<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Principal, Machine Learning]]> Cars.com is seeking an experience Principal of Machine Learning to collaborate with our Product and Technology teams in providing innovative solutions that directly impact consumer experience and increase our value to our dealership customers. If you are a passionate leader and innovative pioneer, Cars.com is looking for you.
  • Develop prototypes by manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
  • Work closely with Business, Product and Technology teams to model real-time experiments, implementations and new feature creations.
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for large scale data analyses, model development, model validation and model implementation.
  • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches
  • Counsel/Advise partners/users on data capabilities and potential short-comings.
  • Research and implement novel machine learning and statistical approaches

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency in Machine Learning related technologies (Python, Spark MLib, Spark/SpartR, Hadoop, etc.)
  • Ability to partner with executives, business stakeholders and product managers to define roadmaps and to translate business needs into machine learning solutions
  • Deep and applied experience leveraging data science and machine learning to solve business need.
  • Use machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, statistical techniques to create scalable solutions.
  • Analyze and extract relevant information from large amounts of both structured and unstructured data to help automate and optimize key processes.
  • Experience with algorithm development, data processing, statistical analysis and validation 
  • Proven track record of overseeing multiple data science and machine learning initiatives from idea generation to objectives formulation to implementation and deliverables.
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Bachelor' s with significant experience, but preferably a Master’ s degree, Computer Science or a related quantitative field.

Required Experience:
  • Advanced degree in CS Machine Learning, Statistics, or in a highly quantitative field
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in machine learning and large data analysis
  • 10+ years of experience using Python, R, Java in both a Linux/UNIX environment
  • Strong programming skills in object oriented programming language (Java, Scala, Python, R, etc.).
  • Experience in implementing the models that handle terabytes of data.
  • Proven record of applying Advance Analytics/Machine Learning to advance company initiatives.
  • Proven record of delivering results
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Strong communication and data presentation skills
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Data Quality and Research Intern]]> Objective Paradigm is a premier technical recruiting firm servicing some of the world’ s foremost market leaders and fast-growing startup companies. Objective Paradigm was founded in 1999 and is located in Chicago, IL. We have over 35 experienced recruiters and sourcers on staff. We’ re looking for talented, motivated people with insatiable appetites for success to join our research team.

We are seeking a Data Quality and Research Intern who will take ownership of our efforts to improve our reporting capabilities, clean up our Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), and learn something new about how we work and what our market looks like.

What Your Success Looks Like
  • Our CRM / Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is updated and our reports are clean and useful
  • New problem areas are identified and fixes are implemented to head them off in the future
  • You know our ATS inside and out and are an expert user
  • You’ ve worked with upper management on the best methods of data cleansing while providing removal of erroneous and duplicate data.

What’ s In It For You
  • You' ll gain valuable experience working in our downtown Chicago office
  • You' ll work with robust candidate data and databases
  • You' ll see firsthand how technical recruiting and staffing firms operate
  • You' ll learn how recruiters read resumes and cover letters
  • You' ll complete an independent research project and see the results of your research in action

You' ll Do Best If You Have
  • Key ingredient – a real passion for technology and data
  • Ability and desire to be both hands-on and strategic
  • Desire to act independently
  • Prior experience with large databases or office work a plus
  • Interest in Human Resources a plus
  • Current enrollment in a Chicago-area degree granting program

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Business Development Representative]]> Business Development Representative

Keeper Security, Inc., the creators of the leading password manager and data vault for Smartphones, Tablets and PC' s, is seeking a Business Development Representative to join our growing sales team. This individual will be tasked with selling our proprietary software platform, Keeper which is marketed and sold to business customers.  We are looking for motivated, sales-minded individuals that are eager to drive sales of our security software to small and medium sized businesses that need to protect their passwords and private information with Keeper.  This individual will garner unparalleled experience working for a growing technology organization and performance will be rewarded with commissions and advancement opportunities.  This is a full-time position in our Chicago West-loop headquarters.

What’ s in it for you?
  • Competitive base salary
  • Be a part of fast growing organization with huge potential!
  • Strong benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision and 401(k)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Casual work environment with free snacks and occasional catered lunch

Responsibilities:
  • Cold calling and prospecting for new leads
  • Effectively use CRM for lead discovery
  • Set appointments for our account executives to run and close
  • Track daily activity metrics and success
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to ensure consistent sales growth
  • Prepare and execute email campaigns for outbound leads
  • Be diligent in lead follow up and communication

Skills and Experience:
  • 1 year of cold calling experience is a plus
  • Ability and drive to cold call prospects throughout the day
  • Ability to think on your feet and communicate well
  • Strong ability to uncover business needs and good listener
  • Must be positive-minded, team-oriented, diligent, organized, timely and detail driven
  • Bachelor’ s degree

We highly value teamwork, real-time communication and collaboration.  We are looking for someone to grow with our team in a fresh, fun and innovative environment.  We work hard and have a great time creating life-enhancing software which is trusted by millions of users, globally.
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Inside Sales Representative - Software Sales]]> Inside Sales Representative - Software Sales

Keeper Security, Inc., the creators of the leading password manager and data vault for Smartphones, Tablets and PC' s, is seeking an Inside Sales Representatives to join our growing sales team. This individual will be tasked with selling our proprietary software platform, Keeper which is marketed and sold to business customers.  We are looking for motivated, sales-minded individuals that are eager to drive sales of our security software to small and medium sized businesses that need to protect their passwords and private information with Keeper.  This individual will garner unparalleled experience working for a growing technology organization and performance will be rewarded with commissions and advancement opportunities.  This is a full-time position in our Chicago West-loop headquarters.

