Software Engineer II

| Needham, MA, USA
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Einstein postulated that humans could not travel at the speed of light. At HPR, our engineers develop platforms that push that limit each and every day as we build cutting-edge, high-performance computing systems that drive performance, reliability, and scalability. HPR engineers thrive at the intersection of hardware and software.

We are searching for brilliant, forward thinking Software Engineers to build the future of capital markets infrastructure. Headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, HPR is undergoing exponential growth as we expand our existing product lines and develop the next generation of HPR products, building upon an already highly profitable company.

As a core member of a small team, you will have a visible impact as you push the boundaries of high-performance computing and solve problems that improve and strengthen low-level capital market infrastructure across the globe. You will work in a uniquely collaborative and agile software and hardware development environment, coordinating closely with teammates and regrouping through daily scrums. HPR’s culture is truly one-of-a-kind. We foster a positive climate of teamwork and collaboration. We love what we do and coming to work every day.

HPR offers competitive compensation and benefits in a professional and fun setting. At HPR you’ll enjoy generous employee perks including casual dress code, game room access, team events, free food, and more.

As a Software Engineer II you will:

  • Utilize your expertise in low-level programming as we advance the state of the art in high performance computing and electronic trading
  • Provide the necessary guidance and hands-on delivery of the design, development, and debugging of C applications that run on multi-core Linux systems to process large amounts of high-throughput, low-latency network data
  • Become a key contributor to our process and team culture, continually iterating on how we build products, not just on what we build
  • Collaborate directly with customers that are using the products that you develop


  • MS/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related
  • 3-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong C programming skills
  • Linux application development expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to work through complex engineering obstacles and proven success leading engineering teams to efficient and accurate solution to these problems 
  • Experience defining test scenarios and test cases to ensure quality of team deliverables
  • Passionate about writing software that is clean, simple, and elegant
  • Proficiency with concurrency and multi-threaded architectures
  • Expertise with socket programming and TCP
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python and Shell


  • Experience with C++ and Java
  • Financial market knowledge

 Please note: HPR currently does not provide employment sponsorship

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • CLanguages
    • Embedded CLanguages
    • FPGALanguages
    • JavaLanguages


Our newly renovated office space is easily accessible from all major highways and nearby public transit stations.

An Insider's view of HPR

What’s the vibe like in the office?

HPR strikes a great team vibe in the office. Everyone gets along, is super helpful, friendly, and hard-working. I haven't experienced a more comfortable work setting than at HPR. To top it off, we like to balance the hard work with plenty of fun activities like ping pong or board games. I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the team!


Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

HPR has a very collaborative environment, so I always spend at least a bit of time everyday working with the more junior engineers and our clients. Typically there are a few daily meetings, and in the afternoons I almost always have time to focus on my projects and coding.


Senior Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

HPR Engineering has several exciting projects currently underway. The end result will be new features and new products that disrupt the status quo in high-performance electronic trading. Our innovative designs combine complex high-performance hardware and software data-paths that deliver results that are unmatched by anything in the industry.


Vice President of Engineering

What are HPR Perks + Benefits

HPR Benefits Overview

At HPR we offer competitive compensation and benefits in a professional and fun setting.

Benefits include a BCBS health plan; a Delta dental plan; Short-term and Long-term Disability Coverage and Life Insurance; a 401(k) plan; 3 weeks paid vacation and 1 week paid sick time off; and we follow the U.S. stock market holiday schedule.

You will also enjoy generous employee perks, including casual dress code, game room and VR access, team events, free food, beverages, free onsite parking, gym and pool access and more.

Volunteer in local community
HPR participates in local volunteer activities through Building Impact.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
We offer both short and long-term disability coverage for our employees. These excellent plans offer peace of mind knowing you will have excellent coverage if needed.
Dental insurance
HPR offers a fully paid for Delta Dental plan which offers extensive benefits and a large network of dental providers.
Health insurance
HPR offers BCBS HMO and PPO plans that provide comprehensive coverage for employees. You will have access to a large network of physicians at a low out of pocket cost.
Life insurance
We offer coverage at no cost for employees provided by Sun Life.
Team workouts
The HPR tennis team gathers weekly throughout the spring and summer. Employees also enjoy CrossFit workouts together at the local gym.
Financial & Retirement
HPR sponsors a 401(K) plan administered by Ubiquity. You will have your choice of 26 different funds in which to invest.
Company equity
HPR offers unparalleled equity opportunity for employees by awarding incentive stock options through its Equity Incentive Plan.
Performance bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
HPR employees receive 15 days per year of paid vacation time.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
HPR hosts large-scale team events quarterly, as well as happy hours and team building activities frequently throughout the year.
Free snacks and drinks
HPR has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored soda water you can handle.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted roughly once per month.
Onsite office parking
We offer employees Free on-site covered garage parking.
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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