<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Sr. Project Manager]]> GENERAL:
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As a standard please provide the below information with resume submission:
• Job history: Reasons for leaving at minimum last three employers listed on resume and specifically note relevant details if there are any terminations within work history.
• Motivation: Reason for possibly looking to leave current employer/Why open to hearing about a new opportunity at this time/Why open to possibly interviewing at Sidley.
• Salary: Target range. 

Please note that our offers will depend on the experience and education of the selected candidate. Therefore, our salary ranges are confidential and should not be advertised or disclosed to candidates. Any salary information provided is to offer a general sense of what we may expect to see in the market based on the criteria we’ re targeting. Flexibility with target range should be discussed with recruiter. Please submit resumes with a target salary range and our team will evaluate the candidate and determine if we can move forward.

 

Summary:

 

The Senior Project Manager will own and manage IT projects across IT sub-departments, ensuring delivery of high quality projects within time and budget according to a pre-defined, consistent process. This role will also help develop project management best practices and evolve the project management and change management processes as a key member of the Project Management Center of Excellence. The position requires strong project management, program management, communication, organizational and leadership skills.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Work with other Project Managers and other IT team members to ensure successful project delivery from project inception through closure.
  • Create various project documents, including project charters, project plans, status reports, project risk assessments, and project gating presentations. Work with project team to ensure relevant project documentation is created.
  • Provide project gating presentations to the IT Directors at various stage gates of their assigned projects.
  • Report on the project pipeline, budget run, risks, issues and mitigation plans for their assigned projects.
  • Resolve resource, timing or other conflicts between projects.
  • Contribute to the project management best practices and standards within IT.
  • Other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email  staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

 

Education and/or Experience:

Required:
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience managing increasingly complex, global, enterprise projects including package implementation, client-server, stand-alone applications and web development.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to process and methodology improvements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and execution of project management practices, tools and methodologies, including an appropriate project management tool (Microsoft Project, Workfront, etc.)

 

Preferred:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Master’ s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or Management Information Systems
  • Legal experience
  • Experience with transactional systems, particularly in the accounting, finance or human resources functional areas or experience in knowledge management area.

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Executive presentation skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance resources/needs across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • User of good judgment with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Work under well pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Systems Support Engineer]]> We are seeking a systems support engineer (SSE) who will serve as the primary provider of IT support to users throughout our global enterprise. In this dynamic position, you will be exposed to multiple IT disciplines including Windows Workstation, Windows Server, MS Exchange, Linux, switches, and telecommunications. The successful candidate will have a strong interest and background in PC Hardware, desktop operating systems, and network functionality. The SSE is the principal owner of service requests as well as the customer’ s overall satisfaction, resolving issues independently, or following appropriate escalation processes when necessary.  Main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Acting as a point of contact for end-users to receive support and maintenance for systems in a Windows and Linux environment;
  • Effectively using your knowledge base and other tools to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, network and account-related  issues;
  • Deploying, installing, and maintaining PCs and software, including tending to all adds, moves, and changes;
  • Appropriately documenting all required information in call tracking system;
  • Diligently creating and maintaining knowledgebase as appropriate;
  • Exercising appropriate workflow and time management;
  • Carrying out additional duties, which may vary based on your skillset and your specialization.

Requirements Include:
  • At minimum, a Bachelor’ s degree in a computer science, engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with common IP networking technologies and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and client-facing skills.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, resourcefulness, and follow through.

Additional Preferred Qualifications Include:
  • One to two years of experience in an IT-related field.
  • Experience in administering accounts and policies in an Active Directory environment.
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting and resolving problems pertaining to workstation connectivity, MS Office, and malware.
  • Ability to debug and improve infrastructure installation and configuration scripts written in Powershell and BASH
  • Experience with Linux repository management, system patching, and CLI administration.
  • MCSE or Industry-level certification such as LPI or similar.
    We are seeking a systems support engineer (SSE) who will serve as the primary provider of IT support to users throughout our global enterprise. In this dynamic position, you will be exposed to multiple IT disciplines including Windows Workstation, Windows Server, MS Exchange, Linux, switches, and telecommunications. The successful candidate will have a strong interest and background in PC Hardware, desktop operating systems, and network functionality. The SSE is the principal owner of service requests as well as the customer’ s overall satisfaction, resolving issues independently, or following appropriate escalation processes when necessary.  Main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Acting as a point of contact for end-users to receive support and maintenance for systems in a Windows and Linux environment;
  • Effectively using your knowledge base and other tools to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, network and account-related  issues;
  • Deploying, installing, and maintaining PCs and software, including tending to all adds, moves, and changes;
  • Appropriately documenting all required information in call tracking system;
  • Diligently creating and maintaining knowledgebase as appropriate;
  • Exercising appropriate workflow and time management;
  • Carrying out additional duties, which may vary based on your skillset and your specialization.

  • Requirements Include:
  • At minimum, a Bachelor’ s degree in a computer science, engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with common IP networking technologies and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and client-facing skills.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, resourcefulness, and follow through.

  • Additional Preferred Qualifications Include:
  • One to two years of experience in an IT-related field.
  • Experience in administering accounts and policies in an Active Directory environment.
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting and resolving problems pertaining to workstation connectivity, MS Office, and malware.
  • Ability to debug and improve infrastructure installation and configuration scripts written in Powershell and BASH
  • Experience with Linux repository management, system patching, and CLI administration.
  • MCSE or Industry-level certification such as LPI or similar.
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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer]]> This is a Partner-level position, the highest title offered at this firm. By submitting your resume, you promise to keep all interview questions  confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

Our Client is seeking a Software Engineer to work with us on the cutting edge of  financial  technologies.  Every day is a learning exercise: you will explore the frontiers of computer science, in areas such as distributed systems, concurrency, operating systems, networks, computer architecture, data analysis and UI design. We develop and iterate quickly; you will have access to every line of code and can switch between many projects. 

You must meet at least one  of these minimum requirements:
  • 5+ years of  working experience in C/C++ in a UNIX environment.
  • Demonstrated success in architecting low latency applications in C++.

In addition, here are some of the skills that we' re looking for:
  • Strong knowledge of software design patterns and best practices.
  • ? Experience with parallel and distributed computing.
  • Interest in a career outside large tech or financial firms.
  • Experience collaborating on large software projects.
  • Knowledge of financial trading systems (feed handlers, OMS, order execution, binary/direct/prop feeds, or FIX engines).

Our Client is a hedge fund  focused on high frequency trading.  The team consists of veterans in the HFT space and former senior engineers and researchers in companies such as GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Google and more. The firm is backed by several institutional investors and hedge fund veterans.
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Solutions Architect]]> Support Design and Architecture for Hire-to-Retire solutions. The Solution Architect is the key contributor in defining solution strategy and design principles, and ensuring the alignment between the business needs and technical solutions.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Developing and executing architectural strategy for design and implementation, Creating and documenting High Level Solution Designs, and working with Solution Delivery leads to identify software options, impacts and recommendations

  • Serving as a subject matter expert to guide technology strategy for SAP, Success Factors and all other HR related technologies, including Global Payroll

  • Presenting High Level Solution Designs to senior leadership

  • Preparing and maintaining architecture diagrams and data models

  • Working with business teams and technical analysts to understand

  • business requirements

  • Preparing visual diagrams of system architecture, functionality, and process flows

  • Defining and advocating software architecture standards and best practices

  • Reviewing and signing off on technical designs

 

  • MBA or Master' s Degree

  • Overall 10+ years of Information Technology experience

  • 8+ years of experience with the SAP portfolio (e.g., SAP-ECC, Success factor, Fiori, NetWeaver)

  • 5+ years of experience as a Solution Architect designing and integrating systems

  • Strong communication skills in both presentation and creating application and system architecture designs

  • Experience articulating the recommended system architecture to business leaders and stakeholders

  • A solid understanding of ASAP methodology - as well as Agile Scrum

  • Understanding of information technology security and Privacy information
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Associate - Data and Analytics]]> Business Associate – Data and Analytics

Position Description

Business associates within the Global Equities Team work closely with other members of the team, quantitative research and technologists to innovate and develop reporting and data analytics for senior management and investment teams.

This role focuses on the following areas of portfolio analytics within the Global Equities business
  • Investment Performance Analysis - Performance attribution, metrics, and reporting, and portfolio construction
  • Management Reporting – health and benchmarking of the business in addition to reporting
  • External Reporting - Broker reporting and analysis, and commissions reporting and analysis

Key Responsibilities
  • Create and implement the processes and analytics needed for senior management strategic initiatives
  • Develop ways to analyze and build insight into portfolios
  • Enhance analytics and reporting tool-kit: databases and data models used to extract data
  • Manage project streams with technologists and implement analytics into systems
  • Own and manage the data integrity of the reporting framework where appropriate

Skillset Requirements
  • Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in engineering and/or computer science
  • Advanced proficiency in Python, SQL, VBA and Linux/Unix experience, statistics and data analysis
  • Proficiency in Excel/Data Visualization, Tableau experience a plus
  • Experience with handling large datasets across multiple database systems
  • Experience with managing projects involving multiple stakeholders and collaborating with technology teams
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and internal drive to solve complex problems and handle challenges
  • Passion for fundamental analysis and public markets investing
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a relevant field within the financial services, and data brokerage industries

Other Notes
  • Position is based in Chicago

 
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Sales Representative]]> We are looking for highly motivated sales professionals who are eager to drive sales of our proprietary software platform. You will use your internal resources to understand our prospect’ s specific needs and goals, to determine how they can best make use of our platform, and ultimately negotiate the terms of a successful partnership. Your successes will be rewarded with competitive sales commissions and professional career advancement opportunities. This is a full-time position that will either be based in Columbia, South Carolina or home-based with travel in the Southeast U.S. and to our company offices.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify, qualify, develop and close sales against quota that result in high quality customer experiences and renewals.
  • Build a pipeline of opportunities through a variety of lead generation techniques including working with inbound leads as well as networking at conferences and industry events.
  • Maintain visibility into your activities through proper reporting and work in a team environment to help improve the company’ s overall success in sales.

 

What You’ ll Need
  • Bachelor’ s Degree preferred
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience selling SaaS solutions
  • Must have experience selling at the Director level and higher
  • Be willing and able to travel up to 50% (2-3 days per week)
  • Track record of success in sales
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Systems Administrator]]> We are seeking a systems administrator who will serve as a provider of IT support and engineering to the executive staff and their related entities. In this position, you will be exposed to multiple IT disciplines including Windows Workstation, Windows Server, Linux, networking equipment, as well as the various administrative technologies associated with each. The successful candidate will have a strong interest and background in administering and supporting desktop operating systems and other customer-facing devices for executives, their families, and related groups.  You will be the principal owner of service requests as well as the customer’ s overall satisfaction, resolving issues independently, or following appropriate escalation processes when necessary.  Main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Acting as a point of contact for end-users to receive support and maintenance for systems in a Windows and Linux environment;
  • Effectively using your knowledge base and other tools to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, network and account-related  issues;
  • Deploying, installing, and maintaining PCs and software, including tending to all adds, moves, and changes;
  • Appropriately documenting all required information in call tracking system;
  • Diligently creating and maintaining knowledgebase as appropriate;
  • Exercising appropriate workflow and time management;
  • Carrying out additional duties, which may vary based on your skillset and your specialization.

Requirements Include:
  • At minimum, a Bachelor’ s degree in a computer science, engineering, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two to three years of experience in an IT-related field.
  • Understanding of common IP networking technologies and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and client-facing skills.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness, resourcefulness, and follow through.
  • Experience in administering accounts and policies in an Active Directory environment.
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting and resolving problems pertaining to workstation connectivity, MS Office, and malware.

Additional Preferred Qualifications Include:
  • Some experience with programming and/or scripting (Python, Java, etc….)
  • Experience with Linux system services and programs, including package management, Nagios, dhcpd, bind, nfs, nis, apache, mysql/mongodb, samba
  • MCSE or Industry-level certification such as LPI or similar.

 
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[FPGA Engineer]]> We are  currently looking for an FPGA Engineer with a deep understanding of technology and computer architecture to strengthen the team. You should be able to design and develop FPGA projects, be  adaptable to our  existing structure, and  also bring in your own ideas on how to improve designs. The focus of your job will be to design and develop complex systems to accelerate processing of data streams in terms of latency and throughput.On a day-to-day basis you will work with Traders, Quants, Developers and other Engineers to bring our trading strategies and platform to the next level. You and your team are responsible for the overall success and your part involves, but is not restricted to, design and development of FPGA projects and shepherding your solutions into production.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 2-4 years of experience working with FPGAs and hardware development tools
  • Experience in Verilog/VHDL, C++, and Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Experience with network and system level protocols, packet based data processing, and computer architecture
  • Familiarity with financial services industry a plus
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lead FPGA Engineer - Trading Team]]> Our Clients technology teams pride themselves on technical excellence, and on building a culture that they are proud to be a part of. They want people who think deeply about how to build world class solutions, and who also are open to new ideas and approaches in a finance and technology world that is constantly changing.

We are currently seeking a Lead/Senior FPGA Engineer to join one of their trading teams.  While they have been leveraging FPGA technology for a number of years, you will have the opportunity to build an FPGA application from scratch for an existing team. We’ re seeking a candidate that has a strong understanding of software and hardware interaction.  This person will participate in the full development lifecycle, including system and block level testing, of low latency high throughput FPGA design.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Architect and implement new FPGA applications (synthesis, place & route, static timing analysis, documentation) from the ground up
  • Research and evaluate a variety of cutting-edge FPGA hardware and technologies
  • Propose creative solutions to overcome FPGA/hardware limitations
  • Liaise directly with software and other design teams
  • Conduct lab debugging and characterization of new hardware

 

Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s degree or higher, Computer/Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of experience within the field; (Master’ s degree or higher also counts for experience)
  • Solid Hardware Engineering experience, especially with FPGA
  • Highly autonomous with a can-do attitude able to lead an FPGA based project from system requirements to production
  • Strong capacity to quickly evaluate FPGA based project feasibility based on hardware limitation
  • Strong skills in RTL logic design (Verilog) and verification; 2+ years of experience writing Verilog
  • Experience in FPGA design flow including synthesis, place & route, static timing analysis is required
  • Experience with the design of system-on-chip (SOC) architectures, memory & processor subsystems, networking, and peripheral interconnect is required
  • Knowledge of the TCP/IP stack
  • Strong working knowledge of either XILINX or ALTERA FPGA design flow
  • Experience with functional verification utilizing high-level methodologies (e.g. System Verilog) is a plus.
  • Excellent research and data gathering skills

 

Our client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for our own account in markets around the world. Their rading is diverse— across asset classes and instruments, using their   own models and systems— and it’ s this diversification that sets us apart.  Founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities. They’ ve grown to more than 700 exceptional people in six cities around the world, but have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quant Trader]]> Our Client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, is  always  seeking exceptional Experienced Quantitative Traders. Tower highly values consistent profitability of trading strategies. If you meet the following criteria, Tower' s team would be very interested in speaking with you:

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
  • A strategy that is currently and consistently profitable; we are open to all markets and asset class categories
  • Excellent Return on Capital (ROC)
  • A proven track record (not just back-test data)
  • Experience at a proprietary trading firm, hedge fund or bank
  • Degree from a top college or university

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Curve Source Team]]> Our Client   is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

Our Client   is looking for an exceptional Quantitative Researcher  with an expertise in fixed income, primarily focused on interest rate products, to join a team of highly talented engineers tasked with building a proprietary fixed income analytics platform.  Your role will focus on all areas of quantitative research including the research, development and testing of valuation models while working closely with the software engineers responsible for the analytics platform.  Your work will be used throughout the organization on a daily basis by traders, risk managers, and back office analysts.

 

To qualify for this role, you:
  • have 3+ years experience researching and developing models for pricing interest rate derivatives products such as swaps and options and performing bond relative value analysis
  • have 3+ years experience implementing financial models in C#, C++, or Java
  • can demonstrate expertise in stochastic calculus, probability theory, and other related fields of math
  • have an advanced degree in a quantitative field such as math, physics, or financial engineering
  • have strong communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team that includes software engineers, quantitative researchers, and traders.

Bonus points if you have:
  • experience leading research initiatives/projects with limited oversight
  • experience training less quantitative personnel in topics such as fixed income analytics
  • experience working with large data sets provided in relational or key-value databases.
  • created interactive tools built on top of the analytics you’ ve provided
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SRE Lead]]> Our Client seeks an exceptional Site Reliability Engineer Lead to join their Technology team to build and lead their SRE function. In addition to growing the SRE team and championing SRE as a framework across the firm, they will lead technical projects with a focus on scalability and reliability. This role will be responsible for establishing the SRE support framework for our most mission critical services, application performance profiling, conducting Product Readiness Reviews and setting well defined error budgets for all SRE supported services. This is a high visibility, high impact role that will interact with all parts of our technology organization.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience, and a strong engineering background in software or infrastructure development, having engineered and supported high throughput systems in a demanding production environment. They will have experience engineering and advocating best-practices in monitoring, configuration management, continuous integration and continuous deployment. This individual must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to construct rigorous arguments. Experience managing a team and coding in Python, Java, or other object-oriented language is a must; a familiarity with AWS is desirable. Experience implementing SRE principles in previous work experience is a strong plus.

