<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Quantitative Software Engineer]]> Our client is looking to fill two roles, one immediate and one medium to long term.

Immediate term: We are looking for a junior person, as a quantitative software developer/data person/junior researcher.

Education:

Degree in math/engineering/hard sciences/numerate course from schools like: MIT/Berkeley/Caltech/UIUC/UT-

Undergrad or masters

Experience:
  • Internship with good experience or 1+ years at a tech firm in roles directly related to both programming and data (ideally programming for data processes).
  • Even better if has experience both at a tech firm as well as a good finance firm
  • Experience with, and especially good results at, some data competitions/coding contests

Programming skills:
  • Has medium to large scale projects in both a compiled language (C/Java preferred, C++, C#, Swift etc. OK)
  • High proficiency in Python, including Python/C interfacing
  • Has taken at least courses on data structures, algorithms, and extra credit for graduate level courses on these lines.

Extra credit for
  • Experience with AWS, esp for any of the data contests they have experience with
  • Experience with a job scheduling system and maintaining critical jobs

Job description:

Initially:
  • Goto person for data. Understand our data pipelines, maintain our data jobs
  • Write code that creates processes for informed data ingestion, validation and normalization, create processes to generate reports on all our data using these jobs, analyze these reports to generate insights.
  • Understand our internal data formats and generate ideas on improving them
  • Understand the importance of various parts of our trading system through the above tasks
  • Help improve automation and lend operations support when jobs fail.

Continuing:

 
  • Use initial experience with data to generate ideas on analyzing this data
  • Analyze both data that we ingest as well as data we generate (execution for example) for trading ideas.
  • Help enhance the quantitative software we have for analyzing this data
  • Understand the research and trading system further and begin contributing to core component
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Executive Support IT Administrator]]> Our client, is seeking an executive IT support administrator to help provide VIP support to the office and the head executive. The IT administrator will be responsible for all aspects of technology in the office, including desktop support, phone and conferencing systems, along with deployment and support of IT infrastructure in various residences. Being able to translate business and personal needs into technology requirements is a key skill involved in the position. In addition to technical abilities, a high-energy, outgoing and polished personality is a must-have for this position. The administrator would report to the Director of Infrastructure, and work jointly with IT team to fulfill technology needs.

 

Role Responsibilities:
  • Provide high-touch, white glove executive support to our principal, his family, and his staff
  • Responsible for IT and AV operations at all local and remote offices and residences
  • Provide hands-on support and multi-tier troubleshooting as needed
  • Coordinate and oversee project management, vendor management, and asset management
  • Work with 3rd  parties to engineer solutions to complex technical challenges
  • Take ownership of major technical projects and oversee projects through completion
  • SME on Office365, Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word), iOS, and MacOS
  • Preferred SME on AWS, Exchange, Bloomberg, IP based phone systems, high end AV setups, Crestron, Lutron, telepresence, video conferencing, networking admin and configuration
  • Powershell or Linux admin experience a plus
  • Minimum 3-5 years working in customer service, technical troubleshooting, project management, and on-site repairs
  • Preferred 3-5 years working in executive support, family offices, finance
  • Candidate must be an excellent communicator, have impeccable attention to detail, be organized, be a self-starter, be able to distill complex technical challenges into action items, be able to deal with ambiguity, and handle high-stress situations.
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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Sr Dev Ops 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

 
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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Data Architect]]> Job Title:

Data Architect

Job Description:

We are seeking a Data  Architect to join our Data and Analytics Team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is effective working with large development teams in a highly collaborative environment.

Skills:

  • Database development skills (SQL, T-SQL)

  • Data Analysis

  • Requirements Analysis

  • Big Data Technologies including (Azure Data Factory, Spark, NoSQL, Hadoop, HDInsight, Big Data Architecture) a plus

  • SQL Server 2012 or later, SQL Azure, SSIS

  • SQL Server 2016 Experience is a plus

  • Architect and manage teams of developers performing Data Integration, Data Quality management, Data Blending
  • Knowledge of structured programming languages: Example C# or Python

  • SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization

  • Troubleshooting of complex data solutions

Experience:

  • 6+ Years experience leading on-short and off-shore teams of developers
  • Experience working on large teams a plus.
  • Experience with Project Planning and more specifically sprint planning a plus.

  • 6+ Years development and leadership experience with SQL and TSQL.

  • 6+ Years development and leadership experience using ETL / Data Integration Tools (SSIS preferred).
  • 7+ Years of experience performing Data Analysis / Data Profiling.

  • 7+ Years of requirements analysis experience.

  • 7+ Years of experience working in environments with formal SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) experience, 

  • 3 + years of experience working on teams utilizing Agile Methodologies.

  • 6+ Years authoring technical and functional documentation

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, maintain, test, and troubleshoot data solutions, including Database Development, ETL / Data Migration Development, and Big Data Development.
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical resources to solve issues and develop new functionality.
  • Participate in Requirements Gathering and Analysis meetings with Team Members, Internal Customers, and Stakeholders.
  • Mentors and assists Data Engineers and Data Developers as needed.

Education:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant experience.
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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.

 
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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Software Engineer - Risk]]> Our Client  is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

Their trading is diverse— across asset classes and instruments, using our own models and systems— and it’ s this diversification that sets us apart.  They were founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities and we still take that approach today. They’ ve grown to more than 750 exceptional people in six cities around the world, we have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.

Our Client looking for an outstanding Quantitative Software Engineer  with diverse skills to join our Risk Development and Operations team. The Risk team is responsible for developing tools to manage position, market, and derived data to calculate risk measures such as option greeks, VaR, and PnL across broad time and modal domains.  While previous experience working the in the trading/finance industry is beneficial, we' re looking for talented software engineers, not specific industry experience. 

 

 

Responsibilities:
  • Hands-on development, design, and testing of proprietary applications
  • Work on a small team as a self-starter
  • Test at the unit, functional, and integration level
  • Working on legacy code as well as green field development
  • Provide on-call support as needed
  • Collaborate with various software, IT, and trading support teams
  • Code in multiple languages and across multiple platforms

Qualifications:
  • Capable of collaborating on ETL processes and consuming their results in batch and real-time
  • Professional experience with distributed systems
  • Proficient in distributed version control systems
  • Practiced in imperative, object oriented, and functional languages

 

Familiarity with:
  • More than one of the following languages: Elixir, Elm, Erlang, Haskell, Scala, Julia, Clojure
  • More than one of the following languages: Ruby, JavaScript, Python
  • At least of one of the following languages: C, C++, C#
  • PostgreSQL, the database and the query language
  • Data structures and design/analysis of algorithms
  • Analysis of concurrency and parallelism for speed/space performance tradeoffs
  • Exchange traded financial assets, statistics, or financial engineering
  • Front-end behavior organization frameworks such as React, Ember, and Angular 2

Personal traits:
  • Strong initiative and a proven track record of independently driving projects to completion
  • Takes an active interest in software craftsmanship with a desire to learn and explore programming  languages that are new to them
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong attention to detail

 
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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

 
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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
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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Director of Technology - Big Data & Cloud]]> Job Purpose
  • Lead delivery of critical program(s)/project(s) that are strategically aligned to business strategy and objectives. The Director will partner with their leadership team, technology executives and business clients and aid to define technology strategies and will directly manage the initiative/program or set of programs that deliver on said strategies. Aid with driving business unit financials, BPQ process and requirements across the business units’ initiatives/programs.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provides program delivery and end-to-end management of large scale business impacting initiatives both directly and through management of a team of project managers and requirements analysts.
  • Creates and executes large scale program and project plans as a result of strategic long-term company initiatives.
  • Engages with business leaders and clients to understand business needs and translates these needs into executable solutions.
  • Works with their leadership as needed to manage expectations, requirements gathering and the BPQ process for large scale initiatives and programs.
  • Leads team(s) of technology employees through programs and projects that create, enhance or maintain applications, platforms, and/or technology systems and processes.
  • Drive consistent project and program management disciplines that result in on-time, quality and on budget project delivery.
  • Aid with driving program and/or business unit financials
  • Establish strong relationships with key internal Clients, CoEs and other technology stake holders and create convergence by demonstrating credibility, empathy and expertise on business and technical issues. 
  • Solve resourcing needs with Fulltime staff or third party staff augmentation
  • Manage, coach and development of Fulltime team(s)

Scope                                  
  • Budget Responsibility: 5 million +
  • Key interface relationships (internal and external): external Clients, internal Business Leaders
  • Number of employees managed:  5-10
  • Number of employees indirectly managed:  5-15
  • Number of third party employees (contractors/outsourced) managed directly/indirectly: 20 - 80
  • The role is global/regional/ local:  varies
  • Breadth of functions under management: multiple
  • Other factors indicating size/complexity of role: Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and handle work requests with a sense of urgency.

