<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Network Engineer]]> The Networks team designs, builds and maintains all the infrastructure that allows their global trading and research environment to run 24/7.  

 

We are looking for a network engineer with experience deploying and maintaining large networks and managing the full WAN optimization lifecycle.   You will drive our WAN strategy; manage vendor relationships, on-board new markets, and much more.

 

This position requires both project management and deep technical skills; you’ ll be responsible for everything from negotiations to routing configuration and troubleshooting.   You will work closely with our systems and operations teams as well as others at HRT to build, manage, and monitor our low latency trading network. You’ ll have broad responsibilities and freedom to analyze and solve problems, and your solutions will have an immediate impact on our operations worldwide. We’ re looking for someone who is excited about tackling big picture problems, working on a wide variety of projects and technologies, and contributing to both the project management and the technical nitty-gritty of our global network architecture.

 

The Skills
  • Excellent communication: able to distill complicated issues into clear and concise information
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills on wide variety of networking issues, including common Ethernet LAN problems, office Wi-Fi, multicast market data distribution, and global WAN
  • Able to help others inside and outside HRT; understand complex symptoms and debug effectively in tight timeframes
  • In depth understanding of common network protocols and best practices; working knowledge of OSPF, BGP, PIM, IGMP
  • Experience managing Arista, Cisco, and other common networking devices on a day-to-day basis
  • Experience in designing enterprise networks, capacity planning, and full lifecycle project management
  • Familiarity with wireless data transport, such as microwave and millimeter wave services, in low latency networks
  • Experience with packet decoding and analysis tools such as tcpdump and Wireshark
  • Curiosity in large scale data center design and deployment issues; understanding of basic power consumption and cooling issues
  • Knowledge of fiber optics technology and cabling standards; ability to sort through specs and make recommendations on appropriate purchases
  • Experience with Unix/Linux command line and networking stack.
  • Familiarity with firewalls, VPNs and NAT

 

The Profile
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related IT field
  • 3-7 years of relevant experience
  • High attention to detail and excellent prioritization skills
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Willingness and ability to solve small technical problems in the field yourself
  • You enjoy tinkering with technology in your spare time
  • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes

 

Culture

Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. 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.

 
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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Debian Systems Engineer]]> Debian Systems Engineer

 

The Systems team builds and maintains 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 all-star systems engineers who like being challenged, hate to climb corporate ladders, and love working in fast-paced environments. Responsibilities are broad and include operating system deployment and configuration automation, performance tuning, tool development, testing new hardware and software, and much more. We are jacks-of-all-trades who can effectively multitask yet retain a high attention to detail that keeps our systems running as efficiently as possible.
 

 

Responsibilities:
  • Debian packaging, deployment automation, configuration management
  • Linux performance analysis and tuning
  • Troubleshoot complex OS and networking issues
  • Build tools to improve our research, trading, automation, and monitoring
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance and improvement of large scale Linux installations


The Skills:
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux, especially Debian
  • Python and shell scripting experience required
  • Familiarity with systems configuration management, monitoring, and metrics
  • Understanding of network protocols and file systems
  • Strong communication skills


The Profile:
  • BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • Ability to analyze and fix problems quickly
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, working independently and on a team
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Automation geek: you don' t like to do the same task twice manually
  • You enjoy tinkering with technology in your spare time


The Culture:

Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. 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.

 

 
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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lead Architect]]> Position Summary

The Software Architect is responsible for executing our client’ s strategy and vision.  Using an active and practical approach, the Software Architect will direct the daily activities of all development employees to maintain the technical and market superiority of the company and its products. The Software Architect will partner with the CTO to ensure the company is following best practices and employing software development languages and tools most appropriate to the successful delivery and ongoing evolution of its products.

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Participate in the evolution of the company’ s technical vision and lead the daily execution of the company’ s technological development.
  • Work in a consultative fashion within the company as an advisor of technologies that may improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provide leadership to the development team in a fashion that supports the company’ s culture, mission and values.
  • Utilize the Agile Software Development Method and tools to manage the daily practices of the software development team.
  • Actively participate in the development, quality control and implementation of the company’ s software stack, including database, backend, frontend and IoT edge of all products.
  • Conduct research on leading edge technologies and make determinations on the probability of implementation.
  • Act as a good steward of the company’ s resources and ensure control of departmental budget.
  • Identify and participate in the management of strategic partnerships and relationships that advance the company’ s business and products.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS in related field and at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • Comprehensive technical proficiency with Microsoft Azure, Azure IoT Hub, IoT Pub/Sub Brokers, SQL, NoSQL, Graph DB, Document DB, C#, Python, ASP.Net, .Net Core, WebAPI, SignalR, Angular 4, React, Docker, Git
  • Experience implementing a Microservices Architecture
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Ability to convert strategic vision into actionable plans
  • Ability to seek out, distill and incorporate technological innovation in a prioritized fashion based upon requirements and market conditions
  • Ability to assess market conditions and develop actionable strategies
  • Strong writing and presentation skills in support of leadership and vision
  • Able to participate in and reinforce business development activities including sales meetings, collateral development and forecasting
  • Ability to relate technical concepts to disparate audiences
  • Conducts business and relationships in an open, honest fashion and with the highest personal integrity, treating all coworkers, clients, partners, and stakeholders respectfully
  • Capable of being a Self-starter as well as  reliable team player
  • Able to effectively multitask in a dynamic, fast paced startup environment, accomplishing tasks and applying initiative
  • Has high self-awareness with an ability to receive and provide feedback 
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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Infrastructure Systems Engineer]]> Infrastructure Systems Engineer

 

Our Client is looking to add an Infrastructure Systems Engineer to their Networking and Data Center Team. In this role, you will partner with our global networking and data center teams to maintain, support, and enhance our environment.

What You’ ll Do:

 
  • Own and project manage global network and data center initiatives from requirements gathering, design review, implementation, deployment and documentation.
  • Interact and collaborate with internal teams.
  • Support, monitor and troubleshoot high performance networks (i.e. wired & wireless) and data center environments using established tools.
  • Utilize data to make decisions and solve network and data center issues.
  • Improve efficiency of processes or tasks and automate when possible.
  • Leverage automation skills to complete tasks.
  • Maintain integrity of departmental data.

 

Skills You’ ll Need:
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting of IP networking, TCP/IP, switching, routing (BGP) and multicast (IGMP, PIM).
  • Experience with data center planning and technologies (space, power, cooling, structured cabling).
  • Experience with scripting languages (i.e. Python, Go), RESTful API’ s and use of version control/code review (Git).
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management experience (i.e. requirements gathering, identifying priorities, dependency mapping, etc.).
  • Demonstrates good judgment, ability to evaluate short and long term impact, confidence to select and execute decision and take full responsibility for outcome.
  • Previous experience demonstrating strategic thinking skills and maturity in tackling complex problems, dealing with people, technology and processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a dynamic global team.
  • 7+ years of experience in complex infrastructure environments. 
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Technology or equivalent required.

 

Bonus Points: 
  • Experience working with one or more of the following hardware platforms (Cisco, Mellanox, Arista).
  • Experience supporting a large scale global network.
  • Experience working with telecommunication circuits and cross connects.
  • Linux experience (i.e. shell, utilities).
  • Experience with databases and big data tools (i.e. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Splunk, InfluxDB, Grafana).
  • Experience with automation tools (i.e. Salt, Ansible).
  • Experience with monitoring tools (i.e. Icinga, Splunk, Kapacitor).
  • Jira workflow design and implementation a plus.
  • Familiarity with the procurement life cycle.

 
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[DevOps Engineer- Night Shift]]>  

Our Client is seeking a DevOps Engineer to help support the state of the art trading systems, based in their 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.  This position will work and support our APAC shift (Sunday – Thursday, 5pm – 2am).

 

We are continually developing and improving our applications, which is where you come in. Our team is 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.  You should be aware that we are close to the " sharp end" of our business and as such will be expected to start work before market open.  We do work hard to ensure a sensible work/life balance.

 

What you’ ll do:
  • Monitor, Configure and Troubleshoot our trading systems to ensure maximum uptime
  • 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 markets / asset class investigations)

 

What you’ ll have:
  • Passion for technology and drive to solve challenging problems
  • Development skills in at least one of Python, C#, Java, C++
  • Knowledge of at least three of Ansible, Jenkins, Git, Docker, Elastic
  • 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 could)
  • Networking.  Know your TCP from your UDP
  • A never-ending desire to automate manual tasks
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Resilience and Perseverance
  • An ability and desire to learn new skills
  • Must be able to work required shift hours (Sunday – Thursday, 5pm – 2am)

 

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
  • Company paid onsite gym membership
  • Casual dress
  • Company events, often including employees' families.

 

 
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Strategic Initatives Analyst - Cryptocurrency]]> Strategic Initiatives Analyst

 

Our Client is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, we specialize in providing 24-hour institutional sized liquidity in all cryptoassets.

 

The Strategic Initiatives Analyst will be focused on both the analysis of new business opportunities and the project management of various strategic initiatives in the cryptoassets space.   

Responsibilities:
  • Identify, analyze and execute on potential new business opportunities
  • Partner closely with senior management on strategic projects across the company
  • Coordinate across departments and offices (Chicago, Singapore and London) to complete internal and external company initiatives
  • Work with various stakeholders to coordinate strategy and deliverables for cross-functional teams
  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives and drive complex projects with other team members

 

Required Skills & Experience: 
  • BA/BS degree; MBA preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Ability to understand new concepts and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • A positive, team-player attitude

 

 Bonus Points for:
  • Previous experience in financial services industry or previous experience working for a fintech firm or other high-growth company
  • A passion for cryptoassets and the role they play in global markets

 
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Crypto OTC Trader - Weekends]]> Crypto OTC Trader – Weekends

 

Our Client is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, they specialize in providing 24-hour institutional sized liquidity in all cryptoassets. 

 

We are currently looking for an  OTC Cryptoassets Trader  in our Chicago office to join a team of highly talented cryptoasset traders and researchers. 

 

As part of this team, you will be tasked with managing counterparty relationships and executing trades.    This role will provide weekend trading coverage, so the regular work schedule will consist of three weekdays plus every Saturday and Sunday during the day.     

 

Responsibilities:
  • Manage OTC trading flow from new and existing counterparties
  • Calculate and create markets in a number of different cryptoassets
  • Identify and capture trading opportunities; execute trades within defined parameters
  • Communicate closely with our other offices on varying workflow initiatives and trades
  • Work with a variety of internal teams (operations, cash management, legal, etc.) to ensure proper settlement of transactions
  • Help to manage and optimize our cryptoasset portfolio
  • Work directly with traders and cryptoasset researchers to gain market knowledge and expertise

 

Required Skills & Experience: 
  • 2+ years of OTC trading or brokerage experience
  • Knowledge of cryptoassets and digital wallets preferred
  • Strong organizational and math skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Strong initiative and a proven self-starter

 

Bonus Points for:
  • A passion for cryptoassets and the role they play in global markets

 
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Cryptocurrency DevOps Engineer - Weekend Shift]]> Cryptocurrency DevOps Engineer – Weekend Shift

 

Our Client is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm.

 

Our Client’ s cryptoasset trading team, is looking for a DevOps Engineer  to join the team in the Chicago office.  This role will be responsible for administering, supporting, and improving a technologically diverse stack used to research and trade cryptoassets across many exchanges and regions.  You will work directly with developers and traders to monitor the health and utilization of systems to proactively detect/resolve issues as well as develop new tools to improve all aspects of operations. This role involves a mixture of DevOps, as well as infrastructure and applications support. 

 

This role will work four days per week:  every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

Responsibilities:

 
  • Work as part of our crypto-asset team to establish and maintain best-in-class technical support for production 24-hour trading operations.
  • Provide support for Chicago, London, and Singapore-based cryptoasset traders and systems.
  • Develop proprietary process automation and monitoring tools leveraging third-party technologies as appropriate.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve trading system production incidents resulting from internal or external factors.
  • Automate software configuration and deployment procedures
  • Support core market connectivity and correspond with exchanges regarding trade order activity, connectivity, and other related technical support issues.
  • Work interactively with DBA’ s, core development, back office systems, QA Testers, Infrastructure and management teams when deploying production releases and troubleshooting technical issues.

 

Qualifications:
  • Prior experience supporting mission critical, high performance applications including process monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • 3+ years of script development experience, preferably Python.
  • 3+ years database experience including query writing, table creation, and maintenance.
  • 5+ years Linux platform support experience.
  • 5+ years Windows platform support experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of network communications experience, including multicast and websockets.
  • Flexibility to work a rotating shift schedule and take off-hours support calls as needs dictate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree.

 

Desired Personal Characteristics:
  • Self-motivated to continually expand your skillset and improve supported systems.
  • Demonstrates a high level of ownership and accountability for their area of responsibility.
  • Is able to handle pressure and time constraints with composure.
  • Has strong organization skills, including planning, prioritization, and documentation.

 
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer (Production Operations/DevOps)]]> You will be focused on the ongoing stability and quality of the product. You will be responsible for identifying root cause and providing resolution for production issues. You’ ll be developing software that is reliable, maintainable and secure. Through agile processes, you will work on a variety of projects.
Essential Functions
  • Work either independently or with a group of skilled support engineers to develop new features, and resolve bugs.
  • Communicate with Operations team to identify and solve production issues.
  • Develop code, scripts, extracts and other artifacts required to solve technical issues.
  • Communicate current status of issues to the manager as necessary, based on severity and impact of the issue on the business.
  • Interact with client services, professional services and other groups for troubleshooting efforts.
  • Be proactive and inquisitive with a clear focus on problem solving.
  • Must have flexibility with work hours and be able to provide on-demand support as required.
  • Will be on rotational call 24X7.
  • Document findings including new defects in products and create knowledge base articles.
Skills and Qualifications:
Must Have:
  • 2+ years of experience developing solutions and supporting production
  • Experience with C#/VB.NET, ASP.NET and SQL Server
  • Experience with UNIX and/or Linux servers and Oracle
  • Object oriented principles
  • Professional, precise communication skills
  • Ability to work with development team managers to deliver releases on time
  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

Nice-to-have:
  • Experience in PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby
  • Experience in legacy technologies - VB, C++
  • Experience using CI/CD tools
  • Proficiency with JavaScript and HTML5, HTML
  • Unix development experience in AIX, Linux, or HPUX
  • Experience with creating installers for Windows software and managing Windows server/workstation configurations
  • Comfortable with Agile processes
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Angular 2 or 4, React)
  • Familiar with MVC, REST / SOAP API structure and WebAPI

 
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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Solution Owner]]> What you will do

The role will require you to find innovative solutions to capture the maximum business value. Working with the several engineering teams, you will identify multiple approaches to complex challenges. You will be asked to efficiently translate stakeholder needs into meaningful, usable, and high-quality agile process documentation in a fast-paced, results-focused environment. You will serve as the development team representative during UAT to clarify the intended functional behavior of the software. You will also need to communicate clearly with project management, design, development and testing teams as well as facilitate meetings with stakeholders to elicit detailed business requirements as needed.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience in creating technical documentation to be utilized by development
  • Develop and implement company-wide new and current product go-to-market plans, working with all departments to execute.
  • Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Analyze potential partner relationships for the solutions with direct input from business development.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Creation of use cases and technically-focused specifications, data flow diagrams, etc.
  • Agile methodology experience and ability to break down complex problems into stories
  • In-depth practical understanding of requirements/analysis best practices
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skill
  • Ability to contribute in Agile planning and estimating
  • Usage and experience using VSTS, Jira, or Aha!
  • Understanding of UX design
  • Experience discussing API capabilities and high level technical diagrams
  • Knowledge or experience with Window Azure is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of procedures used to demonstrate the ROI of the solution
  • Experience owning a product roadmap, crafting product requirements and specifications.
  • Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically
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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[BI Developer]]> Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo?  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? 

BUSINESS INTELIGENCE & ANALYSIS TEAM:

The BP&A Team plays an important role in our finance operations and partners closely with the finance, trading and middle office teams to understand their needs and provide them with meaningful insights through data analysis and reporting.

You will analyze big data and extract valuable information, making it readily available in the decision making process. You maintain existing and develop new business reporting solutions and you develop tools that increase efficiencies, data processing and load times.

You will work closely with other Data Analysts/Engineers to maintain and develop best practices and keep the middle office, finance and trading teams up to speed with various migrations. You collaborate with global teams in Chicago and Sydney, reporting into the local BP&A lead.

The ideal candidate acts as a true partner to the business and is both technical and business-savvy, displaying strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

WHAT MAKES IT FUN:
  • You will act as a true partner to all areas of the business
  • We strive to create cohesive global teams and you will collaborate with teams in Chicago and Sydney reporting into a global lead
  • You will work closely with other data analyst / engineers to maintain and develop best practices and keep the middle office, finance and trading teams up to speed with various migrations

WHO YOU ARE:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics or other quantitative backgrounds or equivalent work experience
  • 2-5 years of work experience as a Business Intelligence Analyst, preferably in a (Strategy) Consultancy role or a similar client facing position
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Interest in and preferably exposure to finance processes
  • Proficiency in SQL and at least one programming / scripting language (i.e. Python)
  • Experience with developing business reporting applications (Qlikview strongly preferred) and ETL’ s
  • Someone who thrives within a dynamic, quickly changing environment
     
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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Equity Quantitative Analyst]]> Equity Quantitative Analyst – New York, New York

We are seeking a quantitative analyst to assist in the research, development and implementation of quasi-systematic and systematic volatility strategies. The analyst will have primary responsibility for some day-to-day research efforts in collaboration with other team members. This role requires the ability to program in order to produce potential strategies, simulate historical trading results, and leverage the robust code already in place.

The successful candidate will work with the PM to generate $10mm+ in annual profits with the longer term goal being $20mm+ in annual profits. Over time, the analyst would be expected to independently generate investment research ideas.

The candidate should have a strong research and development background, a demonstrated track record of educational, professional, and personal achievement and be comfortable working in a creative and complex business environment. They should have a STEM degree and a background that demonstrates a strong aptitude in and a deep understanding of Math, Computer Science and Statistics. Candidate should demonstrate interest and understanding of financial markets. The candidate should be a self-starter, have good communication skills as well as excellent attention to detail.
Job Requirements:
  • 2-6 years of experience programming in Python or C++ with ability to develop software and systems to research and implement systematic trading strategies
  • 2-6 years of relevant work experience at a major sell-side institution or hedge fund/asset manager in a quantitative role. Experience with volatility or options related projects a plus
  • Bachelor or advanced degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science or other related STEM field
  • Background in analyzing large and complex datasets, preferably with Python
  • Interest in and understanding of financial markets
Other skills:
  • Ability to concurrently execute multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a small team in constant collaboration
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Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Full Stack Developer]]> Objective Paradigm is working with a client that was founded in 2013, and is looking to grow their Engineering staff in the Chicago Loop. Close to both Union and Ogilvy train stations, our client is a product based S/W company that is making an impact in a currently un-optimized space. 

We are looking for full stack Java engineers with at least 3 years of work experience. The appropriate candidates will have core Java skills, and a solid understanding of MVC frameworks - React and/or AngularJS is preferred here. 

The most qualified candidates will have a depth of experience with version control systems, object oriented design skills, and knowledge of website design and overall usability concepts. 

