and processes, including trade matching, margining, and collateral management
  • Experience with clearing platforms.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Preferred, but not required, experience on the Clearing & Custody Team Stack: Golang, gRPC, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Redis, Docker, Kubernetes. Readiness to learn this stack is required.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a small and growing team of good people, where you can make a difference.
  • A new, high-quality code base with little technical debt and room to build new services and features.
  • An environment that embraces the utility of a DevOps oriented culture and combines it with a focus on CI/CD methodology.
  • A meritocratic philosophy that champions collaboration.
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and perks.

We are considering candidates at various advanced levels. Base Salary Range is $170,000 - $240,000. The range is representative of the starting base salary for this role at Clear Street. Which range a candidate fits into and where a candidate falls in the range will be based on job related factors such as relevant experience, skills, and location. These ranges represent Base Salary only, which is just one element of Clear Street's total compensation. The ranges stated do not include other factors of total compensation such as bonuses or equity.

At Clear Street, we offer competitive compensation packages, company equity, 401k matching, gender neutral parental leave, and full medical, dental and vision insurance. Our belief has always been that we are better as a business when we are all together in person. As such, beginning on January 2, 2023, we are requiring employees to be in the office 4 days per week. In-office benefits include lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, happy hours, a great location, and amazing views.

Our top priority is our people. We’re continuously investing in a culture that promotes collaboration. We help each other through challenges and celebrate each other's successes. We believe that modern workplaces succeed by virtue of having high-performance workforces that are diverse — in ideas, in cultures, and in experiences. We put in the effort to make such a workplace a daily reality and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. #LI-Hybrid