 
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Consulting Associate]]> Product Consulting Associate

 

Our Client seeks a highly capable Product Consulting Associate to join the Technology team. The PC Associate will be accountable for providing the first line of support   clients.   This person will be responsible for responding to issues of varying complexity both over the phone and via email, utilizing internal and external  resources as needed to ensure timely resolution.  The Associate will also be tasked with documenting these issues, contributing to a knowledge base, and building an exceptional support experience for our clients.  Additional responsibilities include contributing to the transition of newly on-boarded clients and helping with ad-hoc projects and initiatives.

 

The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of relevant experience in a support role for clients in the middle and back office, and will have an exceptional ability to communicate, troubleshoot, and resolve all types of client issues.  The Associate must possess exceptional verbal communications skills, a customer-service orientation, and a knack for problem solving. Additionally, the individual should have a can-do attitude, be a team player and exhibit the flexibility and versatility to succeed in different environments.   The candidate should be comfortable working with specific shifts (including EOD) and adhering to SLA' s.  Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills are also necessary.  An understanding of production software support is preferred, but a strong interest in technology is a must. A bachelor’ s degree in finance, accounting or technology is highly desired.

 
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Clearing Associate]]> Our Client is a proprietary trading firm focused on trading Futures, Equities, Fixed Income and FX. The working environment is high energy and fast paced, creating an excellent opportunity for learning and growth for anyone who joins our team.

They are seeking to hire a Senior Clearing Associate, specializing in Options, to be part of their global Clearing Team based in Chicago. This role will be part of a group that ensures the smooth flow of trading activity between our various trading venues and our clearing firms across the globe.

 
What you' ll do: 
  • Monitor real time transaction flows via several proprietary and vendor systems. 
  • Facilitate accurate and timely reconciliation of globally traded products.
  • Administer Session and Trader ID requests to facilitate exchange connectivity. 
  • Identify and resolve trade discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Manage complex operational and settlement related matters effectively.
  • Daily communication with counter-parties, finance, prime brokers, traders, and various internal operations support teams in multiple regions.
  • Document processes and procedures for internal and external/audit purposes.     
     

Skills you' ll need: 
  • Experience with electronic Futures and Equity options trading required.
  • A strong understanding of options exercise and assignment delivery, and settlement process.
  • Experience with operational options market making requirements a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise good judgment and pro-active decision-making in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Accomplished communication skills, with a proven ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in English to both internal and external contacts on a global basis while maintaining composure during stressful situations.
  • A strong attention to detail and desire to maintain accuracy while processing large volumes of data under strict time constraints.
  • Bachelor’ s degree education in the field of Business/Economics.
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Manager - Platforms]]> PRODUCT MANAGER, PLATFORMS

New York, New York, United States

 

Exciting opportunity to be the product manager for a new application services framework in a dynamic, and evolving, engineering organization.   Work with engineering partners to define the vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for the next generation services architecture.   The ideal candidate will a deep understanding of different types of micro-services style architectures, and service deployment, execution and management frameworks.   We are seeking a high energy product manager with a demonstrated record of success in partnering with engineering teams to deliver high impact products.   Key skills include: market analysis, strategy formation, deep understanding of software development practices, ability to define customer scenarios and requirements, product roadmaps, and success/performance indicators, among other PM skills.

 

In this role, you will be required to:
  • Partner with engineering to define, own, and maintain the vision and strategy for the next generation services framework for the firm.
  • Perform both external, and internal, market analysis to understanding emerging trends, technologies, and practices.
  • Engage with the customer community, be the chief customer advocate and represent the needs, interests, and priorities of a diverse, and sophisticated, set of stakeholders
  • Define market problem statements, end-to-end user scenarios, functional/technical requirements, and measures of success
  • Exercise strategic influence, and build consensus, and buy-in, for services framework strategy
  • Balance product vision with customer feedback to form a coherent strategy, including design, user requirements, market assessments, scalable delivery plan and marketing strategy
  • Define product MVP, and be the maintainer of the product feature roadmap
  • Define service life cycle standards and policies that drive service API contracts
  • Partner with adjacent engineering teams to drive strategic alignment, manage dependencies, and mitigate project risks
  • Be the Sales and Marketing team for new services framework, develop go-to-market plans, and collateral
  • Be the chief product evangelist, drive customer engagement, and adoption
  • Navigate a highly matrixed environment and successfully drive a transformational technology agenda.

The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience in the following areas:
  • Good understanding of platform service models, including Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Experience with Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures (REST APIs)
  • Ability to prioritize well, communicate clearly and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong, talented, opinionated team
  • Proven experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
  • Exposure and understanding of prevalent container technologies, including container authoring and orchestration.
  • Metrics driven, can draw insights from large data sets to improve product focus
  • Experience working with customers, to ensure correct use of services
  • Platform product engineering and/or management with expertise in enterprise PaaS, and IaaS
  • Working with micro-services, and deep understanding of micro-services architecture, design, and service life-cycle management
  • Software or technology product management. Strong technology background, including prior development/engineering experience desired.
  • Service oriented architecture and Agile development methodologies
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines or equivalent experience in technical leadership roles.

 
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Release Project Manager]]>  

Main Objective:

Planning, coordination and execution of established release management standards across all application stacks. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and manage the software release management process, including SAP, packaged non-SAP, and custom developed applications
  • Manage client expectations with respect to change and release management activities. Act as a liaison between technical and non-technical staff; Communicate planned change and release activities with all stakeholders and senior management
  • Organize and coordinate complex releases that comprise of cross-functional teams and a multitude of interrelated and independent application and / or infrastructure changes.
  • Create, monitor and control program release schedules; track and report on program milestones.
  • Coordinate and track release, change, and maintenance activities as well as interdependencies.
  • Recommend process improvements for release management
  • Ensure that resource requirements needed to support a particular release are in place.
  • Provide on-going written and verbal release status updates to various levels of the organization.
  • Serve as the key release representative in all communication, management and decision-making forums/discussions (i.e. Change Management, Readiness Reviews, Post Release Review, etc…)
  • Serve as an escalation point for all issues and questions associated with a release and releases managed by other release management team members.
  • Facilitate communication among Application Teams. Act as liaison between Services Areas and Application teams to facilitate and coordinate testing activities related to the validation of infrastructure changes and communication of status.
  • Train and assist staff on structure, purpose, and audience of release deliverables. Coordinate discussions among Application Teams/QA Teams for technical execution of software releases.
  • Standardize and enforce Change, Release and Configuration Management process flow.

 

 

 

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree required.  Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Experience with SAP Support Stack Update Releases or SAP technical knowledge required.
  • 5+ years of experience from any of the following disciplines is required: Release management, Technical change / configuration management, Project management
  • Proven track record of work stream management; e.g. writing, managing and tracking against a plan
  • Solid understanding and practical experience of software development life cycles, with emphasis on release engineering functions required
  • PMP certification a preferred
  • Experience with ITIL-based service delivery processes, such as release management preferred
  • Experience in an FDA validated environment is preferred

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service orientation
  • APICS, PMP, SAP, Microsoft certifications a plus
  • Ability to work flexible hours (nights and weekends if need be) in support of Application Maintenance Releases.
  • Ability to serve as the Release Engineer on call if need be. Required to provide afterhours support as it relates to Incident Management or Release Management activities if need be.

 

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

PC servers, workstations and laptops.  Microsoft environment. Work with standard current computer applications, word processing, spreadsheets, ERP, MES, PLM, HRIS, BI and CRM applications

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Jr .Net Developer]]>  

They will spend most of their time working on their own product which is called Teammate - it is an accounting/tax audit app.

This division of WK deals with Tax and Accounting.

 

REQS:

3+ years c# .Net dev experience

LINQ

**back end too - writing SOAP and REST based web services! (API etc)

*full stack

*SAS 3 and up

*exp with virtualization

Highly educated in IT

SQL

JQuery

some UI/middles systems exp

full stack

SDLC

Agile

 

 

***salary up to $75-90/k (but DO NOT DISCUSS SALARY WITH CANDIDATES!

and they have a company wide bonus plan based on overall company growth of 6%.

Standard benefit structure and 401k ( I will attached this)

This is a direct hire.   Prefer no relo. No H1B.   WE are competing with another firm for this any other positions. Same skill set as the Lead role

located at: 1410 N. Westshore Blvd, 4th Floor, Tampa FL 33607

Job Description:

.NET DEVELOPER
Position location: 1410 N. Westshore Blvd, 4th Floor, Tampa FL 33607
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Infrastructure Engineer]]> The Infrastructure Engineer will support the Infrastructure estate to ensure stability, integrity, and efficiency of operations. This key member of the team will also help identify areas for potential improvements in order to maximize the benefit of our IT investments. Lastly, this person will engineer and build solutions, with a do-it-yourself focus, to help solve every day business’ s needs. Each day you will face exciting challenges in a  fast paced, innovative, and diverse world.

What you' ll do:
  • Manage and maintain a global Windows server based infrastructure including technologies such as Microsoft ADDS, Exchange, and Skype. 
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues for a variety of different appliances working with vendor’ s support to resolve issue.
  • Automate existing processes and procedures where beneficial using MS PowerShell or other automation tools.
  • Utilize experience to come up with innovative solutions to unique problems facing our team and the company.

 

Skills you' ll need:
  • Proficient in PowerShell or any other scripting language used for automation or creating tools
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a Windows environment
  • 5-10 years with ADDS administration
  • 5-10 years VMware Virtualization
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • T-SQL based Databases
  • Additional experience beneficial in:
  • Citrix NetScaler
  • Enterprise Storage
  • Enterprise Backups
  • Citrix Xenapp
  • Skype for Business
  • Well-organized, good communication skills, and attention to details
  • Strong customer service
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lead .NET Developer]]>

Lead .NET Developer

TeamMate® (A Wolters Kluwer Business) is growing our development team in sunny Tampa, Florida. We’ re looking for a highly creative and motivated .NET Developer to contribute to the design & development of our next generation of internal audit software using the latest technologies and Agile development techniques. Here you will leverage your development experience to help us build the next generation of Web-based SaaS systems utilizing the latest technologies including ASP.NET MVC, C#, jQuery, Html5, SQL Server, SSIS to support our growth strategy.

What you' ll be responsible for:
  • Design and implement solutions that are reliable, scalable and perform at a high-level to meet the needs of our global clients.
  • Following Agile practices and participating in planning games, code reviews & iteration demos.
  • Supervision responsibilities of up to 5-6 developers.
  • Design and implement solutions for the products transaction, reporting and analytical needs.
  • Continually learn about new technologies, generate new ideas and improve the use of technology in the products.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years experience developing web applications using ASP.NET MVC, Javascript and jQuery.
  • Minimum 5 years developing N-tiered systems in a .NET/SQL environment with C#.
  • Mastery of data structure patterns, their usage, and performance implications with specific applications of .NET Collections and LINQ.
  • Deep Understanding of .NET Collections and LINQ.
  • Development experience with SQL Server: writing queries, stored procedures and performance tuning.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Strong communication skills-verbal and written-and ability to work collaboratively as a team.
  • Passionate about software development.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing Single Page Applications
  • Experience using an ORM framework, such as Entity Framework, NHibernate, etc.
  • Experience writing SOAP or REST based web services - WCF, WebAPI, etc.
  • Experience writing code in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment.
  • Experience developing software to provide high volume data transformation services (ETL/SSIS).
  • Experience in SQL Server database tuning and performance optimization.
  • Experience creating data models to support requirements

More about TeamMate® (A Wolters Kluwer Business)

TeamMate® is the world' s leading audit management audit software, and is one of the solutions provided by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. TeamMate® has revolutionized the industry, empowering audit departments of all sizes to spend less time documenting and reviewing and more time providing value-added services.

TeamMate® software is used by audit professionals all over the world and is recognized as the award-winning audit management software system that increases the efficiency and productivity of the entire internal audit process, including: risk assessment, scheduling, planning, execution, review, report generation, trend analysis, audit committee reporting and storage. By providing an integrated paperless strategy for managing audits, TeamMate' s audit software eliminates the barriers associated with paper-filled binders and disconnected electronic files, driving efficiencies into all facets of the internal audit workflow.
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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Operations Developer]]> Operations Developer (New York)

 

The Operations team is responsible for managing Our Client’ s live trading environment.  They play a role in everything that our client does to create and maintain the most robust and efficient trading platform in the world.  An Ops Developer might work on Ops-specific tools, take on development projects with Core or Algo, or tackle challenges facing other areas of the company.  Project areas include: market access, monitoring and compliance, algo/strategy evaluation and management, performance tuning, and trading automation.  Anything that would touch our globally distributed production environment is fair game!

 

Being an Ops Developer means working on a tight-knit, highly productive team. You’ ll be in charge of designing new systems that impact the whole company, debugging mission critical software under time pressure, hacking your way through old scripts, and reviewing pull requests -- all in a day’ s work. We release a lot of code (usually daily, sometimes hourly!) that reaches into every department and every office .

 

As an Ops Developer you' ll establish a deep knowledge of Python, C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, network hardware and protocol, individual market behavior, firm risk controls/risk management, algorithm design, and strategy management.

 

We' re looking for someone who loves technology and wants to work on a broad range of projects using whatever tool(s) best solve the problem at hand.  Excellent communication is a must, along with a can-do attitude.

 

The Skills
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving skills
  • Some experience in C++ and Python is great (not required), but good CS fundamentals and enthusiasm about learning C++ and Python is required
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating systems (we use Linux), system/processor performance, and network communication

The Profile
  • You attained a Bachelor’ s in Computer Science or have commensurate experience
  • You are adept in at least one higher level language such as Python (preferred) or C++
  • You have experience working with databases (SQL, MongoDB, Redis)
  • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • You can look at code, figure out how it works, and how to make it better
  • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do?
  • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes
  • Experience with (or a strong interest in learning!) UI Design / PyQt / HTML / CSS

Culture

Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

 
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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Project Manager]]> We are seeking excellent communicators with a passion for software to join our growing team in Chicago. The Project Manager will be responsible for gathering client-requirements, controlling post-sales implementation requests, and direct team on technical requirements.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in pre-sale calls with Sales and prospects to explain the implementation process, provide detail regarding technical requirements, and develop appropriate solutions for their needs.
  • Gather and document technical requirements and decisions; create, maintain, and communicate customer facing project plans; provide continual updates and status reports to customer and internal stakeholders.

 

Required Skills/Experience:
  • Must have prior software engineering background and 3-5 years of software implementation/project management experience.
  • Excellent and professional communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate with and guide both internal and external contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track multiple concurrent projects in detail.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript Libraries, and either C#, C, C++, or Python.
  • Ability to travel occasionally (up to 10%)
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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Backend Software Engineer (C++ or Python)]]> The software engineer will develop the cutting-edge, next-generation technologies for the handling of mission-critical and sensitive information for public safety agencies.Candidate must be proficient in at least one or multiple areas of computer science and engineering, including information retrieval, data mining and data analysis, RDBMS, DBMS, Hadoop framework, device driver development, machine learning, advance image processing, distributed computing, networking, security and user interface design.

Requirements:
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in C or C++ architecture and development
  • Candidate will ideally have experience with deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Qualified candidates must be able to enjoy and work well with a highly competitive and small team.
  • Must be willing to switch teams and development modules as our fast-paced business grows and evolves.

We need our engineers to be versatile and always eager to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology forward.
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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Program Management Senior Analyst]]> The Senior Program Analyst performs analysis activities that support the decision making regarding matching technology solutions (package selection, configuration, development) with business, user, and functional needs from stakeholders. This involves conducting market research, functional comparisons, and staying abreast of what is being done at other law firms and professional services firms.

The Senior Program Analyst partners with the appropriate business stakeholders and the Program Manager to prioritize and create a project roadmap for their assigned area, in this case Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Research. With the business and IT teams, they maintain a set of institutional knowledge of what is working well within the program and what needs improvement.

Duties:
  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand and prioritize their needs, creating a roadmap of projects for their assigned area.
  • Seek input of user experience and business analysts to determine potential improvements to their assigned products.
  • Stay abreast of best practices being done at other firms, and technology developments that may impact the area. Act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders and the Program Manager to influence the technology decisions for the area based on this knowledge.
  • Analyze and consolidate all perspectives on the project – business needs, user experience, security, training, risk, time, cost, technology architecture, procurement/vendor management, operational considerations, etc. – to help the Firm reach the best technology decisions.
  • Drives projects and business teams toward achieving intended business results within a specified time and budget
  • Performs risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path issues
  • Preparation and analysis of program/project related data
  • Review and reporting of program/project status
  • Preparation of materials for briefings and presentations to large size groups of key decision makers at the executive level

Required:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Business or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst, Program Analyst, Project Coordinator or related role

 

Preferred:
  • A Project Management certification


Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Proofreads accurately
  • Customer service skills

 

 
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Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sitecore Developer]]> The Senior Developer/Analyst is responsible for providing technical direction, supporting custom development needs, and developing integrations between the Sitecore CMS and back-end business systems.  Additionally, this individual is responsible for implementing best practices and standard software architecture patterns. He/she must keep abreast of the latest Sitecore CMS developments and trends including personalization, predictive analytics, responsive design, application customization and 3rd  party integration.