Compensation will be a competitive base salary and equity. 
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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Java/Scala Big Data]]> What you will do:
  • Play a pivotal design and hands on implementation role in improving the Data infrastructure in a project-oriented work environment.
  • Influence cross functional architecture in sprint planning
  • Gather and process raw data at scale - collect data across all business domains (our functional-first, event sourced, micro services backend) and expose mechanisms for large scale parallel processing
  • Design, implement and manage a near real-time ingestion pipeline into a data warehouse and Hadoop data lake.
  • Process unstructured data into a form suitable for analysis and then empower state-of-the-art analysis for analysts, scientists, and APIs
  • Build efficient new Data Models and refactor existing ones. Partner with business to build right data models and analytics capabilities. 
  • Solve complex SQL and Big Data Performance challenges.
  • Mitigate Risks in our data infrastructure by developing the best in class tools and processes.
  • Implement controls, policies, processes and best practices in the Data Engineering space.
  • Evangelize an extremely high standard of code quality, system reliability, and performance.
  • Help us improve our database deployment and change management process.
  • Provide reliable and efficient Data services as part of the database team.
  • Work closely with the devs on development best practices and standards.
  • Be a mentor.

What you will have:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Math or related technical field.
  • Natural inclination for designing well thought out data solutions as well as solid hands-on implementation capability
  • 5+ years’ experience in engineering data solutions using technologies including Spark (batch/streaming), Scala/Java (building data pipelines vs frameworks), Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Kafka, Spark, Oozie, Yarn.
  • Solid hands-on experience in building data pipelines, deploying and managing Big Data infrastructure, establishing deployment and operational excellence of Big Data clusters.
  • Experience in Relational databases, Data Warehousing, SQL, ETL and/or NOSQL databases will be sweet.
  • Proven experience in Building or improving large scale data infrastructure from the ground up. This could include building Data warehousing stores, Data Architecture, Data Integration, building highly performant data movement pipelines, building tools and automation to facilitate Data and operational governance, Data Lineage, Automation and Monitoring.
  • Proven Performance Tuning Accomplishments and Advanced tuning and trouble shooting skills in Large data environments on the Hadoop or RDBMS stack.
  • Advanced knowledge of internals of at least one RDBMS (MSSQL preferred) and best practices.
  • Data Ops experience including hands on skills in scripting language such as Python, Perl or Bash
  • Proven experience in trouble shooting, problem determination and rapid problem resolution
  • Experience and ability to work under high pressure in a complex technical environment.
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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Principal Software Engineer - Cloud]]> We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer - Cloud to provide technical leadership to evolve our enterprise Venue Virtual Data Room into a set of independently and autonomously scalable and deployable low-latency services in Azure.  You will lead teams to design and implement a worldwide distributed system that provides innovative technical solutions to securely store, search and analyze large amounts of data.

What you will do
  • Be a hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of our cloud distributed system from the infrastructure layer up to the API.
  • Performance testing and engineering to ensure the services consistently scale to meet geographically dispersed requests in smart and cost-effective ways.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the system and in best practice distributed systems engineering architecture, design, implementation and test.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives and mentor and guide engineering staff in the development of new systems and introduction of new technology.

Required Experience and Skills
  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.
  • Success delivering multiple projects that demonstrate prowess designing, implementing, and operating large scale, high throughput, low latency distributed systems in Azure.
  • You can go up and down the stack from deep in the infrastructure layer all the way up to the client libraries.
  • Experience leading small teams that move fast - all members are expected to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.
  • At least 10 years of software engineering experience across multiple environments on complex distributed polyglot systems using C# / .NET, Java, Scala, and/or C++.
  • Kubernetes or Azure AKS experience.
  • Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB and/or other NoSQL data store experience.
  • Cosmos DB and SQL experience.
  • Azure Blob storage experience.
  • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views).
  • Object-oriented design (SOLID) principles and design patterns.
  • API first design building scalable ReSTful APIs, ideally using an IDL like OpenAPI.

Nice to haves
  • Experience designing a cloud-based distributed system that stores, indexes and provides access to large documents (10 MB or greater), with outliers greater than 100 MB, in a consistent and performant way.

Notes
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US.  Sponsorships are not supported at this time.
  • Applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago will be considered. However, you must be able and willing to re-locate to Chicago.
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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Principal Software Engineer - Search]]> We are is seeking a Principal Software Engineer - Search to provide technical leadership to create a new search platform in our enterprise Venue Virtual Data Room.  You will lead a team to create a scalable solution in Azure to search millions of documents at low-latency to help our clients find that needle in a haystack relative to their needs and interests.

What you will do
  • Be a hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of our new search platform from the infrastructure layer up to the API.
  • Performance testing and engineering to ensure the platform consistently scales to meet geographically dispersed requests in smart and cost-effective ways.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the system and in best practice distributed systems engineering architecture, design, implementation and test.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives and mentor and guide engineering staff in the development of new systems and introduction of new technology.

Required Experience and Skills
  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.
  • Success delivering projects that demonstrate prowess designing, implementing, and operating large scale, high throughput, low latency text extraction, indexing and relevancy search in Azure or AWS.
  • You can go up and down the stack from deep in the infrastructure layer all the way up to the client libraries.
  • Experience with small teams that move fast - all members are expected to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.
  • At least 10 years of software engineering experience across multiple environments on complex distributed polyglot systems using C# / .NET, Java, Scala, and/or C++.
  • Elasticsearch, Solr, and/or Lucene experience.
  • Kubernetes or Azure AKS experience.
  • Azure Blob storage (or similar) experience.
  • Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB and/or other NoSQL data store experience.
  • Cosmos DB or SQL experience.
  • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views)
  • Object-oriented design (SOLID) principles and design patterns.
  • API first design building scalable ReSTful APIs, ideally using an IDL like OpenAPI.

Nice to haves
  • Experience designing a cloud-based distributed search system that indexes and searches large documents (10 MB or greater), with outliers greater than 100 MB, in a consistent and performant way.
  • Tikka experience.

Notes
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US.  Sponsorships are not supported at this time.
  • Applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago will be considered. However, you must be able and willing to re-locate to Chicago.
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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sales Engineer]]> Objective Paradigm is working on behalf of our client who is a leader in the document and email management space. Our client is looking to hire multiple professionals who have worked or would like to work in a Sales Engineering capacity. This job will offer a competitive base salary and aggressive bonus to the chosen candidate.

All qualified candidates will need to travel up to 50% of the time, and this travel will be based on the sales cycle of their product - typically this travel consists of day trips, and occasional overnight travel. 

All qualified candidates will have Bachelor' s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) and at least 3 years of experience in a technical sales engineering role for a Cloud based Product company. 

This role will be customer facing, so all qualified candidates will have strong presentation and written communications.
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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Cloud Engineer (Microsoft Azure)]]> Sr. Microsoft Cloud Engineer manages all aspects of our public and private cloud environments, including design, architecture, availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, app deployments and security. This position plays an integral part in the development of strategies for optimal use of 3rd party cloud platforms within the organization. Part of the job will be also managing the Azure Windows server infrastructure and hosted application including a SharePoint and web applications.   Provides support to external customers. Must be able to work with very little supervision in a highly charged and fast paced environment and will participate in an on call rotation to provide off-hour support when needed.

Responsibilities
 
  • Participate in planning and execution of tasks related to the evaluation of new cloud functionality, based initiatives (Upgraded Versions, Third-Party Solutions, Integration with additional Enterprise Systems).
  • Oversee the Azure cloud infrastructure and platform that host critical financial applications and a large SharePoint Farms.
  • Perform typical system administrative activities such provisioning environments, backups, restores, security updates and issue resolution.
  • Provide tier 3 Technical supports for any issues related infrastructure and platform.
  • Maintain and administer the Microsoft windows 2012 R2 server environment, including daily monitoring, troubleshooting and performance analysis; Provide technical guidance to the team in the technologies related to the development and support of an Enterprise SharePoint environment (understanding relationship with active directory, SQL, IIS, etc).
  • Coordinate responses to security breaches, service interruptions or other critical situations to re-establish system functionality. Monitor, analyze, develop and implement response to problem trends.
  • Evaluate system capacity; plans for the future system development and expansion and coordination of most critical internal systems with relevant external systems.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate all aspects of large and/or complex system administration projects.
     

Required Skills
 
  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 6-12 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting maintaining Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment, including: SCOM, SQL, IIS, AD, DNS, ADFS, WSFC….
  • Extensive experience in all versions of Microsoft IIS, and Windows OS, 2008, 2012 and 2016
  • Experience administering SharePoint 2016 in an enterprise environment
  • Prior experience in Azure platforms, IAAS, PAAS, Service Fabric, ARM, Resource Groups, VNets, Expressroute, Azue Site Recovery and other Azure technologies
  • Ability to design high availability applications in Azure across availability zones and availability regions taking advantage of disaster recovery design guidelines
  • Exposure to dev-ops concepts and tools
  • Knowledge of monitoring, logging and cost management tools that integrate with Azure
  • Prior experience working with Enterprise VPNs and Azure integration with customer data center
  • Strong Experience with PowerShell for maintenance, solution deployment, automated installation, azure automation and windows DCS
  • Ability to work with in house development teams, perform application deployments while managing the client facing aspects
  • Able to communicate clearly and courteously with members of the team and other team in the enterprise.

     
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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Site Reliability Engineer (Docker/Kubernetes)]]> The Senior Docker and Kubernetes Engineer will join the Site Reliability Engineering team and work at the highest systems level to provide expert advice and counsel to users, management and IT project teams for systems of the most complex nature (typically crossing function/location lines). This individual is expected to already possess a deep understanding of docker container technology, and will be responsible for defining core docker/container standards and publishing best practice guides. This individual will continue to evaluate new technologies and update/develop departmental standard practices as necessary. Provides leadership to staff members and teams in a specific area of expertise and in problem analysis techniques. Identifies or reacts to problems related to the technology infrastructure or in support of the software development process. Demonstrates a broad knowledge level across multiple areas of information technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Creates a vision that connects engineering strategies to the big picture and sets action plans accordingly
  • Partners with application development and infrastructure teams to align leading edge and leveraging strategies.
  • Work with Security team to ensure system configurations are following security policies and controls standards.
  • Create technology efficiency and new capabilities through the use of automation
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and drive clarity and actions
  • Ability to summarize complex technical and business issues to the appropriate audience
  • Ability to work with a variety of development environments and platforms
  • Provide end to end ownership of technology products that includes complete lifecycle
  • Propose and implement medium to large scale system deployment (hardware, OS and cloud platforms)
  • Support new and existing deployments through the analysis of metrics, logs, system alarms etc
  • Create new tools and automation of existing ones to improve efficiency of product maintenance
  • Analyzes, acquires, installs, modifies and supports operating systems.
  • Conducts highly complex systems automation/scripting and systems support activities, including system integration and monitoring.
  • Create design documentation for new products and procedures.
  • Maintain existing documentation of systems processes and procedures.
  • Facilitate outage restoration calls to access application impact, notify the business, and restore system issues.
  • Responsible to document issue summary, provide root cause analysis, and implement remediation actions.
  • Work closely with L3 and L2 support groups to develop, plan, and implement system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Be available for L3 escalation requests, during normal business hours as well as off-hour rotation.

Requirements:
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience working with enterprise Linux environments scaling beyond 100+ systems.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience working with enterprise container platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Extensive knowledge with enterprise Server Operating Systems such as RHEL 7, CentOS 7, Red hat or Suse.
  • Experience with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, or OpenShift.
  • Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting server OS issues (CPU, Memory and I/O).
  • Experience and understanding of OS lifecycle management and secure system configurations.
  • Experience in automation of code deployment through the use of containers.
  • Experience with build tools, CI/CD, Devops and agile principles.
  • Experience with basic IaaS and PaaS functionality.
  • Experience developing solutions with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible or Chef.
  • Engineering experience in building production infrastructure using code and repeatable designs.
  • Ability to automate common and repeatable tasks/processes.
  • Experience interacting with APIs to automate processes.
  • Require strong automation and scripting skills. Python and Linux shell.
  • Balance of strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies and processes (Lean, Agile).
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to create “ Run Books”, defining day-to-day support, maintenance, troubleshooting of the infrastructure.
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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Security Engineer]]> Senior Security Engineer – Dallas, TX or New York, NY
Job Description
The Senior Security Engineer will be responsible for our organization’ s information security and business continuity planning. The successful candidate will rely on best practices, regulatory requirements, and threat intelligence to design and operate our security-related systems and processes. This role requires a strong, hands-on technical background. Focus areas include enterprise firewall and intrusion detection/prevention controls, SIEM and IAM solutions, vulnerability management, and APT solutions. Excellent project management, writing, and vendor-management skills are a requirement.

Our infrastructure includes high-density datacenters, 700+ servers, virtualization, high-performance compute clusters, tiered storage solutions, a substantial investment in Microsoft’ s infrastructure suite, and a growing Linux and cloud presence.
Job Responsibilities
  • Select, develop, and manage the implementation of systems, tools, and processes that will keep us at the leading edge of security. This includes a continually-evolving inventory of gaps to be mitigated and formulation of a proactive strategy to evaluate and implement mitigating technologies.
  • Continuously remain current on emerging security threats and technologies
  • Serve as the security subject-matter expert on technical questions, as well as the escalation point for security incidents
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Establish a clear set of policies and procedures that allows for a more-formalized governance approach to security across the organization
  • Partner with our Legal and Compliance departments to monitor and enforce the firm’ s compliance with applicable regulations and laws pertaining to information security
  • Partner with our business units to inventory sensitive information and processes across the firm and perform risk analysis and assessments to identify potential gaps. This includes auditing and validating internal and external controls, as well as key service providers and vendors.
  • Operate and improve our   Business Continuity Program, including plans and procedures, system availability, and alternate workspace solutions. Implement regular, thorough testing of the plans and report on results with the goal of identifying gaps and partnering with business units to remediate.
Required Skills
  • Undergraduate degree is a requirement; a degree in a STEM field is a plus
  • 5-8 years of hands-on technical experience in an IT security role supporting a large organization
  • Expert knowledge of security frameworks and principals
  • Expert knowledge of relevant technologies and vendors
  • Leadership experience managing projects and being a key liaison with vendors and internal and external partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Preferred Skills
  • Programming experience in Python, C++, C# or SQL
  • Automation software (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or similar)
  • AWS or private cloud experience
  • Experience in the financial industry

 

 
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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Development Representative]]> Chicago Area - must be willing and able to commute to location off the Cumberland Blue Line

Client is looking for a Inside Sales/Business Development Representative to sell their SaaS solution.
  • You must have 1-2+ years of SaaS sales experience
  • Have experience with cold-calls, email outreach, and lead generation
  • Have proven-ability to hit sales metrics and close business

 
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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Trading Systems Support Analyst]]>                             Sr. Trading Systems Support Analyst

A high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in the 1990’ s, seeks a Trading Systems Support Analyst to join their Production Engineer team.  

The Production Engineering division is responsible for providing innovative processes and tools for the operation of their high-frequency trading platforms.

Responsibilities
  • Managing the widely-deployed OMS and market data delivery systems involving every major electronic exchange and asset class
  • Working closely with end users to understand their needs and providing technical expertise
  • Solving problems by providing level one and level two support for   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 at Tower
  • Providing coverage from 12: 00 pm to 9: 00 pm Eastern Time

 

Qualifications
  • At least 5 years of experience in the finance industry
  • 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 written and oral communication skills

 

Benefits

offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan.
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Reliability Engineer]]> A high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Software Reliability Engineer  to join their Production Engineering team.

The Production Engineering division is responsible for providing innovative processes and tools for the operation of high-frequency trading platforms.

Responsibilities
  • Managing the widely-deployed OMS and market data delivery systems involving every major electronic exchange and asset class
  • Contributing to the trading platform infrastructure code to address operational needs
  • Developing tools to monitor and assess quality of production environments, as well as, optimize and automate daily operation
  • 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
  • Working closely with traders to understand their needs
  • Devising ways to architect and develop solutions

 

Qualifications
  • At least 3 years of experience programming in C++
  • Bachelor’ s or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Strong scripting skills in Python and Shell
  • Knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of SQL and use of databases
  • Experience with troubleshooting and strong problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Benefits

Our Client’ s dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Lead]]> Product Lead

A high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in the late 90’ s, seeks a Product Lead to join their New York office.

Responsibilities:
  • Partnering with trading teams and Core Engineering to gather requirements, drive strategic alignment, manage dependencies, and mitigate project risks
  • Defining market problem statements, end-to-end user scenarios, functional and technical requirements, and measures of success
  • Leading the product feature roadmap and planning for comprehensive product support
  • Driving internal client engagement and adoption of products

 

Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’ s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Expertise in C++/Python and a background in software engineering
  • Knowledge of software development best practices, market micro structure, market data, and order and execution management systems
  • Experience working with quantitative traders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with distributed and/or highly concurrent systems (a plus)
  • Experience with low-latency systems and/or high transaction environments (a plus)

 

Benefits

Our Client’ s dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

 
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Account Executive]]> ABOUT THE ROLE

The ideal candidate will have strong SaaS sales skills with a proven track record of exceeding revenue targets through active selling, account management, product implementation, and managing client terms and expectations. Extensive knowledge of all digital media solutions and deep VP and CMO level relationships with top-tier brands is a must.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop a strong understanding of our technology and media solutions, and take a tech first approach in helping partners grow their business
  • Cultivate and develop high-level client relationships and leverage a strong consultative approach within aligned region
  • Manage and exceed regional and individual sales, pricing, yield, and platform spend goals
  • Identify additional revenue opportunities with existing clients while continuously prospecting new business
  • Serve as an industry expert in digital advertising; as well as display, programmatic, search, and social media
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams, including Media Services, Marketing, and  Product teams, to drive revenue growth and retention with new and existing clients
  • Create consultative sales presentations using market trends that focus on business outcomes and direct ROI
  • Drive industry knowledge by delivering high quality thought leadership
  • Provide ongoing client management to partners including quarterly business reviews, proactive media packaging of publisher opportunities, and client entertainment
  • Provide regular updates to management on pipeline and partnerships through Salesforce.com

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • The successful candidate must possess a minimum of 7 years of software sales experience in Digital Marketing
  • Established relationships with agencies and companies with automated buying platforms
  • Proven success in structuring and closing complex media and marketing deals for longer sales cycles (6 month +)
  • Established C-Level relationships within the digital industry and assigned territory;
  • Strong ability to identify prospective clients challenges and formulate tailored strategies to alleviate pain points
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and the ability to communicate complex technical concepts in simple terms
  • Driven and goal-oriented with the ability to contribute to a highly collaborative team environment
  • Experience preparing and delivering formal proposals/presentations;
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • History of outstanding achievements and proven sales skills;
  • Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal skills;
  • Strong work ethic and customer focus are required;
  • Strong CRM experience (i.e. Salesforce, HubSpot, Zoho, etc.);
  • Ability to Travel

PREFERRED SKILLS
  • Experience at ad agencies, publishers, ad networks, SSPs, DSPs, and ad exchanges preferred
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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Technical Recruiter - Services]]> Recruiter, Dedicated Recruiting Services 

Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and 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
    • Technical/IT recruiting experience required
  • 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, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Research and Sourcing Specialist]]> Research and Sourcing Specialist

Our Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
  • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

The Opportunity:

Through hands-on training while working side-by-side with experienced recruiters, you will learn how to source and qualify highly desirable professionals in the technology industry. In this role you will become a subject matter expert on the most sought after tech roles and the required skillset for each position we staff. Our sourcing team prides itself on being able to engage with the most passive talent in the tech industry. Sourcing Specialists spend a large portion of their work day performing internet based research.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help maintain our internal database (applicant tracking system) by updating and cleansing data.
  • Create and maintain collections of candidates with specific skillsets within the database.
  • Perform research around assigned job requirements to identify unknown and emerging technologies.
  • Collaborate with recruiters to determine best sourcing methods and resources for each requirement.
  • Source for candidates within internal database, using Boolean searching techniques as well as candidates from previous positions and searches.
  • Compose email messages to inform qualified candidates of job openings.
  • Source for candidates using social media sources such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Source for candidates using online job boards such as Monster and Dice.
  • Source for candidates using a variety of other online sources.
  • Use online research to find contact information for candidates when needed.