Role Requirements
  • E- Bachelor of science degree in computer science or similar
  • E- 12+ years experience in a large scale corporate Technology department
  • E 6+ Years experience of hands-on programming
  • Experience in leading multiple Scrum teams thru Agile practice
  • Hands on experience in cloud connected big data / large data sets 
  • Experience working with distributed teams across various time zones, and countries.
  • E- 6+ years experience leading large scale technology teams
  • E- 6+ years experience in program management
  • E- 6+ years experience of direct employee management
  • E- 3+ years experience managing vendors offshore and onshore
  • E- Knowledge in architectural design and development across multiple technologies
  • E- Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams
  • P- Masters degree in computer science, computer engineering, software technology or a related field
  • P- Hands on development and/or architecture experience
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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Big Data Lead - Java/Kafka]]>
  •   Design and develop highly scalable, fault tolerant solutions
  •   Lead from the front in building a configurable, operational independent system while understanding the challenges surrounding the current implementations.
  •   Work effectively in a small, adaptable, agile team focused on business value and operational independence
  •   Incorporate and adapt multiple technologies to help reach our goals of enterprise-wide usage and support for data-in-motion
  •   Understand and enforce the right balance between innovation, experimentation, and delivering completed features to production in a timely manner
  •   Understand the core business and apply the technologies to other use cases that drive the client facing business
  • You’ ll need to have:
    •   5+ years of experience programming enterprise solutions in Java/Scala
    •   3+ years of experience in Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Apache HBase or any other big data technologies
    •   Excellent understanding of algorithms, data structures, object-oriented design and multi-threading
    •   Stellar problem solving & communication skills and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative and dynamic work environment
    •   Experience with low-latency, high-volume, and high-availability distributed systems to support real time use cases.
    If this sounds like you, apply! ]]>
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Principal Software Engineer]]> Responsibilities: 
    • Hands-on-keys development! (Ideally 75-25 split dev to non-dev work)
    • Architecture (Critique, Design & Collaborate)
    • Agile Epic/Story creation/breakdown
    • People Management (4-6 Engineers/QA/Ops)

    Absolute Must Haves:  Docker & Python
    • One (or more) of the following from each category  (double bonus for those in bold):
    • Container Orchestration: Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm
    • Server Management: Ansible,   Chef, Puppet, Salt
    • Deployment: Terraform, Vagrant
    • Big Data: Spark, Impala, Hive, HDFS, YARN
    • Workflow Orchestration: Airflow,  Luigi, Oozie, Azkaban
    • Build Systems: Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity, Literally Anything
    • Cloud: Azure, AWS, GCP

    Here' s an intro to the project:

    We' re building a horizontally scalable, technology agnostic platform with trusted open source components like Kubernetes, Spark, and Airflow. It provides an environment for prototyping, developing and executing  analytics pipelines that combine Nielsen and client data. It allows data scientists to focus on doing data science by taking care of the mundane, but essential concerns like data access, logging, configuration, resource negotiation, dependency management, orchestration, and testing. Our goal is to give data scientists the tools they need to make models faster to develop, easier to scale, cheaper to support and completely automated.
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    Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Risk Developer - Cryptocurrency]]> Our start up Client will offer the first regulated market for crypto trading, using the world’ s first crypto-fiat margining, compression and settlement system.

    They are seeking a risk/quant developer to that will work closely with the Chief Risk Officer. This person will:
    • Developer Risk systems
    • Model Risk
    • Should be proficient with  Risk Fundamentals  like VaR, scenario analysis, volatility, correlation, etc
    • We are open on tech stack, but development background in Python, Java, C++, Ruby, C# will work.  The ability to think quickly on your feet is far more important than a mastery of a development skill set.
    • Have a blend of development and quantitative skills.  A mix of both is important, but we’ d lean more heavily on the development side
    • Show interest in crypto currency
    • Have trading industry experience
    • Interest in start ups and building systems from scratch and scaling.
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    Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Security and Compliance Manager]]> Our client in New York City, is seeking a Security Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience with the following:
    • Application and network security protocols
    • Managing a team of security and core engineers
    • Will hold a CISSP, CISM, CISA or comparable ISA certification
    • Must have experience with financial industry governance
    • Must have knowledge of cloud based  IaaS/PaaS and cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
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    Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Data Center Engineer]]> A privately held trading firm with over 500 globally is seeking a Data Center Engineer. 

     

    Our Client is currently looking for a Data Center Engineer  to cover the NY/NJ metro area and assist with managing the architecture and operations of the data centers in that region.  This person will also occasionally provide support for other regions as needed. 

    What you’ ll be working on:
    • Maintaining integrity of global data centers
    • Racking and cabling servers and other equipment
    • Performing network infrastructure cabling
    • Setting standards of excellence for all data center operations
    • Participating in expansion planning for all data centers
    • Monitoring environmental conditions of all data centers
    • Maintaining documentation within DCIM tool
    • Maintaining optimal A/C and power conditions for data centers and facilities
    • Performing Windows & Linux server administration

    What’ s required:
    • 3+ years of hands-on data center engineering experience
    • Previous experience doing network infrastructure cabling
    • Familiarity with HP, IBM, and Dell Servers, Blades, SAN and Cisco equipment
    • Previous experience working with backup software
    • Previous hands-on Windows and Linux server administration experience preferred
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with internal team members and external vendors
    • Must be a team player and self-starter
    • Strong documentation skills to capture architecture details, procedures, and other relevant data
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Regular local travel (approximately 75% of the time); occasional international travel
    • Must have valid driver’ s license
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    Wed, 15 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.
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    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
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    Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 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.
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    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Product Manager]]>                                                       Product Manager –

     

    Our Client is looking for a Product Manager to work directly with Portfolio Managers and their respective teams. This hire will support all of the portfolio managers within a newly launched equity fund.

    The ideal candidate
    • Will have experience with Fundamental Investing, or at the least  some exposure to Quantitative Investment/Trading
    • Has a scrum/agile background or similar process
    • Requirements Gathering, Experience working with traders/end users
    • Tool Adoption – this hire will make sure the Portfolio Managers are taking advantage of all the tools available provided by the engineering teams
    • Will work with engineers and Portfolio Managers to customize solutions across all trading desks
    • Is hands on with Python, R, SQL, Excel.  We don’ t need a developer in this seat, but someone who knows enough to be comfortable interfacing with engineers
    • Has owned products or tool sets and served as a liaison between developers and decision makers.
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    Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer in Test]]> The Software Engineer in Test drives customer confidence by assuring the quality of software products by engineering QA efficiencies in practice, through process, and with effective tools/techniques.

    Essential Position Functions

    Principal Accountability | Quality Assurance
    • Works with senior QA members to communicate unacceptable risks to quality.
    • Adheres to standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the way we test software.
    • Contributes to agile planning by establishing tasks and forecasts for work to be performed.
    • Asks the right questions at the right time to reduce the introduction of quality risk

    Principal Accountability | Quality Control
    • Writes and executes test cases that probe system limits in terms of function and performance.
    • Identifies/resolves software inconsistencies, ambiguities and defects during implementation.
    • Considers dependencies in test case design and execution.
    • Supports and is accountable for timely releases and adherence to release activities.