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Supports, maintains, and upgrades current Sitecore CMS platform and custom solutions for the intranet
  • Implements standards for the Sitecore platform.
  • Advances the team’ s abilities to support and develop on the Sitecore platform.
  • Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle with emphasis on design, development, and testing.
  • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives.
  • Establishes application and site development objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality.
  • Supports development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.
  • Supports Sitecore and custom-built interfaces to internal and external systems.
  • Provides assistance and support for current applications; respond to problems or incidents afterhours as needed.
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Updates job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; etc.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Education and/or Experience:

Required:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of developing with Sitecore CMS (Certification desirable) 
  • A strong understanding of the web and application development languages and tools which include: HTML, CSS, Javascript (Jquery, Underscore, Vue JS), .NET framework, VB.Net/C#.Net, SQL, Coveo development for Sitecore, Responsive Framework - Bootstrap
  • Experience with ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms
  • Experience creating and  consuming web services
  • Source Control – VSS, TFS, Git, TDS (Team development for Sitecore
  • Software development life cycle 
  • Technical Documentation
  • Application Integration


Preferred:
  • Coveo Admin (creating indexes, custom connectors)
  • Mongo DB
  • Sitecore XDB, FXM, WFFM


Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Ability to analyze technical solutions and propose sound conclusions to a variety of issues and/or requirements

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Network Engineer III - Security]]>  

 
Requisition ID: [[id]] Title: Network Engineer III - Security Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) Location: ALC-INC- Fort Myers, FL (US09)
 

Main Objective:

Senior level engineer to manage and configure network and security devices that make up a global network. This individual will also mentor team members while providing architecture and design contributions to enhancing the ability and features of this global network.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Level 3 support of Cisco equipment to include routers/switch, data center, RADIUS/TACACS (ACS/ISE/RSA)

2.Level 3 support of FW appliances and antivirus (Sophos, Palo Alto, and Cisco ASA)

3.Level 3 support of Global WAN/LAN, MPLS, VPN, QoS, Prime Infrastrcuture, SolarWinds

4. Analyze and recommend solutions, upgrades and services for streamlining and process improvements.

5. Support of hardware/software maintenance to include troubleshooting, installation and upgrades, Tier 3 support.

6. Support multiple locations worldwide (domestic and international travel may be required).

7. Complete IT projects and end user support duties as assigned.

8. Participate in architecture and design of IT projects and methodology.

9 Resolve incidents through effective troubleshooting methodology, Tier 3.

10. Maintain updated documentation while performing essential job duties.

11. Liaison with vendors, partners, and external r, esources.

12. Assist other analyst with troubleshooting and fulfillment processes.

13. Ability to clearly communicate with coworkers and customers (verbally and in writing).

14. Ability to train staff on technical operations.

15. Technical expertise on the operation, maintenance, management, and deployment of hardware/software.

 

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in network or infrastructure security support required.
  • Bachelor’ s degree and Industry standard Certifications required, Master’ s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job preferred.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 
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Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Infrastructure Analyst III - Data Protection Engineer]]> ain Objective:

Design, implementation, administration, monitoring, and support of computer infrastructure systems, services, and applications.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Lead small-to-mid-sized GIS projects and project teams.
  2. Analyze and recommend solutions, upgrades, and services for streamlining and system improvements.
  3. Support of hardware/software maintenance to include troubleshooting, installation and upgrades, Level 3 support.
  4. Support multiple locations worldwide (domestic and international travel may be required).
  5. Complete GIS operational tasks, project tasks, and end user support duties as assigned.
  6. Assist with architecture and design of infrastructure solutions and methodology.
  7. Resolve incidents through effective troubleshooting methodology, Level 3.
  8. Maintain accurate updated documentation while performing essential job duties.
  9. Liaison with vendors, partners, and external resources.
  10. Assist other analyst with troubleshooting and fulfillment processes.
  11. Ability to train other staff on technical operations.
  12. Subject matter expert on the operation, maintenance, management, and deployment of multiple computer infrastructure hardware/software solutions.
     

    Role-specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Act as escalation point and technical SME for all Data Protection issues (Backup/Restore, Archive, Disaster Recovery).
  2. Stability and operational management of the Data Protection platform.
  3. Provide rapid response to Sev 1/Critical issues which might occur in support of Tier 1 platforms.
  4. Responsible for following change control procedures to plan/test/implement infrastructure changes in coordination with business owners and/or internal customers.
  5. Design and oversee the operational life-cycle for all Data Protections systems.
     

     

    Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:
  1. Minimum of five years of experience in supporting computer infrastructure hardware, applications, and systems required.
  2. Bachelor’ s degree required, Master’ s degree preferred.
  3. Computer infrastructure-centered certifications required.
  4. Expert-level understanding of EMC Networker and Data Domain platforms is required. 
  5. Expert-level understanding of enterprise-class Disaster Recovery solutions is required.  Knowledge of this in the public-Cloud context is preferred, but not required.
  6. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job preferred.

 

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Analyst]]> Our Client was founded in 1993 and has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser since 1994.  Their primary offices are located in Dallas, San Francisco and New York. 

 

 

Position Description

The Quantitative Analyst/Data Scientist will focus on the integration and analysis of quantitative and fundamental data in the production of investment recommendations and portfolio risk management.   The primary focus of this role will be to support the technological infrastructure and analytical research function of alternative data sources.  In addition the Quantitative  Analyst will have the opportunity to assist in the development and support of quantitative stock selection models, the measurement and analysis of portfolio risk, portfolio optimization, performance attribution and post trade analysis.   The position requires strong quantitative and technical skills.

 

Responsibilities
  • Support the technological infrastructure and analytical research function of alternative data sources
  • Develop and maintain production quantitative infrastructure and data feeds
  • Provide support in enhancing existing quantitative technology infrastructure and analytic tools

 
Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in math, statistics, computer science and/or engineering
  • CFA, MBA or graduate level finance/mathematical related degree a plus
  • 2 to 5 years work experience at another financial services firm in the area of quantitative research/analysis
  • Strong knowledge of financial, mathematical and statistical theory and practice
  • Experience with alternative data sources
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate quantitative topics and concepts
  • Strong technical skills in database and statistical packages: Matlab, Python, R, SAS, Clarifi, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, MS-SQL, Excel, VBA
  • Experience with AWS, Redshift
  • Experience with portfolio construction and risk management tools
  • Experience in working with financial data of non-US companies

 
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Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Treasury Team]]> Purpose of the role: The role of Software Engineer within the Treasury IT team will work closely with Treasury business. This individual is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh the portfolio finance, margin and the cash management systems and infrastructure. (S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner. The role will utilize C++ / Object-Oriented analysis, design, and programming to develop robust, flexible software solutions. Focus will be on reusable high performance applications and infrastructure. Key job responsibilities include:? Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to treasury, portfolio finance, margin and cash management.? Responsible for proposing n

Purpose of the role: The role of Software Engineer within the Treasury IT team will work closely with Treasury business.

This individual is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh the portfolio finance, margin and the cash management systems and infrastructure.

(S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner.

The role will utilize C++ / Object-Oriented analysis, design, and programming to develop robust, flexible software solutions.

Focus will be on reusable high performance applications and infrastructure.

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to treasury, portfolio finance, margin and cash management.
  • Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system.
  • Responsible for enhancing and extending the infrastructure and communication libraries used by the components within Treasury.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with trading desk, level 1 support, and peer technology teams.
  • Provide day-to-day level 2 application support for multiple Treasury applications and infrastructure globally.
  • Interact with both internal and external group members and business users to help further understanding these new models in the business applications.

Qualifications:
  • 5 years experience in systems analysis, design and programming in C++ and python in a Unix/Linux environment with a strong emphasis in numerical programming
  • 5 years experience in multi-threaded and real time programming w/ trading applications
  • Working knowledge of databases, SQL and UNIX scripting.
  • Experience of building enterprise systems
  • 3-5 years experience in developing economic and/or financial model and/or financial applications
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer focus
  • Ability to communicate well with various levels of the business; written and verbal
  • High intellectual curiosity and capacity
  • Energy and enthusiasm to learn financial markets and investment lifecycle

 

Education: MBA or Masters Degree in computer science or quantitative field. PhD preferred.

w designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system.? Responsible for enhancing and extending the infrastructure and communication libraries used by the components within Treasury.? Facilitate communication and collaboration with trading desk, level 1 support, and peer technology teams.? Provide day-to-day level 2 application support for multiple Treasury applications and infrastructure globally.? Interact with both internal and external group members and business users to help further understanding these new models in the business applications. Qualifications:? 5 years experience in systems analysis, design and programming in C++ and python in a Unix/Linux environment with a strong emphasis in numerical programming? 5 years experience in multi-threaded and real time programming w/ trading applications? Working knowledge of databases, SQL and UNIX scripting.? Experience of building enterprise systems? 3-5 years experience in developing economic and/or financial model and/or financial applications? Strong sense of urgency and customer focus? Ability to communicate well with various levels of the business; written and verbal? High intellectual curiosity and capacity? Energy and enthusiasm to learn financial markets and investment lifecycle Education: MBA or Masters Degree in computer science or quantitative field. PhD preferred.
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Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Digital Analytics Specialist]]> Overview:

As a Digital Analytics Specialist for Big O Tires, you will work for TBC’ s Ecommerce Team, which is a division of the marketing group. Reporting to the Manager of Digital Analytics, we are looking for a candidate that can jump right in, roll up their sleeves, and be a contributing member to the team. Digital analytics is a discipline that is growing in both importance and influence at TBC Corporation – this position is a great opportunity to join a team in a rapidly-evolving, highly-important and visible field.

The right candidate for this position must be a good team fit and fit the below duties, responsibilities, and qualifications well. We are looking for someone who is “ client-facing” in a digital role, where the candidate has had previous experience with communicating and being strategic with SEM programs and/or digital analytics.

This role will be solely dedicated to Big O Tires, which is one of TBC’ s franchisee-owned brands, and will be responsible for the day-to-day digital analytics and digital marketing analytics work for that brand. This work will include reporting, analysis, providing insightful recommendations, working closely with our internal SEM team, and regularly meeting with key brand stakeholders.

Specific Duties / Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Running and creating a variety of digital analytics reports for a variety of different needs (analysis, troubleshooting, presentations, etc…).
  • Managing some of the day-to-day tasks that are a regular part of digital analytics work.
  • Working with many different individuals on our team and within TBC Corporation; forming and developing professional relationships with many different individuals.
  • Coordinating regular weekly / bi-weekly / monthly calls and/or meetings to review analytics reports with key franchise business consultants across the Big O Tires organization.
  • We will actively encourage you to subscribe to industry blogs, sign-up for webinars, and sit in on meetings so that you can have maximum exposure to the digital analytics industry, especially during your first few months of employment.
  • Assist with QA efforts when new website features and tracking methodologies are implemented.

Assist in troubleshooting issues / planned investigations as needed

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, or degrees in sciences such as Computer Science, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • Between 1-2 years of experience in digital analytics or in digital marketing (SEM, SEO, Email Marketing, or Social Media). We will also consider candidates with less experience.
  • Agency experience is a big plus, especially if the candidate’ s role was focused in client services.
  • Excellent proficiency using MS Excel or Google Sheets (Docs) and in using MS PowerPoint or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience with AdWords, DoubleClick, Marin Software, or other SEM tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of platforms such as competitive intelligence tools, A/B testing and personalization platforms, and live session recording / heat-mapping tools would also be a plus.
  • Very strong attention to detail and an “ eye for investigation” are specific qualities that we are looking for in candidates.
  • We’ re also looking for a candidate with a great “ client-facing” attitude – that can be very friendly, patient, and caring with the people they would be interacting with.
  • An ability to learn new tools quickly, self-motivation and an overall willingness to learn are additional qualities that we would like to have from a candidate.
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude and approach to your work is an absolute requirement for hire. You must be a good fit with our team in order to be considered for the position.
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Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Manager - Historical Market Data]]> Product Manager, Historical Market Data Historical Market Data (HMD) is a division of the Engineering department, and is responsible for the collection, storage, and delivery of reliable and optimized historical market data recordings as used in simulation, back testing, and predictive signal modeling by internal trading teams. The HMD Product Manager is responsible for maintaining a cohesive picture of customer engagement, product requirements, ongoing projects, product cost, and appropriate measures of product quality.

The Product Manager manages the entire lifecycle of products from initial concept through delivery and ultimately replacement with successor products.

  The Product Manager is also responsible for maintaining a business view of products and ensures that all appropriate artifacts are available to make informed decisions that integrate customer needs, competitor intelligence, technical considerations and financial factors.

  The Product Manager maintains this “ big picture” view in high quality, clear and concise form, and is able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Equally important, the Product Manager maintains detailed specifications for current Product capabilities and requested enhancements that are thoroughly analyzed and “ developer ready” for implementation.

Responsibilities ]
  • Developing and fostering relationships with stakeholders (Trading Teams, Business Management, Compliance, and Risk) outside of the Core Engineering team
  • Defining the vision, design, architecture, and goals of the product
  • Defining milestones into a roadmap and creating a well thought iterative plan of execution
  • Creating problem statements, developing metrics for success, and ensuring alignment among all stakeholders
  • Working with engineering team(s) to tease out implementation details, identify dependencies, and creatively manage through roadblocks
  • Regularly communicating the impact of feature or schedule changes to impacted teams
  • Collaborating with clients and stakeholders on KPI measurements of product success
  • Working with QA and Support teams on quality and operational readiness Qualifications
  • At least five years of experience managing multiple technical projects concurrently
  • At least two years of experience in the brokerage or securities industry (preferred)
  • A general knowledge of algorithmic trading, which may include high-frequency trading, stat arb, market microstructure, order types, collocation, and regulatory issues (preferred)
  • Experience with risk systems (preferred)
  • Market data project experience (preferred)
  •   Understanding of data management, binary formats, compression, and storage technologies (preferred)
  • A bachelor’ s degree (or higher) in computer science, business/finance, or a related field
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a penchant for execution
  • A strong understanding of modern software development methodologies including waterfall and agile
  • Ability to deliver in a high-pressure environment
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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Data Engineer]]> Data Engineer – Hadoop
 
Trading nowadays happens in a highly competitive technological landscape; the best trading idea alone doesn’ t cut it anymore. Instead, only the best trading ideas that are enabled via robust, scalable and fast technology win. 
Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?
 
DATA ENGINEERING


As a data engineer   you’ ll build and administer data workflows in an evolving, modern Hadoop-based environment. You’ ll also:
  • Develop and extend in-house data toolkits based in Python and Java.
  • Consult and educate internal users on Hadoop technologies and assist them in finding and effectively utilizing the best solutions for their problem space.
  • Improve the performance of financial analytics platforms built around the Hadoop ecosystem.

 
WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
  • Our Client is on the cutting edge of financial applications of Hadoop, processing terabytes of data daily for mission critical trading systems. 
  • They operate at the bleeding edge of technology. If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will adopt and incorporate the new technology.
  • The landscape is always changing creating new and exciting challenges. What they focus on today is very different than what they focused on two years ago.
  • They really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of their technology stack is shared globally between  offices, and they provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.

 

 
WHO YOU ARE:
  • 3+ years of experience working with Hadoop 2 (YARN), cluster management experience preferable
  • 3+ year of experience with Hadoop SQL interfaces including Hive and Impala
  • 2+ years of experience developing solutions using Spark
  • Experience with common data-science toolkits, Python-based preferred
  • Strong Java, SQL, and Python development skills
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Strong systems background, preferably including Linux administration
  • Unix scripting experience (bash, tcsh, zsh, python, etc)
  • Experience with DevOps tools such as SALT and Puppet as part of a CI/CD development and deployment process.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and conduct root-cause analysis
     

Experience with the below (not required, but definitely desired):
  • Developing with Apache Kafka
  • Containerization and Docker
  • OSS scheduling tools, preferably Luigi
  • Developing solutions in the Machine learning space, with an emphasis on Change/Anomaly detection
  • Building Cube/Cube-like products

 
OUR CULTURE:


Our Client is at the core a trading firm, however they value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths.

 
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Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Linux Systems Administrator]]> Senior Linux Systems Administrator –

A high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a highly skilled Linux Systems Administrator to join our Core Engineering and Systems team in New York.

The Linux Systems Administrator will help oversee the maintenance of over 5, 000 servers worldwide while supporting more than 600 users globally. Our Client has over 150 high-capacity, low-latency, direct private lines between their sites, and they use the latest high-performance servers, network switches, and network cards.

Responsibilities
  • Provide direct technical support of Linux and related technology in a production trading environment
  • Supervise and improve monitoring procedures and technology
  • Assisting with day-to-day maintenance of servers, including supporting hardware changes, software installations, and upgrades
  • Directing support for our continuously active servers, processes, and low-latency network during New York daytime hours
  • Integration and engineering of new technologies in fast-paced deployment environment
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting performance issues
  • Incident management and troubleshooting during production outages, including coordination and communication
  • Installing, configuring, and deploying fully-distributed Linux systems
  • Design and track risk/problem remediation streams
  • Technical review of existing support systems and procedures
  • Manage workflows, tickets and prioritization of support efforts
  • Participating in an on-call rotation and weekend work Qualifications You should be motivated to find the best solutions to problems of all sizes.

You should have:
  • At least five years of work experience in a Linux environment, in finance or a similar industry
  • A bachelor’ s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Experience maintaining Intel processor based servers
  • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language: Bash, Python, Perl
  • Hands-on knowledge of SSH, iptables, NFS, DNS, DHCP, and LDAP
  • Experience using Open Source applications to deliver enterprise support and monitoring
  • Proven troubleshooting experience
  • Expertise with maintaining server builds and packaging systems
  • Strong understanding of low-latency and process isolation technologies, such as numactl, cpuset, realtime
  • Experience with container technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes (a plus)
  • Experience as a team/technical lead or manager

Our Client’ s main office and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While they work hard, they have a cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life.