Your Qualifications Are:
  • Bachelor' s degree
  • Solid research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be both a logical and creative thinker.
  • Familiarity with common online tools (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and ability to learn new software and tools quickly
  • Familiarity with Boolean searching is a plus.
  • Any prior technology, business, and/or finance knowledge is a plus. Willingness to learn about these areas is a must.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

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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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[.Net Developer (full-stack)]]> Position Summary

As a member of our team, you will be focused on helping us create software that is reliable, maintainable, secure, and creates a framework for innovative solutions. You will tackle the most complex problems and identify whether they require innovations, decisions, or routine tasks.  Whiteboards will be often used by you and the team.  Through agile processes, you will work on a variety of projects including multiple Azure services (Service Fabric, Web Jobs, Message Queues, etc.) as well as both relational (Azure SQL) and non-relational (Cosmos) data sources.  We seek to make the action of writing code as efficient as possible in order to allow for a focus on clean architecture designs and continuous education.  We aim to build a team with highly motivated individuals who share in a craftsman type approach to software.

Required Skills
  • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views)
  • Understanding of REST API structure and ASP.NET WebAPI
  • Experience with Dependency Injection
  • Application Security (encryption, secure messaging)
  • Data Access ORM (Dapper and Entity Framework)
  • Azure Services (Web Apps, Cosmos, Web Jobs)
  • SOLID Principles
  • Comfortable with Agile processes
  • Proficiency with JavaScript and HTML5
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Angular 2 or 4, React)
  • Professional, precise communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of CSS and JS methods for providing performant visual effects
  • Thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the platform, database, API, caching layer, proxies, and other web services used in the system
  • Writing non-blocking code, and resorting to advanced techniques such as multi-threading, when needed
  • 3+ years in web application development
  • Experience working on large scale production environments
  • Knowledge of various non-relational data stores
  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

About the Team:

o    Development breakdown: several Scrum teams working across the entire suite of offered applications (60-70 people); Typical Scrum team breakdown: Solution Owner - Solution Architect - 4-5 developers - 2-3 QA testers.

o    Most focused on Full-Stack C# with Angular.js / HTML 5 on the front-end with MS Azure being a big + (one application on Azure IaaS currently).

o    Applications:
  • (1) Shareholder Communications, FCC filings; some large Healthcare customers. One bucket is the platform around disseminating those documents; ETL solutions in place; Flagship is the store-front solution - most customers on the delivery side they offer the store-front solution that allows their brokers / agents to come in and order materials to be physically or electronically delivered; “ MetLife store-front for example.
  • (2) Document workflows; document workflows for ingesting new documents; end-user focused with a wide audience of brokers and agents.
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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Application Reliability Engineer]]> Application Reliability Engineer:

o    Ideal candidate: Systems Admin with some scripting and IT generalist understanding across systems, networking, application, servers, etc. 

o    Primary job functions:
  • Making sure applications in Shareholder Applications group are up and running; if issues arise - finding solutions for them; proactively monitoring / auditing environment.
  • Enhancing monitoring with custom dashboards to have visibility on the right issues / aspects of the environment to proactively seek out issues.
  • 2nd tier triage - not answering the phones / dealing with customers - but if things are not working correctly, understanding which application team to notify to fix the issue.
  • Proactively assessing recurring issues to propose changes to how the application works.
  • Talk with network engineering team intelligently about firewalls, for example, to identify fixes for problems. Will also communicate with developers and service delivery team.

o    Tech skills / qualifications:
  • Microsoft IIS understanding - dozens of servers; understanding Azure portal and how load balancers are set up.
  • Looking for more of a lead / senior resource; have a junior resource onboarded currently; team will likely grow and down the road they expect this person to sync up with DevOps / Site Reliability team(s).
  • Someone who could work: smaller environment where they had a range of responsibilities; or it could be someone with some DevOps background.
  • Part of the role > automating checks / balances so they can focus people’ s time on project work / other initiatives; some of the monitoring tools may require some scripting for health checks; some amount of scripting could be a great bonus. No preference on language; SQL, PowerShell, UNIX, etc.
  • Linux / UNIX is definitely not a requirement, but one of their legacy systems is in AS400 - being familiar enough to log in and check something using a command line script could be useful; Windows is still the primary platform.
  • Candidates have been light on networking concepts and little to no scripting / SQL; also - the other person came from a software development background with little to no understanding of networking.

o    Solutions are driving a print and fulfillment warehouse - having industry experience could be a plus, but by no means is a requirement. “ Experience with the business usually ends up being helpful in IT.”

o    The junior person will split 24x7 support with this person; apps are very rarely used on the weekends; busiest time is 7 AM to 7 PM EDT.
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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Platform Services]]> We are looking to add an experienced Software Engineer to our Platform Services team in Houston, TX. This is an infrastructure team where we have 5 Sr. Engineers (+ a Manager) and would like to hire someone with a strong Computer Science education that is flexible in working on various technologies and languages (Java is a strong preference).

You will tackle a broad range of challenges, including:
  • Understanding and working with large-scale, distributed systems;
  • Aiding the development of a commoditized compute strategy involving virtualization and container-based infrastructure;
  • Aiding the development of a large-scale distributed storage offerings;
  • Using a metrics-based approach to define and deliver new infrastructure offerings;

Requirements Include:
  • At minimum a bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or other highly technical, scientific discipline.
  • At least 2 years of experience.
  • Solid experience with Java, C and/or C++, and superior knowledge of Unix and Linux.
  • Understanding of concurrency and distributed computing.
  • General familiarity with existing open-source software packages.

Strong candidates will also have:
  • Familiarity with distributed storage and related technologies such as Lustre, Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Ceph.
  • Familiarity with Cloud technology, including OpenStack, Amazon Web Service, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.
  • Familiarity with modern web platforms and related technologies such as J2EE, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Django, Javascript, Angular, and Bootstrap.
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Desktop/IT Consultant]]> Desktop Consultant

 

Duties:

·          Assisting with the planning moves, which would require some light Excel and Visio usage

·          Physically executing moves, both during the day and potentially after hours

·          Hardware troubleshooting, monitors, video cards, NIC’ s, PC’ s, etc

 

Required Skills:

·          Network troubleshooting fundamentals

·          General Windows troubleshooting ideal, Linux a huge bonus but not required

·          Strong organizational skills

·          Solid communication skills

·          Strong attention to detail

·          Able to keep up in a very fast paced environment.

·          Passionate about technology.  Eager to learn more and grow.
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Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[BI Developer]]> The Data Warehouse Developer is a key, hands-on role that will  develop and deliver solutions that enable the collection, transformation and management of Data from one or more sources.  This role will be integral in designing, developing, maintaining the Data Warehouse, Analytics and Operations related solutions & Business processes.

The ideal candidate for this role should be able to handle end-to-end Data Warehouse, Data Integration and BI application solutions by taking into consideration the business cases, objectives and requirements. The technical domain of the position includes all aspects of the solution including data integration, data architecture, information delivery, infrastructure, testing, performance tuning for all components of the project.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for designing and developing Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence solutions including requirements gathering, data warehouse design, data modeling, data acquisition design, development, testing, deployment and documentation
  • Collaborate with the team to design development standards and methodologies
  • Creativity and drive to find and recommend solutions for new and existing DW/BI functionality
  • Analyzing potential data quality issues to determine the root cause, and creating effective solutions
  • Optimize processes involving large data sets to improve performance
  • Work with stakeholder to understand their business, and make recommendations to help solve problems or improve processes
  • Ability to prioritize daily activities based on project goals established by Management
  • Provide technical assistance to more junior team members as needed
  • Develops protocols to support established standards
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur
  • Coordinates cross-functionally to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Participate in normal support coverage rotation as scheduled

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years of IT work experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with Pentaho or any other Open source ETL tools
  • Minimum of 2 years of Hadoop development experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in Data Warehouse environment
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in working with RDBMS (i.e. MySQL or similar Databases) & SQLs
  • Experience in working on any BI reporting solutions would be plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Python Software Engineer - Trading Team]]>  

Python Software Engineer  - Fixed Income Trading Team

 

Our Client is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm.

 

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

 

To qualify for this role, you:

·         have 3+ years’ experience using Python on Linux in the trading industry, or a similarly demanding field.

·         have 2+ years’ experience with Fixed Income Instruments, Interest Rates, etc

·         can demonstrate expertise in network and concurrent programming involving low latency and high message rates

·         can demonstrate expertise in data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and signal processing

·         can operate in multiple language domains, including Java and Python

·         have a BS or advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or Engineering 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.

·         an understanding of economics and the geopolitical landscape
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Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Network/Systems Administrator]]> Our client is looking for an infrastructure technology professional to serve as a Network & Systems Administrator for their growing environment. The typical duties will be for this professional to provide daily support and administration over a variety of system resources. These will include the actual servers, all virtualization technology, email systems, collaboration systems, shared storage, back-ups, data networking, and the phone system. 

Outside of daily support activities, the chosen professional will provide technical support within areas of specialty that can' t be served by the help desk. These types of resolutions will typically revolve around corporate workstations and other devices as needed. 

Qualified candidates will posses a minimum of 5 years working in a similar environment and will have expertise within Windows Server 2008/2012, experience supporting  Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Citrix or RDS services, SharePoint, NTFS permissions, and general networking/troubleshooting of PC & Server hardware.

More experience in the following will be of benefit to all qualified candidates: Networking Routing Protocols, Shared Storage Protocols, experience with high availability design, SQL Clustering, and current certifications from Microsoft, VmWare, and Cisco. 

The location of this position is in Chicago, IL. 

 

 
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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Java full stack]]> Our client is adding to their team, and will hire a Java full stack developer by the end of June. They will join a team of 12 in Engineering here in Chicago, supporting a much larger corporate organization. 

This selected full stack developer will have strong back-end skills, but also front-end experience the work will require a person with an understanding of how the front-end will be affected by feature changes to the system. 

The immediate work will be to support our client' s Digital Group on  a back-log of feature modifications and enhancements to their primary web & mobile based products. The position will report to the Director of Engineering in Chicago. Another portion of the work will be application performance upgrades, such as existing frameworks that need to be updated and enhanced. 

Primary responsibilities:
  • Participate  in and lead architecture reviews and technology standards definition
  • Lead  efforts to find, implement and support new technologies, frameworks, and 
    standards
  • Experiment  with, implement and propose new processes and technologies
  • Develop  back-end systems designed for scale
  • Analyze  business software requirements
  • Develop  back-end software and tests
  • Learn  new technologies and broaden your tech stack.
  • Provide  Tier 3 production support
  • Handle  live production issues
  • Participate  in and develop an agile software development process

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field, or equivalent 
    industry experience
  • Minimum  2 years of experience developing in any of the following: NodeJS, Java
  • Experience  with NOSQL solutions such as MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • Experience  with React/Angular and knowledge of Single-Page Application (SPA) 
    development is an advantage
  • Experience  with JavaScript, CSS and HTML and responsive UI & cross browsers is an 
    advantage
  • Experienced  in developing rich, large-scale web applications is an advantage
  • Experience  developing robust HTTP APIs and back-end services
  • Passion  for technology and building products
  • Team  player with excellent interpersonal skills
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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Application Support Developer]]> Our client   is an SEC registered investment adviser managing private investment funds exclusively for qualified investors.


Position Description:

Application Support Developer is responsible for working directly with employees to troubleshoot and resolve problems with custom applications and in-house databases. This role does not include general desktop support, which is handled by Maverick’ s desktop support team.

Duties include:
  • Handle application support requests from Maverick users and determine the best course of resolution.
  • Independently design, code and implement minor bug fixes and features, coordinating implementation with the appropriate users.
  • Build expertise in all areas of the systems that run the business
  • Troubleshoot database and data load problems in SQL Server and implement fixes when appropriate.
  • Handle issues independently where possible; escalate issues where SME is required.
  • Work with developers to drive investigation to track down root causes of issues
  • Make recommendations on software or process improvements based on observation of patterns in user-reported issues.
  • Participate in code review meetings with the development team.
  • Proactively communicate with users on requirements and issue status.
  • Track issues in Jira. Write and update knowledgebase articles and incident retrospectives in Confluence.

  Skills, Experience, and Education
  • Excellent communication skills due to a high level of user interaction at all levels of the organization.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and plan work according to changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Write high quality code backed by automated unit tests,
  • Great diagnostic skills to investigate the symptoms of a problem and chase it down to the root cause
  • Minimum two years professional experience with user and application support experience in a Windows environment. 
  • Technical skills: Windows application development, C# and .NET Framework, MS SQL Server, T-SQL, SSRS, and HTML/JavaScript. 
  • Exceptional candidates will have experience in, or knowledge of the investment industry.
  • Four or more years of college, resulting in a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree is required.

 
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Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Web Developer - C#/Full Stack - Non Profit]]> Experience: 
•     5+ years of experience as a Full Stack Developer
•     Strong on both frontend UI and backend development skills
•     Excellent experience with .NET (new and older versions), C#
•     Javascript, JQuery, CSS, Bootstrap, Semantic UI
•     Working knowledge of GitHub
•     Knowledge of NoSql and SQL databases
•     AWS hosting and DevOps: Elastic Beanstalk, Serverless, database services, S3
•     Strong knowledge of web security standards
•     Experience working in an Agile environment
•     Experience with RayGun error management and Mailgun are a plus
•     Able to interface and communicate with stakeholders and managers in a professional manner

Responsibilities:
•     This role will be a hands on programmer while also assisting in management roles, project management, building roadmaps and assessing new tools and technologies 
•     Responsible for application design, development, deployment of daily bug fixes and larger scale projects while also defining best practices for operational procedures
•     Primary contact and architect for AWS hosting and DevOps
•     Work with staff and teammates to develop and document requirements, use cases, specifications, technical documentation/technical writing.


•     Relaxed and friendly work environment
•     Flexibility to navigate your career and experience as long as core business needs are being met
 
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Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Applications Architect]]> The IT Architect will help manage the architecture of  applications in a .NET/SQL environment. The successful person will have a technical background, and work with the business to develop  architectures  and  technology road maps considering future state needs of the business.

By leveraging  existing process maps, work with the business to renew and establish new technology direction and investigate and advise new project requests as a part of the project portfolio process. 

Design  and develop  IT architecture solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards.

Perform  technical planning, architecture development, modification of specifications, and also take on Project Management duties by keeping projects moving when necessary. 
Qualifications
Requires 7-10 years of experience as a developer, primarily in the .NET stack with an emphasis on back-end SQL knowledge

Experience at an architect level, establishing technology direction for large enterprise scale projects

Project Management experience

Expert level skills interfacing with the business community, operations, and technology team to establish  common goals for a successful project

Strong communication and presentation skills

Bachelor' s degree in Engineering or Computer Science - Advanced Degree is preferred and Financial Services experience is preferred. 

 
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Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Trading]]> Quantitative Trading Researcher -Greenfield opportunity to start, lead and build a team focused on market impact.

Year to date our client is up more than 15% for the year.

Ideally this person will have a mid or HFT background in Equities with a Quantitative mindset

If you’ re in a similar role right now, this opportunity allows you to start this up from scratch and build a team around you. There is no one in the firm that has this role, nor has these skills.

Your resume is sent directly to the COO, who we have a 10 year relationship; with over 30 combined placements.

The following skills will be needed for this role

Key focus areas include:
  • Modeling trading behavior of investors, traders and brokers/algorithms
  • Transaction cost forecasting, measurement, and analysis
  • Trade-horizon alpha characterization and forecasting
  • Liquidity analysis
  • Capacity analysis of investment strategies
  • Portfolio trading analysis and measurement
  • Market Micro-structure
  • Statistical Analysis in R, (some Python likely mixed in)
  • Execute trades with less touch in the market
  • Improve Order Placement tactics

Our Client has been around for over 20 years, with over $10 BB AUM.
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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Front End Software Engineer - Operations]]> Technology drives our business — it' s our main competitive advantage — and as a result, software engineers play a pivotal role.  They tackle the hardest problems through analysis, experimentation, design, and elegant implementation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced front end web developer to build our internal operations portal.   Using best of breed technologies in the front end and public cloud, you will build a data-driven solution to facilitate STP execution, provide quick break resolution, and create management dashboards to visualize processes in real-time.

You will be involved in:
  • Front end development in Angular, JavaScript, CSS, and other technologies.
  • A high impact role that works directly with business and analysts.

Requirements Include:
  • Exceptional coding ability.
  • Experience with multiple languages, especially on the front end: JavaScript, Angular.js, HTML5, CSS3.  Java and Python a major plus.
  • Experience with UX and UI testing also desired.
  • A strong academic record with a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a scientific discipline.
  • An obsession with building quality software.
  • We are open-minded in our search for critical thinkers who are passionate about technology.
  • While you will work in the data-rich domain of finance, financial experience is not a requirement.
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Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Risk Management Analyst]]> Quantitative Analyst – Risk Management

Job Description

Our risk management team is responsible for the monitoring and management of the firm’ s risks, with an emphasis on market risk. The team also partners closely with the firm’ s co-CIOs, portfolio managers, analysts and traders on a variety of portfolio management topics.

We are seeking a talented individual to serve in a hybrid analyst/developer role. This role partners with our front office professionals working with complex quantitative problems in the context of strategy evaluation and risk modeling. The ideal candidate will have strong software development skills and will be expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of derivatives, risk management techniques and financial markets. The candidate will be tasked with developing tools for use by the team and will use their software development skills to accomplish specific portfolio-facing projects. As the candidate’ s proficiency and experience grows, he or she will have the opportunity to work on projects of increasing importance and impact to the firm.

Job Responsibilities
  • Build robust tools and reports to use in evaluation of our portfolios. Focus on developing strong, re-usable components that can be leveraged by others on the risk management for all portfolios across the firm
  • Develop detailed knowledge of instrument-level risk calculations and our proprietary analytics.
  • Acquire strong understanding of our business, the risk technology stack and the instruments/trading strategies employed
  • Cultivate individual opinions on the risk profiles of various trades
  • Perform risk analysis using our internal database and other quantitative risk tools
  • Understand the portfolio in detail and monitor for risk exposures outside of defined parameters
  • Effectively partner with risk management analysts, front office personnel and other developers at the firm to improve our overall toolkit and process

Required Job Skills
  • Bachelors or Master’ s Degree in a STEM field (e.g. Math, Computer Science, Statistics, etc.)
  • 2-5 years of progressive working experience with python while in a financial firm
  • Experience with Python and database tools (e.g. SQL)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and a high degree of self-direction
  • Effective time management and organization skills - ability to adapt to change and work well in a fast paced environment

 
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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quant Developer - Commodities - NYC]]> Quant Developer

Our Client is looking for a software developer to work directly with a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager in New York on a full-time basis.