    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
    • Active member of a product team that solves complex challenges and builds working software.
    • Works hand-in-hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices.
    • Maintains an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.
    • Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.
    • Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.
    • Acts in the interest of the overall team.
    • Actively works on broadening or adding a skill.
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • 1-3 years of application testing experience
    • 1-3 years of developing automated tests and frameworks
    • 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#/Python/Java
    • Experience with deployment tools, build/release automation and Continuous Delivery
    • Strong experience with writing and debugging SQL queries
    • Experience with large data set creation, back-end testing (SQL), being able to validate information as it flows throughout the system
    • 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, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Global Head of Test Automation]]> Global Head of Test Automation
    • This person will report into the CTO. High impact role for a firm of 500+ 
    • This is a newly formed role
    • There is a central QA Team that has more of an old school feel. They want to transform to the next generation of testing, and embed best testing practices into their software development teams
    • This person will have direct reports, and will absorb the QA team in place.
    • The ideal candidate will be an expert in rolling out best practices around TDD, Continuous Integration, etc
    • Love to see candidates from the Tech Industry.
    • Our client’ s main language of choice is C++ on Linux, but a strong background in automated testing will carry more weight.
    • Experience Leveraging Clusters and some exposure to Kubernetes would be nice to see.
    ]]>
    Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Lead Data Software Engineer]]> Lead Data Software Engineer

    Why this role is unique:
    • We placed the manager, who we have a personal relationship for close to 20 years
    • You will lead a team of 4 Talented Software Engineers on the Houston Data Engineering Team
    • They want this person to accept the role by the end of the year
    • This firm pays at the top of the Texas Market, with a technology stack that mixes finance, HPC, and open source technologies. You’ ll have access to all the tools in the sandbox.

    Software engineers have helped tackle the complex and interesting challenge of discovering value hidden in the world’ s data. Our Client is 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:

     
    ]]>
    Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Site Reliability Engineer]]> Senior Reliability Engineer/Dev Ops (Linux)  (NYC OR Chicago – No Preference)

    Summary:
    • As a Site Reliability Engineer, working closely with Development teams and Level 1 support, you will build solutions to enhance availability, performance and stability.
    • You will be working on non-production and production environments, monitoring, data collection and configuration management, as well as disaster recovery planning, capacity engineering, reliability improvement initiatives and platform automation.
    • This role would be a great fit for someone with creative and innovative problem solving skills with a willingness to ask questions, learn from others and turn chaos into order.

    Key Responsibilities:
    •   Architect, develop, execute, and maintain environment reliability processes to support development, testing and deployment
    • Monitor CI/CD pipelines and testing systems to ensure the availability and performance of applications Required Experience:
    • 5+ years’ experience in reliability engineering / dev ops Strong scripting skills (Python, Bash)
    • Experience with concurrent versioning software (Git, GitHub, Bitbucket)
    • Experience with automation/continuous integration (Bamboo, TeamCity, Jenkins)  
    • Experience using configuration management tools (Ansible, Terraform, Puppet)
    • Experience monitoring distributed systems application architectures (Datadog, Splunk)
    • Understanding of Linux systems.
    • Education: Bachelor’ s, Master’ s or PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
    ]]>
    Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[C++ Developer]]> Our client, a Fintech organization has an immediate fulltime opening for a C++ Software Engineer in Chicago, Il. They will be working on high performance/low latency trading systems. Responsibilities will include:
    • Enhance and maintain existing functionality
    • Participate in design discussions and review sessions
    • Create high-level and detailed design documents
    • Develop trading systems using C/C++
    • Work on Blaze GUI platform
    • Highly skilled with Unix/Linux operating systems
    • Develop algorithmic trading systems

     

    Requirements:              
    • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline preferred
    • 5+ years of C++ development experience
    • Strong Linux and Windows platform knowledge
    • Working knowledge of real-time, high-volume, high-capacity, low-latency multi-threaded systems
    • Specific experience working on Blaze GUI platforms
    • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and UDP protocol is a plus
    • Ability to understand business requirements and translate to technical requirements
    • Well organized work habits with attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Understanding of equity markets – micro and macro market structure

     
    ]]>
    Mon, 23 Oct 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[Dedicated Recruiting Services Recruiter]]> 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
    • 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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    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 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.
    ]]>
    Fri, 20 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[Software Automation Engineer]]> Software Automation Engineer – Trading Systems

     

    Category:       Software Automation Engineer

              

     Skills
    • 5+ years of Quality Assurance experience – Windows platform
    • RANOREX or QTP automation experience – preferred
    • Automation experience using C# – preferred
    • Trading/financial system experience – preferred
    • Good time management skills
    • Solid documentation skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience working in a small team setting
    • Self-starter and capable of working in fast paced environment

     

     

    Description:

    A leading provider of listed options execution and trading technology that provides services to institutional traders, prime brokers, hedge funds, and financial intermediaries and options exchanges is currently seeking candidates for a Software Automation QA – Trading Systems in Chicago, IL. This agency delivers unique, award winning solutions delivering highly customizable, completely transparent trading technologies, execution services, analytics, and regulatory technologies to the institutional trading community.

    This role will join a Quality Assurance team and help; extend existing automation test scripts across different applications/platforms. Develop and enhance existing set of automation regression and performance suits for existing product lines that has a large and diverse customer base. Quickly learn products and help create repeatable automation test suites where applicable.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter capable of quickly learning the product and leveraging their prior educational and automation experience to add value to the team to help cut down QA times in the software life cycle but also improves the quality of the product delivered to our clients.

     
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    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Quant Analyst - Risk Management]]> Quantitative Analyst

    Risk Management

    Our Client is seeking a Quantitative Analyst to join its Risk Management team as it expands the function. Quantitative Analysts are responsible for improving the performance of portfolios by developing new techniques for more efficiently capturing Alpha or managing risk. The ideal candidate is a smart, talented, articulate and creative problem solver well versed in the equities.   Experience in quantitative investment research is a plus.

     

    Our client primarily invests in discretionary long/short equities and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. The Firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and maintains offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. 

     

    The Firm’ s risk management mandate is to work in strategic partnership with Portfolio Managers (PMs) to ensure high-quality performance and risk adjusted returns. Our Client is a different type of firm with a solutions-oriented risk management model that requires building and maintaining meaningful and impactful relationships with PMs 

    The Quantitative Analyst will:
    • Analyze large structured and unstructured data sets such as internal trade data, risk data, fundamental data, and sentiment data
    • Develop quantitative tools and back-test investment ideas
    • Conduct innovative and scientific research to process and analyze new and non-traditional datasets looking for predictive power
    • Identify and manage new datasets that support investment decisions
    • Introduce new approaches, tools, and prototypes
    • Deliver research findings to senior management and recommend investment ideas

     

    Our Client offers substantial career opportunities:
    • We are a workplace where performance and integrity go hand in hand
    • We are committed to personal and professional development
    • We expect and reward innovation and creativity
    • We create opportunities for long-term careers
    • We measure success by the merits of the work, its quality and the results obtained

     

     

     

    We seek candidates with:
    • Three or more years of experience in a quantitative capacity covering investments, focusing on equities, although experience in other asset classes is also useful
    • Strong background in Statistics and Econometrics
    • The ability to manipulate and synthesize large data sets
    • High level of proficiency with SQL
    • A high-energy personality and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • A high degree of drive – must be a self-starter
    • The ability to recognize and seize opportunities
    • A depth of skills enabling him/her to perform ad hoc and other special studies
    • Strong communications skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to senior management and portfolio managers
    • The ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff and to thrive in a team-oriented environment
    • A commitment to the highest ethical standards and who act with professionalism and integrity at all times

     
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    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Network Engineer]]>
    Objective 
    The Infrastructure and Operations Department Network Engineer will design and perform technical activities within the Infrastructure and Operations Department with the focus on networking technologies.  He / She will apply business acumen to all components of architecting, planning, operations, maintenance, and network level processes – with the upmost importance given to low latency / high-availability solutions.  The Network Engineer will also participate in enterprise projects leveraging Juniper or Cisco network technologies, CentOS Linux systems, proprietary software, open-source technologies, and industry standard FIX / messaging technologies and architectures within the Equity and Options Trading environment.