What’ s in it for you?
  • Competitive Base + Commission
  • Be a part of fast growing organization with huge potential!
  • Strong benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision and 401(k)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Casual work environment with free snacks and occasional catered lunch

Responsibilities:
  • Develop a deep understanding for our product portfolio and the benefits Keeper provides for customers
  • Fully understand the business requirements of prospects and customers
  • Meet or exceed sales goals and activity requirements
  • Manage a sales pipeline and provide accurate and timely sales forecasts
  • Efficiently manage leads and opportunities through Salesforce
  • Prepare and execute email campaigns
  • Be diligent in lead follow up and closing opportunities
  • Effectively run meetings via web-conference tools

 

Skills and Experience:
  • 1-2 years of software sales is required
  • Proven sales success shown by meeting and exceeding sales quotas
  • Experience selling through and with resellers and carriers is a plus
  • An accomplished track record of selling software into technical and IT organizations
  • Must be positive-minded, team-oriented, diligent, organized, timely and detail driven
  • Bachelor’ s degree

We highly value teamwork, real-time communication and collaboration.  We are looking for someone to grow with our team in a fresh, fun and innovative environment.  We work hard and have a great time creating life-enhancing software which is trusted by millions of users, globally.
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Data Developer]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Cars.com is seeking a Data Developer for the Data Integration team. The Data Developer will be responsible for developing and supporting various product development efforts, as well as data ingestion, data extraction, business intelligence (BI) and big data solutions. This role utilizes a strong understanding of data integration concepts, processes and methodologies, and integrating traditional data warehouse systems with big data environments.

Responsibilities  include
  • Under minimal supervision, define, design, develop, unit test, and support new or existing ETL solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Assist in the creation, delivery and organization of sessions, monitoring load times and re-arranging processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the loading processes.
  • Deliver increased productivity and effectiveness through rapid delivery of high-quality applications
  • Provide work estimates and communicate status of assignments.
  • Provide operational production support and be flexible to manage high severity incidents/problem resolution during off business hours.
  • Participate in troubleshooting and resolving data integration issues such as data quality.

Required Skills
  • Solid understanding data architecture, structures and principles with the ability to critique data and system designs.
  • Expertise in SQL programming, relational databases, data modeling and data retrieval methodologies
  • Ability to design, create and/or modify data processes that meet key timelines while conforming to predefined specifications utilizing the IBM DataStage platform.
  • Understanding of big data technologies and platforms (Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce, Hive).   Experience with NoSQL technologies (preferably Couchbase).
  • Strong team player with willingness to collaborate
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and very keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrated critical soft skills including:  active listening and verbal communication skills, flexible and adaptable attitude, adaptable to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines, ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including other  teams.
  • Ability to work in an agile development environment
  • Excellent time management skills

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a technology organization, including a minimum of 1 year of experience in an analytical or big data development role/
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the following databases/technologies: IBM DataStage, Teradata or Oracle RDMS, NoSQL Solution (preferably Couchbase)
  • Programming experience in Java or Python strongly preferred.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Rails Engineer]]> Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

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

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

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

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

Java Web Developer

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United  States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

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

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

 
Work with some of the best and brightest in the Chicago FinTech space, and enjoy these perks:
 
  • Great opportunities to influence brand, marketing department, and character of company.
  • Healthy snacks & drinks available.
  • Subsidized daily lunches.
  • CTA & Metra benefit program.
  • Free shuttle rides to Metra stations.
  • Free gym membership.
  • Casual dress policy.
  • 401(k) match program.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package with free medical options.
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment.
  • Equal opportunity employer.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Java Application Developer (Big Data)]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

The Application Developer is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of mission-critical, highly visible applications in direct support of Cars.com business objectives. The developer will provide their development expertise within his/her portfolio of products and be the point of contact for specific applications. Furthermore, this position is responsible for working with the leads to develop the technical design by fully understanding the technical details, integration, and functions of multiple applications across their development team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participate in design sessions with IT Architecture and Development Leads.
  • Work with a team of peers to design and implement products in support of strategic business and IT initiatives.
  • Participate in peer review sessions throughout design and development phases for multiple projects at any given time.
  • Participate with documents design, deliverables, source, and release notes in the interest of supporting future development and operations staff.
  • Assist Quality Assurance engineers in issue identification, isolation, and remediation issues during formal QA cycles.
  • Continuously improve, refine, and refactor software.
  • Participate in the resolution of challenging and demanding problems across a number of technical topographies.
  • Verify that non-production environments accurate and functional.
  • Participates in requirement reviews, actively working to uncover and resolve ambiguous and invalid requirements.
  • Identify and implement improvements to internal team processes or to supported business' s processes, products, or services.