A very flat organizational structure allows for the opportunity to migrate across teams and broaden your business knowledge and technology experience.

The role will involve both research (helping to develop new signals) and production (maintaining and improving existing signals, portfolio optimization and execution) for a Commodities portfolio.

The relative proportion of production versus research work varies over time, depending on business needs as well as the aptitudes and interests of the people involved. Typical variation would be in the range of 25/75 to 75/25. Key success factors are intellectual agility, keen attention to detail and interest in learning new technologies and statistical techniques.

Job Requirements
  • 2-4 years of professional experience in Python including NumPy and Pandas.
  • 2-4 years of industry experience preferred
  • Familiarity with PySpark, TensorFlow and reading knowledge of R are preferred but not essential

Key Responsibilities
  • Work directly with portfolio manager   in New York on problems in research, analysis, trading, and risk management

Software Development:
  • Work with a wide variety of market, economic and “ alternative” data in various formats and storage systems
  • Be familiar and comfortable using distributed source code management systems, work/bug tracking systems, and automated build/testing technology
  • Work effectively as part of the technology organization, communicating with the rest of the Strats team as well as the other Dev and IT teams and leveraging shared technology and infrastructure

Our Client is an alternative investment firm currently managing approximately $10.72 billion in assets. The firm was founded in 1991 and employs approximately 240 individuals in Dallas, New York, London, and Charlottesville. Among the top-rated and longest-tenured hedge funds in the world, they have a refreshingly transparent and team-focused culture, low turnover, and a fun work environment
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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Bloomberg Media]]>
  •   3 years experience in Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Recommendation Systems and/or Natural Language Processing
  •   You are able to apply Machine Learning theory to solve practical problems
  •   You are able to lead projects involving Machine Learning from incubation to large scale production deployments
  •   1 year of OOD experience working on backend systems
  •   Experience working with and evaluating open source technologies and demonstrated ability to make objective choices
  • We’ d love to see:
    •   You have experience working with public cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, etc.)
    •   You love dealing with and understanding massive amounts of data
    •   You have launched commercially successful software on small-medium sized teams
    •   You know how to optimize for low latency and high scalability
    •   You are excited to work on real-time distributed systems
    •   You know how to write highly concurrent applications
    •   You can adapt cutting edge systems to enterprise requirements including high availability and disaster recovery
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    Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Agnostic full stack - Senior Software Engineer - Communication Systems]]> programming in Object Oriented Programming
    •   A passion for design, problem solving, and hands-on development
    •   Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented design, data structures, systems, and applications programming
    •   Good communication skills
    We' d love to see:
    •   Knowledge of JavaScript, Python, and SQL Databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
    •   Experience working with open source technologies such as REDIS, Ignite, or RabbitMQ
    •   Experience shipping high-profile user-facing products, working with large code bases, and engineering features for security, scalability, and high availability
    •   Knowledge of multithreading programming
    •   An understanding of the design, implementation, and deployment of high performance, large-scale applications in a distributed environment
    •   An interest in the latest technologies, industry practices, research, and trend
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    Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer - Risk/Compliance]]>  

    We are seeking a Software Developer – Risk and Compliance to help design, build, and operate our state of the art trading systems.

    What will you be doing?

    As the member of a software project team, you will be doing work that directly affects the 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 mission-critical risk and compliance applications.  On any given day you may find yourself doing the following:
    • Writing C++, python, JavaScript, React, or Lua routines and libraries in a Linux environment
    • Building applications that leverage internal data to meet various risk and compliance reporting requirements
    • Analyzing enormous amounts of data in near real-time.
    • Learning how exchanges work; learning how trading works; learning how our client operates

    Who are you?
    • You are a continuous learner, passionate about technology and want to know how things work
    • Expertise building software in modern C++,   Java Script, React, Lua, or python.
    • You have a proven record of delivering high-quality software 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 TDD for fast feedback and learning cycles

    Our ideal candidates bring many of the following attributes to the table.
    • Understands static or dynamic languages and selecting the right tool for the job
    • Have worked in event driven transaction model or collection pipelines
    • Experience building fault tolerant applications able to withstand hardware or network failures
    • Understanding of and experience with Continuous Delivery and Deployment
    • Experience using mysql or mariaDB is a bonus but not required
    • Experience with React and full stack development is a bonus but not required
    • Experience in the automated trading domain is a bonus but not required

    What you’ ll get:
    • The unique opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate experts who take pride in delivering results
    • Great compensation and attractive bonus structure
    • Generous benefits 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
    • Fully paid, on-site gym membership
    • Tickets to sporting and theater events
    • Casual dress
    • Company events, often including employees’ families.  
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    Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Business Development Manager - Cryptocurrency]]>                     Our Client is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm.

    Our Clients cryptocurrency trading team is looking for an experienced Business Development  professional to focus on developing new business with counterparties on a global basis. In addition to aggressively identifying and acting on these new business opportunities, the person in this role will need to track and understand changes happening in these dynamic markets real-time.  This is a unique opportunity for someone to leverage their financial markets sales experience in a very new way.   

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Identify and develop new business opportunities with counterparties on a global basis
    • Interact directly with counterparties to provide market insight
    • Respond to incoming counterparty leads and inquiries
    • Participate in the development of marketing and branding activities and collateral
    • Develop and refining business development strategies and processes
    • Conduct research for business development activities
    • Plan and facilitate in-person meetings with counterparties; travel as necessary
    • Work directly with traders and cryptocurrency researchers to gain market knowledge and expertise
    • Generate and present regular business summary reports to senior management

     

    Required Skills & Experience: 
    • Solid knowledge of cryptocurrencies and digital wallets
    • Previous sales/brokerage experience in a financial markets environment; previous experience interfacing directly with financial markets participants
    • Proven ability to work effectively in fast-paced, high pressure environment
    • High sense of urgency
    • Ability to travel often
    • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities

     

    Bonus Points for:
    • A passion for cryptocurrencies and the role they play in global markets

     
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    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Network Security Engineer]]> Our Client   is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm.

     

    Who we’ re looking for

    A talented network engineer to join the security team - - this person will design, maintain, and support their security environment with a focus on network security.   To flourish in this role, you should have a strong  drive to learn and improve.  You will harness your innovative side to identify new technologies, enhance documentation, improve operational efficiency and reduce operational risk. When it comes to new tech, you will research and evaluate new solutions using custom and commercial testing tools.

    You will be right at home if you:  
    • Are an experienced engineer with deep design, implementation, and support experience
    • Have pride in your work to complete difficult tasks quickly
    • Have a tenacity for solving complex technical design challenges and issues
    • Willing to learn Python and other tools like HTML, CSS, Twitter Bootstrap and JavaScript.
    • You want a web interface on your tool, right?
    • Have a virtual tool belt of proven knowledge that encompasses many of the following areas:  TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, Multicast, Security
    • Have experience with firewalls, client VPN, and IPS
    • You are OK with some on-call, night and weekend work
    • Are passionate about high-quality work and relentlessly pursue continuous improvement
    • Enjoy working with  people and have an ability to explain complex problems in a non-techie way for others to understand, both in writing and verbally
    • Want to be part of a great team and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating on projects

     

    Some things you will be working on:
    • Collaborating with internal groups to gather requirements, propose designs, implement solutions and support our global environment
    • Configuring and maintaining multi-vendor firewalls, IPS, and VPN concentrators
    • Using Python  to build tools and automation
    • Improving our support tools and processes to enhance our monitoring and automation efforts
    • Leading and participating as a team on many projects
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    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Algo Engineer]]> Our Client programs computers to intelligently trade on the stock market. Because they don’ t have any customers, the only problem we have to worry about is how to make the world’ s markets more financially efficient using smart algorithms - which is as difficult as it sounds. Because this a non-trivial problem, we hire some of the smartest mathematicians and computer scientists in the world to develop new machine learning, statistical models, and, most importantly, very clever code. This last bit is where you come in.

    We need more software engineers that specifically enjoy making other people more productive. Sure, we understand that you can spout off the complexity of any classical data structure operation in your sleep. We know you are going to regale us with a war story about the last terrible bug caused by an unexpected out of order execution in a multithreaded program (we are not a big fan of threads, either) or how the Python GIL killed your scalability. But in addition to those technical skills we need engineers that live to hear the word “ thanks”. As in “ thanks, your script saved me 50-60 hours of work this month." Or “ thanks, that new system you put in place lets us easily try different mathematical models which we thought were too difficult to experiment with.”

    Obviously finding this blend of serious technical skills and personality is not easy, but we are willing to work to find you, the perfect candidate.

    We also added some perks to sweeten the deal:
    • Breakfast and lunch cooked in house every day by a team of chefs
    • Wear whatever you want to work (there are no customers, remember?)
    • Regular team events that are actually fun (for example: beer brewing, wine tasting lessons, ping pong tournaments, soccer teams, fancy dinners)
    • One of the best health insurance plans you can get in NYC
    • Very small company with a flat organizational structure
    • Tech-oriented leadership - all of our Partners are programmers
    • Almost no multithreaded programming
    • All of the biggest monitors

    Let’ s talk technical details. We are a linux/unix shop with a codebase written primarily in C++ and Python. If you are not a C++ or Python or Linux expert, that’ s probably OK. We really care more about your technical fundamentals, practical experience and that intense desire to make things better for other people. That being said, we want someone who is familiar with a non-scripting language such as C++ or Java. In fact, our programming test requires either C, C++ or Java although it doesn’ t focus on language features. We are also looking for someone with web/UI skills to join the team. 

    To make it easy, here are a few examples of programmers that would be ready to hit the ground running in this job:
    • A java programmer who has been working on a web service for a few years that has an actively used SDK; this programmer understands the ins/outs of garbage collection, has architected large components of the service, and helped design the SDK; this programmer jumps on the forums occasionally and helps people sort out their technical (ab)uses of the SDK
    • A C#/C++ tools programmer at a games company who works with game designers or artists every day and translates their requests into intuitive and beautifully crafted features; nontechnical members talk about how easy this programmer is to explain their craft to; technical members envy this programmer’ s code and speed
    • A python expert at a startup; this programmer has experience with lower-level languages, but loves the speed with which features can be deployed in Python; this programmer is the go-to expert on serious technical issues, like speeding up the distributed hash table implemented in Python on top of Redis; because of their expertise they spend a lot of their time making sure the other programmers are productive and making great design decisions; this programmer can even explain exactly how git works and the best git workflow for the startup’ s environment.

     

     
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    Sat, 07 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Senior C++ Software Engineer - Bloomberg's Custom Data Editor (CDE) team]]> C++ programmer?

    Our mission? We provide the core infrastructure needed to integrate client financial security data into Bloomberg applications. We work closely with business and engineering teams alike to design and develop our systems to satisfy ever growing customer needs. Every day we’ re developing robust, scalable infrastructure, and adding value to our existing suite of applications

    We develop systems using C++, Java/Javascript, RDBMS datastore, big data technologies like HDFS/HBase and Kafka for execution on Linux platforms.
    So where do you come in?
    We’ d love to recruit extremely driven software engineers interested in working in a focused engineering team to deliver a best-of-breed, highly available distributed data platform. If you have experience designing and developing high performance object-oriented solutions using C++ and/or Java, you’ ll be able to contribute day one. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in shaping a new product line and become an expert in the domain.
    We' ll trust you to:
    •   Enjoy solving highly complex problems within current platform constraints
    •   Engage with the open source community as needed to address current and ongoing challenges
    •   Collaborate with fellow engineers and business stakeholders to implement and deploy optimized workflows
    •   Mentor others, share working knowledge and contribute to team growth
    •   Take responsibility for the full SDLC while using GitHub, JIRA, Jenkins and Google Mock
    You need to have:
    •   At least 3 years (preferably 5+) of C/C++ programming experience (Unix/Linux)
    •   Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
    •   Experience with large data set ingestions and retrievals
    •   Strong verbal and written communication skills
    •   Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    •   Financial data knowledge is a plus but not necessary
    ]]>
    Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Lead Software Developer in Test]]> Job Description:
    Responsible for establishing and implementing quality assurance and compliance processes for the IT organization. Work closely with IT leaders to develop and implement an overall quality maturity roadmap and plan for each IT functional area. Works with development, testing and production teams to develop, publish and implement software quality assurance plans. Develop and execute formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications. Conduct test planning, writing test cases/scripts, test case automation and test execution. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status.

    Essential Position Functions


    Principal Accountability | Quality Assurance
    ? Provides QA expertise through instruction of team members on how to test our software.
    ? Communicates unacceptable risks to quality.
    ? Improves standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the way we test software.
    ? Leads agile planning from a QA perspective by establishing tasks/estimates.
    ? Asks the right questions at the right time to reduce the introduction of quality risk.
    ? Follows through and communicates design decisions to everyone on the team
    ? Works with Architects to ensure a team’ s direction is in line with enterprise vision
    ? Work with DevOps to ensure QA environments are configured to be production-like

     

    Principal Accountability | Quality Control
    ? Partner with Software Engineering to assess risk, develop software design plans and
    ? documentation, ensure code and integration reviews occur, and to demonstrate software
    ? capability and maturity
    ? Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the team is using industry-accepted
    ? best practices.
    ? Oversee all aspects of quality assurance including establishing metrics, applying industry best
    ? practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met.
    ? Dependable and highly skilled quality-minded resource for peers
    ? Commands a broad awareness of related projects
    ? Provides quality expertise to team members through education and review
    ? Encourages integration and promotes obtaining shared goals with members of team
    ? Practices and teaches test automation and test-driven programming


    Principal Accountability | Test Case Development (automation)
    ? Designs, codes, and documents automated test cases within a defined framework.
    ? Develops software interfaces between the system under test and the automation framework
    ? Produces high quality test automation code.
    ? Translates existing manual regression test cases into automated tests.
    ? Assure automated regression test cases are integrated and passing in a nightly build process.
    ? Contributes to merge up/down through development process.

     

    Principal Accountability | Team Member
    ? Works hand-in- hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices
    ? Encourages integration and promotes obtaining shared goals with team members
    ? Always open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
    ? Maintains an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.
    ? Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.
    ? Actively works on broadening or adding a skill
    ? Asks for assistance when problems become challenging
    ? Willingness to promote and participate in new initiatives (i.e. CoE initiatives)
    ? Balances best practice decisions with delivering high business value (right vs right now)
    ? Contributes to the success of a self-organizing team
    ? Work with release management understand root cause of deployment or production issues and
    ? create a process for improvement

    Required Skills
    • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience
    • 5+ years of relevant QA technical experience with at least 2+ years in a lead role.
    • Knowledge of test cases design techniques like boundary, decision tables, and BDD (Behavior Driven Development) / TDD (Test Driven Development)
    • Experience with implementing a test automation framework/tools (i.e. Selenium, Cucumber, Protractor)
    • Experience building tests / testing software with tools that include C#, Java, Python and/or Javascript
    • Experience with deployment tools, build/release automation and Continuous Delivery
    • Strong experience with writing and debugging SQL queries
    • Working collaboratively with team members in a dynamic environment
    • Experience with regression testing, functional testing, unit testing, and end-to-end testing
    • Experience with TFS for test and defect management
    • Exposure to applications using HTML5, JavaScript, .Net, C#, Visual Studio, jQuery, Angular, Knockout
    • Exposure to Azure, Amazon AWS, and/or other cloud platforms preferred
    • Passion and drive for automation and sound engineering practice
    ]]>
    Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[AI Research Scientist Developer]]>
  •   Publish research findings in leading academic venues
  •   Write, test and maintain production-quality code
  •   Design, experiment and evaluate models
  • You' ll need to have:
    •   A PhD in AI, NLP, ML, Optimization, or equivalent experience in related fields
    •   5+ years of experience programming in C++, Python or Java
    •   3+ publications in top-tier conferences or journals (such as ACL, AAAI, SIGIR, KDD, EMNLP, ICML, NIPS or equivalent)
    We' d love to see:
    •   A quantitative background (Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra, etc.)
    •   Experience with distributed computational frameworks (YARN, Spark, Hadoop)

     
    ]]>
    Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Data Operations (Contractor)]]> Responsibilities
    •        Complete ongoing ad-hoc data management and operational tasks following structured processes and procedures
    •        Perform manual data cleaning, data entry, and data validation tasks
    •        Gather, manipulate, and organize data gathered from multiple sources
    •        Periodically audit critical datasets for accuracy and integrity
    •        Run and maintain ETL procedures

    Skills
    • · A bachelor’ s degree with a solid academic record
    • Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and relational database experience
    • Some experience in UNIX/Linux and Microsoft Windows environments preferred
    • Relevant experience in data operations with proven process improvement skills
    • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills
    • Strong work ethic, high attention to detail, and commitment to excellence
    •   Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to evolving priorities and timelines
    ]]>
    Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[FPGA Developer]]> Working as a hardware developer at our client means  working on a small, highly productive and efficient team. We know you  might see " Trading" in our name and assume you' ll be relegated to some  dark corner to code for the " business", but that couldn' t be farther  from the truth. A fully automated trading firm based in NYC,  the technology you create *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 experienced hardware developers who love to  design new hardware, 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.   Hardware developers will be part of a small but growing team which is  integral to ensuring the success of the firms trading in the future. You can  expect to always be challenged by the ever-changing financial markets  as you work on critical hardware and software in an extremely  fast-paced, real-time environment.


    Our Client’ s distributed trading system is on the Pareto frontier of latency  and throughput. You' ll work with cutting-edge technology and figure  out efficient ways to perform on-the-fly transformations of market  data and implement mathematical models. Deep knowledge of SystemVerilog,  OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocols are  critical to a hardware developer' s success.


    The Skills:
    • Brilliant optimization, design, debugging and problem solving skills
    • Expert SystemVerilog development skills with a thorough understanding of the language both for synthesis and verification
    • Expert on FPGA architectures, with a deep understanding of what makes an FPGA " tick"
    • Good knowledge of C and C++ and how to use them to communicate with hardware
    • Good knowledge of UNIX operating systems, system/processor performance, and network communication
    • Some exposure to Linux kernel drivers helpful


    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 or Electircal Engineering or a related field
    • You are capable of working independently as well as part of a team
    • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
    • You can look at code, figure out how it works, and make it better
    • You can describe hardware designs at a high level, low level, or anywhere in between
    • You want to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do -- you' ll find them here in abundance!


     

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Storage Software Engineer]]>
  • Backend and client development of multiple storage solutions;
  • Exposure to diverse research and trading use cases such as big data (e.g. Spark), logging (e.g. Graphite), and trading (e.g. market data);
  • Capacity planning and strategy for storage growth; and,
  • Participation in open-source development, including contributing code.

  • Requirements Include:
    • Strong programming and computer science skills.
    • Experience in backend development in C, C++ or Java preferred.
    • Proficient working in Linux.
    • Candidates with experience in one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply: RADOS/Ceph, HDFS, Gluster, S3 or other AWS storage products, Caringo, Scality, Google BigTable or other Google storage products.
    ]]>
    Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer (NYC OR Charleston)]]> Our Client   has been chosen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to build and operate one of the largest trading databases ever created; Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).