 

  Benefits include: · Competitive salary · 401(k) with company matching · Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays · Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis · Free gym membership · Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Cloud Services Team Manager]]> A high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Cloud Services Team Manager to lead the team responsible for the engineering, deployment, and daily operations for the firm.

Responsibilities

The Cloud Services Team Manager will be responsible for:
  • Architecting, installing and managing a large-scale research and development environment utilizing cloud technologies and cloud-scale tools, such as Kubernetes, Docker and Object Store
  • Collaborating with internal trading teams and external business partners to optimize compute workloads
  • Designing a hybrid cloud model using private and public cloud offerings
  • Researching and implementing multi-petabyte cloud scale storage
  • Leading a team of Cloud Services engineers

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor’ s degree in computer science or a related field, such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, or mathematics
  • At least 10 years of experience in architecting, designing, and building large-scale compute environments with 3+ in public clouds
  • Expertise in utilizing cloud-scale technologies to build in-house private clouds and to interface with public clouds
  • Familiarity with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting such as Shell, Python, SaltStack, and/or Ansible
  • Strong knowledge of WAN, LAN and datacenter network architectures
  • Hands-on knowledge of Unix or Linux and systems administration skills
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment
  • Experience with Web Services and API development, including REST architecture
  • Strong project management skills

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard,   cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lean Sigma Program Manager]]> ARTHREX, INC

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:   Lean/Six Sigma Program Manager                            Dept:  Information Services

Reports To: Director Global Information Services              FLSA: Exempt                      

Position Control/ Job Code: 30001058                                Updated: February 25, 2015

 

 

Summary Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

Main Objective:

The Lean Sigma Project Manager will be required to build, expand and support a continuous improvement framework to be applied to Global Information Services (GIS) internal processes and business projects involving the introduction of new technology. This person dvocates and enables the tools and methodologies to promote process excellence and performance measurement.  These tools may include, but are not limited to Lean, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Data Analysis, A3/DMAIC and KPI management.   This position may aslo lead projects for new technology implementation nternal to Global Information Services or in the Arthrex business functions. This position will generally support the education and training of GIS employees in the tools, language and methodologies of process improvement.   

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead Lean, Six Sigma workshops for GIS and business technology projects.
  • Provide coaching and leadership in the deployment of Lean/Six Sigma principles, systems, and tools
  • Engage business-facing technology teams and identify opportunites for application of Lean/Six Sigma services.
  • Determine correct strategy to achieve process improvement objectives for a particular project or area of GIS or Arthrex business functions.
  • Provide expert Lean and Six Sigma advice and technical support to those engaged improvement activities.
  • Engage in project management activities as required including leadership of small to medium-sized projects.
  • Provide Lean/Six Sigma formal instruction including development and delivery of training or classes.
  • Learn GIS processes and key performance indicators and develop a reliable approach to measuring them.
  • Determin goals and objectives for development of Lean/Six Sigma capabilities within GIS. 
  • Regularly present progress and contributions of the Lean/Six Sigma function within GIS.

 

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Computer Sciences, Business, Engineering or related field required. 
  • MBA Preferred
  • At least 7 years experience Practicing Lean and 6 Sigma experience working with multiple business and IT functions.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt required
  • Lean training required

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
  • Passion for learning and Process Focused
  • Value Stream Mapping Knowledge
  • Continual improvement process through Kaizen Methodology
  • Comfortable at implementing significant change through formal OCM methodologies
  • Ability to execute without direct authority
  • Innovative by nature with proven track record
  • Proven track record in people and project management.
  • Ability to interact with multiple layers and diverse responsibility groups within IT, Business and IT Compliance department.

 

Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above. Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management. Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

 

 
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Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Android Developer]]> We are seeking exceptionally talented programmers with a passion for developing mobile applications that make a big impact on the way people work. Must be fluent in Java and have experience in Android application programming. Candidates are familiar with network related APIs, accessing remote databases from Android devices, and JSON/XML formatting. Candidates should have 2-5  years of experience.

What you will do:
  • Design and build advanced applications for Android
  • Closely collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Work with outside data sources and API’ s
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and application performance
  • Use immense creativity to plan, evaluate, and implement new technologies
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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Customer Support Lead]]> THE COMPANY:
We have been hired by a local Chicago SaaS startup whose mission is to build software that helps small business owners to manage the financial needs of their company.   Their tools save these business owners time and money, allowing them to focus on what is most important to the success of their business.  
 
Our client is entering into a period of rapid growth, and are seeking a Customer Support Lead who can manage the expanding needs of their business, while maintaining an extremely high standard of customer service and success.  
 
This is a full time position with our direct client.  
 
WHAT YOU' LL DO:
As a Customer Support Lead, you will build and oversee a team of Customer Support Representatives, represent the voice of the customer to the product team, build out new processes and trainings, all while also remaining in very close contact with the customers themselves.   They need someone capable of building and leading a department, who also doesn’ t feel above answering support calls as they come in.  
 

Responsibilities:
  • Lead, mentor, organize, and scale a team that is committed to delivering a the highest possible quality of experience to their customers
  • Handle front line and escalated phone calls, chats, and emails from customers
  • Day to day oversight and management of the customer support team and create and improve processes and policies as required
  • Define and measure key performance indicators, such as NPS and response time and report 
  • Be a voice of the customer and an advocate for constant improvement. 
  • Work across the company with marketing, sales, product, engineering and operations to support company goals and initiatives

 
WHAT YOU’ LL NEED:
  • 5+ years working in increasingly challenging customer support roles, with minimum of 3 years of Customer Support team management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience managing and growing a team of Customer Support professionals
  • Schedule flexibility and willingness to cover hours as needed between 7am and 8pm CST
  • Unflappable personality with willingness to confront whatever challenge is most needed, ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities, and a bias for action even in the midst of ambiguity

 
WHAT WOULD BE IDEAL: 
  • Experience with support through chat, email and phone systems like Zendesk and RingCentral. Ideal candidate will be able to direct team training on proper system workflows, procedures and usage
  • Expertise with CRM systems, including the ability to analyze metrics for decision making and operational changes
  • Experience in financial services, payments, processing (prepaid, debit, credit)
  • Experience with small and medium business products is a big plus.

 
 
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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Research Data Analyst]]>    Research Data Analyst

 

Our Client is a leading global financial institution with a diverse business platform built on a foundation of world-class talent, technology, and infrastructure.

From proven asset management strategies to a strong capital markets platform, our client converts opportunity into results.

Research Data Analyst

Modern investment professionals require sophisticated tools to analyze the fundamental value of publicly traded companies.

Our Client   provides its Portfolio Managers and Analysts with a wealth of systems, tools and data to conduct their research. Our Research Data Analysts are responsible for ensuring these components are leveraged to their fullest extent.

Responsibilities:
  • Assisting Portfolio Mangers and Analysts to source and leverage fundamental equity data in order to streamline the modeling and investment research process
  • Innovating and thinking critically about improving the investment process
  • Develop proprietary research infrastructure and tools to foster idea generation
  • Building customized analysis that incorporates internal and external data
  • Measuring, analyzing, and improving data quality of internal data Requirements:
  • 2-5 yrs of investment banking, big 4 accounting, management consulting, or related experience
  • Bachelor' s degree in accounting, statistics, engineering, computer science or related field
  • Detailed understanding of financial accounting, equity valuation and statistics as well as excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to seamlessly manage across multiple projects
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and ability to use complex formulas to organize, analyze & present data
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues in a complex workflow and ferret out the root cause of problems
  • IT Skills - SQL, Tableau, Linux/Unix, scripting or VBA a plus Attributes of a Successful Candidate:
  • Highly motivated, self-starting individuals
  • Organized and able to present ideas effectively
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to set timelines and deliver on them
  • Able to clearly present ideas and is approachable to management teams
  • Is able to build strong company relationships and network with peers
  • Intellectually curious and genuinely interested in what drives the business
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Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Javascript UI Developer - Senior - AIMS/Bloomberg]]> Do you ever wonder how a hedge fund makes money? Or what tools a portfolio manager uses to rebalance their portfolios against complex mathematical models and benchmarks? Are you curious about the ins and outs of a fund manager' s workflow? If so, keep reading. Our team needs people like you.

The AIM (Asset & Investment Manager) Engineering team builds software for all Bloomberg-supported asset classes (equity, fixed income, swaps, commodities, options) for hundreds of institutional firms with more than $3 trillion in assets. AIM' s Portfolio Manager Workflow team develops extensive and elegant JavaScript applications that span Investment Management, Portfolio Analytics and Trading Workflows. When hedge fund managers are using our applications, they have mere seconds to absorb the information on the screen and make critical decisions that move the financial markets around the world. As you can imagine, scale, speed and usability are our primary concerns while developing the UI.

As developers, we don' t like to be boxed in to specific roles. For example, if you consider yourself a front end developer, there are opportunities here to learn more about the middleware and back end systems. We take pride in owning the end-to-end development of our software stack. What makes this job great is not only the opportunity to work on tough problems with smart engineers, but also the exposure you' ll get to Product Managers, clients, salespeople and other Engineering teams.

You need to have:- 2+ years of experience designing and building workflows and UIs- A passion for working with and iterating on UI- Strong JavaScript and object-oriented programming skills- Experience or interest in the full software development lifecycle- A working knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems
We' d love to see:
  •   Familiarity with C++ or other object-oriented languages
  •   Experience programming in Python or other interpreted languages
You will use:
  •   Jenkins, Coverity
  •   Agile/Scrum, JIRA
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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[New Title: Digital Strategy and Analytics Manager (was Search Engine Marketing Manager)]]> Search Engine Marketing Manager

 

Barcodes, Inc. is North America’ s leading provider of barcode, mobile computing, point-of-sale and RFID products and solutions. Launched in 1994, Barcodes, Inc. has earned its reputation as a top value-added reseller and integrator in the auto ID and data collection industry. We provide, integrate and support enterprise asset intelligence and mobility solutions. These solutions enable organizations to capture and manage data about their assets, people and transactions to improve productivity, provide an enhanced customer experience and achieve better results. We market to potential and existing customers via the industry’ s leading website, barcodesinc.com.

 

Due to tremendous growth, we are looking to add an Search Engine Marketing Manager who will develop, recommend, and execute marketing programs to acquire new customers while successfully achieving ROI goals across Barcodes eCommerce ecosystem. This position is accountable for recommending investment strategy and optimizing media mix for a multi-million dollar budget, spanning multiple brands, platforms, and regions.

Directly manages several digital agencies. Requires close collaboration with development, site marketing, product management, and brand marketing teams. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, eCommerce.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Develop a comprehensive online marketing strategy in partnership with key stakeholders geared towards driving direct revenue, lead generation, customer acquisition and customer retention
  • Manage portfolio of performance marketing channels including paid search, comparison shopping engines, affiliate, display/retargeting, paid social. This includes channel strategy, KPI setting, media planning, forecasting, creative development, budget allocation, analysis, and ongoing optimization efforts.
  • Translate business needs into media strategies. Partner with cross-functional marketing teams, including Brand and Product, to drive aligned consumer experiences and identify opportunities for operational and performance efficiencies
  • Own forecast and revenue target driven by acquisition channels
  • Manage day-to-day agency relationship, including media briefings, creative / messaging direction, and tracking to KPIs[DK1] [BY2] 
  • Project manage execution of marketing plans in partnership with agency and cross-functional partners
  • Partner with product and engineering to build new capabilities to enable digital marketing
  • Create weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to evaluate performance against forecast
  • Partner with agency to develop SEO strategies including content development and backend optimizations
  • Define requirements and tasks; partner with marketing, product and engineering teams to execute implementation of SEO strategies[DK3] [BY4] 
  • Monitor and evaluate organic search results and performance to improve rankings[BY5] 
  • Use data and analytics to identify opportunities for optimization and form hypotheses to test
  • Design, execute, and analyze tests to optimize performance; scale winners
  • Identify growth opportunities and emerging media trends. Pilot new tactics.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT
  • Reports to the Sr. Manager, eCommerce
  • Collaborate with the following internal teams on a regular basis:
    • eCommerce Marketing – search engine marketing
    • Finance – budget, forecasting, ROI models
    • Operations/Product Management– Category taxonomy, product information, inventory availability, promotional calendar, onsite search, site refreshes
    • Development – product feeds, site tagging
    • Creative – display banners, site testing, A/B testing, and usability
    • IT – local inventory, domain names and hosting
    • Brand Marketing – secondary media buys, brand alignment

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Marketing, Business or Finance required
  • 4 - 7 years with a proven track-record of developing and growing profitable online marketing programs via SEM, Affiliates, Comparison Shoping Engines, Mobile and Display channels.[BY6] 
  • Experience using Adwords and Bing Ads, experience with Double-click a plus[BY7] 
  • Experience with web analytical tools such as Omniture and Google Analytics
  • Must be analytical and comfortable working with data[BY8] 
  • This is a highly visible role, responsible for driving sales for ecommerce.  Requires a strong attention to detail and proficiency with technical tools and systems.
  • Experience managing outside agency resources
  • A knowledge & passion for commerce/shopping trends and delivering a best-in-class user experience to our consumers
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively integrate with key stakeholders across the company and various business units

 

 

 

 


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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Technical Relationship Manager]]> Our Client seeks an experienced Technical Relationship Manager to join the Technology team. This person will act as the central point of contact between software engineers, infrastructure professionals, operational service team, and our clients which include some of the most sophisticated hedge funds in the world. He or she will be integral in spearheading mission critical and highly visible projects for the firm.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience working either in-house at a buy side firm, or will have had experience providing technical solutions to such organizations. Candidates are expected to have knowledge and skills cutting across technology, the financial domain, project management and coordination, and client communication. We welcome candidates with backgrounds in software engineering, project management, or business analysis in a technical environment. The role will encompass (but not be limited to) the following responsibilities: platform demonstrations, integration design, project management and issue tracking, client communication, data mapping, product design, client developer support, and internal service team liaising. He or she must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and experience in a client-facing capacity.
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Front End Engineer]]> Our Client seeks a Senior Front End Engineer to join our Technology team. This engineer will be responsible for building next generation software used by some of the most sophisticated hedge funds in the world, as well as architecting solutions to support new technical and business initiatives. He or she will set the technical direction for all web-based front-end development and will be responsible for developing and delivering shared frameworks, components, and infrastructure used by the entire technology team.

The ideal candidate will have strong professional software engineering experience developing and shipping complete applications with a heavy user interface emphasis. He or she must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to construct rigorous arguments. Exceptional programming ability and experience in modern client-side Javascript tools, libraries, and frameworks are a must. Experience with Angular, React, and/or ES6/ES2015 is highly desired.
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[.NET Developer]]> We are seeking qualified developers with .NET experience to become part of the team. Applicants should have experience with Microsoft' s .Net framework and testing, familiarity with MVVM and the WPF framework, experience using RESTful APIs, and the ability to collaborate with others. 

Responsibilities:
  1. Improve application performance and implement new features
  2. Coordinate with other teams to efficiently build applications
  3. Work with outside data sources and API' s
  4. Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Trading Systems Support Analyst]]> Our Client a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998 seeks a Core Engineering Support Analyst to provide support their production systems. This position will be on our Core Engineering team  in New York.

Responsibilities

As a Trading Systems Support Analyst, you will manage the widely-deployed OMS and market data delivery systems involving every major electronic exchange and asset class.  Your responsibilities will include:
  • Working closely with traders to understand their needs
  • Solving problems by providing level one and level two support for our production systems
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of the support system to enhance reliability and self-correction
  • Devising ways to architect and develop solutions
  • Monitoring and reporting on the status and health of our systems
  • Serving as the primary technical contact for brokers and exchanges as well as a liaison for internal teams
  • Providing periodic after-hours coverage

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in the finance industry along with:
  • A bachelor’ s degree or equivalent in computer science or a related field
  • Strong scripting skills in Perl, Python, and Bash or shell
  • Knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of SQL and use of databases
  • Strong background in Java (a plus)
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • The willingness to take on tasks both big and small
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

Benefits

Our Client’ s offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Our Client’ s   cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Linux Systems Engineer]]> Our Client  is a principal trading firm; they have no outside investors or third party funds and they trade for their our own account in markets around the world.

 

As a Linux Systems Engineer, you’ ll be responsible for the management and optimization of their entire Linux desktop environment, both at the workstation and server level.  This is an opportunity for someone to influence overall systems architecture as well as build processes, packaging environment, monitoring and more.  In this role, you will have an opportunity to regularly interact with a number of development groups to gather end-user requirements, make recommendations and implement change.