    Essential Functions
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Responsibilities:
    • Assists with the building, configuring, managing, and updating of the network environment for our Trading, Order Routing and Market Data Systems (based on Linux server technologies – CentOS v7.X and REHL v7).
    • Paramount focus on low-latency and high-availability solutions / implementations.
    • Performs level 2 / level 3 network and systems and enterprise infrastructure related support and troubleshooting.
    • Communicates regularly or as needed to internal customers / groups on progress of work products, deliverables and overall project status              .
    • Assists in the establishment and enforcement of hardware / software standards for the Department and DFT environment.
    • Works with the engineering team on creating reliable, efficient, secure, and effective system architectures.
    • Analyzes and participates in reviews of technology requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
    • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate, interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
    • Participates in the formulation and design of hardware / software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
    • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Competencies
    1. Proficient in routing / switching network operating technologies such as: Juniper JunOS, and Cisco CatOS / IOS.
    2. Hands-on experience with Juniper VCF, VCP, and other enterprise / data center network solutions is a must.
    3. Experience with WAN / MAN solutions: MPLS/MP-BGP, MPVN, VRFs, 10Gb, and MetroE connections.
    4. Experience with advanced network routing protocols: eBGP / iBGP, OSPF, route injections, ACLs, and NATs / PATs.
    5. Experienced with layer 2 network configurations and implementations: advanced vLAN configurations, trunking, HA host configs.
    6. Experience with other network and systems protocols: PTP, NTP, HA-Proxy, NIS and DNS / BIND.
    7. Experience with Remote User / Office solutions: P2P IPSec tunnels, Pulse Secure, or other enterprise multi-factor VPN appliances.
    8. Experience with system utilities, metric collection tools, monitoring applications, and net protocols such as: Cacti, SmokePING, Icinga / Icinga2 (or other Nagios forks), WireShark Packet Sniffers (or other host-based and spanning port sniffers), and SNMP protocol.
    9. Proficient in using Linux operating systems.
    10. Must possess automation / scripting skills: Python, MS WMI, and Batch, or Bash.
    11. Solid understanding of multicast and other pub/sub based protocols, transmissions, and troubleshooting techniques.
    12. Solid understanding of FIX protocol, transmissions, and troubleshooting techniques (or other middle-tier / messaging protocols).
    13. Solid understanding of 3rd party / exchange multicast routing of market data.
    14. Application and Event log monitoring and data center operational understanding.
    15. Thorough understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals, system technologies and enterprise architecture troubleshooting.
    16. Fundamental understanding of server systems design, cluster management, troubleshooting, and hardware replacement.
    17. Familiarity with multi-tiered, highly available web applications in hosted data center environment.
    18. Internet e-commerce or trading industry background a must.
    19. Skilled in troubleshooting in high pressure, production environments.
    20. Good understanding of trading systems and environments, specifically low-latency equity, options, futures trading.
    21. 5+ years of information technology experience preferred.
    22. Experience working with large enterprise application environments (Linux based) preferred.
    23. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    24. Creative problem-solving skills.
    25. Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
    26. Ability to work independently and be an effective contributor in a diversified team.
    27. Ability to influence and work effectively at all levels of the organization.
    28. Must work well within a deadline-driven environment.
    29. Ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data efficiently.
    30. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks.
    31. Ability to prioritize and organize effectively, attention to detail.

    Work Environment
    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

    This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are  Monday through Friday, 9: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m.

    Travel
    This position will require travel to regional offices. Travel can be up to 25%.

    Required Education and Experience
    1. Bachelor’ s degree in communication, business administration, information technology, or another related field.
    2. 5-7 years of experience in an IT or Network Engineering role.
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    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[DevOps Engineer]]>
  • Must have experience in Java, Python, C, or C++
  • Must have experience with automation tools like: Docker, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, SaltStack
  • Must have experience with Amazon Web Services or Heroku
  • Must have at least 3+ years of professional experience (non-internship related)
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a huge plus
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    Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr Full Stack Engineer]]> Sr Full Stack Engineer

     

    The User Experience team is looking for talented full stack engineers to join their efforts in expanding a suite of integrated web and mobile products. In this role, you will help develop high-performance components and services built on modern web technologies that empower investment professionals to quickly discover and aggressively capitalize on investment opportunities.

    The ideal candidate knows the web inside and out, is comfortable on the front- as well as the back-end and has experience developing highly available, real-time web applications.

      Key job responsibilities include:

    Working as part of an established, experienced development team to build best-in-class technology platforms integrated with real-time trading paradigms

    Developing scalable, high-performance web services used by investment and trading applications

    Building industry-leading, real-time web and mobile applications using modern tools and technologies

    Constantly identifying and recommending changes that will improve productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and quality

    Working with Front Office IT teams through entire project lifecycles Basic Qualifications:

    Experience designing and building APIs using popular HTTP service frameworks in JavaScript (Node.js, Express.js, hapi.js) or Java (Spring, Play, Wicket, Struts)

    Understanding of scalable backend architectures that use distributed caching (Redis, memcached), replicated / distributed data stores (SQL Server, Cassandra, MongoDB) and load balancers (nginx, F5)

    Knowledge of Linux and shell scripting

    Understanding of software and network security Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience building modern web applications using popular MV* frameworks (React, AngularJS, Backbone.js), UI frameworks (Bootstrap, Material-UI, Semantic UI), CSS preprocessors (LESS, SASS, Stylus), test frameworks (Enzyme, Jasmine, Mocha) and tooling (Babel, Webpack, Grunt)

    Experience designing and building real-time web and mobile applications

    Experience with modular, lightweight, event-driven microservices architecture

    Experience with build automation tools and continuous integration

    Education:

    An undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related engineering or science curriculum

     
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    Thu, 05 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[Software Engineers on Trading Desks]]> Software Engineer – Trading Teams

     

    Our Client, a leading proprietary trading firm in Chicago has 4-5 development openings on various trading desks across and Java and C++. This is an opportunity to work on a smaller team, where the bonus pool is divided up amongst the group.

    The breakdown is below:
    • FX  Options – 1-2  Mid-Sr. Java Developers. Ideally someone that has worked on all part of the machine, and has failed enough to understand what works. 
    • (Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency) – 1 Sr  Java or C++ Developer. This is a great opportunity to build software on a team that focuses solely in the crypto space. The preference is someone from the industry

     

    If your background is C++, it’ s a tough sell if you haven’ t worked on modern C++ 11, 14, 17, etc,

    If your background is Java, we’ re more interested in Engineers that know their way around Core Java, Optimization, memory management, etc.  We don’ t need a high frequency/low latency style developer, but someone that can get underneath the hood a bit.

    Linux is always preferred. We can consider people outside of finance depending on their experience and interest.
    ]]>
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Senior Software Engineer - .NET]]> Senior Software Engineer - .NET

    Our client is seeking a Senior .NET Software Engineer.

    Requirements:
    • Strong experience in .NET (especially C# and ASP).
    • Experience with cloud-based PaaS/IaaS providers and working with virtualized systems.
    • Knowledge of relational database design, development, maintenance, performance, and troubleshooting.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout or Angular.
    • Experience with REST-ful APIs is a plus
    • Understanding of search engine technologies is a plus
    ]]>
    Mon, 02 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[Database Architect]]> Database Architect

     

    Must have 6+ years of experience in software development and experience working on backend systems at scale. Ideal candidate will have experience from a customer-facing data org or high-growth startup!

    Candidate should have experience using 1 or more of the following technologies: PythonMongoDB, Cassandra, MySQL, Django, Redshift, Oracle, and Redis.