     

    The CAT is a comprehensive audit trail that will track orders throughout their lifecycle and identify the broker-dealers handling them, thus allowing regulators to more efficiently and accurately track activity in Eligible Securities throughout the U.S. markets. When complete, the CAT will be the world’ s largest data repository for securities transactions tracking approximately 58 billion records of orders, executions, and quote life-cycles for equities and options markets on a daily basis.

     

    Given the breadth of our ambitions, the work they provide is highly diversified, cutting-edge, challenging, and extremely broad in terms of the exposure it generates for employees.   In other words, there is a lot that you get to see and do, depending on how much you can handle.  We need players on our team who can adapt to a very rapidly changing environment, take on outsized roles and responsibilities, maintain strong interpersonal relationships, and help build our vision out further.

     

    Qualifications:
    • BS degree in CS or EE with excellent GPA/academic performance
    • 5+ years of experience in the financial or technology sectors
    • Excellent programming skills, including experience in C++, Python, and Linux
    • Solid foundation in data structures and software design with strong analytical and debugging skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in close knit teams in fast paced, high pressure environments
    • Strong interpersonal skills and flawless communication skills

     

    Nice to have:
    • Expertise in large-scale data analysis and/or scalable, distributed computing

     
    ]]>
    Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Site Reliability Engineer (Charleston OR NY)]]> Our Client has been chosen by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to build and operate one of the largest trading databases ever created; Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).

     

    The CAT is a comprehensive audit trail that will track orders throughout their lifecycle and identify the broker-dealers handling them, thus allowing regulators to more efficiently and accurately track activity in Eligible Securities throughout the U.S. markets. When complete, the CAT will be the world’ s largest data repository for securities transactions tracking approximately 58 billion records of orders, executions, and quote life-cycles for equities and options markets on a daily basis.

     

    Given the breadth of our client’ s ambitions, the technology work they provide is highly diversified, cutting-edge, challenging, and extremely broad in terms of the exposure it generates for employees.   In other words, there is a lot that you get to see and do, depending on how much you can handle. CAT is an opportunity to put your name on something that has never been done before.  

     

    The role involves combining cutting-edge open source and proprietary technology to support back-end systems written in C++ and front-end systems using Angular and NodeJS, improve supporting tools and infrastructure, create fast C++ build systems, and improve workflows.

    Responsibilities
    • Supporting and improving daily processes such as testing, backup, and deployment, via automation
    • Using dynamic programming languages, such as Python, and JavaScript, to architect, implement and integrate build software and productivity tools
    • Proactively assisting other developers in diagnosing and solving issues with development and build environments
    • Establishing and improving infrastructure in support of production, test, and development systems
    • Monitoring systems for issues in real-time, responding to them as they occur, and working proactively to minimize future issues
    • Handling support requests from clients in support of both production and test systems

    Qualifications
    • Proactive with a high attention to detail and ability to multitask effectively
    • Strong working knowledge of FreeBSD or Linux operating system, including basic system administration and a high degree of comfort working from the command line
    • Strong experience with version control software and principles
    • Strong programming skills, including experience with development in dynamic programming languages, strong knowledge of Python
    • Experience with Open Source software including Ansible, Jenkins, Nagios, GNU make, cmake, Redmine, OpenLDAP, Kerberos, BIND, Prometheus, and PostgreSQL
    • Financial Experience is NOT required

     
    ]]>
    Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Python Test Automation Engineer - Data Quality / API]]> The Bloomberg Query Language (BQL) team is pushing the envelope to lead the low-latency analytics space in the financial domain. We are developing a cloud-based low-latency Analytics and Screening Platform for huge financial data sets. We are also creating a Financial Query Language to allow users to express complex data retrieval, analytics and screening for processing on the BQL Platform. Aside from analytics, the client query language can be used to express complex screening capabilities.

    Our team is architecting and designing the entire ecosystem for the Analytics Platform and Screener Engine. The platform uses Hadoop-based distributed analytics and computing technologies such as Spark, Hive and HBase. We also need to build a test framework for this platform. That’ s where you come in.

    As a QA Automation engineer, you will help build a Python-based framework for automated testing and data quality assurance. If you have an aptitude for problem solving and are eager to measure the quality of big data and analytic systems, we’ d love to talk to you!
    We’ ll trust you to:
    •   Outline and execute the strategy for functional and data quality testing
    •   Enhance Python based test framework and test scripts
    •   Actively participate in our daily scrums to help establish a Test Driven Development approach
    •   Implement and analyze regression reports
    •   Measure quality from the perspective of end users and downstream dependencies
    •   Craft and conduct performance and load tests using tools such as LoadRunner/Jmeter to ensure the platform performs and scales appropriately
    You need to have:
    •   A Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related expertise
    •   3+ years of experience testing APIs and web services
    •   Hands-on experience with Python development
    •   A solid understanding of RESTful web services and n-tier architecture
    We’ d love to see:
    • Financial knowledge as this role offers an excellent opportunity to learn and work with multiple financial data sets
    • Knowledge of Python libraries such as numpy, pandas
    • Experience with working on BDD test frameworks
    What’ s in it for you?
    You’ ll learn NumPy, SciPy, Pandas and other Python modules if you aren’ t already proficient in them. And, since our group works with diverse technologies including Java, Python, Scientific Computing Libraries, Jenkins, Spark and Solr, there are plenty of avenues to innovate and contribute to the open source community.

    If this sounds exciting, submit an application. You can also watch Partha, our team lead, discuss how we’ re using Spark for Dynamic Composable Analytics at Bloomberg (https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LOIvs_JhrY0&feature=youtu.be).
    ]]>
    Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Technical Recruiter - NYC]]> Sr. Technical Recruiter

    Our Company:

    Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

    Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
    • Growth  opportunity:  As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
    • Work/life balance:  We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
    • Generous benefits package:  Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
    • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
    • Great company culture:  Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

    The Opportunity:

    As a Sr.Technical Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

    In this role you will qualify candidates by conducting telephone and in-person interviews, submit candidates to key decision makers, and provide coaching to candidates throughout the interview process. Our recruiters are hands on throughout the entire interview process. This includes negotiating compensation packages in the best interest of the candidate and client, completing reference checks, and maintaining relationships with candidates for ongoing opportunities. 

    Qualifications:

    You possess a sales mentality and are eager to succeed. You have a sense of urgency in your work, and persistence and enthusiasm when overcoming obstacles and objections. Your peers describe you as someone who has an outstanding ability to network and build relationships, solid time management, and most importantly the ability to change focus and adapt quickly. Your recruiting style consists of asking thoughtful questions based on your knowledge of the latest industry trends and best practices. You already have an advanced comfort level with technology and aptitude to learn more.

    Experience:
    • 3+ years of recruiting experience filling technology focused positions  
    • Full cycle recruiting experience, working with the candidate from souring through offer negotiation and acceptance
    • Skilled in utilizing all tools available to you in order to source and engage with passive candidates
    • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to manage competing demands

    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.

     
    ]]>
    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Trading Systems Engineer (NY OR Chicago)]]> Job Profile Summary

     

    As part of the Trade Desk technical operations team, you will have primary responsibility for managing the real-time production trading environment for a leading HFT firm.   It will require deep technical and operational knowledge across all areas of the trading platform in order to proactively monitor and troubleshoot their trading system, deploy changes to the production environment while minimizing operational risk, and implement tools and processes to drive continuous improvement.

     

    Job Description

     

    What you' ll do:

     

    The Technical Operations Systems Engineer  will solve complex problems that require both technical and business understanding.  The engineer will work with traders, operations, exchanges, and developers to optimize the trading environment and investigate and solve system issues.

     
    • Proactively monitor and troubleshoot large-scale trading systems and exchange/venues 
    • Implement moves/adds/changes to production trading environment
    • Build and maintain devops toolkit for the production trading system including configuration management, process management, deployment, monitoring, data collection, and analysis
    • Collaborate across the technology organization to analyze and troubleshoot complex system problems
    • Perform in-depth analysis of system performance
    • Work closely with Risk Management and Operational Trading Support teams to coordinate changes and manage incidents
    • Interact directly with traders to communicate technology changes, manage incidents, and troubleshoot problems
    • Work with Clearing Team to reconcile trades and position breaks
    • Manage and assess operational risk of change control into the production environment
    • Define and document process and procedure
    • Provide second and third level support and mentor other trade desk analysts

     

    What you' ll need:

     
    • Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent professional experience
    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in an IT ops role, such as DevOps, Linux Systems Engineering, or Network Engineering
    • Fluency in python and shell scripting
    • Familiarity with C++
    • A rigorous, detail-oriented approach to operations
    • Strong understanding of the Linux operating system, including network and system configuration, kernel internals, scheduling, performance tuning
    • Strong understanding of networking concepts such as routing, multicast, LLDP, VLAN tagging, ethernet
    • A deep sense of ownership and urgency
    • Ability to handle shared operational and periodic on-call duties
    ]]>
    Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Technical Recruiter]]> Technical Recruiter

    Our Company:

    Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

    Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
    • Growth  opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
    • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
    • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
    • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
    • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

    The Opportunity:

    As a Technical Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

    In this role you will qualify candidates by conducting telephone and in-person interviews, submit candidates to key decision makers, and provide coaching to candidates throughout the interview process. Our recruiters are hands on throughout the entire interview process. This includes negotiating compensation packages in the best interest of the candidate and client, completing reference checks, and maintaining relationships with candidates for ongoing opportunities. 

    Qualifications:

    You possess a sales mentality and are eager to succeed. You have a sense of urgency in your work, and persistence and enthusiasm when overcoming obstacles and objections. Your peers describe you as someone who has an outstanding ability to network and build relationships, solid time management, and most importantly the ability to change focus and adapt quickly. Your recruiting style consists of asking thoughtful questions based on your knowledge of the latest industry trends and best practices. You already have a basic comfort level with technology and aptitude to learn more.

    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.
    ]]>
    Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[BI Analyst]]> Working extensively with the Firm’ s financial systems to facilitate the information needs of the Firm’ s Accounting and HR departments, this position is responsible for performing in-depth data analysis, defining information needs, and delivering information via various Business Intelligence defined methods.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Perform complex data analysis on Sidley’ s main financial system (Elite Enterprise - Billing, AP, GL and Conflicts modules), the data warehouse (Intellistat), and miscellaneous other business systems as needed;
    • Work with the business units and management to analyze business processes, identify gaps and define requirements for technical solutions including reporting, data warehousing and general application development; assist in the development of process changes or new technical solutions to satisfy the business need;
    • Develop reports using Crystal Report Developer or Cognos Report Studio for management reporting and financial analysis; create SQL-statement-based queries or tools to facilitate data analysis;
    • Work as part of a team to develop data analysis models; create reports against source and data warehouse technologies; assist the business units in their information needs and end user reporting solutions;
    • Work with end users and developers, including outside consultants, to gather business requirements and to communicate business and technical requirements for projects or operational needs;
    • Work with end users to address ad-hoc data analysis requests; determine the proper course of action; and prioritize tasks and responsibilities to properly manage one' s own workload;
    • Troubleshoot data and application issues; fully analyze the impact and determine the strategy for a resolution; fully test and reconcile reports and data analyses; assist in the implementation of the solution;
    • Assess the BI readiness of a business area and, when appropriate, implement a BI solution – from requirements gathering through post-implementation support.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Required:
    • Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited or approved college or university
    • At least 2 years of work experience in a related business or business intelligence field
    • Excellent overall computer skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint at an intermediate level)
    • Familiarity with Cognos 10.x Report Studio
    • Familiarity with Crystal Reports or other similar Reporting Tools
    • Strong SQL Skills, including Performance tuning queries
    • Solid understanding of relational database concepts along with experience with report writing  and database query tools

    Preferred:
    • Two year work experience in a professional services industry
    • Experience with client-server applications utilizing a SQL Server (or similar) database
    • Experience with Cognos TM1
    • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services
    • Crystal Reports Development Experience
    ]]>
    Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer - New Post Trading System]]> This individual will be part of the team involved in developing next generation post-trade processing platform, based on distributed architecture principles and designed to support complex business pipelines.  The system is being designed to support Big Data warehouse capabilities for storing and analyzing billions of historical transactions for regulatory and analytical purposes.  The role provides the opportunity to learn various aspects of the financial business functions including risk, regulatory, accounting and compliance. 

    If you are a tech-savvy individual who enjoys the challenges of solving difficult technical problems in a fast-paced, energetic environment, then this is the role for you. 

    What you’ ll do:
    • Design and develop  a next generation system for post-trade processing
    • Work with external systems on transaction enrichment and data normalizations
    • Design and develop software components such as trade reconciliations, position calculation, P&L calculations and more
    • Develop tools to assist in the review and analysis of trading activity that involves Big Data
    • Work directly with business users and the core technology team on requirements gathering and system design
    • Use or develop your expertise in custom python-based BPM framework, Kafka messaging, C++ components, data warehouse integration, JavaScript, and Django framework

     

    Skills you’ ll need:
    • At least 3 years of involved development experience
    • Strong development skills in Python, Java, C# or C++
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience in supporting post-trade processing systems or building BPM/workflow systems/eCommerce solutions
    • Understanding of data architecture, software design and best coding practices
    • Strong experience with SQL databases and messaging solutions like Kafka
    • Extremely detail-oriented
    • Ability to work with the business to capture requirements and implement solutions to meet end-user needs
    • Proven independent contributor in a team dynamic
    ]]>
    Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[TradeOps Analyst (NY, London, OR Singapore)]]> TradeOps Analyst - NEW YORK

    The Trading Operations (TradeOps) team is responsible for managing the firms live trading environment. This hire will create and maintain the most robust and efficient trading platform in the world. This includes configuring, monitoring and optimizing the firm’ s trading as well as handling risk, regulatory and development tasks.

     

    The Trading Operations team focuses on automating common tasks and preparing for the unexpected.

     

    Project areas include: market access, monitoring and compliance, algo/strategy evaluation and management, performance tuning, and automation.

     

    Being a member of Trading Operations at means working on a tight-knit, highly productive team. 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 Role

    In a high performance environment, immediate awareness of and reaction to systems and trading issues is essential. You’ ll be in charge of managing new initiatives and responsible for ensuring a smooth trading day. You are the first line of defense against any outage and the person most knowledgeable about recent changes to the production trading platform.

     

    Responsibilities include being in charge of morning startup and evening shutdown, responding to external market alerts and outages, and interfacing with exchanges to support trading.

     

    The Profile
    • You attained a Bachelor’ s degree in a quantitative discipline (CS, Physics, Math, Finance, Chemistry, etc.)
    • You possess a strong working knowledge of Linux systems
    • Experience with a scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
    • You are an automation geek. You do not do the same task twice, manually
    • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes
    • You can debug and analyze problems quickly and under pressure
    • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do?
    • You are skeptical by nature and have a high attention to detail
    • You are excited to work independently in a very fast-paced, high pressure environment

     

    Beneficial
    • Understanding of Market Data/Order Entry systems
    • Interest in how modern electronic markets work
    • Industry experience  and/or Series 7 certification is a plus

     

    Please note:  this role has a shifted schedule and requires weekend work to support trading.

    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.

     
    ]]>
    Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Senior Front End Web Engineer - Enterprise Solutions - ReactJS]]>
  •   Build compelling user interfaces in JavaScript using tools like React- Work across multiple teams in Engineering- Communicate and interact with product managers and end usersYou' ll need to have:
  •   3+ years of designing and building successful web applications - Experience with Javascript, HTML5, CSS, JSON- Experience with the React.js framework and common React design patterns- Deep understanding of Chrome, IE, Safari, Firefox, and their various idiosyncrasies, including browser performance and compatibility.- Ability to learn on the fly and the desire to share ideas and be a team player- Strong verbal and written communication skillsWe' d love to see:
  •   Experience with the technologies in our front-end stack: ES6, React, Redux, Webpack, Immutable.js, redux-saga, SCSS/CSS modules - Familiarity with RESTful API design and communication with back end services- Experience with Agile software development- Familiarity with GIT source control- Experience with deployment, testing, and monitoring tooling (Nightwatch, Jenkins or equivalent)- An under- or post-graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or related field (or equivalent expertise)- Full stack knowledge - familiarity with C/C++ or Python, Linux, relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, PostGres), Shell scripting, data structures, algorithms and optimizations
  • ]]>
    Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Software Developer]]> We are looking to add a software developer to join our team in New York on a full-time basis. The developer will be a part of our statistical arbitrage team and be responsible for research/trading infrastructure support, design, and development. Our developers are organized into small teams with independent prioritization and release schedules. A very flat organizational structure allows for the opportunity to migrate across teams and broaden your business knowledge and experience.

    Successful candidates should have a demonstrated track record of educational, professional, and personal achievement and be comfortable working in a creative and complex business environment. He or she should have an undergraduate or graduate Computer Science degree and a deep understanding of the subject. Financial experience is not a prerequisite, but an interest in the application of technology to investment management is a must. Candidates should also be a self-starter, numerate and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and an understanding of the difference between working smart and working hard.
    Job Responsibilities
    • Work directly with quantitative researchers and other developers in NY, leveraging technology to solve business problems in research, analysis, trading, and risk management.
    • Partner with researchers and members of the development and IT team in both NY and Dallas Software Development:
      • Deliver solutions quickly, but working within a professional software engineering environment.
      • Design and support internal trading systems, research framework and infrastructure
      • Understand and use appropriate software engineering techniques, including thoughtful design, unit testing, integration testing, and development.
      • Be familiar and comfortable using distributed source code management systems, work/bug tracking systems, and automated build/testing technology
    • Communicate with Front Office Personnel
      • Work with quantitative researchers to understand their requirements
      • Be engaged and knowledgeable enough to suggest innovative solutions
      • Get user acceptance of solutions
      • Respond to support requests in a timely manner
    • Communicate with Strats/Dev/IT teams
      • Commit to team decisions and execute on agreed upon objectives
      • Build Knowledge of company technology stack, leverage it where appropriate, and actively look to expand it. Request or design/implement changes to shared infrastructure
      • Manage projects effectively, including outsourcing parts of projects to Dallas where appropriate to gain additional leverage
    Job Requirements
    • 2-6 years of professional experience as a C++/ Python developer
      • Experience with automated testing
      • Comfortable modifying complex code
    • Experience as a developer in a finance firm preferred Background in mathematics preferred
    • Excellent verbal and verbal communication skills
    • Intellectual curiosity, attention to detail and a high degree of self-direction
    • Undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or other hard science
    • Experience supporting a stat arb desk and knowledge of equity and/or future preferred
    • Ability to freely context switch between projects and work independently as well as in a team
    • Sense of urgency; should be able to prioritize own queue where appropriate
    • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance

     

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Software Engineer]]> Position Summary

    As a senior member of our team, you will be focused on helping us create software that is reliable, maintainable, secure, and creates a framework for innovative solutions. You will tackle the most complex problems and identify whether they require innovations, decisions, or routine tasks.  Whiteboards will be often used by you and the team.  Through agile processes, you will work on a variety of projects including multiple Azure services (Service Fabric, Web Jobs, Message Queues, etc.) as well as both relational (Azure SQL) and non-relational (Cosmos) data sources.  We seek to make the action of writing code as efficient as possible in order to allow for a focus on clean architecture designs and continuous education.  We aim to build a team with highly motivated individuals who share in a craftsman type approach to software.

