work with us

It is an exciting time to be a technology company in finance.  Today, banks and financial institutions see the urgent need for better, more flexible, more comprehensive trading solutions than any of the off-the-shelf technologies available on the market.  But (and it’s a big but) they very often cannot build them alone. In addition to the many obstacles facing them internally (red tape, legacy technologies, decision by committee), banks are fundamentally not technology companies, and they need state-of-the-art, ultra low latency, highly reliable systems – not an easy task.

That’s where we come in. At Arctic Lake, we build smart trading businesses.  From network infrastructure and exchange gateways to execution algorithms, risk, and the user interface, we build and manage the entire platform for our clients, focusing on electronic trading and execution.

We hire independent thinkers who are excited about solving difficult problems and the opportunity to contribute to platforms in use by tier one financial institutions.  We value honesty, integrity, and accountability.  

If you think you could be a good fit, drop us a line at




The Application Process

1. Apply!

Please send us your most updated CV. If you’re a student, you should include your graduation date. 

We don’t require a cover letter, but it’s nice if you include in your email a line or two introducing yourself.


2. Technical Challenge

Get your brain juices flowing – our test is tough! Themes include algorithms and problem solving.

You can complete the challenge in C or Java and it will take you about 2 hours.

3. Intro Call

Congrats! The hardest part is over. Now we will set up a call with you to tell you more about ourselves and find out where you are in your process and answer any early questions. This is not an interview, just an opportunity to share information. 

4. Pair Programming 

You will hop on a virtual session with one of our developers so we can find out how you think and take direction. 

Have fun with this bit – we sure do! 

5. Culture-Fit Interview

This is the final stage. We will invite you to our office to meet a few members of the team. 

Get ready to talk about your achievements, as well as your failings. No dress code here, so wear whatever you’ll be most comfortable in.