 

What you’ ll be working on:
  • Designing, building and maintaining our Linux desktop environment across all offices
  • Providing end user support to Linux users in the Chicago HQ office, as well as our remote offices
  • Building, configuring and deploying Linux workstations and laptops
  • Managing, troubleshooting and updating desktop-managed Linux servers
  • Application packaging and maintenance of software repositories
  • Actively monitoring the health of our entire Linux Desktop environment
  • Automating repetitive system administration tasks
  • Evaluating and recommending new hardware and software technologies or solutions
  • Documenting and cross-training teams on support processes
  • Serving as a liaison between the Systems  and Mobile Platforms, Unix Services and Software Engineering teams

 

You will be right at home if you have:
  • Previous experience providing Linux desktop support in a corporate or academic environment
  • Ubuntu or Debian experience; exposure to other distros such as Fedora, CentOS or RedHat a bonus
  • Proficiency in a scripting language like BASH or Python
  • Familiarity with packaging and repository management tools like Apt or Yum a plus
  • Familiarity with a configuration management tool like Ansible, Chef or Puppet a bonus
  • Solid understanding of general technical concepts like Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, networking
  • Relevant certification or equivalent coursework a plus
  • Previous Windows or Mac support experience
  • Solid communication skills
  • A driven, self-starter mentality
  • The ability to work effectively with both highly technical and novice users

 
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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sector Data Analyst NY OR Chicago]]> Sector Data Analyst

Locations Chicago, NY

 

  Our Client is focused on acquiring, analyzing, and understanding the ever-growing data universe. Given the vast amount of data being produced, implementing new research methodologies, machine learning, natural language processing, scientific data visualization, and distributed computing to identify significant trends.

The Data Services group is committed to generating sustained alpha using fundamental insights captured in a scientific approach.

 

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate with investment teams to understand their research process, and how data can support their research processes
  • Take reverse inquiries from investment teams and understand the key data drivers
  • Analyze data from multiple sources to answer complex investment theses
  • Quickly digest data, recognize inflection points, and determine data relevancy
  • Deliver high quality research to investment teams in a clear and digestible manner
  • Work with existing and new data sets to push significant ideas and inflection points to investment teams

Suggested skills/experience:
  • 1-3 years of investment banking, sell side research, management consulting, or related experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to learn, think, and react quickly
  • Exceptional communication skills
  •   Industry generalist or background in Consumer, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Technology or Telecom Accountabilities:
  • Unique individuals that are innovators
  • Organized and able to present ideas
  • Can read research and market information, outline points, and present in a clear and concise manner
  • Can easily access data when needed
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Assertive yet willing to work within a team and take on any task
  • Creative, strong work ethic and works efficiently

 

Professional demeanor
  • Able to present, communicate, and is approachable to management teams
  • Has self-reliance and uses good common sense
  • Is able to build strong company relationships and build out network with peers and sell side analysts
  • Intellectually Curious
  • Is able to identify and present obscure data that is unique and useful
  • Genuinely interested in the sector and what drives the business
  • Willingness to travel Education:
  • Bachelors degree or advanced degree in finance
  • CFA candidate a plus
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Algo Developer]]> ALGO DEVELOPER

 

Algo Developers  are responsible for building and maintaining the models that drive our trading. A typical day involves applying rigorous statistical analysis to vast quantities of market and financial data to produce provably predictive trading models. You will run models live on our high-performance trading infrastructure, and analyze their daily performance to maintain ongoing profitability. Working in close collaboration with fellow algo developers and core developers, you will research, develop, and test novel order execution and model training methods to increase trading efficiency.

The Skills:
  • Brilliant analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work creatively and independently on long-term technical problems
  • Familiarity with the C++ programming language

 

The Profile:
  • You possess a bachelor' s degree in Math, CS, Stats, Physics, or related field
  • You are capable of working independently as well as part of a team
  • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • You learn quickly and apply new skills effectively

 

Culture
  • Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
  • Our Client consists of mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. They research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. They have a fun and casual office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job done. They boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world. No politics or red tape impede the generation or implementation of ideas.

 

 
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Java Software Engineer - Options Team]]> Our client  is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

Our Client is looking for an exceptional Software Engineer with an expertise in Java to join a team of highly talented technologists tasked with building a proprietary options trading platform. Your role will focus on all areas of software engineering, including design, development, implementation, testing, and post-trade analysis while using the latest technologies and low latency techniques.

 

To qualify for this role, you:
  • have 2+ years experience using Java on Linux in the trading industry, or a similarly demanding field.
  • have 2+ years experience developing options trading software
  • can demonstrate expertise in network and concurrent programming involving low latency and high message rates
  • can demonstrate expertise in JVM selection and performance tuning
  • can demonstrate expertise in data analysis
  • can operate in multiple language domains, including Java, C++, and Python
  • have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • have a BS in Computer Science or a related field from a top university

 

Bonus points if you have:
  • experience with complex systems or distributed programming
  • experience with UI/UX design and development in .NET or JavaScript
  • contributed to open source projects in a challenging field
  • have a strong understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • a demonstrated interest in keeping up with new developments in programming languages and other relevant technologies.
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Software Engineer - Trading Infrastructure]]>     Senior Software Engineer – Trading Infrastructure

 

Our Client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

 

Our Client has several openings on its Trading Infrastructure team, which is responsible for the reporting that powers the firm’ s real-time back office and risk management systems. The core of our system is written in Clojure and uses Rabbit MQ for its messaging backbone. A small team of developers provides a diverse array of services and interfaces used widely throughout the firm.

 

Our Client strives for an environment where technologists are free to pursue solutions to the problems of the business free from arbitrary management constraints and supported by excellent technical resources. All development teams believe in rapid deployment and feedback, automated testing, and cohesive, transparent, lightly-coupled service architectures.

 

  Responsibilities:

 
  • Designing, programming, and testing of a variety of applications from servers to Excel plug-ins to web UIs
  • Testing at the unit, functional, and integration level
  • Working on legacy code as well as green field development
  • Learning and promoting new technologies
  • Providing on-call support as needed
  • Collaborating with various software, IT, trading desks, and other business units
  • Working in multiple languages, including Clojure, JavaScript, and JRuby

 

Desirable Experience:

 

We are looking for strong developers of any stripe, but familiarity with the below will give candidates a leg up in working on our systems.

 
  • Working with the JVM
  • Front-end and back-end development experience
  • Clojure, Ruby, C#, Java, JavaScript
  • Git, svn
  • Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  • SQL
  • Rabbit, AMQP

 

Candidates should have strong initiative and have proven experience independently driving projects to completion. We work from high-level requirements and programmers are expected to gain an intimate understanding of the business.

 

 
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[C++ Gateway Developer]]> This is a Partner-level position,  the highest title offered at this firm. By submitting your resume, you promise to keep all interview questions  confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

Our Client is seeking a C++ Gateway  Developer  to work with us on the cutting edge of low latency trading  technologies.

You must meet at least one  of these minimum requirements:
  • 5+ years of  working experience in C++ in an electronic market making or HFT environment.
  • Demonstrated success in architecting low latency applications in C++.

In addition, here are some of the skills that we' re looking for:
  • Experience developing low latency interfaces for market access against order entry protocols (e.g. FIX, OUCH).
  • Experience with NUMA-aware, multithreaded design, userspace networking, compiler and cache optimizations, and lock-free programming.
  • A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming in C++ ' 11/C++ ' 14.

 

Our firm and culture 

Our Client is a hedge fund  focused on high frequency trading.  The team consists of veterans in the HFT space and former senior engineers and researchers in companies such as GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Google and more. Our client is backed by several institutional investors and hedge fund veterans.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Dev Ops Engineer]]> Our Client is seeking a DevOps Engineer to help support our state of the art trading systems, based in our fabulous office in Houston.

As a member of the Operations Engineering team, you will be doing work that directly affects our ability to trade every day. We are continually developing and improving our applications, which is where you come in. We are responsible for the rollout, configuration and monitoring of production software and for the production of tools to continually improve the way in which we do this. We are responsible for ensuring that our systems uptime is maximized. Our Ops Engineering team is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and motivated individual to help design, build, and realize the next iteration of continuous delivery pipelines. You will work with a strong team of developers & analysts that will create, maintain and support the tools and software that make up our mission-critical trading applications.

What you’ ll do:
  • Help to enhance our monitoring of alerts from the production environment and ensure a speedy resolution of issues.
  • Build tools to support the configuration, deployment and monitoring of our Trading Systems
  • Work with the development team to highlight recurring issues and to help with guiding the development team towards producing robust, supportable applications.
  • Help to promote and improve standards within the wider group. You will work with our business partners and software developers
  • Champion Continual Service Improvement activities
  • Ensure that support documentation is produced, maintained and improved
  • Performing data analysis
  • Develop reports, work flows, web pages to maximize efficiency of the support function.
  • Participate in the Support Rotation of our global trading systems
  • Deploy and support complex 3rd party and internally developed applications
  • Ensure that we maintain all interfaces with external vendors, each with its own way of operating.
  • Manage and participate in cross-functional projects (E.g. Data Centre deployments, new market / assetclass investigations)

 

What you’ ll have:

Linux and its associated toolset (We don' t need you to be able to write a complicated awk script from your head, but armed with the internet, you probably could)

Some programming language skills, such as Python (C++ would be great)

Deployment Tools and Continuous Integration Tools. Things like Ansible, Jenkins

 
  • Git/GitHub
  •   Networking. Know your TCP from your UDP
  • An ability to write great, testable code in a variety of high level languages
  • A never-ending desire to develop scripts/tools and to automate manual tasks
  • A tenacious spirit, getting to the bottom of issues that you have not seen before
  • A solid understanding of good software engineering practices
  • A strong understanding of application change control
  • You have excellent collaboration and partnering skills. You can effectively listen, communicate, challenge and influence team members, immediate peer group, and other teams

 

Bonus Points:
  • Good networking knowledge, able to use tools such as Wireshark
  • You are comfortable taking ownership and responsibility of issues and manage effectively through to resolution
  • You have some financial industry exposure or knowledge

 

What you’ ll get:
  • The unique opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate experts who take pride in delivering results.
  • Attractive compensation and bonus structure
  • Generous benefit plan structure including an option for fully paid health insurance premiums for individuals
  • Free catered lunches every day with snacks and beverages provided daily
  • Weekly in-house professional massages, tickets to sporting and theater events
  • Casual dress
  • Company events, often including employees' families.

 

Who we are:

A   dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets. Founded in 1998 our client is one of the pioneers in quantitative investment management with a track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions.

 
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Dev Ops Engineer]]> Dev Ops Engineer

 

The Systems team builds and deploys the computers, networks, data storage, operating systems, and software that allow our trading strategies and research environment to run worldwide 24/7.   We are looking for an all-star developer or site reliability engineer to design and develop systems tools to help manage our research cluster.   Project areas will include release engineering, configuration management, maintenance automation, monitoring, and performance analysis.   You will work closely with systems and networks teams, as well as other teams within to build the infrastructure for our cutting edge R&D Cluster environment.

 

In this position, you' ll have broad responsibilities and freedom to analyze and solve problems, and your solutions will have an immediate impact on our operations worldwide.   You' ll both extend existing Python software and design and write new systems from scratch.   We' re looking for someone who is excited about tackling big picture problems, working on a wide variety of projects and technologies, learning the nitty-gritty Systems side of our global architecture, and mentoring sysadmins who will contribute to and use your projects.

Excellent communication and attitude are a must.

 

The Skills:
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving skills
  • Some experience in Python is great (not required), but good CS fundamentals and enthusiasm about learning Python are required
  • Experience with the following technologies:  Bamboo, Jenkins, Grafana, ElasticSearch, Graphite, InfluxDB, Redis, Zookeeper, Kafka, Storm, Nagios. We also use Postgres and MySQL.
  • Excellent Unix and command line skills
  • Knowledge of Linux (we use Debian), system/processor performance, and network communication
  • Experience with high performance computing development and administration is beneficial
  • Familiarity with systems configuration management and monitoring technologies is beneficial
  • Attention to detail

     

The Profile:
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering and 1-5 years experience
  • Adept in at least one higher level language such as Python
  • Ability to debug and fix problems quickly
  • Ability to look at code, figure out how it works, and how to make it better
  • Ability to multitask and retain a high attention to detail and priorities
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • You enjoy tinkering with technology in your spare time
  • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes

 

The Culture:

Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Marketing Analyst]]> We' re looking for someone with focus, curiosity, and energy to launch our business intelligence team. As our Business Marketing Analyst you will work with our C-Level leadership to compile and analyze relevant data to grow our business. Your work will be leveraged by the whole team to optimize marketing acquisition and operations.

Our business is growing rapidly. We genuinely care about our customers and are dedicated to providing them the best possible product and experience at each and every touch-point. As our Business Marketing Analyst  you will not only help share and refine our metrics, you will help grow our business by applying business insights to enhance our customer experience. This is a rare opportunity for an outstanding individual to have an impact on the next big thing in payments and financial services.

Who should apply:

This opportunity is a good fit if you have enough experience to take our data-driven marketing program to the next level, and if you are articulate, persuasive, and tech savvy. As our Business Marketing Analyst  you will feed actionable insights to the team in order to report and optimize all the data coming in from various sources including SQL databases, Google Analytics, ad platforms (Google, Bing), A/B testing, and others. We need your help enhancing our digital marketing strategy and improving performance throughout the lead generation and customer acquisition funnel. And yes, in a sea of data the prize goes to the person who has an opinion, who can make a clear business case. 


What You’ ll Do:
  • Support CEO/CRO/COO in investigation, analysis, documentation and reporting on key business drivers of the digital program
  • Utilize information from multiple internal and external sources to provide data and analytical support for annual business plans and global/regional marketing & sales initiatives
  • Provide information and insights regarding customers, customer behavior, markets, competitors, and campaign effectiveness to measure performance and support business decisions
  • Lead efforts in compiling and validating internal and external sales and marketing data for use in projects to Marketing, Sales, Strategic Planning and Finance
  • Work with key internal clients on a frequent basis to identify opportunities for analytics of SEO, SEM, Display, Email, PR, Direct Marketing, and Affiliates
  • Work closely to manage suppliers in the data acquisition phase of each project. Set up automated data reporting
  • Assists in preparing final project deliverables, including creating PowerPoint decks and spreadsheet tools

Qualifications
  • 2+ years of SQL experience and a willingness to learn
  • 1-3 years work experience in digital marketing and/or data analysis
  • Familiarity with statistical methodologies
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively develop analytic solutions given our business model
  • Willingness and patience to gather and organize " non-standard" or unstructured data
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Extra points for a Statistics and Mathematics background

Desired Skills and Competencies
  • Ability to multi-task and be hands-on in a fast-paced environment
  • Coachable with a willingness to learn
  • Organized with a keen eye and attention for detail
  • Strong work ethic and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Big plus: Experience in financial services, payments, processing (prepaid, debit, credit)
  • Big plus: Experience with products/services for small and medium businesses

 

Job Perks
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Office in the Loop is conveniently located to public transportation

 
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher]]> **  We are offering only full-time opportunities at this moment. You will be joining as a Partner,  the highest title offered at this firm.  By submitting your resume, you agree to keep all interview questions confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **  

 

Bridging mathematics and low-latency trading

Our Client is seeking a Quantitative Researcher with significant experience in developing low latency statistical arbitrage or market making strategies. You will be joining the core of a company with a single, monolithic HFT team. The ideal candidate is someone who is intellectually curious and loves solving mathematical problems - you might have considered pursuing an academic career at some point and you are looking at this job posting because you are enticed by the fast feedback loop in our field.

What you' ll be doing:
  • Building low latency liquidity taking or  market making strategies from end-to-end.
  • Developing mathematical models to solve difficult stochastic problems.
  • Analyzing convergence and boundedness properties of algorithms and estimates.
  • Translating your models to fast computational methods.
  • Collaborating with researchers and developers to implement all of the above.

You must meet both of these minimum requirements:
  • 3+ years work experience in high-frequency trading at a leading hedge fund or proprietary trading firm.
  • Experience with direct responsibility in construction of alpha signals or monetization for latency-sensitive, capacity-constrained strategies.

In addition, here are some of the attributes  that we' re looking for: 
  • History of peer-reviewed publications in optimization, algorithms, statistics, numerical analysis, signal processing, operations research, or a related field.
  • Graduate-level degree in any scientific, mathematical or engineering discipline.
  • Programming experience with C++ in a UNIX-based environment.
  • Experience using data analysis tools in Python or R.
  • Intense passion for solving quantitative problems.
  • Recent track record with low variance in PnL at high % of ADV.
  • Working familiarity with low latency architecture.
  • Knowledge in futures, cash equities or cash FX markets.

 

Our firm and culture 

Our Client is a quantitative trading firm focused on high frequency trading.  The team consists of former senior engineers and researchers in companies such as Virtu, GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Google and more. Our firm is backed by several institutional investors and hedge fund veterans.

Our Client   is a flat organization.  To encourage openness and collaboration, there are no walls between teams, and ideas are exchanged freely throughout the company. Our flexible work hours, casual dress code, generous employee benefits, and startup environment (gaming room, team events and, of course, free food) ensure that you can commit fully to your intellectual interests. We welcome cultural diversity and are able to sponsor H-1B visas.

We are looking for people who share our passion for science and technology,  add a fun-loving character to our team, and inspire growth in the people around them. You will have the immediate opportunity to lead relevant projects and influence the firm' s general direction. You answer only to yourself and have the freedom and flexibility of an unlimited vacation policy. Feel free to show us any work that demonstrates your interests, e.g. code samples, academic publications, GitHub projects

 
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[QA Engineer]]> Who We Are

Networked Insights is a Big Data & Analytics company focused on data from Social Media. Our SaaS platform, Kairos, processes, classifies, and analyzes hundreds of millions of social posts per day, helping marketers from the world’ s leading brands uncover meaningful and valuable insights. Our technology makes it easy for them to create the best content, invest in the right media, and track their success in real time.

What You’ ll Do

As a QA Engineer, you will be responsible for testing the code of our  next generation of web based, social analytics products. Working alongside our Product Engineers, you will be involved in end to end testing on a variety of integrated systems and using a variety of relevant tools.   You will  serve as the last line of defense before a code release for both front-end and back-end systems.  