Required Skills:
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Understands, articulates, and conforms to core OOP principles.
  • Understands, utilizes, and leverages core Java architecture and has experience in open source project development using Java, Spring, Hibernate, MVC (Struts).
  • Excellent problem solving skills and troubleshooting skills. Must be able to quickly assess problems and determine proper steps to resolution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people with varying technical skill sets and business knowledge is required.
  • Willingness to develop domain expertise.

Required Experience:
  • College Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable).
  • 6-8 years of web-based development experience in enterprise-scale J2EE design and implementation.
  • Comfortable offering input across requirements phases and distilling the product into fine-grained deliverables.
  • Experience with web services (WSDL, SOAP, REST, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience working within/constructing service oriented architectures (SOA) is preferred.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Application Developer]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Working within a dynamic and fast paced team environment, the application developer is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of mission-critical, highly visible applications in direct support of Cars.com business objectives. The ideal candidate must be able to provide development expertise within his/her portfolio of products and be the point of contact for specific applications. Furthermore, this person is responsible for working with the leads to develop the technical design by fully understanding the technical details, integration, and functions of multiple applications across their development team.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Participate in design sessions with IT Architecture and Development Leads.
  • Work with a team of peers to design and implement products in support of strategic business and IT initiatives.
  • Participate in peer review sessions throughout design and development phases for multiple projects at any given time.
  • Participate with documents design, deliverables, source, and release notes in the interest of supporting future development and operations staff.
  • Assist Quality Assurance engineers in issue identification, isolation, and remediation issues during formal QA cycles.
  • Continuously improve, refine, and refactor software.
  • Participate in the resolution of challenging and demanding problems across a number of technical topographies.
  • Verify that non-production environments accurate and functional.
  • Participates in requirement reviews, actively working to uncover and resolve ambiguous and invalid requirements.
  • Identify and implement improvements to internal team processes or to supported business' s processes, products, or services.

Required Skills:
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communications skills (both oral and written).
  • Understands, articulates, and conforms to core OOP principles.
  • Understands, utilizes, and leverages core Java architecture and has experience in open source project development using Java, Spring, Hibernate, MVC (Struts).
  • Excellent problem solving skills and troubleshooting skills. Must be able to quickly assess problems and determine proper steps to resolution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people with varying technical skill sets and business knowledge is required.
  • Willingness to develop domain expertise.

Required Experience:
  • College Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable).
  • 3-4 years of web-based development experience in enterprise-scale J2EE design and implementation.
  • Comfortable offering input across requirements phases and distilling the product into fine-grained deliverables.
  • Experience with web services (WSDL, SOAP, REST, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience working within/constructing service oriented architectures (SOA) is preferred.
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Business Development Representative]]> Who We Are

Networked Insights is transforming the way marketers connect with people.   Our SaaS analytics platform Kairos uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to understand what is relevant to people, so that brands and agencies can find their ideal audience, understand what content they care about, and target them with the right media.

What You’ ll Do

Networked Insights is looking for an intelligent, creative and aggressive seller to help us spread the word about an exciting new suite of technology products that will help marketers do business faster and smarter with far better results. As a Business Development Representative, you will develop leads for the Sales Directors to qualify into opportunities through email, cold calls and social media-based prospecting techniques.

You will work closely with the Sales team to introduce Networked Insights’ product offerings to innovative marketers at mid-sized to large companies.  You will evaluate prospective companies to qualify them as a strong business lead and identify the appropriate contact or decision-maker through prospecting. You will be the first point of contact in the sales cycle, responsible for setting meetings with prospects through lead generation activities.

Responsibilities
  • Prospect and create outbound communication via email and phone prospecting to qualified business leads
  • Partner with Sales Directors to create customized plans for account-based territories
  • Manage and respond to inbound requests from prospective clients
  • Recruit prospective clients to attend webinars or NI-sponsored networking events
  • Ensure CRM contains accurate account and contact details, information and history

What You’ ll Need
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field
  • 1-3 years relevant work and/or internship experience in sales
  • Experience with cold outreach a plus
  • Experience selling SaaS offerings a plus

Who You Are
  • Knowledge of social media, traditional media, online marketing, and other contemporary marketing approaches
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective problem solving, time management and organization skills
  • Self-motivated with a competitive spirit
  • Solid work ethic requiring minimal direction

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

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Director, Mobile Development]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Cars.com is seeking a Director of   Mobile Apps to provide inspiring leadership, technical vision and oversight to the engineering teams responsible for the Mobile Apps team. This position includes opportunities to work with state-of-the-art mobile technologies and large-scale infrastructure, in addition to looking at experiences beyond traditional web to new channels of consumer engagement.

The Director in Technology is a key leadership role within Cars.com and will be accountable for developing team members, maintaining a terrific culture and ensuring high levels of engagement.

The Mobile Apps teams you will manage will be   responsible for identifying, developing, and supporting Cars.com’ s mobile presence, including Android and iOS applications. The ideal candidate has experience designing and building native apps for Android and iOS, experience working with new technologies and conventions such as Swift and Android, and a deep knowledge of the mobile market and how to promote our mobile capabilities to build great products for car shoppers.

