Speed of system development

I am working on a trading system. The first part that I developed has a growth score approximately around 0% (+/-). The second part of the trading system is designed to take advantage of the 0% growth by executing the sale of option straddles on the same funds. The option trades will not successfully execute, because of the choice of parameters for the “stop” and “limit” which I don’t know how to successfully set up. The speed of developing this system is too slow if I have to try all of the things that I can type, so that there is no profit to doing this.