What You' ll Need
  • 3-5 years of experience in IT with a minimum of 2 years in a QA role
  • Working knowledge of unit, integration, regression, acceptance, and user interface testing
  • Experience creating and maintaining automation framework using Java
  • Familiarity with UI debugging tools and RESTful API webservices
  • Experience writing and executing queries to extract data from databases
  • Release Coordination management in a Unix OS environment
  • Experience installing, troubleshooting, monitoring cloud based systems
  • Ability to navigate and troubleshoot running processes from a CentOS CLI
  • Continuous Integration tool experience with building Jenkins jobs.
  • Versioning software experience with Git.

Who You Are?
  • A ruthless hunter of software bugs with a passion for releasing clean code
  • Excited about the Big Data revolution, with a passion for creating applications that translate huge collections of data into actionable insights
  • Self-directed learner who is constantly pursuing knowledge of new technologies and tools
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and efficiently, and adapt easily to change

What You’ ll Get
  • Ownership and challenge in your work
  • Collaborate with intelligent and highly skilled coworkers
  • Competitive compensation, including Equity Options
  • Excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) and life insurance
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave
  • Company Culture that is Committed to Work-Life Balance  for each and every employee
  • Casual office environment with a startup feel – We have a particular fondness for M&Ms
  • Fantastic Downtown Location connected to the Merchandise Mart

If you are interested and think you can keep up with our team, then we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability 
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Developer -Trading Team]]> This is a highly selective position. This person will become a member and developer of a front office quantitative portfolio management team in trading operations, trading systems development and large-scale data management.

Requirements:
  1. Very solid Core Java and SQL experiences in the linux environment are critical
  2. Helpful - practical knowledge of scripting language (perl, python)
  3. Undergrad or higher degree in computer science
  4. Some work experience (2+ years) required, but not necessarily in finance
  5. Hard working and strong desire to succeed within a growing team
  6. Motivated self-learner; scrappy and ready to roll up sleeves
  7. Strong troubleshooting ability; good attention to detail
  8. Interest in software engineering, trading system development and maintenance

 

Role/Responsibilities:
  1. Data acquisition, cleaning, storage and integrity check (including vendor contacts)
  2. Alpha signal monitoring
  3. Real-time execution system support
  4. EOD booking and reconciliation
  5. Strategy backtest

 

The candidate will eventually come to understand a vast interlinked system that has grown organically and has complex dependencies. However, this is a strictly development and systematic trading operations role (i.e. NOT quant research).

 
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Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Firmware Engineer]]> Algorithms Engineer Location: Chicago, IL

Tanvas is a fast-growing technology company based in downtown Chicago’ s West Loop neighborhood. We develop surface haptic technology that provides touch feedback on flat glass surfaces. TanvasTouch technology allows you to feel onscreen elements through their texture, shape, and reaction to your touch. Like the first radio or color television, TanvasTouch is a truly new way to experience the world, and it is revolutionizing how people interact with technology.

We are seeking a full-time algorithms engineer for developing sensing and actuation algorithms for TanvasTouch. This position will involve working with Tanvas electrical and software teams to research and develop algorithms for real-time sensing and tactile rendering applications. Haptic interfaces are a fresh topic in consumer electronics, and this role is a great opportunity to work with a company that is redefining the haptic experience for touch screen devices.

The successful candidate must have strong knowledge and experience with:

? Digital filter design

? Fourier/Hilbert analysis of digital signals

? Data acquisition and analysis

? Programming in C/C++, MATLAB, or Python Experience with the following will be helpful:

? Sensing systems

? Machine learning

? Embedded systems programming The successful candidate must be proactive, tenacious and passionate about developing systems that enable amazing user experiences. Since the successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of the business including interactions with customers, suppliers, and investors, strong written and oral communication skills are required.

This is a salary position with regular working hours at our downtown Chicago office. Employees are eligible for options and benefits. To apply, please send an email to jobs@tanvas.co with an up-to-date resume as well as a cover letter with a paragraph description of how your skills and experiences are a match with Tanvas.

Tanvas provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Business Strategy Associate]]> Our Client’ s Business Advisory team partners with operations, technology, risk, and front-office teams to identify, design and implement innovative solutions focused on enabling the cutting edge operational and technological capabilities essential to supporting our clients position as a leading quantitative-based trading firm.

As an  Associate, you will define, lead and manage delivery of a diverse set of cross-functional business and technology improvement initiatives designed to promote the achievement of the firm’ s strategic growth and efficiency goals. In addition to managing delivery, you will be empowered to identify, design and implement innovative solutions to improve cross-functional integration, process automation and technology. This role requires an energetic, results-oriented individual committed to effective communication, fostering trusting relationships, improving processes, and dedicated to driving innovation.

What you' ll do:
  • Effectively lead the management and delivery of a diverse set of operations and technology initiatives with a focus on identifying, designing and implementing creative and innovative process and technology improvement solutions to promote achievement of firm growth and efficiency goals.
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day activities including, but not limited to, leading meetings and team communications, and delivering stakeholder-level progress reports and status updates to senior management.
  • Propose innovative solutions to achieve organizational and stakeholder goals, including delivery approaches consistent with firm culture and values.
  • Integrate and synthesize information from multiple sources, including use of business domain knowledge, in order to identify and analyze complex business and data requirements.
  • Identify and develop business and functional requirements documents, including use cases, test plans, training and implementation roadmaps to drive solution design and development.
  • Exercise strong risk management and troubleshooting skills, coupled with ability to exercise mature judgment to proactively resolve business issues and mitigate risk.
  • Employ effective organizational and communications skills to manage competing initiatives and stakeholder priorities.
  • Foster partnership across business and technology stakeholder groups through the design and deployment of purpose-driven, risk-conscious approaches to develop quality deliverables.
  • Consult with firm-wide leaders to foster collaboration, excellent team dynamics, group motivation, and continuous improvement of initiative management methodologies and toolsets.
  • Evolve into a go-to resource for firm specific subject matter knowledge to enable thoughtful identification of process and technology improvement opportunities.

 

Skills you' ll need:
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in a consulting, strategy or business analysis environment, preferably within financial services or technology sectors
  • Extensive experience managing process and technology improvement initiatives, and managing communications across business and technology stakeholders
  • Highly resourceful, self-starter with superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, with an ability to communicate ideas and solutions effectively
  • Ability to learn quickly and excel in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced environment

 

Bonus Points:
  • Familiarity Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, and Access) skills, familiarity with JIRA preferred
  • Familiarity with a variety of operating systems (e.g., Linux) and programming languages (e.g., C++, Python) is a plus
  • Advanced degree preferred, but not required

 
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[C++ Core Developer]]> Working as a developer, means working on a small, highly productive and efficient team. We know you see " Trading" in our name and assume you' ll be relegated to some dark corner to code for the " business" but this impression is entirely wrong. A fully automated trading firm based in NYC, the code you write *is* our business, so it is everyone' s job, top to bottom, to make sure our core dev team has everything they need to do their jobs well.


So, we are looking for all-star programmers who love to code, like being challenged, hate to climb corporate ladders, and don' t mind the added bonus of having hard work rewarded through recognition and extremely competitive compensation. Software developers are integral to the success of our trading, and they know it. You can always expect to be challenged by the ever-changing financial markets, and find yourself working on critical software in an extremely fast-paced, real-time environment.


Distributed system is on the Pareto frontier of latency and throughput. Here you' ll do machine learning over huge datasets in a massive compute cluster. Deep knowledge of C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocol are critical to a developer' s success.

The Skills:
  • Brilliant optimization, design, debugging and problem solving skills
  • Expert C++ programming skills with a thorough understanding of the language (abstraction mechanisms, STL)
  • Expertise with UNIX operating systems (we use Linux), system/processor performance, and network communication

 

The Profile:
  • In your spare time you: code, tinker, read, explore, break things, and have an insatiable curiosity for all things computer related... you' ll find like-minded people here.
  • You possess a bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • You are capable of working independently as well as part of a team
  • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • Can look at code, figure out how it works, and how to make it better
  • Can describe software designs at a high level (the abstract interface), low level (step-by-step algorithm), or anywhere in between
  • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do?

 

Culture

We have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

We are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have a fun and casual office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job done. We boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world. No politics or red tape impedes the generation or implementation of ideas.

 

 
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sales Manager]]>  



 

Due to tremendous growth, we are looking to add a Senior Sales Manager accountable for the profitable achievement of sales objectives associated with the retail point-of-sale and payment segments. The Senior Sales Manager is a financially rewarding career opportunity and is an integral part to the Barcodes, Inc.’ s growth strategies. This role is responsible for the assigned team’ s sales productivity and directs the teams’ efforts to have the greatest overall impact on company results.

 

The Senior Sales Manager manages all aspects of running an efficient sales team, including hiring, supervising, coaching, and motivating direct-report sales associates.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Sales Strategy and Performance
  • Responsible for managing a high-performing sales team covering the entire United States
  • Drive sales strategy in partnership with the Sr. Director of Sales to attain sales and profit quotas
  • Develop and deliver effective sales presentations to customers
  • Coordinates the involvement of sales support personnel and/or leadership to ensure customers’ expectations are met
  • Proactively inspects sales activity and effort of sales team, ensuring that the quality and quantity meets company expectations
  • Works with leadership and other departments to ensure strategic and business objectives are met by the sales team
  • Establish and develop strong vendor partner relationships within the Retail POS segment
  • Leads accurate and timely forecasting efforts of sales team
  • Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates customer requirements and satisfaction by engaging key customer accounts in conjunction with sales personnel managed. Provides a management-level point of contact for key customers. Builds and maintains strong customer relationships.
  • Builds peer support and strong  internal company  relationships with other key management personnel
  • Establishes productive relationship with marketing based on frequent communication, collaboration, and the effective allocation of marketing investment in the marketplace managed

Leadership and Team Development
  • Prioritizes coaching and performance management efforts to have the greatest overall impact on business results
  • Identifies deficiencies in skills of team members, and works to improve individual’ s capabilities through coaching, development, and training
  • Hires, and develops account managers, utilizing company human resources guidelines and support resources
  • Directs and supports the consistent implementation of company initiatives
  • Positively impacts the performance of individual sales team members by implementing and managing sales and sales support tools, including training programs, productivity initiatives, account and territory planning methodologies, and customer communication tools

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • Meets assigned team quotas for sales, profits, and strategic objectives
  • Accountable for the thorough implementation of all customer related initiatives among sales personnel managed
  • Responsible for the efficient allocation of company support resources in the customer base managed by the assigned team
  • Achieves strategic team’ s objectives defined by company management
  • Implements effective coaching and development of direct reports

 

ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT
  • Reports to the Sr. Director of Sales
  • Directly manages a team of 8 to 20 Account Managers
  • Coordinates company executive involvement with customer management
  • Works closely with Customer Service and Marketing to ensure customer satisfaction and high levels of sales support

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3 years of successful sales experience or 2 years selling at Barcodes, Inc
  • 2 years of managing an inside sales team
  • History of successfully achieving sales quotas
  • Experience in VAR AND/OR Technology

 

 

  
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[FPGA Engineer]]> Our Client is a technology driven company, pushing on ultra-low-latency real-time systems at large scale globally. Challenges abound, and you should have a desire to learn new technologies, and demonstrate an ability to solve unstructured problems.

Our client is looking for talented engineers to join their global FPGA team.

The FPGA team works with technologists and traders to provide hardware solutions in areas such as fast networking, high performance compute, and real-time acceleration. This is a fast-paced area, where taking ideas through to deployment must be fast and accurate. You will have excellent knowledge of building reliable, high performance FPGA hardware systems. Ideally you will have a combination of skills in traditional RTL development, and complimentary software skills. This will enable you to fully contribute to co-designing hybrid hardware/software applications.


What you’ ll do:
  • Work within the FPGA development team to roll out new hardware to the trading community
  • Interact with development teams to coordinate technology introduction
  • Develop high performance FPGA systems in SystemVerilog
  • Contribute to the development of productivity tooling that supports the RTL efforts
  • Stay informed of industry hardware including the latest System on Chip and System in Package
  • Interpret high level requirements to create exceptional solutions for the trading community
  • Build your skills in the finance industry and FPGA development flows

Skills  you’ ll need:
  • Passion for development, strong work ethic, and drive to continually learn and improve
  • Hands-on FPGA development successes, taking ownership of significant systems and subsystems
  • Sound understanding of technology tradeoffs, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • 5+ years of experience working as a FPGA development engineer in a team environment
  • 5+ years of RTL experience (SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL)
  • 2+ years of experience of software development
  • Quantitative appreciation of low-level hardware/software interaction
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject

 

Bonus points:
  • Linux experience
  • Scripting Language proficiency (preferably Python)
  • High Level Synthesis flows
  • Familiarity with some of Jenkins CI, Github, ctypes, SWIG
  • Experience of Automated testing
  • Embedded Processors
  • Networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP, IB)
  • Financial Protocol and Algorithmic Experience
  • High Speed Networking / Serial Protocols / Transceivers / PCIe

 
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Rails Engineer]]> Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

loans across the United States. Our dynamic team works to deliver the best customer experience and products in the industry. We are located at Millennium Park in the heart of Chicago. Check us out at www.opploans.com!

 
Recognized by:
  • INC 500 - 2016 list of Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Built In Chicago - 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago
  • Glassdoor - 5 Star Rating on Employee Reviews

 

Tired of the same old job? Do you want to learn a business inside and out, not just a small piece? Are you ready to wear multiple hats to gain deep experience? If you are ready, come join the team!

 

OppLoans is seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer to support a rapidly growing Fintech environment.

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

 
Responsibilities:
  • Lead small teams and projects as the “ go to guy”
  • Develop & maintain customer facing web products and backend services
  • Writing unit tests and integration tests for max coverage
  • Improve the design of the code as the product evolves
  • Deploy and test code to ensure no defects
  • Build out restful apis and consume 3rd party apis
  • Work with business operations to turn requirements into technical solutions
  • Be a team player / laugh and have fun / strive to get better

 
Experience:
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby, Rails, and HTML5 (at least 4 years)
  • Familiarity with CSS, Javascript, Haml, Slim
  • BDD experience using Rspec and Cucumber
  • Working in an agile scrum development team
  • Excellent communicator, amazing at documentation
  • Knowledge of PostGreSql is a plus
  • Knowledge of AWS Code Pipeline is a plus

 
Work with some of the best and brightest in the Chicago FinTech space, and enjoy these perks:
 
  • Great opportunities to influence brand, marketing department, and character of company.
  • Healthy snacks & drinks available.
  • Subsidized daily lunches.

 
  • CTA & Metra benefit program.
  • Free shuttle rides to Metra stations.
  • Free gym membership.
  • Casual dress policy.
  • 401(k) match program.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package with free medical options.
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment.
  • Equal opportunity employer.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Java Web Developer]]>  

Java Web Developer

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

loans across the United States. Our dynamic team works to deliver the best customer experience and products in the industry. We are located at Millennium Park in the heart of Chicago. Check us out at www.opploans.com!

 
Recognized by:
  • INC 500 - 2016 list of Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Built In Chicago - 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago
  • Glassdoor - 5 Star Rating on Employee Reviews

 

Tired of the same old job? Do you want to learn a business inside and out, not just a small piece? Are you ready to wear multiple hats to gain deep experience? If you are ready, come join the team!

 

OppLoans is seeking a Java Web Developer to support a rapidly growing Fintech   environment.

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United  States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

 
Responsibilities:
  • Lead small teams and projects as the “ go to guy”
  • Design, develop & maintain backend services and restful apis
  • Integrate with 3rd party apis to send and consume data
  • Writing unit tests and integration tests for max coverage
  • Improve the design of the code as the product evolves
  • Deploy and test code to ensure no defects
  • Work with business operations to turn requirements into technical solutions
  • Be a team player / laugh and have fun / strive to get better

 
Experience:
  • Expert knowledge of Java web applications (at least 4 years)
  • Strong understanding of object oriented and design principles
  • Deep knowledge of threading, collections, and performance
  • Familiarity with WebSockets, Java Servlets, JSON/GSON, Apache Tomcat
  • Understanding of Spring/Spring boot framework
  • Experience writing unit tests in JUnit and Selenium for functional tests
  • Working in an agile scrum development team
  • Excellent communicator, amazing at documentation
  • Knowledge of PostGreSql is a plus
  • Knowledge of AWS Code Pipeline is a plus

 
Work with some of the best and brightest in the Chicago FinTech space, and enjoy these perks:
 
  • Great opportunities to influence brand, marketing department, and character of company.
  • Healthy snacks & drinks available.
  • Subsidized daily lunches.
  • CTA & Metra benefit program.
  • Free shuttle rides to Metra stations.
  • Free gym membership.
  • Casual dress policy.
  • 401(k) match program.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package with free medical options.
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment.
  • Equal opportunity employer.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Business Development - Derivatives]]>                                   Business Development

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

If you’ re a strategic Business Development professional with a passion for the derivatives markets, we encourage you to explore an opportunity with our Global Business Development Team. 

The team is looking to add a proactive and self-motivated Business Development professional who can continue to drive the growth of Our Client’ s futures business across the globe.  The entrepreneurial nature of this role is a natural fit for a professional with expertise in derivative market structure, exchange connectivity/technology, trading operations, and algorithmic trading. 