Technical Leadership
  • Have hands on knowledge and understanding of modern software development practices (Lean, Agile Scrum, TDD, CI/CD, Mobile Architecture) as well as an appreciation for servant-leadership models. 
  • Lead a group of mobile developers focused on delivering high quality solutions as we continue to advance our organization, delivering superior experiences to our customers.
  • Build out the mobile apps platform to allow us to quickly iterate and scale mobile app development with standards, automation, monitoring and rapid testing
  • Learn & Stay current on Mobile Apps   developments, new opportunities and challenges (which may include IoT)
  • Contribute to application development as a domain expert when necessary, leading by example and setting a high development standard
  • Contribute to appropriate communities of practice to promote, develop, and mature existing and innovative ways to solve technical problems and improve the product development process
  • Act as a subject matter expert in Mobile and beyond traditional web channels and bring innovative strategies and   ideas to the business.

People Leadership
  • A seasoned leader who has built and motivated teams in non-hierarchical settings, he/she will have demonstrated hands-on leadership style with exceptional influencing skills.
  • You will set clear expectations, motivate, provide coaching & mentorship to multiple software engineering teams.
  • Being a leader you will not only guide your team(s), but help shape the organization, providing guidance to business and technical leadership at multiple different levels of the organization.
  • Thought leadership and the ability to present technical solutions with the appropriate business context is key.
  • Effectively coordinate communications between/among cross-functional teams, resolve conflict, and maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate expert level skills in collaboration with different stakeholders, Influences decisions, ability to take strategic view

Required Skills
  • Strong hands on and relevant/active engagement with the following: Swift, Android SDK, Objective-C, REST APIs, test automation tools for mobile development
  • Hands-on exposure with Agile/Lean and test & behavior driven development, pair programming, CI/CD, and version control (Git)
  • Strong understanding of technology design patterns and approaches including micro-services concepts, continuous integration and delivery, and Mobile development
  • Passion and knowledge of building products accessible to everyone, regardless of the platform
  • A track record of managing innovation, developing and applying creative solutions to business problems, anticipating situations and needs, and finding flexible answers to new situations.
  • Persistent yet flexible; pragmatic; capable of dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty while remaining focused on results and speed.
  • A strong connection to IT social groups and networking groups is a big plus
  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of interfacing with both engineers and business stakeholders
  • Communication skills for motivating, persuading and challenging business objectives to drive high performance solutions meeting customer needs
  • Must be a strong team leader and have good interpersonal skills that can foster, demonstrate, and promote excellence in a team environment
  • Reliable, self-motivated, and focused on high quality delivery of work products and willing to accept responsibility and accountability

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • At least 10+ years of software development experience
  • At least 2-3 years of iOS development experience (Objective-C and Swift)
  • At least 1-2 years of Android development experience
  • At least 5 years of experience managing teams of 5+ direct reports
  • Strong experience working in an Agile and/or Lean environment
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Java Application Developer (Data)]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

The Application Developer is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of mission-critical, highly visible applications in direct support of Cars.com business objectives. The developer will provide their development expertise within his/her portfolio of products and be the point of contact for specific applications. Furthermore, this position is responsible for working with the leads to develop the technical design by fully understanding the technical details, integration, and functions of multiple applications across their development team.

Required Skills:
  • Participate in design sessions with IT Architecture and Development Leads.
  • Work with a team of peers to design and develop data products and data pipelines in support of strategic business and IT initiatives.
  • Participate in peer review sessions throughout design and development phases for multiple projects at any given time.
  • Assist Quality Assurance engineers in issue identification, isolation, and remediation issues during formal QA cycles.
  • Continuously improve, refine, and refactor software.
  • Participate in the resolution of challenging and demanding problems across a number of technical topographies.
  • Develop within an agile development framework
  • Identify and implement improvements to internal team processes or to supported business' s processes, products, or services.

Required Experience:
  • College Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable).
  • 5+ years  of experience building enterprise-scale  Java applications 
  • Prior experience with relational, Hadoop and NoSQL data platforms
  • Comfortable offering input across requirements phases and distilling the product into fine-grained deliverables.
  • Experience with web services (WSDL, SOAP, REST, etc.) is a plus.
  • Experience working within/constructing service oriented architectures (SOA) is preferred.
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Manager, Data Development]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Cars.com is seeking a seasoned manager to provide the vision and technical leadership to implement Cars.com business analytics and data warehouse strategies.  The incumbent must have hands-on experience with the entire data warehouse lifecycle as well as experience managing and growing the capabilities of team members.  The individual will lead a team of technical resources in building out data solutions that power our applications and analytics.  Candidates should possess strong analytical thinking skills and back-end solution experience.