    Position will sit in either New York City or San Francisco. Ideal candidate will be in San Francisco or open to relocating to San Francisco.
    ]]>
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Customer Support Data Scientist]]> Must have experience with the following:
    • Python (preferred)  or R
    • SQL
    • Customer support data, headcount forecasting, agent efficiency, or support channel optimization
    • 3+ years of experience in a data analytics or data science role
    • Ideal candidate will have a degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Analytics; Master' s Degree preferred

    Preferred Skills:
    • Redshift
    • BI/Reporting tool experience
    ]]>
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Director of Finance and Operations]]> Director of Finance and Operations

    Chicago Tech Academy is an innovative, non-profit contract high school that leverages STEM curriculum and real-world learning opportunities to change the lives of underserved youth. Our mission is to educate, empower and connect a diverse generation of entrepreneurial thinkers to discover their passions, succeed in college and careers, and thrive in a digital world. We partner with many of Chicago’ s leading technology companies to bring internship, mentoring and project-based learning opportunities into our school.

    We are looking for an entrepreneurial, creative, team-oriented Director of Finance and Operations to join our senior leadership team and help us take this unique contract school to the next level. The Director of Finance and Operations will work closely with the CEO and Principal to provide smooth and efficient business management leadership for the school. The Director of Finance and Operations is a key member of the school leadership team, and is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting, financial management, human resources, benefits management and administration, purchasing, inventory, facilities management and business processes and procedures for the entire school. This position will supervise the business office and maintenance staff, and numerous third party vendors. The Director of Finance and Operations will serve as a key liaison between the school and Chicago Public Schools central office for financial and compliance matters.

    Responsibilities:
    • Accounting?? and?? Finance
      • Annual budget preparation
      • Accounts payable and accounts receivable reconciliation
      • Expenditure coding and tracking, purchasing and vendor relationship management
      • Monthly financial reporting and analysis
      • Cash forecasting and management
      • Student account management
    • Human?? Resources
      • Payroll
      • Benefits administration
      • Timekeeping
      • Personnel file management
    • School?? Compliance
      • All non-instructional compliance
      • Collection and processing of Free and Reduced Meal Applications
      • Preparation of the school for the annual finance and compliance audit
    • Facility?? Management
      • Oversee vendor relationships for engineering, maintenance and food services
      • Liaison to CPS for safety and security and telecommunications systems

    Characteristics,? Knowledge?? and?? Skills:
    • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the mission and success of Chicago Tech Academy
    • Fiercely organized and execution-oriented (experience managing many moving parts and consistently delivering on time)
    • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with the leadership team
    • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
    • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
    • Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude

    Education?? and?? Experience?:
    • Three or more years of business management and accounting experience preferably in a charter school or non-profit organization
    • Bachelor’ s degree in business, finance or accounting, Masters preferred.
    • Extensive experience with QuickBooks and Excel
    ]]>
    Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Software Developer - Credit]]> Duties and Responsibilities: The Python Developer in the Credit Technology group will work closely with members of trading desks and other members of the Technology team to develop best in class desktop trading applications. This individual is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh existing and new trading desktop applications. (S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Responsibility for all phases of the technology enablement life cycle
    • Coordinating and communicating specific subject matter knowledge to the design and integration phase of each project
    • Develop and maintain real-time trading applications, including building new apps and enhancing existing ones to cut down trading workflows to achieve optimal throughput
    • Partner closely with the business to learn more about the technology impact
    • Advising on the appropriate architecture, data model, and system design and interfacing requirements for each project
    • Daily responsibilities to include: o Working on strategic applications o Handle any tactical fixes o Interact with users to gather new ideas and feedback on existing apps o Strategize and outline areas of improvements o Provide support to users during trading hours Candidate Requirements
    • Experience with Python or other functional programming language (Haskell, F#, Ruby) on a Linux platform.
    • Professional experience on the client side building UI’ s or data visualizations.
    • Willingness to learn new tech to work on project as needed
    • Comfortable with working on both Linux and Windows environment.
    • Financial Industry knowledge - Credit markets (Bonds, CDS) and experience working with Traders/Quants - preferred.

    Education
    • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
    ]]>
    Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Security Engineer]]> Our client is searching for a 3+ year Security Engineer that has prior development experience. The ideal candidate will be have experience with
    • Linux, Windows, and Mobile Device hardening
    • Network protocols
    • Vulnerability management and penetration testing
    • Application and Infrastructure security

     

    Preferred
    • CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH certifications
    • Financial industry security governance
    ]]>
    Thu, 07 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[Data Scientist]]> Our Client is looking for  Data Scientists from a variety of backgrounds  to  help  propel  and enhance  their data-driven  investment initiatives.  As a  Data Scientist, you will explore a breadth of challenges:  identifying timely and unique data sets,  diving deep into a diverse set of data domains,  visualizing and  exploring  and visualizing  underlying data drivers, and developing data  set features and forecasts.

    Responsibilities:
    • Apply statistical analysis & modeling techniques with finance intuition to datasets large and small, advance existing initiatives and open opportunities  to pursue new and previously unexplored research topics across a wide variety of industries and domains
    • Operate and extend the data science platform to deliver production-grade data curation and analysis services
    • Own end-to-end data workflows and develop deep domain expertise on the underlying actors and behaviors manifested through data
    • Visualize and explore data sets to enable the ideation and generation of new, predictive feature 

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Advanced degree in Computer Science is preferred
    • 3+ years of experience in data analysis or similar role
    • Experience applying statistical methods (distribution analysis, classification, clustering, etc.)
    • Strong coding skills with data-frames are a prerequisite, example platforms include Pandas, R, Matlab, and Apache Spark Demonstrated experience highlighting innovation, creativity, and intuition, e.g the ability to laterally identify other sources of useful information and think ' outside the box'
    • Prior Experience in finance is not required
    ]]>
    Tue, 29 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[Python Developer]]> Python Developer

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

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

     

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

     
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    Tue, 22 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[SDET]]> Overview:

    Our Client is currently seeking a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) to join the Chicago office.

    Responsibilities:

    Job description

    We are currently seeking a driven Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) / C++ Developer  with very strong analytical skills.

     

    In this role you will be responsible for designing and testing automated tools that will monitor end-to-end functionality, performance, and version control of trading systems. You will be taking part in planning, organization, execution and delivery to solve engineering challenges.

     

    To be considered for this role you must have advanced automation testing or development experience, Python programming skills, shell/Perl scripting experience and Unix/Linux experience.

    Responsibilities
    As a Software Development Engineer in Test, your responsibilities will include:
    • Working closely with software developers and traders across all office locations
    • Creating and executing test plans prior to the release of numerous internal software systems
    • Signing off on releases as they are ready for deployment, including passing test plans and notifying system users
    • Updating and creating specification documents
    • Develop and plan all testing activities with enthusiasm and a natural ability to deliver on short timelines.

    Requirements/Job Qualifications

    The  successful candidate will have:
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in designing an automated testing environment, preferably within the finance industry
    • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field from a top college or university (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Knowledge of Linux/Unix, and experience with a scripting language such as Python, Perl, or shell
    • Development experience with C++/C, Java is highly preferred
    • Basic Linux systems administration skills and knowledge of a version control system such as Git, Mercurial, SVN
    • The ability to build test plans from informal specifications given by developers and our Traders
    • Prefer an Experienced Developer / SDET with a track record of achieving success in a high-paced, growth-oriented business environment where capabilities are continually stretched.
    • Brilliant problem-solving skills, Organized and detail-oriented (extremely important)
    • A passion for quality
    • Have strong communication skills
    • Have strong knowledge with systems programming

    Benefits:
    • 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 fast 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[Production Engineer - Trading]]> Our Client is seeking a talented engineer to join a fast-paced, dynamic team focused on building and supporting their global trading environment. In this role, you will be responsible for:
    • Monitoring the health of the production trading system; diagnosing and fixing issues with intraday transactions and post-trade reconciliation;
    • Configuring and deploying changes to the trading system including new features and fixes;
    • Working with peers from across the firm to define and improve operational best practices;
    • Creating and improving operational tools for monitoring, deployment, and telemetry collection.
    • Designing and implementing the architecture and support of their proprietary trading environment, including server, operating system, network, colocation site, and connectivity to a multitude of vendors and exchanges across three continents;
    • Conducting research to identify the latest cutting edge computing, networking, and connectivity trends and developments to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

    Requirements Include:
    • At minimum a bachelor’ s degree in computer science or engineering from a top university.
    • Comprehensive programming experience is required. Preferred languages would be Java, Python, C++, Scala, or any language that compiles in the JVM
    • A strong knowledge of network/connectivity and/or Linux server technologies, particularly as related to ultra-low latency design.
    • In-depth knowledge and experience with Bash shell scripting and use.