What you’ ll do: 

 
  • Research new business opportunities that help strengthen our client’ s derivatives business.   
  • Identify & analyze market trends, determine impact/opportunity for our Client
  • Identify a strategic plan that continues to optimize existing derivatives business globally.
  • Provide support to Head of Global Business Development with respect to strategic and financial growth of our Clients derivatives business. 
  • Lead business initiatives requiring cross-departmental engagement from inception to implementation. 
  • Continually research emerging opportunities in the derivative space globally.   
  • Interface with trading teams (both locally and globally) to develop plans for growth. 
  • Cultivate relationships with exchanges, brokers, banks, industry experts and technology partners.
  • Plan to attend conferences, meetings, and other industry events to build business intelligence on behalf of the firm. 
  • Be willing to travel and work outside of regular business hours as required.

 

 

Skills and Experience You’ ll Need:   
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in derivatives markets.
  • Direct experience within an Exchange and/or quantitative trading firm.
  • Must possess intellectual curiosity and be a self-starter.
  • Understanding of trading/exchange technology and its business impact. 
  • Understanding of Compliance/Regulatory changes and its business impact. 
  • Exceptional abilities and experience presenting ideas, market changes, market trends, etc. to assist management in decision making and overall prioritization. 
  • A demonstrated ability to take ownership of projects and to lead them independently to their conclusions.

 

                                  Business Development

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

If you’ re a strategic Business Development professional with a passion for the derivatives markets, we encourage you to explore an opportunity with our Global Business Development Team. 

The team is looking to add a proactive and self-motivated Business Development professional who can continue to drive the growth of Our Client’ s futures business across the globe.  The entrepreneurial nature of this role is a natural fit for a professional with expertise in derivative market structure, exchange connectivity/technology, trading operations, and algorithmic trading. 

What you’ ll do: 

 
  • Research new business opportunities that help strengthen our client’ s derivatives business.   
  • Identify & analyze market trends, determine impact/opportunity for our Client
  • Identify a strategic plan that continues to optimize existing derivatives business globally.
  • Provide support to Head of Global Business Development with respect to strategic and financial growth of our Clients derivatives business. 
  • Lead business initiatives requiring cross-departmental engagement from inception to implementation. 
  • Continually research emerging opportunities in the derivative space globally.   
  • Interface with trading teams (both locally and globally) to develop plans for growth. 
  • Cultivate relationships with exchanges, brokers, banks, industry experts and technology partners.
  • Plan to attend conferences, meetings, and other industry events to build business intelligence on behalf of the firm. 
  • Be willing to travel and work outside of regular business hours as required.

 

 

Skills and Experience You’ ll Need:   
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in derivatives markets.
  • Direct experience within an Exchange and/or quantitative trading firm.
  • Must possess intellectual curiosity and be a self-starter.
  • Understanding of trading/exchange technology and its business impact. 
  • Understanding of Compliance/Regulatory changes and its business impact. 
  • Exceptional abilities and experience presenting ideas, market changes, market trends, etc. to assist management in decision making and overall prioritization. 
  • A demonstrated ability to take ownership of projects and to lead them independently to their conclusions.

 

 
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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Alpha Capture Software Engineer]]> Our Client is seeking a driven Web 2.0 software engineer to join their alpha-capture product team.  Partnering with software engineers across the organization, you will be instrumental in building scalable, multi-server, multi-database web applications that drive the firms quantitative trading models. This undertaking requires the following:
  • Integrating dynamic back-end functionalities;
  • Implementing compelling, functional user interfaces that support the success of their electronic alpha-capture business;
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks;
  • Participating in design and code reviews;
  • Defining and communicating best practices for web-based user interface engineering across the organization.

Requirements Include:
  • At least a bachelor’ s degree in computer science. An ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code.
  • Proficiency in several programming languages such as Java, Groovy, C or C++.
  • Experience with front-end javascript libraries like Google Closure, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, MooTools, or Dojo.
  • Strong working knowledge of current web standards including CSS3 and HTML 5.
  • Proficiency in highly scalable frameworks and experience with Java Servlet containers like Tomcat or Jetty is a definite advantage. Knowledge of highly available message queue systems such as RabbitMQ, distributed cache like Membase and distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop is preferable.
  • An obsession with building tools and developing scalable, real-time web applications on both front-end and back-end components.
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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Python Developer]]> Python Developer

About Cubist:

 

Our Client firm deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures and foreign exchange.

 

Role/Responsibilities:
  • Building a robust, scalable research infrastructure, including alpha estimation and risk modeling components
  • Developing a seamless platform to handle all aspects of quant trading – model building, optimization, and trade execution
  • Building high-performance/low-latency modular systems for live trading and simulation
  • Developing robust data checking and storage procedures
  • Developing a graphic interface to monitor market/trade/position/risk
  • Maintaining the system, ensuring its stability, robustness and security
  • Troubleshooting and resolving any systems related issues and handle the release of code fixes and enhancements

 

Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or higher degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other quantitative discipline.
  • Strong programming experience in Python (3+ years) is required.
  • Strong SQL experience is required.
  • High skilled technologist with reasonable quantitative skills.
  • Experience in developing backtesting, simulation, and trading systems is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Willing to take ownership of his/her work, working both independently and within a small team.

 
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Javascript/React - Senior - Front End Web]]> Bloomberg has a reputation for providing the most accurate, comprehensive, and valuable financial information. Whether pulling together a PowerPoint presentation for management or manipulating a financial model in Excel, our clients interact with Bloomberg’ s data in their workflow. Our job is to not only make that possible, but to make it as easy as possible.

Who are we? Bloomberg’ s Application Integration team. We do what our name implies – we streamline our client’ s workflow by combining Bloomberg tools and data with Microsoft Office products (desktop and web/cloud). For example, when a stock price changes, so does the chart, presentation, and proposal our client created – automatically!

Where do you come in? You’ ll bring your technical expertise and curiosity to help build the next generation web add-ins & applications for Microsoft Office.
We’ ll trust you to:
  • Analyze business requirements, collaborate with internal development groups, and design & build compelling user interfaces that bring the power of Bloomberg to our global client-base
  •   Push past standard tools and tricks to come up with bright solutions for integrations
  •   Take ownership of projects while collaborating with us, your teammates, following an agile and test-driven approach
You' ll need to have:
  •   3+ years of designing and building successful web applications
  •   Strong OOD/OOP skills, experience with software development principles, Agile methodologies, and applying modern design patterns
  •   Experience with Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, JSON, and XML
  •   Experience with client side JS frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, React)
  •   Familiarity with GIT source control
  •   Ability to estimate, plan, and execute complex technical projects
We’ d love to see:
  •   Working knowledge of modern C++, C#, and .NET

If this sounds like you, apply! We’ ll get in touch if we think you’ re a good match and get started with a technical phone interview. If that goes well, we’ ll invite you onsite to meet our team and of course, demo the products you’ ll work on.
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Java Development Lead]]> Who We Are

Networked Insights is a Big Data & Analytics company focused on social media data. Our SaaS platform, Kairos, processes, classifies, and analyzes hundreds of millions of social posts per day, helping marketers from the world’ s leading brands uncover meaningful and valuable insights. Our technology makes it easy for them to create the best content, invest in the right media, and track their success in real time.

What You’ ll Do

Our Engineering Lead will help build up our suite of world-class analytics products as a development leader, an individual contributor, and a mentor.   In our environment, things can change very quickly, and we need someone who can roll with it, while still keeping our team  focused on what is most important.   You will be a go-to person for our engineers, product teams, and business folks, while also being called upon to make design choices, set code standards, and code out solutions.   So kind of a technical Swiss Army Knife with flames painted along the sides. 

Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of engineers of varying experience levels to develop new applications 
  • Take ownership of whatever is most needed, whether that be coordinating with other teams, helping with design decisions, or producing a chunk of code for the application
  • Help your team overcome obstacles and solve tricky development problems
  • Work with with members of different teams to make sure that what our team is building is what we actually need (you out there know how often this can become a problem)
  • Help us improve our software development practices and introduce new approaches   

What You’ ll Need
  • 7-10+ years of hands-on technical experience with a record of individual achievement writing components and code in a team environment 
  • Expert Java development skills (Java EE)
  • Strong experience delivering software to end customers (SaaS is best) 
  • Experience with Linux, Spring, Web Services, Postgres, Node and Lucene. 
  • Preferred experience with Big Data technologies and frameworks (ElasticSearch, Storm, NoSQL platforms and many others)
  • Familiarity with technologies  that leverage  cloud environments
  • Enough experience in development to know what works and what doesn' t when it comes to things like unit testing, code reviews, design documentation and iterative development

Who You Are?
  • Passionate  about enabling others on your team to succeed
  • Motivated to create and maintain the best code possible
  • Excited about the Big Data revolution, with a passion for creating applications that translate huge collections of data into actionable insights
  • Self-directed learner who is constantly pursuing knowledge of new technologies and tools
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly and efficiently, and easily adapt to change

What You’ ll Get
  • Ownership and challenge in your work
  • Collaborate with intelligent and highly skilled coworkers
  • Competitive compensation, including  Stock and Equity Options
  • Excellent benefits, including health, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) and life insurance
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave
  • Company Culture that is Committed to Work-Life Balance for each and every employee
  • Casual office environment with a startup feel – We have a particular fondness for Peanut M&Ms
  • Fantastic Downtown Location connected to the Merchandise Mart

If you are interested and think you can keep up with our team, then we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Javascript Developer]]> Our client is a long standing proprietary trading firm with headquarters in Chicago. Our firm has placed over 20 with the organization. They are seeking an expert JavaScript Developer; ideally an engineer that has worked on various flavors of JS libraries. 

 

What you' ll be doing:
  • Working closely with users to build rich and interactive single page applications.
  • Developing a full product from inception to production, including: identifying the business needs, user experience, backend processing, and product evangelism.
  • Pushing the limits of browser performance by building highly responsive web front-ends using the latest technology.
  • Innovation! In some cases there will be clear needs of problems that need to be solved. In other cases, you' ll be coming up with ideas yourself.
  • Working primarily in JavaScript (TypeScript), node.js, ReactJS, Redux, and Python.
  • Collaborating with various Software and IT teams, Quants and trading desks

 

Some of the key skills are:
  • Single Page web development using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS
  • Ability to pick up new programming languages and technologies to suite the problem at hand
  • Deep understanding of how the browser works, including HTTP, WebSockets, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Chrome developer tools
  • Experience with JavaScript testing using Jasmine or Mocha
  • Development on Linux or OSX systems; familiar with bash scripting
  • Experience with multiple of the following: React, Backbone, Angular, and jQuery
  • Full stack experience using back-end technologies like node.js, python, or rails
  • BS. degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

 

Nice to haves:
  • ES6/2015 experience using babel and/or webpack
  • Trading industry experience
  • Experience innovating and developing quantitative visual displays

 
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Functional Software Engineer - Compliance]]>  

Our Client is looking for a Functional Programmer  to join a small team of highly talented technologists and analysts. This team is tasked with building and maintaining tools to review trading activity and analyze significant amounts of data to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies.  This individual will work in a team responsible for setting up and managing compliance infrastructure, generating compliance and surveillance reports and responding to data requests. This hands-on role will work with compliance and risk on a daily basis to identify opportunities to efficiently maintain and query data.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Analyze large data sets looking for patterns, trends, and anomalies
  • Quickly provide data in response to ad hoc requests
  • Enhance existing surveillance and alerting infrastructure
  • Create new alerts or surveillance reports as needed
  • Create applications to ensure compliance with regulatory rules

 

Required Skills: 
  • Strong software engineering experience with languages like Python, Java, and/or  Elixir 
  • Basic SQL
  • Data mining skills
  • Understanding of web based reporting/presentation structures
  • Strong analytical and communication skills

 

Bonus Points:
  • Knowledge of trading/financial industry
  • Experience with functional programming languages, e.g. Elixir, Clojure, Scala, etc.

Our Client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their our own account in markets around the world

 
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer - Denver]]> Description

 

Our client  is seeking a Senior C++ Software Developer to help design, and build  state of the art trading systems. Ideally, you’ d work out of our Denver or Houston office.

 

Annual Compensation $250, 000 to $500, 000

 

What will you be doing?

 

As the member of a software project team, you will be doing work that directly affects our ability to trade every day.  You will work with a strong team of developers & analysts that will create, maintain and support the tools and software that make up our mission-critical trading applications.  On any given day you may find yourself doing the following:

 
  • Writing low-latency, high-throughput C++ routines and libraries
  • Building applications that leverage internal data to meet various reporting requirements
  • Analyzing enormous amounts of data
  • Learning how exchanges work; learning how trading works; \
  •  

Who are you?

 
  • You are a continuous learner, passionate about technology and want to know how things work
  • You have a proven record of delivering high-quality software in C++ in a Linux environment
  • You take initiative, own your work, and are persistent in following your products into production
  • You develop manageable and maintainable software; you build things you’ re proud of
  • You are smart.  Challenges excite you. You easily abstract simplicity from complex systems
  • You leverage engineering best practices like Continuous Delivery and BDD for fast feedback and learning cycles

 

Our ideal candidates bring many of the following attributes to the table.

 
  • Expertise with C++14 through to the C++17 and C++20 proposals
  • Many years of experience optimizing code for nanosecond latencies
  • Have worked on the full stack including high speed network design, firmware, kernel modification, compiler modification, and distributed system design
  • Several years of experience writing code using BDD/TDD processes
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with Continuous Delivery and Deployment
  • Are able to teach and elevate the team with existing knowledge
  • Experience in the automated trading domain
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Security Engineer]]>
 

Our Client is currently seeking a Security Engineer  to join our IT Services team.

 

Requirements:
  • 2+ years experience in the security space
  • Understanding of Networking concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some OS knowledge in Windows & *nix
  • Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) product
  • Some experience with data analysis of various security related sources (IPS, Web Security, Endpoint Protection, Event Logs)
  • Some experience with an interpreted language (Python, Ruby, Perl)
  • Proven ability to learn and a passion for new technologies and security
  • Must have strong work ethic and initiative and the ability to independently manage allocation of time and prioritization of tasks

Responsibilities:
  • SIEM product event correlation and detection
  • Keep up-to-date on trends and events affecting financial institutions
  • Computer forensic analysis
  • Incident response to alerts generated from various security related sources (IPS, Web Security, Endpoint Protection, Event Logs)

Our Client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their own account in markets around the world.
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[C++ Software Engineer]]> Our Client is looking for an outstanding Software Engineer  with an expertise in C++.  You will be joining a team of highly talented Engineers who are tasked with building a cutting edge, low latency trading application that' s being used on a global scale.  You will have the opportunity to rotate through various areas of the stack, including order routing, market data, strategy, and risk. 

What you bring to this role:
  • you' re up to date on modern C++ standards and have been using C++11/14 professionally or in your side projects
  • have 2+ years’ experience in the trading industry or a similarly demanding field
  • can demonstrate expertise in network and concurrent programming
  • know how and where to leverage the latest C++ standards and STL
  • solid understanding of hardware/software interaction
  • have strong verbal and written communication skills

 

Bonus points if you have:
  • experience with complex systems or distributed programming
  • contributed to open source projects in a challenging field
  • experience optimizing low latency code and finding ways to squeeze out latency

Our client is a privately held trading firm with 700+ employees in 6 offices. They have been in business for over 20 years
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Developer]]> Since 2001, our software engineers have helped tackle the complex and interesting challenge of discovering value hidden in the world’ s data. We are pushing the technical envelope to solve these problems, and in the process are helping to redefine investment management and other fields. As the world of data continues to grow exponentially, the issues they address will only increase in difficulty, scale and  excitement.

In order to meet these challenges, we’ ve  built  a data accumulation platform that allows us to ingest over 10 terabytes of data per day, and a custom distributed storage solution to store the over 50 petabytes of information we’ ve accumulated since our inception.  We’ ve also  built  an entire suite of analysis tools that enable our quantitative researchers to utilize this data to produce predictive models that help us automatically invest each and every day.  

This model-driven, technology-fueled approach to investing not only gives us a long-term advantage over old-school investors – it has also created a whole set of technical problems to solve that don’ t always have an obvious solution.  This gives you the ongoing opportunity to build proprietary solutions and/or bring to bear the best open source options the market. We have created a robust infrastructure that empowers all of our engineers, and you will work within a collaborative work culture that ensures that a great idea can come from anywhere.

Problems at our level of complexity require you to possess  a  passion for  learning  as well as  deep understanding  across a wide array of technical competencies.  We’ ve attracted technologists who possess special capabilities in a wide variety of domains including data transformation and visualization, performance optimization, cloud computing, and distributed systems.  While we face large-scale problems, we hire only the best to take them on. This enables us to keep your team size small and your individual impact significant.

While there is no set recipe for success, we find that you will tend to have the following qualifications:
· You have at least a bachelor’ s degree in a technical or quantitative field.  · You have an understanding of data structures and algorithms. · You have experience with Java (or other JVM languages), Python, C or C++. · You have extraordinary programming skills. · You have demonstrated experience in large-scale systems.
We are an  equal opportunity  employer and  value diversity  at our company. We  do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - High Frequency]]> Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks software developers for our   their Core Engineering team who are excited to design in-house trading systems that are robust, resilient, and blindingly fast. These systems enable our client to execute algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior. By building and maintaining this high-performance infrastructure, developers have helped to position the firm as a leader in the field of quantitative trading. You will shape the future of this lucrative industry while working alongside other exceptional programmers to solve some of the most challenging engineering problems in the world.  This role is available in the New York office.