    Required Skills
    • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views)
    • Understanding of REST API structure and ASP.NET WebAPI
    • Experience with Dependency Injection
    • Application Security (encryption, secure messaging)
    • Data Access ORM (Dapper and Entity Framework)
    • Azure Services (Web Apps, Cosmos, Web Jobs)
    • SOLID Principles
    • Comfortable with Agile processes
    • Proficiency with JavaScript and HTML5
    • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Angular 2 or 4, React)
    • Professional, precise communication skills
    • Extensive knowledge of CSS and JS methods for providing performant visual effects
    • Thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the platform, database, API, caching layer, proxies, and other web services used in the system
    • Writing non-blocking code, and resorting to advanced techniques such as multi-threading, when needed
    • 7+ years in web application development
    • Experience working on large scale production environments
    • Knowledge of various non-relational data stores
    • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.
    ]]>
    Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Senior Full Stack Web Engineer- Enterprise Solutions -Python / Flask]]> We' re looking for a strong engineer with expertise in either back-end or front-end web development (or that unicorn developer who does both!) with an eye towards becoming a full stack engineer. This will help us eliminate any front-end / back-end silos and provide the most cohesive solutions to customer workflows.
    We' ll trust you to:
    •   Design and architect additions to our REST API to support customer workflows via our UI application and data access via customer applications
    •   Implement REST API endpoints in Flask (python)
    •   Create Python services on Linux
    •   Work with Oracle and SQL Server databases
    •   Communicate and interact with product managers and end users
    You' ll need to have:
    •   3+ years of programming experience with python
    •   2+ years of experience developing REST APIs using Flask
    We' d love to see:
    •   Experience with Agile methodology including Scrum
    •   Familiarity with C/C++, SQL / database design, Linux Shell scripting, data structures, algorithms and optimizations, Object-Oriented design
    •   Experience working with UIs - Javascript / CSS / HTML / React
    •   An under- or post-graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent expertise)
    •   Ability to learn on the fly and the desire to share ideas and be a team player
    •   Strong verbal and written communication skills
    ]]>
    Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Director of Network Engineering & Operations]]> The Director, Network Engineering & Operations will be responsible for leadership of our  global network engineering and operations spanning multiple data centers and global telecommunications supporting worldwide  internet hosting services, offices, manufacturing, and production facilities.   This individual will head a team of highly skilled engineers as well as manage and collaborate with service providers, vendors and company  partners that support global network and security operations.   The Director of Network Engineering & Operations will collaborate with Information Technology peers as well as other business leaders to understand business and technology drivers for the company’ s enterprise network infrastructure.

    This position will require an intimate understanding of the telecommunications budget and will be involved in making decision to ensure the overall cost effectiveness for the organization.  The successful candidate will also be engaged in setting up of the strategic direction in the implementation of effective technology solutions meeting service levels agreements that assure up time and reliability for all network and security related hardware and software throughout the enterprise. This individual must have a proven track record of troubleshooting complex network projects in a global setting, compiling project schedules, identifying and mitigating risks, facilitating conflict resolution and clearly communicating effectively to stakeholders through the incident, problem and project lifecycles.  A strong background in network data and voice infrastructure technology deployment and service delivery is essential to be successful in this position.  This position will also require the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of current and emerging networking technology products and services to take our organization to the next level in meeting and advancing business and financial goals. 
    Responsibilities
    • Develop, implement and monitor the strategic plan for the global network architecture, including network architecture, engineering and operations.
    • Develop, and lead all the aspects of the Network Engineering, Telephony & Operations budget in accordance with our financial practices.
    • Lead, develop, mentor and coach a team of network and telecommunication engineers.
    • Manage staff performance evaluation, salary and bonus reviews, and career growth planning.
    • Responsible for the overall performance and availability of network. Analyze network and recommend upgrades/changes.
    • Consults and collaborate with the various IT and business organizations to develop network technology solutions.
    • Identifies, plans, leads, and implements LAN, WAN, Telephony, and other infrastructure projects. Projects include coordinating the configuring, designing and troubleshooting multi-vendor network devices, cabling systems, intelligent hubs, bridges, switches, routers, firewalls, VPN (client & net-to-net), PBX, unified communications, network acceleration devices and other network related instrumentation.
    • Consults and collaborates with the company’ s Technology Platform leadership and other business unit leaders to determine and implement the network technology infrastructure supporting the corporation.
    • Consults and collaborates with IT Security and Governance regarding Network Security architecture, data privacy, SOX 404, AT101 SOC, and other regulatory compliance commitments.
    • Provides Problem Management coordination by interacting with network engineers as well as other technology support personnel to help solve Global enterprise level LAN, WAN and Internet problems.
    • Maintains effective network operations plans, processes and procedures. Creates implements and turns over enterprise network standards documentation to network operations.
    • Ensure the global  network environment is resilient through disciplined Network Engineering practices.
    • Ensures availability targets are defined and achieved.
    • Define, implement, and effectively manage a comprehensive Network Monitoring strategy ensuring appropriate operational visibility across our global  network.
    • Partners with outside vendors to resolve problems or issues, as well as access products and service capabilities.
    • Collaborates with internal clients to assess information technology needs and expectations, researches networking requirements, evaluates network technologies, hardware and software, and prepares detailed architectural and installation plans.
    • Ensures LAN, WAN, Voice and Internet infrastructure projects and services are aligned with that of corporate initiatives, including various other Infrastructure Groups, Application Groups, and IT Governance team.
    • Prepares status reports and keeps management, clients and others informed of project status and any related issues. Develop performance metrics and measurement techniques for network related services.
    • Manages telecommunication vendor relationship partnerships to facilitate the ongoing, growth, development of the enterprise.
    • Works on other projects and duties as assigned by IT Infrastructure leadership.
    Job Knowledge & Skills
    • A BS in Engineering or Computer Science required, ideally in computer science, mathematics, or a related major. An advanced degree is desired but is not a requirement. Certification in Cisco, Palo Alto, and Citrix Netscaler technologies a plus.
    • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ Network Management experience with at least 5+ years working in a large Enterprise environment.
    • Strong technical understanding of wide and local area network and security technologies, to include: routing, switching, network protocols and topologies; network security, voice services, and system integration.  
    • Drive engineering disciplines across each domain of responsibility, to include well-documented High-Level Design, Low-Level Design, and more.
    • Experience in emerging technologies and next generation Networks, SON, and SDN.
    • Experience with networking in public cloud environments like Azure and hybrid connectivity such as, Xpressroute and Netbond…
    • Must be competent with various aspects of budget creation and management, including cost allocations, cost projections, expense tracking, and the ability to perform acceptable accurate fiscal estimates.
    • Must have experience in proactively identifying headcount, expense, and capital requirements in anticipation of planned growth. Need to have experience in analyzing and implementing opportunities utilizing third-party services.
    • Strong project management skills; experience in organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from the envisioning stage through to implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors; ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives in a fast paced, high pressure and relatively complex technical environment.
    • Highly motivated individual with strong analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Strong, positive leadership and team building skills with the demonstrated ability to select competent people, mentor/coach subordinates, inspire innovation, and manage resources to achieve goals.
    • Must have strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all management levels.
      ]]>
    Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Trading Systems Engineer]]> Our Client is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm.

    Application Support team provides mission critical support for our core proprietary trading systems.  They manage a wide variety of technical support and engineering functions, including application support in testing and production environments, software deployment and configuration and system monitoring.  It’ s a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides new technical challenges constantly and demands that you learn new things daily. 

    What you’ ll do in this role:
    • Work as part of a team to establish best-in-class support processes to ensure flawless operation of production trading technologies, flawless software deployment and configuration processes, and proactive monitoring and support to anticipate and avoid issues before they occur
    • Ensure maximum trading system availability to avoid missing any key trading opportunities
    • Provide support for various trading groups’ production systems across a variety of asset classes and geographic locations
    • Develop proprietary process automation and monitoring tools and leverage third-party technologies as appropriate
    • Provide support for proprietary trading systems deployed across a multi-platform production environment (primarily Linux with a little Windows)
    • Troubleshoot trading system production incidents resulting from internal (proprietary software / systems) or external factors (markets, data feeds, telecommunication lines)
    • Automate software configuration and rollout procedures to reduce manual configuration errors and strive for flawless change management
    • Support core market connectivity and correspond with exchanges regarding trade order activity, connectivity, and other related technical support issues
    • Work interactively with DBAs, core development teams, back office systems, QA Engineers, Infrastructure and management teams when deploying production releases and troubleshooting technical issues

     

    What’ s needed in this role:
    • Superior troubleshooting skills with respect to trading systems and their interaction with the Linux operating system and network communications
    • Prior experience supporting high performance applications, process monitoring, and troubleshooting
    • 3+ years of prior experience working with FIX protocol and alternative exchange protocols
    • 5+ years of script development experience, preferably 5+ years of experience with Python or Perl
    • 3+ years of SQL experience including queries/updates/table creation/basic database maintenance
    • 5+ years of experience in Linux & Windows platform support
    • 5+ years of experience supporting electronic trading systems; prior experience at proprietary trading firm preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of network communications, including use of multicast networking
    • Flexibility to work a rotating shift schedule as needs dictate
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree
    • Self-motivation and intellectual curiosity;  desire to continually self-improve and seek continual improvements in production support function
    • High level of ownership and accountability, reliability, and strong follow through
    • Ability to handle pressure and time constraints with composure
    • Strong organizational skills, including ability to effectively plan and prioritize 

     
    ]]>
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Senior UI Engineer - San Francisco]]> Bloomberg is the world' s premier financial data and analytics provider. For over 30 years, we have provided timely and accurate data to the world' s financial institutions, including the largest banks and most elite hedge funds.

    Here in our San Francisco office we’ ve identified an opportunity to reach a new client base by building a brand new product that opens our data, core products and visualizations to data scientists, machine learning researchers, and quantitative modelers.

    We' re building a financial development platform and are looking for people to help build out visualizations and rich features on top of Jupyter Notebooks. Our clients want the power of Bloomberg analytics, flexibility of programming, and quick answers. Come help us redefine how the financial industry gets their next trading idea.
    We’ ll trust you to:
    •   Build extensions and features on top of the Jupyter Notebook
    •   Design and build financial visualizations
    •   Learn and understand the variety of ways quantitative developers interact with our data; from back-testing trading strategies over years of price history information to modeling and evaluating portfolio risk
    •   Come up with ideas on how to improve the financial data science platform and help implement them
    You need to have:
    •   2+ years developing in Angular, React or other web framework
    •   2+ years developing advanced applications in Javascript and/or Python
    •   2+ years in Visualization libraries like d3, vega, etc.
    We’ d love to see:
    •   Experience with chromium
    •   Experience with Text and Code editors or experience with IDE plugins
    •   Experience contributing to Open-Source projects
    •   An appreciation for how our data sets underpin the world' s financial systems - if you don' t know anything about finance, you' ll pick it up by interacting with a world-class team of market experts.
    ]]>
    Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Senior Infrastructure Engineer]]> p us develop the back end of this product, implementing services to ensure that we can share an algorithm and distribute it quickly, no matter where our client sits. You will be implementing services for synchronization, roaming and sharing of user files; dynamic download and on-demand deployment of our runtime platform; sharing, collaborating and remote execution of algorithms. Come help us build a novel infrastructure that pushes the financial industry into the next generation.
    We' ll trust you to:
    You need to have:
    •   Develop distributed back-end HTTP API services in Python
    •   Scale opensource Python and R packaging and deployment technologies
    •   Learn about data science tools and identify new ideas and opportunities for this growing project

     
    •   3+ years' experience developing scalable, back-end HTTP API services (leveraging technologies like HTTP proxy caching/Squid and CDN)
    •   3+ years using Python, C++ or another object oriented language in a production system
    •   Experience on distributed cloud technologies (e.g. Docker, kubernetes, etc)
    •   Experience contributing to Open-Source projects
    •   An appreciation for how our data sets underpin the world' s financial systems - if you don' t know anything about finance, you' ll pick it up by interacting with a world-class team of market experts.
    ]]>
    Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ - Senior Market Data Publishing Engineer]]> From the biggest banks to the most elite hedge funds, financial institutions need timely, accurate data to capture opportunities and evaluate risk in fast-moving markets. But keeping pace with exchange-generated data from thousands of sources, each with its own proprietary format, data model, symbology, reporting requirements and subscription costs is a daunting challenge.

    That’ s why Bloomberg offers a Market Data Service – a consolidated market data feed that provides the most comprehensive, normalized, real-time data access available from more than 330 real-time exchanges and more than 5, 000 unique contributed sources. This service delivers the data firms need to nourish a wide range of third-party and proprietary applications consistently.

    Our Market Data Service team is responsible for aggregating and curating market data from all of the producers at Bloomberg and delivering it to our financial institution clients. We also develop the infrastructure for authorization and entitlements, enabling firms to monitor and manage usage.

    We work to find elegant solutions for these complex business problems. We also solve challenging technical problems posed by the sheer volume and low-latency of the data. In order to keep up with the increased usage and feature requests from our enterprise clients, we’ re looking to re-architect this large scale, distributed system to improve its scalability and reliability. That’ s where you come in.
    We’ ll trust you to:
    •   Familiarize yourself with the system architecture and our codebase and proactively identify opportunities and solutions for improvement
    •   Create scalable infrastructure that abstracts away market data business logic from our platform to provide better separation of responsibilities, stability, and performance
    •   Build efficient algorithms to marshal massive amounts of market data with low latency, improve our usage reporting and monitoring tools, making it easier to report data usage to exchanges as well as allocate costs to end- users
    You' ll need to have:
    •   3+ years’ experience developing multithreaded C++ code; asynchronous processing and network i/o
    •   A strong understanding of computer science fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms
    •   Experience building business logic in C++
    ]]>
    Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++/Java/C#/Python - Senior - SDK Engineer]]> Bloomberg has a reputation for providing the most accurate, comprehensive, and valuable financial information. That’ s why many of our clients seek to leverage Bloomberg data in their custom applications. Our team makes that possible.

    We build and enhance the software development kits (SDKs), libraries available in C++, Java, C#, and Python, that allow software developers to create proprietary enterprise applications that consume Bloomberg’ s financial market data - the same real-time market, historical, and premium reference data available with the Bloomberg Professional service (the Terminal). The APIs and SDKs are also used by clients for privately publishing and consuming their own (non-Bloomberg) data while leveraging the global Bloomberg infrastructure for efficient, timely data distribution.

    These toolkits, known as the BLPAPI, are used daily by more than 100, 000 Bloomberg customers to power global market data distribution to enterprise applications worldwide. If you’ re a polyglot looking to looking to leverage your expertise of API design, threading, and large-scale software architecture, read on.
    As a member of our team, we’ ll trust you to:
    •   Understand our clients’ needs and the intricacies of our complex data infrastructure to provide software interfaces that make it easy for clients to effectively leverage the power of Bloomberg’ s data and global data distribution infrastructure
    •   Work across multiple programming languages to craft elegant interfaces that are easy to use and stable for years
    •   Write performant, rock-solid implementations to back up the APIs
    •   Have a test-driven mindset – if it is not tested, then it is not “ Done”
    •   Leverage your CS expertise to pick up and master new programming languages on the job
    •   Take a deep dive into our existing code base to improve documentation and optimize code where needed
    •   Write user-facing documentation, working examples (demo code) and user tutorials as needed
    •   Patiently answer user questions and suggest practical workarounds
    •   Master and improve our own tooling and processes
    You' ll need to have:
    •   3+ years’ experience programming in C++, Java, C#, or Python and a willingness to learn / work in all of these languages
    •   3+ years’ experience with multi-threaded programming
    •   Strong computer science fundamentals including data structures and algorithms
    We’ d love to see:
    •   Experience working on SDKs
    •   Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP and PGM
    ]]>
    Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ - Senior Real-time Data Distribution Engineer]]> Low-level optimization is your middle name, and C++ is your weapon of choice. You enjoy working with low-latency, high throughput, distributed systems and are comfortable thinking about the distance between two countries in both miles and milliseconds. You view existing code bases not as obstacles but as building blocks for something greater.

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ Developer - Austin Texas]]> Working as a coder  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. At our client, 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.

     

    We are looking for smart 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. Coders  are integral to the success of 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.

     

    As a Core Developer, you will step into an incredible learning opportunity; HRT' s distributed system is on the Pareto frontier of latency and throughput. You' ll do machine learning over huge datasets in a massive compute cluster. You' ll develop deep knowledge of C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, and networking hardware and protocol.  And you will be surrounded by amazing developers who are honing their skills every day.  You' ll be amazed at what you accomplish.

     

    The Skills:
    • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving skills
    • Some experience in C++ is great (not required), but good CS fundamentals and enthusiasm about learning C++ is required.
    • Knowledge of 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

    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.

    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 impede the generation or implementation of ideas.

     
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    Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C# or Java - Senior Full Stack - Workflow and Client Technologies]]> We' ll trust you to:
    •   Be creative, motivated and able to work in all areas of the tech stack- Have strong communication skills
    •   Be a team player and work in a highly collaborative environment
    •   Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and humility - these are our core values
    •   Have fun while doing great work!
    You' ll need to have:
    •   3+ years of software engineering experience in a strongly-typed object-oriented language (C++, C#, Java)
    •   Experience with full-stack development (UI, back-end services, and database)
    •   Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
    We' d love to see:
    •   Experience with Python
    •   Experience with a relational database (MSSQL, MySQL, etc.)
    •   Experience with JavaScript
    •   Experience with microservices architecture and containerization
    •   Experience with software development on a Linux environment
    •   Experience working in an Agile SDLC
    •   Experience with UI design
    ]]>
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Consultant - Python/Java/C++ - Data License]]> The re-engineered system would involve building services in Python that operate as micro-services, focusing on continuous integration. As a group, we use Jenkins Pipelines for continuous integration and in some cases continuous delivery. All new software is deployed to openstack based cloud environment and this project will be expected to leverage technologies like Chef, Docker to manage the services. You will be responsible for the design, automated testing, monitoring/metrics and tooling for this project working alongside a group of enthusiastic team members.
    We’ ll trust you to:
    •   Understand the current system built in C/C++
    •   Engage in communication across groups and be the point person for the group
    •   Develop the solution in an agile manner by being a part of a scrum team
    •   Ensure that the solution is well documented by producing high quality system documentation
    •   Present the progress of the project to management as well as highlight risks in a timely manner
    You’ ll need to have:
    •   3+ years of hands on coding experience in Python/C++/Java
    •   2+ years of test driven development experience and continuous integration
    •   Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    We’ d love to see:
    •   Experience developing cloud based software
    •   Enthusiasm to learn and adapt to new tools and technologies
    ]]>
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[CATS - Javascript - Senior Software Engineer]]>
  •   3+ years of professional experience in JavaScript
  •   Experience improving and optimizing JavaScript applications using your knowledge of the language and engines
  •   Strong problem solving skills and a willingness to solve new problems in unique ways
  •   Good communication skills to work with other teams and explain technical problems to non-technical stakeholders
  •   Experience triaging and debugging production problems
  •   An open mindset to using new technologies

  • Please apply if you' re excited about revolutionizing trading software and pushing JavaScript to its limits. We look forward to seeing the unique perspective you will bring to our team!
    ]]>
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Core Software Engineer]]> We are looking for a talented, creative and passionate Software Engineer to join our Core Trading Technology team in Dallas on a full-time basis. Our team builds high performance trading systems, risk management and portfolio management systems. We have a very flat organizational structure and this position has high potential to make an impact. We build services, rich clients and web applications primarily with C++,  Python, SQL, and JavaScript. We love engineers with exceptional coding skills, a great technology background and strong understanding of CS fundamentals. Exceptional individuals can expect a very competitive compensation package including base, bonus and a deferred compensation plan that participates in fund returns, along with outstanding employee benefits.