    Additional Skills Preferred:
    • Understanding of order lifecycle and market data concepts including order book management;
    • Familiar with relational database concepts and the ability to construct at least moderately complex SQL queries.
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    Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Data Production Analysts]]> Location

    Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

     

    Overview

     

    We' re seeking talented Data Production Analysts at various levels to help grow our Central Data Organization.  Data is the foundation of our investment strategy and the effective management of data in its various forms (both structured and unstructured) is critical to maintaining the expansion of our firm. 

     

    We offer the opportunity to work in a new and rapidly growing organization within a leading global hedge fund.  Our team is at the forefront of big data and leveraging cutting edge tools and techniques. We place high value on the exchange of ideas and on creativity and innovation.  This role is perfect for someone who is trying to build their career in Big Data and Analytics while working in a fast paced environment.

     

    Key job responsibilities include:

     

    ·   Data Collection, Cleansing and Processing

    ·   Design, development, and deployment of new and existing components pertaining to research and data.

    ·   Build Quality assurance checks to detect anomalies in data.

    ·   Evaluation and data modeling for new data sources.

    ·   Collaboration with the research and trading teams.

    ·   Serve as a core committer and eventual library maintainer

     

    Suggested skills/experience:

     

    ·   2-5 years’ experience in data production / analysis

    ·   Very strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

    ·   Ability to demonstrate prior delivery in a demanding and fast paced environment.

    ·   Prior experience in finance / financial services is NOT necessary

    ·   Obsessive attention to detail

    ·   Understanding of common sources of data issues

    ·   Comfortable with html parsing / xpath manipulation / Web data extraction

    ·   Experience in Linux / Shell scripting

    ·   Experience programming in Python and/or R

    ·   Experience programming in NodeJs / JavaScript a plus

    ·   Experience with SQL (MSSQL/RedShift) / NoSQL (e.g., Mongo, Cassandra) a plus

     

    Education: 
     

    Bachelor degree in a technical field (e.g., CS, Engineering, Physics, Math, Finance, Economics)

     
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    Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Quant Research Associate]]>  

    Our Client was founded in 1993 and has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser since 1994

     

    Position Description

    The Quantitative Research Associate will focus on the collection, management, process and distribution of traditional and alternative financial data sources.  As part of the Quantitative Research Team, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on quantitative research project such as alpha signal generation and systematic trade implementation.

     

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

     

    Qualifications
    • Undergraduate degree in math, statistics, computer science and/or engineering
    • CFA, MBA or graduate level finance/mathematical related degree a plus
    • 2 to 5 years work experience
    • Knowledge of financial, mathematical and statistical theory and practice
    • Experience with the management and processing of large alternative data sources
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Experience with database and statistical packages: Matlab, Python, R, SAS, Clarifi, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, MS-SQL, Excel, VBA
    • Experience with AWS, Redshift
    • Experience in working with financial data of non-US companies

     
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    Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr Data Center Engineer]]> The successful candidate will build a strong partnership with the entire IT organization to ensure data center strategy and requirements are aligned with our client’ s goals and to orchestrate data center oriented tasks. The candidate is accountable for DCO project objectives in the Dallas location, managing work prioritization as well as working with various teams regarding change and trouble tickets.

     

    What you’ ll do:

    • Ownership over vendor relationships - manages relationships with contractors, hardware vendors as well as collocation providers to support datacenter facilities as the business needs dictate.

    • Take lead on project planning sessions, execute project tasks, troubleshoot and resolve problems

    • Assist in identifying technical problems and conducting technical troubleshooting to resolve issues. Many times with the use of remote contractors

    • Monitors data center environments using established tools.

    • Manages hardware break\fix of equipment located in a colo.

    • Documents, tracks and monitors problems to ensure a timely resolution

    • Maintains and creates documentation related to servers, workstations, and other datacenter systems.

    • Performs on-site work at remote datacenters as needed (less than 25% travel)

    • Responds to telephone calls, email and requests for technical support

    • Install pre-terminated multi-mode or single-mode fiber between fiber patch panels, network or storage devices and server.

    • Ensure copper and fiber cabling is installed and terminated in a manner that ensures the highest standards both functionally as well as aesthetically.

    • Setting up and configuring serial console access (console server) for equipment that requires it.

    • Racking and stacking of all equipment within the data center.

    • Troubleshoot copper and fiber structured cabling to resolve connectivity issues.

    • Installation of internal server components for break/fix.

    • Coordinate the arrival of equipment with appropriate staff for receiving and installation.

    • Maintain an inventory of frequently used items. Track typical usage patterns and proactively order gear as appropriate.

    • Perform capacity planning activities within the Data Center, including floor, space, power, cooling and cable plant.

    • Deliver maximum up-time to our customers by ensuring the data center infrastructure is operating as optimally as possible through best practice design related to power, cooling, data cabling, and risk averse change processes.

     

    Skills you’ ll need:

    • Must have at least 7+ years of experience working in a highly available data center environment.

    • Highly effective in oral and written communication with an ability to communicate with people of varying technical abilities.

    • Demonstrates good judgment and confidence to select appropriate approach and take full ownership for end results.

    • Must have the ability to adapt to change and work in ambiguous situations, anticipate future requirements, and have the ability to make and communicate decisions.

    • Knowledge of common cabling standards for network communications.

    • Experience with various media types, including but not limited to single mode and multimode fiber and cat6.

    • Ability to read network topology drawings and comprehend basic fundamentals.

    • Strong understanding of power and cooling infrastructure.

    • Able to meet physical requirements of the job, such as working on ladders, racking heavy servers, running cables, etc.

    • Ability to manage cables to an extremely high standard.

    • Understanding of network layer design concepts.

    • Strong experience with hardware repair of server.

    • Understanding of Unix/Linux-based operating systems a plus.

    • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required.

    • Bachelor' s degree preferred.

     
    ]]>
    Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Web Front End Developer]]> Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Web Frontend Developer to help build web based user interfaces for a wide variety of internal systems and applications.

    Responsibilities

    As a Web Frontend Developer, you will be responsible for building and standardizing user interfaces across multiple projects and teams. Your responsibilities will include:
    • Playing a key role in our web based projects
    • Being responsible for the look and feel of a wide range of internal systems and tools
    • Working closely with other technical team members
    • Driving creativity and pushing new ideas to improve overall user experience
    • Maintaining a high standard of quality for our user facing projects
    • Learning about and keeping up with the latest frontend technologies

    Qualifications
    • Between 3-5 years of hands-on, frontend experience  
    • Expertise with frontend technologies, client side Javascript and HTML based UI development
    • Strong knowledge of CSS and experience building responsive web designs
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Dedication to provide excellent user experience (UX)
    • Experience with at least one of the following frameworks: React, Vue.js, AngularJS
    • Strong knowledge of the full web programming stack (Python/Django experience a plus)
    • Backend development experience in Python or Go (a plus)
    • Experience with web services, especially for facilitating interaction among multiple systems
    • Experience with Bootstrap or other CSS frameworks a big plus
    • Practical knowledge of web optimization techniques
    • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

    Additionally, we are seeking someone who is:
    • Self-starting and can work autonomously in a larger team
    • Committed to following best practices
    • Keenly interested in developing technologies
    • Enthusiastic about testing
    • Able to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities as priorities change
    • Organized and detail-oriented

    Financial experience is not required.