Responsibilities

The  Software Developer will be  responsible for:
  • Designing and implementing a high-frequency trading platform, which includes collecting quotes and trades from and disseminating orders to exchanges around the world
  • Optimizing this platform by using network and systems programming, as well as other advanced techniques to minimize latency
  • Developing systems that provide easy access to historical market data and trading simulations
  • Creating tools to analyze data for patterns
  • Building risk-management and performance-tracking tools
  • Shaping the future of the Core Engineering team through regular interviewing and infrequent campus recruiting trips

 

Qualifications

The  ideal candidate will have:
  • A strong background in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming in C++
  • Brilliant problem-solving abilities
  • A  degree in computer science
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of any other development language, including Java, Python, or Perl and shell scripts (a plus)
  • Financial experience is not required.

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roof deck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Research Analyst]]> Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks Quantitative Research Analysts.

As a member of one of their trading teams, a Quantitative Research Analyst uses an   in-house trading system— one of the fastest and most comprehensive in the world— to develop and deploy algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior.

 

Responsibilities

The Quantitative Research Analyst will be responsible for:
  • Designing, implementing, and deploying high-frequency trading algorithms
  • Exploring trading ideas by analyzing market data and market microstructure for patterns
  • Creating tools to analyze data for patterns
  • Contributing to libraries of analytical computations to support market data analysis and trading
  • Developing, augmenting, and calibrating exchange simulators

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
  • A PhD from a top-tier university
  • 1-3 years of research experience in high-frequency trading
  • A strong background in mathematics and statistics
  • Proficiency in back-testing, simulation, and statistical techniques (auto-regression, auto-correlation, and Principal Component Analysis)
  • Solid data-mining and analysis skills, including experience dealing with a large amount of data/tick data
  • Familiarity with signal generation and statistical models
  • Strong programming skills in C++, MATLAB, and R

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roof deck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Consultant, Dedicated Recruiting Services]]> Consultant, Dedicated Recruiting Services 

Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides solutions to firms that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Based in Chicago, IL, with a staff of over 20 experienced recruiters, Objective Paradigm serves an international client base.

One of the ways we provide recruiting services is by partnering with our clients to identify the recruiting functions that can be outsourced to improve efficiency. By outsourcing some or all of their recruiting functions, our clients are able to consolidate and contain recruitment costs, scale to meet short and long-term hiring needs and achieve significant cost savings over alternative recruiting options.

We are hiring results driven recruiting professionals to join our Dedicated Recruiting Services Team. Our Dedicated Recruiting Services (DRS)  division delivers solutions to small and medium sized companies in the greater Chicago area.

Opportunity:

The Dedicated Recruiting Services Consultant will be responsible for working with our clients to define their recruiting objectives, implement sourcing strategies and refine the recruiting process while hiring the talent they seek. This person will have the opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial group within the fastest growing segment of Human Resources and Recruiting.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop a recruiting strategy that is aligned with client hiring goals
  • Strategize with client’ s Talent Acquisition or Executive Team with regards to recruitment processes and tools
  • Generate candidate pipelines using networking, cold calling, and creative research
  • Qualify candidates by conducting telephone and in-person interviews to obtain professional goals, work history, education, job skills, and salary requirements
  • Follow up on referrals from other practice groups within Objective Paradigm
  • Provide coaching and follow-up to candidates throughout the interview process
  • Prepare and deliver status reports to client(s) on weekly recruiting activity
  • Coordinate with Management and other practice groups to drive new DRS business
  • Participate in weekly internal status meeting for the DRS practice

Your Job Qualifications Are:
  • Multiple years of experience recruiting for a contingency placement agency / contract services /executive search firm
  • Demonstrates persistence and enthusiasm in management of candidate and hiring manager through the recruiting process
  • Solid time management skills and technical knowledge of current trends
  • Confidence to pick up a phone and recruit people
  • A documented track record for achieving targeted objectives
  • A desire to be active in professional associations or user groups
  • Works with a sense of autonomy while in a team environment
  • Collaborates with Engagement Manager and/or other DRS Consultant to fulfill engagement recruiting needs
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit- willingness to work towards the growth of the DRS division and firm even when the duty stretches outside your job description
  • BA/BS in a business related academic major is preferred

Why our employees like working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities to our staff to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: Objective Paradigm understands the importance of life outside the work place and fosters an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet employees' needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package:  Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan with profit-sharing, generous paid time off, pre-tax commuter plan and more.
  • Experienced team: Many of our employees have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.
  • Industry reputation: We are Chicago’ s premier staffing and search firm with clients throughout the country.

Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer]]> C++ developer, STL, Boost, 

Fluent in Mandarin and English. 
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[ C++ Low Latency Developer]]> Our Client is a startup trading firm (privately held). As recent as last month they started to trade live. The firm has 8 people combined and operates out of Soho. They are seeking a low latency C++ developer. This person should have experience writing latency sensitive code, strong experience on Linux, and an interest in the trading industry. This person will work on building out the firms trading infrastructure on a relatively new code base. This is a role for someone in a good position to take on some risk, and see the upside in working for a startup. This role will work closely with firm’ s founder, who is a seasoned Quant/Developer with 15+ years of experience in the trading industry. At this time, candidates do not need finance experience. This hire is the most pressing vacancy across the organization
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Performance Engineer]]> Performance Engineer

Our Client is currently recruiting for a Performance Engineer. The Engineer will join the team that is responsible for analyzing, optimizing and continuously tuning the complete trading environment, in order to improve performance of low latency trading systems on financial exchanges.

 

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Providing performance ideas, solutions and recommendations that are both smart and scalable to the business
  • Understanding internal and external developments in technology, as well as competitor approaches that can help improve IMC performance
  • Contributing towards the development of our toolset used to measure and improve performance of our trading infrastructure
  • Building IMC’ s knowledge base to ensure deep understanding of exchange infrastructure and protocols
  • Working closely with Traders and other Technology teams (locally and globally) to drive global thinking, information sharing and sustainable, long term solutions

Education, Qualification and Experience requirements:

 
  • Tertiary qualifications in IT or Business Information Systems/Technology.  Other degree qualifications will be considered if supported by strong IT components
  • Relevant working experience, either in a similar system performance role or other technically demanding, low level technology engineering role
  • Expert level knowledge of Linux with a focus on operating system internals
  • Strong understanding of networked systems (TCP/IP, UDP, IP multicast)
  • Experience with tuning and monitoring distributed systems
  • Expert level troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to analyze large data sets using Python, R, or MATLAB
  • Proven track record in thorough, efficient, astute and comprehensive analysis and research
  • Scripting skills experience in either Perl, Python or bash is a must
  • Flexible, proactive, hands-on mentality

 

Our Client was founded in 1989 on the trading floor in Amsterdam. They   are one of the world’ s leading proprietary trading firms and a key market maker in various products listed on exchanges throughout the world.

 
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer Needs]]> Our Client is a well-funded stat up investment firm with roughly 60 employees. Our firm has made 5 placements there. Members of the development team were recruited out of technology houses, and investment firms.  The High Frequency and Futures Trading team are seeking to add skilled developers.

HF Team
  • C++ Developer .  Ideally, someone seasoned in the industry, experience building HF low latency C++ systems on Linux. A transferable skill set might work from outside the industry .
  • Generalist Developer with an emphasis on data management, data processing, big data. Ideally a mix of Python and C++. Good Schools, Low turnover.  A job that lasted 4 or more years on the resume

Futures Trading Team
  • Python Data Engineer – background in Data Analysis,  Data Engineering.  Ideally 2 or more years of work experience.
  • Seasoned Developer that has worked on order management or Execution systems. Java or C++ skill set.

 

Global Trading Team
  • Sr Developer,  - Python and at least 1 or more compiled languages.  A proven entity within the industry with quant skills. The team is dispersed across London, Mumbai, and Austin. For the right person they might be ok with remote work, but ideally this person will sit in NYC.

 

These are all unique options to work directly on Portfolio Management Trading teams.
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lead Quantitative Developer]]> Lead Quantitative Developer

 

About Cubist:

 

Our Client is one of the world’ s premier investment firms. The firm deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures and foreign exchange.

 

Role

Lead Developer for a new team focusing on short term systematic futures, FX, and options strategies

 

Responsibilities

Design, develop, and integrate modular system components for research, simulation, and real-time trading:
  • Option pricing and Greek computation
  • Signal and forecast computation
  • Portfolio construction and optimization
  • Order generation and handling
  • Position, risk, and P&L services
  • Efficient storage and access scheme for market and non-market data across all frequencies
  • Compute cluster, high throughput research infrastructure
  • Performance attribution and post-trade analytics
  • Trading system robustness (automated reconciliation, limit enforcement, system-wide alerts and fuses)Monitors, dashboards

 

Requirements
  • The position requires a highly skilled, passionate technologist with:
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A Masters or PhD Degree in Computer Science or a quantitative discipline
  • At least 2 year experience in a quantitative options business (automated market making or volatility arbitrage)

 

Proven expertise with:
  • Implementing systems for real-time option pricing, risk, and execution
  • Implementing fully automated option delta hedging strategies
  • Implementing real-time forecast, alpha services
  • Manipulating tick/microstructure level data
  • Ability to assess buy vs build tradeoffs and performance tradeoffs at all levels of the technology stack
  • Expertise in C++ or Java, Python
  • Domain knowledge of multiple product types preferred (options on futures, equity indices, ETFs, stocks, FX)     
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, desire to be a senior founding member of a dynamic investment team
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Chicago/NYC]]> Quantitative Researcher

 

The individual in this role will collaborate extensively with team based in Chicago in validating ideas, researching market dynamics and building high frequency systematic trading models. Candidates should be hands on, analytical thinkers that desire a collegial, meritocratic work environment which promotes the open exploration of ideas.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and data mining techniques, such as linear and non-linear regression analysis, neural networks or support vector machines
  • Programming and development skills in C++ in a Linux environment
  • Extensive experience developing statistical/forecasting models
  • Strong familiarity with R, Matlab or S-plus
  • Experience working with large datasets of historical data
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members
  • Good communication skills
  • BS, MS, PhD in Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math or Economics strongly preferred
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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Trading Group]]> A quantitative trading team is looking to add a software engineer who will focus on improving real-time performance of the trading system across software, network, and hardware components.   The ideal candidate will be the expert on team for end-to-end high-performance software design.

The individual in this role will empirically identify components which introduce unnecessary latency and impact throughput. S/he will perform quantitative experiments and benchmarks to find novel performance improvements, as well as develop performance-conscious software and make improvements to existing system.   In addition, this individual will serve as the go-to developer on the trading team for general software development (infrastructure upgrades as well as trading algorithm related.) 

Required Experience:
  • Experience in a performance-oriented low-level role such as hardware driver development, telecommunications, graphics or game software development, or system software.
  • Experience with high performance / parallel computing
  • Experience with GPU computing
  • Strong knowledge of computer architecture, caching, memory hierarchies, data flow, and software optimization.
  • Strong C++ or C experience writing high-performance software.
  • Likely to have an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree.
  • Good understanding of network protocols and client-server software design.
  • Experience designing efficient serialized data structures, such as wireline packet formats or file formats.
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[ SR Compliance Analyst]]> The Compliance department at OP’ s client is looking to add a compliance " generalist" to assist the Compliance department in maintaining an effective and efficient compliance program.  This person will wear multiple hats within the organization to promote compliance with a variety of regulatory requirements that impact the company and its operations. 

What you' ll do:
  • Maintain and review policies, procedures, and practices to help ensure compliance with laws and regulations.  Recommend changes to existing policies and procedures as necessary in response to business and regulatory changes or ideas to improve efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate, organized and current compliance records that allow the Firm to quickly respond to any inquiry or audit.
  • Monitor trading activity using real time alerts and various reports.  Analyze and compile data into meaningful summaries, update log files and identify trends in a timely manner; making findings available to the team.   
  • Prepare well researched and professional responses to audits and inquiries from exchanges and other regulatory bodies. 
  • Work with development staff to create and improve compliance surveillance and monitoring program.
  • Manage the Compliance SharePoint pages and Confluence material to help ensure all documentation is current and up to date. 
  • Manage the internal audit function for the Compliance department including an annual compliance review for all client entities and other internal audits as necessary to ensure supervisory procedures are adequate and properly documented.
  • Prepare and deliver educational programs such as new hire orientation, annual compliance meeting and trading team updates. Continually evaluate educational programs and make improvements as necessary.
  • Monitor proposed regulation, comment letters and enforcement actions to communicate the potential impact to the Firm.

 

Skills you need: 
  • Experience in all areas of regulatory compliance and risks related to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), various SRO’ s including the Chicago Stock Exchange, National Futures Association (NFA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other federal, state and local regulations and laws
  • 5-plus years of regulatory compliance experience working for a trading firm
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong financial industry business knowledge
  • FINRA Series License numbers 7 and 24 (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office and SharePoint applications
  • Experience with FINRA and Web CRD

 
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Developer / Architect]]> Sr. Developer / Architect

Our client is seeking a Sr. Developer / Architect.

Requirements:
  • Knowledge of the following technologies:
    • CQRS
    • Microservices
    • Event Sourcing
    • DynamoDB
    • Elastic Search
    • AWS Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
    • AWS-specific deployment tools and techniques
    • C#
  • Experience technically managing a team of developers to implement a mid to large size system
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Machine Learning Researcher]]> Machine Learning Researcher

Role/Responsibilities:

Researchers are responsible for applying, adapting, and extending existing results in the broad field of machine learning, while also conducting novel research as required.  We are interested in all aspects of ML including: predictive modeling, clustering, time series analysis, natural language processing, and computer vision.  Successful researchers manage all aspects of the research process including methodology selection, data collection and analysis, implementation and testing, prototyping, and performance evaluation.

 

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • PhD or PhD candidate in machine learning, computer science, statistics, or a related field.
  • Superb analytical and quantitative skills, along with a healthy streak of creativity.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research utilizing large data sets.
  • Passion for seeing research through from initial conception to eventual application.
  • Curiosity about financial markets
  • Strong scientific programming in Python, R or Matlab.
  • Empirical, detail-oriented mindset.
  • Sense of ownership of his/her work, working well both independently and within a small collaborative team.

 
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Developer]]>  

 

 

Sr. Developer

 

Our Client is a provider of order and investment management platform technology solutions to alternative and traditional asset management clients.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The Software Developer for eGlue Reporting System will work closely with report developers, as well as business users, in implementing new requirements and enhancements. Expected to provide technical expertise to support and enhance the C++ application in eGlue reporting system. Must demonstrate an ability to analyze complex business and technical problems, make sound technical decisions independently and proactively work with team members. The role requires in depth knowledge of C++, object-oriented analysis and design, RDBMS, SQL and XML to develop robust and flexible software solutions. Focus will be on enhancing and building extensible and scalable applications.

 

Key job responsibilities include:

 
  • Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new features and enhancements for the eGlue application.
  • Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality and scalability of the eGlue application.
  • Effectively communicate with level 1 support and collaborate with development teams of interfacing systems.
  • Provide level 2 application support to the end users and eGlue team when need arises.

 

Requirements:

 
  • 7-10 years in C++ based development, preferably windows based.
  • Minimum 5 years of RDBMS experience on SQL, Sybase client and ODBC interface
  • Minimum 1-2 years of XML application processing.
  • Minimum 3 years of multi-threaded programming
  • Minimum 3 years of TCP based network programming.

 

 

Education:  Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent field

 

Summary

 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding trading environment.  This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy, and have the highest ethical standards.  In addition, (s)he will be affective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner.  This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.

 
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[FIX Connectivity Developer/Engineer]]> Title:    FIX Connectivity Developer/Engineer                                                  

 

Job Description:

A Software Engineer in the Execution Services Technology group will work closely with members of trading desks and other members of broader technology organization.  This individual is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh the routing, connectivity, and execution infrastructure across various trading businesses.  (S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner. The role will utilize C++ / Object-Oriented analysis, design, and programming to develop robust, flexible software solutions.   Focus will be on reusable ultra-high performance messaging applications and infrastructure.

 

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to routing, high performance communication, and connectivity (internal & external).
  • Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system.
  • Responsible for enhancing and extending the infrastructure and communication libraries used by the various trading platforms.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with trading desk, level 1 support, and peer technology teams.
  • Provide day-to-day level 2 application support for multiple trading applications and infrastructure globally.
  • Track, analyze and report on all production related outages and incidents
  • Monitor real-time events and implement solutions for production environments
  • Participate in client specific/client wide rollout/campaign initiatives
  • Assist with coordinating business events, releases and participate in testing/training

 

Qualifications:

 
  • Solid understanding of Software Development Life Cycle steps.
  • 5+ years experience in C++ in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • 5+ years experience in multi-threaded and real time programming w/ trading applications.
  • Experience working with FIX, Tibco, and/or other high performance messaging systems.
  • Experience with Boost, STL, and/or other template based libraries.
  • Experience with realtime or near-realtime high volume messaging systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid skills in Perl, SQL, and other scripting languages.  Sybase experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial products and trading platforms is a plus.

 

Personality characteristics:
  • Passion for solving investment business problems through the use of technology.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to solving problems.
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented.
  • Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity.
  • Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision.

 

Education:

•     Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.

Summary

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding trading environment.  This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy and have the highest ethical standards.  In addition, (s)he will be affective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner.  This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.

 
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Opportunistic]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 CDT 1