    Job Requirements
    • BS in Computer Science or closely related field. MS/ PHD are a plus.
    • 2-4 years of software engineering experience
    • Mastery of  C++ or Python  programming
    • Working knowledge of Python, Java and/or JavaScript.
    • Solid understanding of fundamental technologies like TCP/IP, HTTP, and SQL
    • Interest in the application of technology to investment management
    • Interest in NoSQL, Cloud Computing, and distributed systems a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Skills
    • Proven troubleshooting methodology and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work well within a nimble team
    • Technical proficiency and desire to grow
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage an active task list and consistently meet deadlines
    • Proven track record providing proactive and innovative solutions
    • Value the importance of great execution and design architecture, code and UX
    ]]>
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Senior Python Engineer - Data License]]> Every day, trillions of dollars pass through the Bloomberg Terminal. As a result, hundreds of thousands of financial professionals rely on our 500+ enterprise applications to manage their portfolios, execute their trades and analyze the markets.

    As engineers, we' re the ones who build the applications our clients rely on to not just stay informed, but stay ahead of the market. We connect supply and demand across all asset classes on worldwide exchanges. The applications and infrastructure we build embody the speed, agility and financial data that makes Bloomberg the go-to for financial professionals across the globe.

    Bloomberg Enterprise Content data products drive the financial industry. Enterprise Content is used worldwide by thousands of our clients, and is a rapidly growing business that provides rich programmatic access to the best financial data and services in the industry. Our products span a wide variety of asset classes and data products including Pricing, Corporate Actions, Regulatory and Reference data content sets (https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/reference-data/). We build high-performance systems that feed billions of data points per day to our customers that include key financial players.

    We interact very closely with our business and sales teams using agile and iterative development. We have many opportunities to design and develop innovative solutions to accomplish ever-growing customer requirements. We’ re continuing to grow rapidly, and have opportunities in the following areas:
    Pricing Services Team
    Clients look to Bloomberg for first-class pricing data on instruments across the financial industry. Our prices need to be high quality, accurate and in some cases, delivered for very specific intervals. This team will focus on both working with teams across the company to build solutions for gathering this data for clients and building APIs to cleanly provide this to downstream clients.

    Systems designed by this team will be built on top of Celery (http://www.celeryproject.org/) and RabbitMQ (https://www.rabbitmq.com/), and will potentially utilize internal data providers built on top of Kafka (https://kafka.apache.org/), HBase (https://hbase.apache.org/) and the BLPAPI (https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/support/api-library/). Experience in building highly scalable, fault-tolerant systems with a focus on performance is a strong plus.
    Data Delivery Team
    We make our data available to our clients via various delivery mechanisms such as RESTful HTTP, SFTP, MQ and SOAP web services. This team designs and maintains a microservice architecture that drives the components that work together to deliver data to these endpoints. A central challenge is how to architect a common service layer which can push and pull data from these diverse technologies while maintaining high-availability and consistency, while providing clients with a feature-packed interface.
    This team will design Python-based services that provide REST, SOAP and direct API access to financial objects stored in Ceph (http://ceph.com/) clusters, utilizing an OpenStack (https://www.openstack.org/software/) cloud to scale our capacity. This role will be a good fit if you’ re interested in designing client interfaces or in building web-scale APIs and data pipelines.

    If any of the above sounds like you, submit an application and indicate which team you are most interested in.
    As an engineer:
    You’ ll have the opportunity to work with a huge array of technologies developed primarily in Python, along with C++, Java, Javascript and SQL as needed. Additionally you’ ll gain experience with Flask, RabbitMQ, Celery, Git, Jenkins, Robot Framework, PostgreSQL, OpenStack, Chef – whatever technology it takes to get the job done. Our work atmosphere is fast paced, high-energy and friendly.
    You' ll need to have:
    •   Extensive Python development experience, including writing idiomatic code, large scale project organization and unit testing
    •   Experience developing software in a UNIX environment
    •   Stellar problem solving & communication skills and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative and dynamic work environment
    We' d love to see:
    We are extremely proud of our diverse and open culture, and value diversity of thought and perspective in every form. We' re looking for engineers with a real passion for writing reusable, efficient solutions to complex problems, who can adapt to an ever-changing market landscape, and who can collaborate and work effectively on small teams to develop software that impacts thousands of power users around the world. If this sounds like you, please apply below!
    •   Experience with compiled languages such as C, C++ or Java
    •   Working knowledge of development tools such as debuggers, memory profilers, and performance measurement
    •   Relational database experience (SQL and table design)
    •   Experience with low-latency, high-volume, and highly-availability distributed systems

     

    To find out more about Engineering at Bloomberg, check out www.bloomberg.com/careers/technology/engineering/.
    Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
    ]]>
    Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Site Reliability Engineer]]> Place holder for Devops candidates. Do not have a job description.

    Work with this for now

     

    Likely will need

     

    - Linux

    - AWS or some cloud exposure (suppose we can get around this for a solid candidate)

    - Networking

    - Automation/Development (Ruby/Python)

    - Cryptocurrency or Trading Industry experience highly desired

     
    ]]>
    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer - Treasury]]> 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 an opening on its Treasury Development team. The Treasury developers focus on applications for calculating margin requirements, managing capital, and various reporting functions essential to the Treasury Department and across the organization. The Treasury team is small and new engineers will immediately be tasked with making meaningful contributions to their systems. The developers are required to work closely with the Treasury staff to create technical plans to solve pressing business problems.

    Our clients 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 a variety of applications
    • Working with multiple languages, platforms, and operating systems, particularly Ruby, Clojure, Linux
    • Learning and promoting new technologies
    • Testing at the unit, functional, and integration level
    • Working on legacy code as well as green field development
    • DevOps tooling and process
    • Providing on-call support as needed
    • Collaborating with various software teams, the IT department, trading desks, and other business units

     

    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 Treasury systems.
    • Financial technology and systems
    • Front and back-end development experience
    • Rails, Java, C/C++, Git
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Postgres, SQLite

    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.

     
    ]]>
    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ Developer]]> Our Client is seeking a C++  Developer. The candidate should have a passion for finance and a strong sense of good software design. The role will be a part of the platform development team and provide the individual with exposure to traders and strategy developers. The individual will be responsible for analyzing exchange protocols, proposing design solutions, and implementing connectivity to trading venues across the world.

    Primary Responsibilities include:
    • Develop and implement low-latency market access solutions
    • Design, develop and support market data feed handlers and exchange order routers
    • Work with traders to understand and develop trading solutions
    • Diagnose latency issues and resolve with appropriate tuning and optimizations

    Skills and Experience:
    • 1+ years of FinTech experience, ideally including market data, exchanges, and infrastructure systems development.
    • Strong background in C++ 
    • Proven track record of understanding and working with global exchange protocols.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Experience with exchange protocols such as FIX/Fast, OUCH, ITCH, etc.
    • Working knowledge of tools such as wireshark, tcpdump, etc… to monitor and debug behavior
    • Experience with TCP/IP, UDP, sockets, network protocols, particularly on UNIX systems.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related field

     
    ]]>
    Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Data Solution Analyst]]> This role will be responsible for supporting enterprise-wide data and analytics solutions.  This individual will partner with the Solution Owner to support the implementation of innovative and creative solutions that provide maximum business value.   As the Solution Analyst for the Data and Analytics Team, you will facilitate Scrum cadences with on and off-shore development teams while managing the day-to-day project activities that span across various organizational groups.  In addition, this role will be responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners to gather business requirements to document detailed user stories that contain validated acceptance criteria and align with the expected deliverables.  This resource will also facilitate building and managing the product backlog, facilitate the backlog grooming and sprint planning meetings and ensure that any risks or project impediments are identified, communicated, and resolved in a timely manner.  This individual will be required to manage multiple project simultaneously and must have the ability to deliver high quality solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 
    Skills and Qualifications: 
    • 3+ years in IT in a Business Analyst, Project Manager or Scrum Master role
    • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies; the ability to facilitate Scrum cadences
    • Ability to translate business and technical requirements into clear and concise user stories
    • Experience creating project plans, use cases and technically-focused product or process specifications, data flow diagrams, etc.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; comfortable leading and communicating with various levels of internal and external customers
    • Resourceful and detail-oriented; can take charge of a project with minimal oversight or direction
    • Proven ability to motivate development teams both on and off-shore to maximize business value
    • Ability to be proactive and disciplined in the approach to implementing quality solutions by identifying and making recommendations for process improvements
    • Experience with Agile delivery tools (Visual Studio / JIRA)
    • Basic knowledge of data analytics and data warehouse concepts
    • Basic knowledge of product development
    • Basic knowledge of how applications are architected
    • Scrum Master certification is considered a plus
    • Experience with the Microsoft Technology stack is considered a plus
    ]]>
    Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Risk Developer - Cryptocurrency]]> Quantitative Risk Developer

    Seed is startup financial exchange focused on emerging markets. We are regulated as a Swap Execution Facility, receiving federal approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in record time. We are a fast-growing company, having recently sold a subsidiary to Dough, Inc., a major Chicago trading group. Our founders have been highlighted as some of Chicago’ s ’ 20 in Their 20s’. Able to work in downtown Chicago or from home when needed.

     

    Seed will offer the first regulated market for crypto trading, using the world’ s first crypto-fiat margining, compression and settlement system.

     

    Working at Seed

    Seed is an innovator guided by the following values:

    Be Independent: There is no micromanaging here. Interested in taking orders? Look elsewhere. Come here, pitch ideas and shape the work you do. You will be given responsibility and accountability from day one.

    Encounter Great People: Teamwork and collaboration are hard requisites. From science and finance to farming and nuclear engineering. We aren' t co-workers. We’ re teammates.

    Be Driven: We have a " get it done" attitude. We will champion you, challenge you, and push you. We will give you our all and expect the same in return.

    Think Big: We are innovating by creating products that challenge the status quo. People will remind you of that. We want you to push back and defend your belief, and make it a reality.

    By Dynamic: We expect you to work hard, promote a positive attitude and be available any time of the day.

    Be Customer-Centric: Able to manage sophisticated trading customers when required.

    Job

    Seed is looking for a Quant Developer to manage the next phase of Seed’ s growth. If you are interested in the intersection of finance, technology and risk, and are excited by application of crypto, this is the role for you. The role will require management of all settlement and risk processes in Seed’ s trade flow.

     

    Responsibilities
    • Conceive and develop risk models and systems for initial and variation margin for crypto margining system.
    • Develop cross margining and capital efficiency models.
    • Research trading behaviors across Seed and competitive exchanges.
    • Frame-working risk GUIs for risk department.
    • Assist in the integration of additional crypto currencies as a tradable product and settlement mechanism.
    • Assist in surveillance and risk of traders.

    Requirements
    • 4+ years’ experience in a quant developer or similar role.
    • Comfortable in multiple languages, APIs and FIX connection.
    • Experience with settlement and compression systems.
    • Relevant experience from top tier bank, swap dealer, FX trading firm and/or regulating agency.
    • Financial Mathematics degree a plus.
    • Work in Chicago.
    ]]>
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[PhD Researcher]]> Job Description:

     

    The Research group is integral both in the successful day-to-day functioning of the firm and in helping develop their long-term strategy. The team produces high-quality, thought-leadership research on investments and financial markets that is of interest to and helps educate clients.

     

    Research is also involved in the design and development of the firm’ s investment approach and the application of that approach through portfolio management and trading.

     

    Our Client is seeking a PHD-level  Researcher for our Austin and Santa Monica offices to help deliver these key services.  Researchers  are expected to produce high-quality, academically grounded research to support and enhance investment strategies and for client education. Research findings are shared through white papers and presentations in seminars and conferences.

    Responsibilities:
     

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

     
    • Conduct  rigorous  empirical research related to portfolio structure and implementation,  run  historical  simulations, perform regression, attribution and characteristics analysis, conduct econometric tests to evaluate the impact of different portfolio construction and implementation approaches on expected performance, costs and diversification of our investment strategies.

     
    • Work closely with our investment and sales team to develop investment solutions that meet our clients’ needs, goals and preferences in a reliable, cost effective, and transparent way.

     
    • Share our research findings through white papers and presentations at seminars and conferences.

     
    • Discuss investment philosophy, process, and strategies with clients and prospects.

     
    • Review the latest advances in the academic work on asset pricing to support and enhance investment strategies and for client education.

     

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must have, or be near completion of a Ph.D. in a discipline such as finance, economics, mathematics, or statistics. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience doing empirical research with large datasets, a strong background in econometrics and statistics, strong programming skills in one or more languages such as R, SQL, SAS, Matlab, C++, or Fortran. The position requires an excellent ability to communicate financial and economic concepts, in both verbal and written form, and the ability to independently complete research projects, from idea generation to paper publication or strategy implementation. Strong candidates will also have exceptional attention to detail as well as imagination and creativity.
    ]]>
    Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Principal Engineer]]> Working with multiple agile teams, you will tackle the most challenging tasks.  You will spend your time identifying opportunities for innovation and leading common approaches across teams.  As a technical leader, you will help accelerate tasks that may be falling behind.  You will work with other principal engineers and our  Architecture team to ensure company standards and long term architectural vision. 
    Skills and Qualifications: 
    • Experience designing large distributed systems
    • 10+ years experience in software development
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an enterprise architect or principal engineer with several years of experience building web applications in a high level object-oriented language such as C# and .NET
    • Willing to engage with developers, review code and apply industry best practices and patterns of enterprise application design
    • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.
    • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views)
    • Understanding of REST API structure and ASP.NET WebAPI
    • Experience with Dependency Injection
    • Application Security (encryption, secure messaging)
    • Data Access ORM (Dapper and Entity Framework)
    • Azure Services (Web Apps, Cosmos, Web Jobs)
    • SOLID Principles
    • Comfortable with Agile processes
    • Proficiency with JavaScript and HTML5
    • Professional, precise communication skills
    • Extensive knowledge of CSS and JS methods for providing performant visual effects
    • Thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the platform, database, API, caching layer, proxies, and other web services used in the system
    • Writing non-blocking code, and resorting to advanced techniques such as multi-threading, when needed
    ]]>
    Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Technical Recruiter]]> Sr. Technical Recruiter

    Our Company:

    Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

    Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
    • Growth  opportunity:  As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
    • Work/life balance:  We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
    • Generous benefits package:  Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
    • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
    • Great company culture:  Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

    The Opportunity:

    As a Sr. Technical Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

    In this role you will qualify candidates by conducting telephone and in-person interviews, submit candidates to key decision makers, and provide coaching to candidates throughout the interview process. Our recruiters are hands on throughout the entire interview process. This includes negotiating compensation packages in the best interest of the candidate and client, completing reference checks, and maintaining relationships with candidates for ongoing opportunities. 

    Qualifications:

    You possess a sales mentality and are eager to succeed. You have a sense of urgency in your work, and persistence and enthusiasm when overcoming obstacles and objections. Your peers describe you as someone who has an outstanding ability to network and build relationships, solid time management, and most importantly the ability to change focus and adapt quickly. Your recruiting style consists of asking thoughtful questions based on your knowledge of the latest industry trends and best practices. You already have an advanced comfort level with technology and aptitude to learn more.

    Experience:
    • 5+ years of tech recruiting experience
    • Full cycle recruiting experience, working with the candidate from souring through offer negotiation and acceptance
    • Experience assisting Account Executives in managing client relationships
    • Strong time management and organizational skills

    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.
    ]]>
    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Account Executive]]> Our Company:

    Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

    Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
    • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
    • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
    • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
    • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
    • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

    The Opportunity:

    This position will be responsible for the identification, pursuit, and generation of recruiting services sales with new clients, as well as further expanding and managing relationships within our existing client base. This position requires

    aggressive activity, independent initiative and a high orientation in providing outstanding client service. The successful person will have proven sales experience in staffing or consulting sales, as well as proven success in meeting and exceeding revenue targets.

    In addition, the candidate should have experience interacting with technical management, Human Resources/Talent Acquisition, as well as developing and maintaining relationships across client organizations. In this role, you will be responsible for all phases of the sales cycle with the focus of building new relationships and driving staffing business in new accounts.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Represent Objective Paradigm/Talution Group and cross sell all of our service offerings within the assigned client base.
    • Build relationships and identify opportunities at all levels, including the C-level, where necessary. Willing and able to invest time and join and participate in key networking and functional groups within the market. Build credibility, trust, and client perceived value by working with the client in a consultative manner.
    • Responsible for prospecting, identifying, and developing new client opportunities and expanding existing client opportunities within your territory.
    • Navigate through large, complex client organizations that may have multiple barriers to entry (geographical, political, etc.) to establish a presence and deliver results.
    • Develop a sales pipeline to ensure balanced size, shape, and quality of pipeline with disciplined management ensuring quota targets are met or exceeded.
    • Responsible for understanding the client’ s business issues, strategies, and initiatives in order to recommend the appropriate service offering. Ability to identify a client’ s reason to act, in order to apply our recruiting services in support of their business.
    • Maintain accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, proposals, closed sales, and follow up activities.

    Your Qualifications Are:
    • Bachelor’ s degree preferred.
    • Demonstrated success selling IT services to large/medium/small clients.
    • Strong cognitive ability and intellectual curiosity.
    • Strong competitive drive; career motivated, willing to invest significant time and effort.
    • Ability to influence and persuade others, and also deal with rejection.
    • Excellent questioning, listening, negotiating, qualifying, and closing skills.
    • Strong business acumen; seasoned judgment.
    • Superior written and verbal communications skills.
    • Ability to develop and deliver compelling sales calls in a team environment.
    • Proven results in disciplined pipeline management.
    • Ability to perform in a complex environment to deliver results.
    • Ability to travel, as needed, to client sites.

    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.
    ]]>
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Network Engineer]]> We are searching for an outstanding Senior Network Engineer to join our Information Technology team providing life-cycle support of our  fully converged data, voice, and video infrastructure. This individual will work closely with talented and driven technology professionals to deliver solutions built primarily on Cisco, Palo Alto, Riverbed, F5 and Avaya platforms.

    Successful candidates for this position will have a demonstrated track record of both educational and professional achievement along with a passion for technology. Previous experience supporting complex network infrastructures and advanced security solutions is a requirement. They will need to be comfortable working in a creative and complex business environment. Financial experience is not a prerequisite, but an interest in the application of technology to support an investment management environment is a must. Candidates should be self-starters and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and an unrelenting determination to discover the correct solution.
    Job Responsibilities

    • Lead and develop a team of network engineers

    • Monitoring network performance to ensure system availability and reliability

    • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations

    • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure

    • Configuring and supporting complex routing solutions utilizing OSPF, EIGRP and BGP

    • Configuring and supporting security solutions including next-generation firewalls and vulnerability management solutions.

    • Designing, implementing and supporting highly available WAN optimization, wireless controllers, load-balancers and datacenter networks.