    Benefits

    Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, Tower’ s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
    • Competitive salary
    • Signing and performance-based bonuses
    • 401(k) with company matching
    • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
    • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
    • Free gym membership
    • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
    ]]>
    Thu, 27 Jul 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[HPC Engineer]]> Our Client a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998 seeks a skilled Senior HPC Engineer to join their Systems team. The Senior HPC Engineer will liaison with various technical teams and users to maintain and expand our research computing environment.

    Responsibilities

    As the Senior HPC Engineer, will be responsible for:
    • Researching, testing, recommending, implementing, and maintaining large-scale, resilient, distributed systems
    • Designing and maintaining a multi-petabyte distributed storage system
    • Optimizing resource utilization and job scheduling
    • Analyzing performance issues at scale
    • Troubleshooting node-level issues, such as kernel panics and system hangs
    • Documenting architecture and procedures for users and other members of the Systems team

     

    Qualifications

    If you have not used the following commands, please do not apply: vmstattopunamepsgitmakerpmping,  tcpdump/wireshark.

     
    • At least  5 years of experience in Linux administration in a financial services or research background
    • Hands-on knowledge of distributed filesystems, such as, GPFS, Lustre and object storage
    • Extensive experience with HPC or cloud scheduling, such as, GridEngine, HTCondor, SLURM, Mesos and Nomad
    • Experience with configuration management
    • Strong knowledge of local and distributed I/O performance tuning
    • Experience with open source applications to build enterprise-level systems
    • Previous working experience with x86 hardware testing and integration
    • Fluency in at least one scripting language and bash
    • Expert knowledge of SSH, iptables, NFS, DNS

     

    Benefits

    Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, our client offers a cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
    • Competitive salary
    • 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, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Systems Engineer - Desktop Team]]> Our Systems  and Mobile Platforms team is the front line of support for all users across the firm.  We work with a wide range of the best technology available - - and we get to test, configure and deploy it all in an environment that continually challenges us and demands that we learn new things daily.  The pace is fast but we also obsess about leaving no stone unturned when there is a problem to be solved.   We believe in healthy debate, creative and collaborative problem solving and active knowledge sharing.   Strong technical aptitude and a passion for technology are critical for success in the Systems Engineer  role but initiative, strong analytics and drive are equally important.   

    What you’ ll be doing:
    • Providing end user support to employees in Chicago corporate office and exchange floors
    • Building, configuring and upgrading workstations, laptops and mobile devices
    • Troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades of desktop managed servers
    • Executing user desk moves, adds and changes
    • User provisioning (user accounts, mobile devices, VPN, directory permissions)
    • Providing support on conference room technologies
    • Providing support on telecommunications technologies
    • Automation of repetitive system administration tasks
    • Evaluating and recommending new hardware and software technologies or solutions
    • Documenting support processes

    What we’ re looking for in this role:   
    • Previous technical support experience, ideally 2 to 3 years supporting desktops, mobile devices and networks in a corporate environment
    • Strong experience supporting Windows 7 and higher
    • Previous experience supporting Microsoft Office
    • Proven track record of excellent customer service
    • Passionate about technology
    • Highly motivated, self-starter who is eager to grow within our organization

    What is ideal for our team:
    • Previous Mac OS or Linux support experience
    • Previous Windows Server and Active Directory support experience
    • Scripting or low level programming experience
    • SCCM/SMS and MDT experience
    • Previous mobile device management experience
    ]]>
    Wed, 12 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[Java/Scala]]> New York

     

    Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a highly-skilled Java/Scala Developer to work with their Security Master  team on. The Developer will play a principal role in handling the securities infrastructure.

    Responsibilities
    • Helping our develop the next-generation referential data platform
    • Helping the team with various projects pertaining to migration, automation and development
    • Fixing bugs and issues in existing production support platforms
    • Implementing enhancement and adding new functionality in existing support UI
    • Implementing and supporting new execution venues
    • Validating data changes and updating the platform accordingly through the UI
    • Performing code reviews

    Qualifications
    • At least 5 years of experience with Java and Scala
    • Experience working with NoSQL Databases
    • Experience working with highly concurrent and performant system development
    • Experience with Security Master or Market Data infrastructure
    • Past role(s) within electronic trading, and a thorough understanding of financial instruments including equities, debt instruments, futures, and options
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Experience with SQL, Angular JS, javascript,  version control (git) and html (a plus)
    • Exposure to an Agile development environment with use of Jira

    Benefits

    Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.

    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
    ]]>
    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Project Managers (Mid-Level and Senior)]]> Summary:

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

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

    Education and/or Experience:

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

     

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

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
    • Executive presentation skills
    • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to prioritize and balance resources/needs across multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • User of good judgment with strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
    • Preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Work under well pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    ]]>
    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 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
    ]]>
    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr. Data Engineer]]> We are seeking a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data and Analytics Team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is effective working with large development teams in a highly collaborative environment.
    • Database development skills (SQL, T-SQL)
    • SQL Server 2012 or later
    • SQL Server 2016 Experience is a plus
    • ETL / Data Integration
    • Azure and Cloud Based Technologies
    • SQL Azure
    • SSIS
    • SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization
    • Troubleshooting of complex data solutions
    • Big Data Technologies including (Azure Data Factory, Spark, NoSQL, Hadoop, HDInsight, Big Data Architecture) a plus
    • Data Analysis
    • Requirements Analysis
    • 5 + Years development experience with SQL and TSQL using SQL Server 2012 or later.
    • 5 + Years development experience using ETL / Data Integration Tools (SSIS preferred).
    • 3 + Years of experience performing Data Analysis / Data Profiling.
    • 5 + Years of requirements analysis experience.
    • 5 + Years of experience working in environments with formal SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) experience, 3 + years of experience working on teams utilizing Agile Methodologies.
    •    3 + Years authoring technical and functional documentation.
    • Experience working on large teams a plus.
    • Experience with Project Planning and more specifically sprint planning a plus.
    • Develop, maintain, test, and troubleshoot data solutions, including Database Development, ETL / Data Migration Development, and Big Data Development.
    • Collaborate with technical and non-technical resources to solve issues and develop new functionality.
    • Participate in Requirements Gathering and Analysis meetings with Team Members, Internal Customers, and Stakeholders.
    • Mentors and assists Data Engineers and Data Developers as needed.
    • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant experience.

    Data Architect / Director - IT
    ]]>
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer]]> This is a Partner-level position, the highest title offered at this firm. By submitting your resume, you promise to keep all interview questions  confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **

     Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

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

    The key responsibilities of this role include:

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

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

    • Presenting High Level Solution Designs to senior leadership

    • Preparing and maintaining architecture diagrams and data models

    • Working with business teams and technical analysts to understand

    • business requirements

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

    • Defining and advocating software architecture standards and best practices

    • Reviewing and signing off on technical designs

     

    • MBA or Master' s Degree

    • Overall 10+ years of Information Technology experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
    ]]>
    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[Quantitative Researcher - Curve Source Team]]> Our Client   is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

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

     

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

    Bonus points if you have:
    • experience leading research initiatives/projects with limited oversight
    • experience training less quantitative personnel in topics such as fixed income analytics
    • experience working with large data sets provided in relational or key-value databases.
    • created interactive tools built on top of the analytics you’ ve provided
    ]]>
    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Product Manager - Platforms]]> PRODUCT MANAGER, PLATFORMS

    New York, New York, United States

     

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

     

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

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

     
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    Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Infrastructure Devops Engineer]]> The Infrastructure Dev Ops Engineer Engineer will support the Infrastructure estate to ensure stability, integrity, and efficiency of operations. This key member of the team will also help identify areas for potential improvements in order to maximize the benefit of our IT investments. Lastly, this person will engineer and build solutions, with a do-it-yourself focus, to help solve every day business’ s needs. Each day you will face exciting challenges in a  fast paced, innovative, and diverse world.