Responsibilities include
  • Effectively manage a team of approximately 10 - 15 data developers in day to day development tasks including: design reviews, adherence to coding standards, data modeling, ETL development, data analysis, and system integration recommendations.
  • Contribute to appropriate communities of practice (a group of similarly skilled developers) to promote, develop, and mature existing and innovative ways to solve technical problems and improve the product development process.
  • Coach, guide, and mentor developers working on product teams through direct conversation and engagement with their communities of practice to continually challenge and raise the bar for excellence in software development and leadership.
  • Collaborate with the business to define scope of initiative, deliver on project goals, manage expectations and ensure business deliverables are achieved. Manages timeline, scope and resources for projects of high complexity from inception to implementation.
  • Establish partnerships with key technology teams across the company to leverage existing technologies and processes, as well as evangelize best practices.
  • Employ agile product development methodologies that accommodate changing business conditions and reduce time to market of solutions. Establish engineering standards and discipline within the team.
  • Contribute to key decisions regarding data architecture, data tool design, and project sizing.
  • Review designs of the product functionalities and features created by the team, and make recommendations to improve efficiency of the product.

Required Skills:
  • Mentor and influence others through example.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and understand business processes and relationship of systems and applications used to accomplish those processes
  • Ability to self-motivate, set goals, prioritizes and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key business partners by building personal credibility and trust.
  • Ability to partner with internal and external peer groups to design and implement solutions.
  • Maintain courteous and professional working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent active listening and verbal communication skills, strong business writing ability, flexible and adaptable attitude, can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines, ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including other  divisions, and ability to discuss technical issues with non-technical audience

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor' s degree in engineering, computer science or combination of relevant education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing data engineering teams and data pipleines for e-commerce products or large scale web platforms
  • Prior  experience developing in programming languages such as Java or Scala
  • 5+ years of experience working with Oracle or other relational database platforms
  • Prior experience working with Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, NoSQL (such as Couchbase), EL Tools (Talend, DataStage) and Cloud database platforms preferred
  • Prior experience working with MDM systems (e.g. Stibo) preferred.
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Trade Support Analyst]]> We are seeking to hire a Trade Support Analyst to be part of our global Clearing Team based in Chicago. This role will be part of a group that ensures the smooth flow of our trading activity between our various trading venues and clearing firms across the globe. This role will also be asked to work and interact between a wide range of internal and external groups to develop applications for the global Clearing Team.

What you' ll do:

•       Rapid application development and support of existing applications. 

•       Identify areas of day to day workflows that can be automated or enhanced to reduced manual processes.

•       Monitor transaction flows via several proprietary and vendor systems. 
Facilitate accurate and timely reconciliation of globally traded products.

•       Will be required to master the complexities of trading many products globally. 

•       Daily communication with counter-parties, finance, prime brokers, traders, and various internal operations support teams in multiple regions.

•       Document processes and procedures for internal and external/audit purposes.

Skills you' ll need:

•       Python development experience required.

•       MySQL, Linux, Pandas experience is a plus.
Familiarity with Equities, Futures, FX or Equity Options (any/all). 

•       Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise good judgment and pro-active decision-making in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

•       Accomplished communication skills, with a proven ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in English to both internal and external contacts on a global basis while maintaining composure during stressful situations.

•       A strong attention to detail and desire to maintain accuracy while processing large volumes of data under strict time constraints.
Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science.
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Systems Engineering - Base Platform Team]]> Systems Engineer

The Base Platform Engineering team is responsible for all aspects of analysis, design, and engineering of the server platforms. Included in the remit of the group is management of the lifecycle of hardware, operating systems, configuration management and build systems.  The team also produces specialized builds for latency sensitive environments.

In this role, you will be:
  • Engineering the next generation of compute platforms
  • Designing and implementing the distributed systems that are necessary for systems management and the automation of hardware evaluation, provisioning, build and life-cycle management
  • Providing subject matter expertise with low-level tuning of operating systems
  • Work closely with the network, storage, cloud, and build engineers to deliver a friction-less  server environment

For this role, our requirements include:
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Deep understanding of Linux
  • In-depth knowledge of network and storage sub-systems.
  • Understanding and knowledge of virtualization (KVM, Qemu, libvirt, namespaces, containers, etc.).
  • Ability to program (structured and OO) with one or more languages (such as Python, Go, Ruby, JavaScript).
  • Experience with systems and configuration management of distributed infrastructure (such as CFEngine, Chef, etc.)
  • Experience monitoring and debugging large-scale, geographically distributed systems

Additionally, the following skills are preferred:
  • Experience with the software development life-cycle of large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with life-cycle and change management of hardware and operating systems.
  • Database and messaging concepts.

 
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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Sr Hardware/Software Engineer]]> What You' ll Do:

The individual in this role will be a part of a dynamic trading team with responsibilities to design, build, and test cutting-edge trading systems. This hands-on role will encompass high performance exchange connectivity, designing and developing distributed trading systems, and the creation of complex algorithms. The ideal candidate will be creative and passionate about development and be able to solve difficult technical problems in a fast-paced and energetic environment.

This individual will bring experience in hardware / FPGA development that will be critical in working alongside our internal FPGA and R&D teams. The trading team is extremely latency sensitive and eager to continue to improve performance and optimize the existing systems. This is a fast-paced area, where taking ideas through to deployment must be fast and accurate. You will help build the next generation of hardware solutions. You will have excellent knowledge of building reliable, high performance FPGA hardware systems. Ideally you will have a combination of skills in traditional RTL development, and complimentary software skills. This will enable you to fully contribute to co-designing hybrid hardware/software applications.