    • Perform product evaluations and develop business case proposals

    • Provide level 2/3 support and share in the 24 x 7 support responsibilities for HBK’ s international network

    • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution globally
    Required Skills

    • 6 – 8 years of professional experience designing, implementing and supporting a network infrastructure including Cisco routers and switches; experience as a team lead a plus

    • Seeks efficiencies through automation of routine tasks

    • Thought leader with proven track-record in providing value-adding solutions

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills – ability to distill technical information to C-level

    • Proven advanced troubleshooting methodology and problem-solving skills

    • Ability to work well within a nimble team

    • Detail and process-oriented team player

    • Ability to manage an active task/project list and consistently meet deadlines

    • Experience with supporting or implementing IP Telephony infrastructures including IP PBXs and SIP gateways
    Preferred Skills

    • Bachelor’ s degree in a related technical field

    • Hands-on experience supporting Windows or Linux Server
    ]]>
    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Java/C++Software Engineers on Crypto & Trading Desks (Austin OR Chicago OR Denver)]]> Our client is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm.

    Our Client’ s global cryptocurrency trading team, is looking for several software engineers to join our team in Chicago/Austin.  This role is responsible for building and supporting a multi-language, functionally diverse technology stack to empower trading across many exchanges and regions using a wide range of strategies.

    As a member of this team, you will work with other software engineers to design and develop the full stack of software needed to enable a global trading operation.  You will be expected to design and develop trading systems, exchange connectivity solutions, monitoring systems, and tools to integrate with our client’ s core infrastructure services.  The team’ s existing systems are written in Java, C++, and Python.  Future system, of which there are many still in the green-field phase, will likely be written in Java, C++, Python, or JavaScript. 

    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 and work directly with traders and researchers on a daily basis.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work as part of our cryptocurrency team to establish and maintain best-in-class software systems to enable 24-hour, Global trading operations
    • Design and develop full-stack software systems including trading systems, exchange connectivity solutions, and monitoring systems
    • Working in multiple languages, including Java, C++, and Python
    • Testing at the unit, functional, and integration level
    • Working on legacy code as well as greenfield development
    • Providing on-call support as needed
    • Collaborating with traders, researchers, and software engineers within our group as well as elsewhere within the organization.

    Qualifications:
    • Experience designing, developing, and supporting mission critical, high-performance applications.
    • 5+ years of professional Java or C++ experience.
    • 3+ years of professional script development experience, preferably Python.
    • 3 + years of front-end and back-end development experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of network communication experience, including multicast and websockets
    • Experience with inter-process messaging, micro-service architectures, and API design
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree

     

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Mobile Developer(S) - Android and IOS]]> • Optimize the user interfaces and application code to ensure efficiency, reusability, and performance

    • Develop end-user applications quickly

    • Continuously learn and educate yourself on the latest mobile engineering techniques and best practices

    As a mobile software engineer at AiCure you will be responsible for developing all patient-facing applications. You’ ll work closely with our scientists and engineers to incorporate advanced AI technologies. Your work will be used at scale and will have significant impact on healthcare for everyone on the planet! Experience in healthcare is NOT required.
    REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer science or equivalent experience

    • 2+ years experience developing rich iOS and/or Android applications
    • Strong experience with Android and/or iOS SDK
    • Strong background in Object-Oriented Design and various design patterns
    • Strong experience with multi-threaded programming and background processing
    • Experience in writing different levels of tests
    • Good communication and collaborative skills
    • Excellent time and project management skills
    • Passionate about revolutionizing healthcare and having a positive impact on people around the world
    • Experience with well-architected apps published in the App Store or Google play store is a plus
    BENEFITS
    Philosophy

    Our selection process is highly competitive because we only hire the best, most enthusiastic candidates. Openness, flexibility, creativity, ownership, and accountability are our main pillars. We love solving challenging problems and creating solutions that have real impact on people- at scale.

    Impact

    We' re on a mission to revolutionize healthcare and when you join us, you' ll have the opportunity of having real, tangible impact not only on individuals directly using our technology, but also on how drugs are tested and brought to market across the world. That means everyone on the planet will benefit from what you do. You' ll be inspired every day because you' ll be making a real difference and you' ll see it happen. In real time and at scale.

     

     
    ]]>
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Kubernetes - Senior]]> Looking for a Senior Kubernetes Engineer with container orchestration experience.

    Software/systems engineering background required.

    Compensation 250k base + bonus
    ]]>
    Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Head of People]]> Our client, an Artificial Intelligence Healthcare start up based out of New York, NY is seeking an experienced recruiter to join their team. The right candidate for this role will have experience recruiting in an agency and/or corporate environment, and have familiarity in staffing roles within technology, finance, and office management. 

    Key Responsibilities
    • Partner with the Leadership team and hiring managers to successfully attract, place, and retain exceptional talent across the organization
    • Lead full-cycle talent marketing and acquisition efforts to recruit and hire outstanding team members
    • Ensure that new team member onboarding is effectively administered, tracked, and continually improved
    • Develop and formalize all processes, policies, and systems related to employment, including performance management, interview process, compensation, and employee training and development
    • Provide direction and strategic leadership for the company’ s US hiring, including direct assistance with critical senior hires, and ownership of strategic planning and employment brand
    • Manage office and facilities
    Requirements 
    • 8+ years of related experience
    • Demonstrated success and experience working on growth stage technology/start-up teams in leadership positions
    • Experience recruiting and hiring for a variety of roles and supporting multiple hiring managers simultaneously to build a team from entry to executive level
    • Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter and other sourcing tools
    • Experience owning and managing an ATS infrastructure
    • Ability to develop new metrics around workforce performance, retention, and morale
    • Strong leadership skills, communication abilities, and emotional intelligence
    • Experience managing small to mid-size teams of people
    • Coaching, professional development, human resources advanced degrees a plus
    • Strong communication and rapport building skills
    ]]>
    Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr Linux Engineer/Architect]]> Our client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Senior Unix Engineer. The successful candidate will be an architect and also provide subject matter expertise on the cloud infrastructure. In this position, the candidate will find engaging challenges and liaise with various internal technical teams and research while interacting with cutting edge technologies and up-and-coming open source endeavors.

    Responsibilities
    • Building and extending an in-house developed centralized infrastructure software for managing authorization, authentication, configuration management, and directory services 
    • Architecting, building, and managing a large-scale, resilient, multi-tenant R&D environment utilizing cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker  and Object/Block Store
    • Building and managing a  hybrid cloud model using private and public cloud offerings
    • Evaluating and building a highly reliable multi-petabyte cloud scale storage infrastructure
    • Designing and implementing solutions for logging, monitoring and metering of cloud infrastructure
    • Collaborating with internal trading teams and external business partners to migrate their workloads to the Cloud

    Qualifications

    The following qualifications are necessary:
    • A bachelor’ s degree or higher in computer science or a related field 
    • Experience developing software in a Linux environment
    • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language: Python, Ruby,  Bash 
    • Ability to understand existing systems and adapt and extend code of open source projects
    • Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux and Networking (VLAN, iptables, DHCP etc.)
    • Experience with Web Services and REST API development 

    The following qualifications are a plus:
    • Knowledge of cloud-scale technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes to build in-house private clouds and to interface with public clouds like GCE, AWS or Azure
    • Experience with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting using Shell, Python, SaltStack, CFEngine, Ansible and/or Puppet
    • Experience with clustered storage solutions, such as Ceph, IBM GPFS, Quobyte
    • Experience with HTC/HPC computing technologies like HTCondor, Apache Spark, GridEngine, SLURM, Mesos, or Nomad
    • At least 1 year of experience in building and maintaining large-scale compute environments in public clouds

    Candidate should also be:
    • Organized, responsible, and meticulous
    • Strong communicator
    • Proactive and willing to take initiative
    • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Able to work both with a team and independently

     

     

    Benefits

    Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. You will enjoy a cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens.
    • 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, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr C++ Developer]]> Our Client is seeking a Senior (C++) Software Developer to join their team in Chicago. Job responsibilities include designing, building, and optimizing current automated trading infrastructure.  This Developer will also be tasked with working directly with Traders and Quants to develop the next generation of the firm’ s trading algorithms and strategies.

    Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities
    • Research, design, and develop new ultra-low latency architectures
    • Benchmarking and optimizing our existing automated trading infrastructure
    • Writing new market data and order entry handlers
    • Developing and maintaining a real-time position and risk management systems
    • Working with operating systems, system/processor performance
    • Working with a small collaborative team in an entrepreneurial environment

    Requirements/Job Qualifications:
    • A passion for solving challenging problems
    • Strong systems knowledge
    • 5+ years of experience developing applications in C++ (with at least 3 years with C++11)
    • Experience with C++11/14, Linux and Python and BASH scripting
    • In-depth knowledge of LINUX kernel, system programming and kernel bypass
    • Experience with writing applications connecting to exchange API’ s or using network protocols
    • Experience with parallel, concurrent, and multi-threaded programming
    • Prefer experience with low-latency computing and hardware-level design Experience with Git, SVN, Mercurial
    • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or another technical field 

    Our Environment:
    • We run CentOS on our servers
    • We write our systems in C++11 using GCC
    • We use Python where it makes sense
    • We use Git for source control
    • We manage our software development process with GitHub Enterprise and Buildbot 

    Benefits:
    • Competitive Salary
    • Discretionary bonus
    • Generous vacation policy
    • Fully paid for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance 
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Fully stocked kitchen; free breakfast and lunch every day
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Flexible Spending Plan
    • Commuter Benefit Program
    • Friendly, informal work environment
    • Office in Chicago' s River North area, close to public transportation

     

    Our Client is a growing quantitative trading firm with offices in Chicago, New York City and London. Technology is at the heart of what we do and we believe combining carefully engineered systems with constant refinement of our strategies and execution is the basis for our long term success.

     
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    Tue, 15 Aug 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
    ]]>
    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Jr. Recruiter]]> Jr. Recruiter Position

    Our Company:

    Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

    Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
    • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
    • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
    • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
    • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
    • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

    The Opportunity:

    As a JR Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you help staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

    In this role you will assist the direct hire team by researching, sourcing, and pipelining candidates for open roles that the team staffs. You will expand on your knowledge of the financial technology industry and the talent our clients seek.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Create and maintain collections of candidates with specific skill sets within the database.
    • Collaborate with recruiters to determine best sourcing methods and resources for each requirement.
    • Source for candidates within internal database, using Boolean searching techniques as well as candidates from previous positions and searches.
    • Compose email messages to inform qualified candidates of job openings.
    • Source for candidates using social media sources such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • Source for candidates using online job boards such as Monster and Dice.
    • Source for candidates using a variety of other online sources.
    • Use online research to find contact information for candidates when needed.

    Your Qualifications Are:
    • Bachelor' s degree
    • 0-3 years of recruiting experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be both a logical and creative thinker
    • Familiarity with common online tools (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and ability to learn new software and tools quickly
    • Familiarity with Boolean searching is a plus
    • Any prior technology, business, and/or finance knowledge is a plus. Willingness to learn about these areas is a must
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

    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.
    ]]>
    Thu, 29 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
    ]]>
    Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Data Engineer (Dallas or NYC)]]> The mandate of our data team is to provide both traditional and alternative data sets to the front office. This candidate will work closely with our front office analysts and quants to improve our data ingestion and analysis.

    As a business-critical firm-wide resource, members of the data team interact with our investment professionals to provide data expertise on strategy development. The role requires intellectual agility, solid judgment, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to deliver. The ideal data engineer will synthesize their experience in development, project management, and business analysis to partner with the business.

    Job Description
    • Integrate financial and alternative data set for research and trading
    • Partner with front office analysts and quants on both discretionary and systematic businesses
    • Provide new ideas and enhancements to automate systems and processes
    • Maintain and enhance our data platform and infrastructure
    • Participate in Level III support rotation for data users

    Job Requirements
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or a related STEM field
    • 5+ years of strong programming experience, with experience in Python preferred
    • 5+ years of professional experience as an engineer providing business analysis while working directly with front office users
    • Strong SQL experience, experience with Microsoft SQL Server a plus
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and quantitative skills and a high degree of self-direction
    • Effective time management and organization skills - ability to adapt to change and work well in a fast-paced environment

    Complementary Skills
    • Strong knowledge of finance with experience working with stat arb teams
    • NoSQL experience (Hadoop, Spark, Redis, etc.)
    • UI development experience (Angular)
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    Mon, 19 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
    ]]>
    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Operations Developer (Chicago OR NY)]]> 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[Strategy Developer]]> Strategy Developer

    Our client is seeking a Strategy Developer. The candidate should have a passion for finance and a strong sense of good software design. The role will provide the individual with exposure to traders, risk managers, as well as the ability to influence and direct the future of the trading desk. The individual will be responsible for performing quantitative research, daily statistical analysis and optimization of our proprietary trading algorithms. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide technical and quantitative solutions to business problems.

    Primary Responsibilities include:
    • Implement and optimize robust low-latency trading algorithms
    • Utilize statistical analysis and data mining skills to research, make forecasts, and develop profitable predictive trading algorithms
    • Analyze performance of trading strategies over different markets and optimize strategies based on the analysis
    • Back test strategies and build predictive models using historical market data
    • Conceive, design, analyze, and measure electronic trading strategies
    •   Acquire, clean, maintain, and analyze data sets to identify trends & patterns

    Skills and Experience:
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 4+ years of directly related work experience within a trading firm
    • Proficiency in C#/C++
    • Experience with statistical forecasting and data visualization tools, such as Matlab and R
    • Ability to translate and deliver trading strategy ideas into production
    • Fundamental knowledge of data structures and containers
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate ideas to colleagues within all departments/levels of the firm
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
    ]]>
    Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Lead Reliability Engineer]]> Lead Reliability Engineer (Leading a small team of 2.  Need a Player/Coach. 

    At Our Firm, we operate at scale.  Our data analysis, modeling and trading systems all operate in environments where growth is continuous and stable operation at scale is critical.  Software engineers within our Reliability Engineering Technology team are charged with developing the tools which make scalable distributed systems at our firm  possible.  These tools include test frameworks and infrastructure; logging, monitoring, and metrics collection; dashboarding and alerting; and coordination and deployment for distributed systems.  As a member of this group of versatile full stack   engineers, your remit will include:

     
    • Acting as the technology arm of Reliability Engineering – our  core DevOps organization;
    • Developing or improving foundational technology used by our engineering teams to build distributed services;
    • Improving all aspects of software reliability, including better monitoring, alerting and documentation;
    • Engaging with our software engineering teams on improvements to our tools, processes and software;
    • Support of some core services used by our  engineering teams;

    Requirements include:
    • A bachelor’ s degree in computer science or another highly technical, scientific discipline.
    • Ability to program (structured and OO) with one or more high level languages (such as Python, Java, C/C++).
    • Familiarity with open source tools used for deployment, logging and monitoring (e.g. Ansible, Elastic Search, InfluxDB, Prometheus)
    • Familiarity with resource management frameworks such as Mesos, Kubernetes and Yarn
    • A proven track record of automation and an algorithmic approach to solving problems.

    Additional skills preferred:

     
    • In-depth knowledge and experience in at least one of: host based networking, linux/unix administration, systems programming, distributed systems, databases, cloud computing, and a desire to learn more.
    • A proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement, performance bottlenecks, etc.
    • An understanding of the operational concerns in a demanding environment; ideally, but not necessarily, finance.
    • The ability to understand the inherent trade-offs between various software architectures as it relates to performance, resiliency/fault tolerance, load balancing, data consistency.
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    Tue, 02 May 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++ 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.

     

     
    ]]>
    Mon, 27 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.
    ]]>
    Tue, 24 Jan 2017 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 - (Jersey City, Houston, 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 Jersey City, NJ

     

    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[C++ Software Engineer (Need Finance)-]]> 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
    ]]>
    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[Operations Engineering Manager - Back office]]> We are searching for technology leaders to help drive the build-out of a scalable investment management post-trade platform.   Responsibilities include the direct oversight of a software development team that enables critical functions such as funding, cash management, trading operations, fund accounting, investor accounting, corporate accounting, and regulatory reporting.

    An individual in this role will be responsible for partnering with stakeholders in New York to design, implement and roll out technology solutions to address a wide array of complex business problems. They will spend approximately 15% of their time working out of our New York City office, and the rest in our Houston, TX location. They will also be able to provide technical and strategic guidance for growing teams of world class software engineers.  

    Requirements:

    • 7+ years of relevant experience in software development with demonstrated progression from hands-on experience to architecture and leadership roles.

    • Experience doing hands-on large scale software development and architecture

    • A proven track record of managing, developing, and mentoring software engineering teams

    • Extensive experience developing in-house software solutions

    • Deep knowledge of technology solutions in one or more of the following functional areas: funding, cash management, trading operations, fund accounting, investor accounting, corporate accounting, and regulatory reporting

    • BS or MS in Computer Science

    Ideal candidates will have:

    • Extensive experience in the investment management, fund administration, clearing, or prime brokerage space

    • Successfully partnered with functional counterparts to develop and execute a technology strategy that realized material business objectives.

    • Delivered technology and developed subject matter expertise within one the above noted functional areas. 
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    Mon, 21 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[Software Engineer]]> Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo?  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?

     

    SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT IMC:
    • We trade in the most competitive markets across the globe.  Our software makes millions of trading decisions daily.  We win by  making better and faster decisions than our competition. As a software developer you’ ll be working alongside traders to implement  strategies which will challenge you to be creative  with your implementation. You’ ll need to produce solutions which compete in the extremely latency sensitive environment, whilst managing complexity.
    • You’ ll be working in a  highly motivated team, controlling end-to-end product development.  We work in an environment where slight oversights can be extremely costly, while  new features can be extremely profitable.  As a team we aim to balance the race to production with software quality and testability.  You’ ll be placed in an environment consisting primarily of C++ and Java.  We have a build chain which has been designed around the concept of  daily production releases.  A variety of systems and technologies keeps life interesting.
    • Upon joining you will be expected to manage your own time and tasks.  We rely on our developers to drive change by taking feedback from traders, and shaping that into an  implementation.   Your ownership of the task continues until a working production release.  Our most successful developers comfortably work in any part of our stack

     

    WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
    • One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a  very quick feedback loop.  We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are developed
    • We operate at the bleeding edge of technology.  If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution
    • We really believe  in sharing knowledge and technology  between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared between all 3 regions, and we provide  opportunities to travel  between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.
    • To get the best results we encourage everybody to  gain understanding of both the trading strategy and how exchanges work  on a technological level.
    • Working at IMC is also an  opportunity to learn about financial markets. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’ s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
    • We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds.  What they have in common is their  superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach.  We will not accept less.

     

    WHO YOU ARE:
    • Excellent Java or C++ programming skills
    • Development experience in a Linux/UNIX environment
    • Extensive experience with OOP/OOD
    • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and threading
    • Proficiency in design patterns
    • Scripting knowledge
    • Non-relational, distributed database experience is a plus (not a requirement)
    • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complicated problems programmatically
    • Must be self-directed, and able to work productively under minimal supervision
    • Willingness to work closely with traders in a constantly changing environment
    • Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge is NOT required
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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[C++ OR Python Software Engineer - Trading Group (New York, London, Chicago)]]> Please note, there are multiple C++ and OR Python development openings on Trading Teams across Chicago, NY, and London

    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[Machine Learning Researcher/Data Scientist]]> 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