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

     

    Skills you' ll need:
    • Proficient in PowerShell or any other scripting language used for automation or creating tools
    • 5-10 years of experience managing a Windows environment
    • 5-10 years with ADDS administration
    • 5-10 years VMware Virtualization
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • T-SQL based Databases
    • Additional experience beneficial in:
    • Citrix NetScaler
    • Enterprise Storage
    • Enterprise Backups
    • Citrix Xenapp
    • Skype for Business
    • Well-organized, good communication skills, and attention to details
    • Strong customer service
    • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures
    • Experience working in a Linux environment
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    Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Software Engineer - Treasury Team]]> Purpose of the role: The role of Software Engineer within the Treasury IT team will work closely with Treasury business. This individual is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh the portfolio finance, margin and the cash management systems and infrastructure. (S)he must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business/technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner. The role will utilize C++ / Object-Oriented analysis, design, and programming to develop robust, flexible software solutions. Focus will be on reusable high performance applications and infrastructure. Key job responsibilities include:? Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to treasury, portfolio finance, margin and cash management.? Responsible for proposing n

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

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

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

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

    Focus will be on reusable high performance applications and infrastructure.

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

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

     

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

    w designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system.? Responsible for enhancing and extending the infrastructure and communication libraries used by the components within Treasury.? Facilitate communication and collaboration with trading desk, level 1 support, and peer technology teams.? Provide day-to-day level 2 application support for multiple Treasury applications and infrastructure globally.? Interact with both internal and external group members and business users to help further understanding these new models in the business applications. Qualifications:? 5 years experience in systems analysis, design and programming in C++ and python in a Unix/Linux environment with a strong emphasis in numerical programming? 5 years experience in multi-threaded and real time programming w/ trading applications? Working knowledge of databases, SQL and UNIX scripting.? Experience of building enterprise systems? 3-5 years experience in developing economic and/or financial model and/or financial applications? Strong sense of urgency and customer focus? Ability to communicate well with various levels of the business; written and verbal? High intellectual curiosity and capacity? Energy and enthusiasm to learn financial markets and investment lifecycle Education: MBA or Masters Degree in computer science or quantitative field. PhD preferred.
    ]]>
    Wed, 24 May 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
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    Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Linux Systems Engineer]]> Our Client  is a principal trading firm; they have no outside investors or third party funds and they trade for their our own account in markets around the world.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     
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    Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sector Data Scientist NY, San Fran, Dallas, Greenwich, CT]]> Sector Data Scientist

    Locations Chicago, NY

     

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

     
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    Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Sr Software Engineer - Trading Infrastructure]]>     Senior Software Engineer – Trading Infrastructure

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

      Responsibilities:

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

     

    Desirable Experience:

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

     

    Our firm and culture 

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

     

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

     

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

    Excellent communication and attitude are a must.

     

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

       

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

     

    The Culture:

    Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
    ]]>
    Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher]]> **  We are offering only full-time opportunities at this moment. You will be joining as a Partner,  the highest title offered at this firm.  By submitting your resume, you agree to keep all interview questions confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **  

     

    Bridging mathematics and low-latency trading

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

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

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

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

     

    Our firm and culture 

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

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

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

     
    ]]>
    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Firmware Engineer]]> Algorithms Engineer Location: Chicago, IL

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

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

    The successful candidate must have strong knowledge and experience with:

    ? Digital filter design

    ? Fourier/Hilbert analysis of digital signals

    ? Data acquisition and analysis

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

    ? Sensing systems

    ? Machine learning

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

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

    Tanvas provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
    ]]>
    Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ Core Developer]]> Working as a developer, means working on a small, highly productive and efficient team. We know you see " Trading" in our name and assume you' ll be relegated to some dark corner to code for the " business" but this impression is entirely wrong. A fully automated trading firm based in NYC, the code you write *is* our business, so it is everyone' s job, top to bottom, to make sure our core dev team has everything they need to do their jobs well.


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


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

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

     

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

     

    Culture

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

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

     

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

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

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

    If this sounds like you, apply! We’ ll get in touch if we think you’ re a good match and get started with a technical phone interview. If that goes well, we’ ll invite you onsite to meet our team and of course, demo the products you’ ll work on.
    ]]>
    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Javascript Developer]]> Our client is a long standing proprietary trading firm with headquarters in Chicago. Our firm has placed over 20 with the organization. They are seeking an expert JavaScript Developer; ideally an engineer that has worked on various flavors of JS libraries. 

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     
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    Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[Security Engineer]]> Our client’ s global Security Engineering team is looking for a talented Security Engineer  to join the team in the Chicago HQs office.  To flourish in this role, you will need a strong  drive to learn and improve.  And when it comes to new technology, you’ ll enjoy researching and evaluating  new solutions using custom and commercial testing tools.

     

     

    In this role you will be:  
    • Handling incident response to security alerts generated from various security related sources (IPS, Web Security, Endpoint Protection, Event Logs)
    • Analyzing and responding to security events
    • Performing SIEM product administration for event correlation and detection
    • Performing periodic vulnerability scans and associated remediation
    • Reverse engineering Malware and identifying Indicators of Compromise (IoC)
    • Performing computer forensic analysis
    • Independently planning and executing penetration tests that maximize learning opportunity without creating business risk
    • Developing forensic tools
    • Building or identifying tools to enable automated detection of security problems
    • Working on physical security projects and tasks
    • Staying up-to-date on Infosec related trends and events affecting financial institutions
    • Assessing security risks as they relate to new projects and initiatives
    • Collaborating with internal Infosec peers to continuously improve security posture
    • Educating users on security best practices

     

    You’ ll be right at home if you have:
    • Knowledge of Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX Operating Systems
    • Knowledge of core Networking Concepts
    • Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products
    • Experience with data analysis of even data in security related sources such as IPS, Web Security, Endpoint Protection, Event Logs
    • Experience with an interpreted language such Python, Ruby, or Perl
    • A passion for security
    • Worked in an InfoSec role for at least two years
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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    Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
    <![CDATA[C++ Software Engineer]]> Our Client is looking for an outstanding Software Engineer  with an expertise in C++.  You will be joining a team of highly talented Engineers who are tasked with building a cutting edge, low latency trading application that' s being used on a global scale.  You will have the opportunity to rotate through various areas of the stack, including order routing, market data, strategy, and risk. 

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    While there is no set recipe for success, we find that you will tend to have the following qualifications:
    · You have at least a bachelor’ s degree in a technical or quantitative field.  · You have an understanding of data structures and algorithms. · You have experience with Java (or other JVM languages), Python, C or C++. · You have extraordinary programming skills. · You have demonstrated experience in large-scale systems.
    We are an  equal opportunity  employer and  value diversity  at our company. We  do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
    ]]>
    Thu, 01 Dec 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]]> C++ developer, STL, Boost, 

    Fluent in Mandarin and English. 
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    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT 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
    ]]>
    Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher (NY OR Boston)]]> Quantitative Researcher

    Well-funded start up trading firm seeks a Quantitative Researcher to work directly with leading portfolio manager. Their team focuses on mid/low frequency trades with a focus statistical arbitrage, statistics driven fundamentals, and high performance computing.

    Ideal Background:

    ·         Education with a focus on statistics, machine learning, mathematics

    ·          PhD in mathematics or statistics is a good indicator but not mandatory

    ·         Should have done some statistical research or something mathematical

    ·         Educational awards and achievements, research 

    Languages:

    ·         Primary - C++, C

    ·         Secondary – Python, Java

     
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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Performance Engineer]]> Performance Engineer

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

     

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

    Education, Qualification and Experience requirements:

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

     

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

     
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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Chicago/NYC]]> Quantitative Researcher

     

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

     

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

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

    Required Experience:
    • Experience in a performance-oriented low-level role such as hardware driver development, telecommunications, graphics or game software development, or system software.
    • Experience with high performance / parallel computing
    • Experience with GPU computing
    • Strong knowledge of computer architecture, caching, memory hierarchies, data flow, and software optimization.
    • Strong C++ or C experience writing high-performance software.
    • Likely to have an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree.
    • Good understanding of network protocols and client-server software design.
    • Experience designing efficient serialized data structures, such as wireline packet formats or file formats.
    ]]>
    Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
    <![CDATA[Machine Learning Researcher]]> Machine Learning Researcher

    Role/Responsibilities:

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

     

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

     
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    Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1