As a resourceful individual you will make a difference to our growing company and we will recognize, value, and reward your contributions. We will support your career progression in a well-resourced, fast-moving environment. Together we can make a significant impact and help define the future of trading acceleration using FPGA technology.


What you’ ll do:

 
  • Work within the trading team and collaborate with FPGA development team to roll out new hardware
  • Gain deep understanding of the trading algorithms and decide on how these ideas will be implemented in software and hardware in latency sensitive matter
  • Interact with team’ s traders to decide in best practices for implementation of details in strategy algorithms
  • Interact with team’ s developers and core development to coordinate technology introduction
  • Develop high performance FPGA systems in SystemVerilog
  • Contribute to the development of productivity tooling that supports the RTL efforts
  • Stay informed of industry hardware including the latest System on Chip and System in Package
  • Interpret high level requirements to create exceptional solutions for the trading community
  • Develop expertise in trading strategies and design low latency marriage between trading idea, software and hardware

Skills  you’ ll need:

 
  • Algorithmic trading system development experience strongly preferred
  • Should have worked extensively with C++ in a Windows and Linux environment
  • Experience in object-oriented design and multithreaded programming
  • Development in a high performance environment experience preferred 
  • Should demonstrate noteworthy analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong understanding of computer systems e.g. operating systems, networks, performance optimization, etc.
  • 5+ years hands on development experience 
  • Team player with the development skills to back up his / her quiet confidence
  • Understanding of latency challenges & optimizations in x64 platform.
  • Hands-on FPGA development successes, taking ownership of significant systems and subsystems
  • Sound understanding of technology tradeoffs, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • 5+ years of experience working as a FPGA development engineer in a team environment
  • 5+ years of RTL experience (SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL)
  • Quantitative appreciation of low-level hardware/software interaction
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject

 

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

 
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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Business Development - Derivatives]]>                                   Business Development

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

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

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

What you’ ll do: 

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

 

 

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

 

                                  Business Development

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

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

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

What you’ ll do: 

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

 

 

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

 

 
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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Data Analyst]]> Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Cars.com is seeking an experience Data Analyst.  The individual will play a key role in ensuring that our data teams continue to be a valued and trusted technology partner within our organization. We are looking for an IT professional with enterprise level business/data analyst experience and a passion for delivering great customer service.

Cars.com is transforming itself from a typical Agile/Scrum environment to a Lean, Pod-based structure. This means the data developer will work on small, autonomous, cross functional teams focused on test driven, continuously deployed and integrated solutions.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partner with business units in understanding our data environment and capabilities.
  • Understand and elicit data requirements using interviews, data analysis, business process descriptions, stories, scenarios, business analysis, and workflow analysis.
  • The individual will act as a liaison between technology teams and internal business units.
  • The data analyst may also assist in identifying data quality problems and in determining options for how they will be handled. The individual will also play a role in testing and validation and in delivering user training and communications.
  • Function as a subject matter expert on our data, processes, and business methodologies.
  • Collect multiple streams of data and decompose them into concise specifications.
  • Collaborate with technical experts and business units to determine the best possible reporting mechanisms.
  • Counsel/Advise partners/users on data capabilities and potential short-comings.

Required Experience
  • Proven working experience as a data analyst
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects, Tableau, etc), databases (Oracle, Teradata, Hadoop) and an understanding of ETL frameworks.
  • Excellent active listening and verbal communication skills, strong business writing ability, flexible and adaptable attitude, can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines, ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including other  divisions, and ability to discuss technical issues to non-technical audience.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings.

Required Experience
  • Extensive experience with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Tableau Reader (8.x./9.x).
  • 5+ years of experience in Data Analyst role.
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL.
  • 2+ years of experience in a Data Warehouse and/or Business Intelligence.
  • Solid understanding of database structures and fundamentals.
  • Experience with Teradata or Oracle platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel.
  • Must be collaborative in driving decisions with the ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Must be " self-motivated" as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Working experience in Agile/Scrum environment is preferred.
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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Technical Architect]]> Cars.com is seeking a tech driven Architect who has the requisite experience to lead full stack application architectures through delivery. Our organization will look to you to bring latest thought leadership to the table when it comes to frictionless partner integration, fast data pipelines and engaging consumer experiences. Both on-prem and cloud-native solutions are in play.

As an ideal fit, you are a forward thinking person who considers long-term trends and broad business implications when determining approach or recommending actions, demonstrates thoughtful preparation and confidence in recommended actions, and values being a proactive leader who seeks to help others and increase value.

Responsibilities
  • Be at the forefront of proposing innovative technology solutions relevant to car shopper and partner ecosystem.
  • Lead integration architectures for internal and external systems.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our products and deliver practical architectural blueprints for desired features which account for real on-the-ground constraints.
  • Explore innovative technologies to enhance business outcomes
  • Build strong cross-organizational collaborative relationships such as with product, UX, devops, site reliability, architecture and data teams.
  • Provide thought leadership and foster a culture of innovation.
  • Contribute towards technology hackathons, product selection, technology adoption and prototypical implementations.
  • Stay current with technology trends.

Required Skills
  • You have a Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field/equivalent experience.
  • You are well versed in relative suitability of two or more technology stacks for various problem domains, standard design patterns and their practical applications, how the web works under the hood, and robust data pipelines. 
  • You are skilled in non-functional aspects such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, operating at scale, resiliency, performance, maintainability.
  • You keep up with industry trends, enjoy teaching yourself new technology, and enjoy talking about different technical problems and their solutions.
  • You enjoy proving out concepts and communicating their results.
  • You can prepare efficient technical documentation and diagram key concepts for communicating solutions to other technologists.
  • You have excellent leadership and communication skills across all levels of the organization.
  • You have the courage to debate with colleagues and drive out the best solution for the organization, not just your solution.
  • You enjoy mentoring junior technologists and fostering a culture of learning and growth.

Required Experience
  • 5+ years of information systems experience with increasing responsibilities in development, design and architecture.
  • Recent architecture experience in systems integration and data pipelines for high traffic consumer facing sites, regardless of the language or platform.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess the pros and cons of a solution and communicate those strengths and weaknesses succinctly and confidently
  • Experience delivering in an agile environment
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Front End Developer]]> Cars.com  is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our B2B and B2C brand to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’ re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

Cars.com  is seeking a Front End Developer to join its growing Technology team. The Front End Developer will collaborate with developers across  Cars.com  on best practices, standards, and trends through Communities of Practice.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Contribute to the solution from development through production deployment.
  • Perform delivery (e.g. code, unit-test, and lead design/code review sessions).
  • Work in a cross-functional environment (i.e. Product Owner, Scrum Master, UX Designers, and Architecture).
  • Perform discovery (e.g. planning, sizing, POCs) to ensure success of delivery team.
  • Ensure code quality is high, application is healthy, and tech debt is low.

Required Skills
  • Self-motivated and team oriented
  • Able to work in a cross functional team
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and find challenges motivating
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Node.js is preferred
  • Substantial experience with JavaScript 
  • Solid knowledge of JSON/CSS and AJAX
  • Solid knowledge of HTML
  • Understanding of Object Oriented development is preferred

Required Experience
  • College degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience4-7 years of experience as web developer in an online/software venue
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming
  • Understanding of Web Services concepts; RESTful API experience preferred
  • Experience with MV* JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Backbone, Angular, Node, CanJS) preferred
  • Experience with developing applications on Node.js
  • Past experience and/or advocate for front end best practices (e.g. JS unit-testing and continuous deployment)
  • Agile/Scrum/Lean experience preferred
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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Full Stack Developer]]> Working within a dynamic and fast paced team environment, the full stack developer is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of mission-critical, highly visible applications in direct support of Cars.com business objectives. The ideal candidate must be able to provide development expertise within his/her portfolio of products and be the point of contact for specific applications. Furthermore, this person is responsible for working with the leads to develop the technical design by fully understanding the technical details, integration, and functions of multiple applications across their development team.
 
The Ideal Candidate will be able to:
  • Participate in design sessions with IT, Architecture and Development Leads.
  • Works with a team of peers to design and implement products in support of strategic business and IT initiatives.
  • Participates in peer review sessions throughout design and development phases for multiple projects at any given time.
  • Documents design, deliverables, source, and release notes in the interest of supporting future development and operations staff.
  • Assists Quality Assurance engineers in issue identification, isolation, and remediation issues during formal QA cycles.
  • Continuously improves, refines, and refactors software.
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Participates in requirement reviews, actively working to uncover and resolve ambiguous and invalid requirements.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to internal team processes or to supported business' s processes, products, or services.

Required Skills 
  • Understands, articulates, and conforms to core OOP and MVC principles.
  • Understands, utilizes, and leverages core architecture and has experience in open source project development utilizing front-end and back-end technologies
  • Substantial experience our tech stack: Java, JavaScript, Spring, AngularJS and Node.js
  • Substantial knowledge of JSON/CSS, JQuery, and Ajax 
  • Understanding of Web Services concepts; RESTful API experience preferred

Required Experience 
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair Programming
  • 6-8 years of web-based development experience in an enterprise scale organization
  • Comfortable offering input across requirements phases and distilling the product into fine-grained deliverables.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people with varying technical skill sets and business knowledge is required.
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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Big Data Developer]]> Cars.com is seeking an experienced Hadoop/Big Data Developer  to join our organization in providing development experience  for the overall, design, development and deployment into a  Hadoop based platform. Developing conceptual, logical and physical target-state architecture, engineering and operational specs for Big Data solutions across all lines of businesses by effectively applying software engineering principles, patterns and best practices. The candidate will collaborate with business users and application teams across the Cars.com organization to build consensus and to promote adoption of Big Data solutions effectively. Additionally, provides technology insight and expertise on industry trends

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Utilize Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop and Spark, Kafka and In-memory applications using Java, SQL, Pig, Hive, Impala, Scala, based on the concepts of Lamda architecture
  • Analyze multiple sources of structured and unstructured data to propose and design data architecture solutions for scalability, high availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity.
  • Understand business taxonomy and provide data analysis, design, modeling, and implementation leadership to project teams, database development group(s), IT, and the enterprise and ensure that analytical solutions are aligned with our architectural direction.
  • Develop conceptual, logical and physical design for various data types and large volumes.
  • Architect, design and implement high performance, large volume data integration processes, database, storage, and other back-end services
  • Implement security, encryption best practices for big data environments.
  • Create and maintain data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, system diagrams, business and logical systems integration as it pertains to Analytics/Business Intelligence and big data systems.
  • Find and implement solutions to integrate event-based, semi-structured and 3rd party data sources (e.g. E-commerce transaction data) with enterprise relational models and strategies for transactional and analytical systems to effectively share data.
  • Partner with our Enterprise Architecture team to ensure that the defined architectures align with other architecture domains (e.g. infrastructure, EDW, security, etc).

Required Skills
  • Ability to perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning
  • Solid experience with NoSQL and MPP/columnar database technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and model mission critical BI, OLAP, OLTP, ETL, NoSQL, MPP, In-memory and batch Hadoop solutions leveraging multiple data technologies (Oracle, Teradata, Informatica; Hive, HBase; Impala, Solr, Spark)
  • Operational expertise in the use of SQL/HQL/NoSQL
  • Demonstrated experience translating business and technical requirements into comprehensive data reporting strategies and analytic solutions.
  • Extensive background and expertise in developing and managing data technologies, technical operations, reusable data services, and related tools and technologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership and management abilities
  • Read more at https://www.cars.com/careers/jobdetail/220979/#vGhDBcg52lwe2Peu.99

Required Experience
  • 5+ years of IT experience; 4 focused in areas of Big Data architecture and operation.
  • 3+ years architecting big data solutions with a major RDBMS platform (Oracle, Teradata)
  • 3+ Experience with Hadoop ecosystem frameworks such as: MapReduce, Hive, Yarn, HBase, Pig Latin, Storm, Kafka, Flume HCatalog, Spark, Oozie, Zookeeper, Java and others
  • 2 years functioning as a Technical Leader/Manager role in a Big Data environment.
  • Working knowledge of setting up, configuring and optimization of Hadoop clusters
  • Experience with one or more of Hadoop-capable BI tools such as Datameer, Platfora, Splunk, and similar
  • Experience with cloud and platform services, including self-provisioning, dynamic resource allocation and usage metering
  • Ability to lead large scale, long-term data projects and work effectively leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience executing or managing data operations is a plus
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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Big Data Technical Lead]]> Cars.com is seeking an experienced Hadoop/Big Data Technical Lead to join our organization in providing leadership for the overall, design, development and deployment of a Hadoop based platform. Developing conceptual, logical and physical target-state architecture, engineering and operational specs for Big Data solutions across all lines of businesses by effectively applying software engineering principles, patterns and best practices.   The candidate will collaborate with business users and application teams across the Cars.com organization to build consensus and to promote adoption of Big Data solutions effectively. Additionally, provides technology insight and expertise on industry trends

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Utilize and mentor developers in Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop and Spark, Kafka and In-memory applications using Java, SQL, Pig, Hive, Impala, Scala, based on the concepts of Lamda architecture
  • Function as a hands-on team Technical Leader that provides day to day direction and solutions to achieving set goals.
  • Analyze multiple sources of structured and unstructured data to propose and design data architecture solutions for scalability, high availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity.
  • Understand business taxonomy and provide data analysis, design, modeling, and implementation leadership to project teams, database development group(s), IT, and the enterprise and ensure that analytical solutions are aligned with our architectural direction.
  • Develop conceptual, logical and physical design for various data types and large volumes.
  • Architect, design and implement high performance, large volume data integration processes, database, storage, and other back-end services
  • Implement security, encryption best practices for big data environments.
  • Create and maintain data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, system diagrams, business and logical systems integration as it pertains to Analytics/Business Intelligence and big data systems.
  • Find and implement solutions to integrate event-based, semi-structured and 3rd party data sources (e.g. E-commerce transaction data) with enterprise relational models and strategies for transactional and analytical systems to effectively share data.
  • Partner with our Enterprise Architecture team to ensure that the defined architectures align with other architecture domains (e.g. infrastructure, EDW, security, etc).

Required Skills
  • Ability to perform data related benchmarking, performance analysis and tuning
  • Solid experience with NoSQL and MPP/columnar database technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and model mission critical BI, OLAP, OLTP, ETL, NoSQL, MPP, In-memory and batch Hadoop solutions leveraging multiple data technologies (Oracle, Teradata, Informatica; Hive, HBase; Impala, Solr, Spark)
  • Operational expertise in the use of SQL/HQL/NoSQL
  • Demonstrated experience translating business and technical requirements into comprehensive data reporting strategies and analytic solutions.
  • Extensive background and expertise in developing and managing data technologies, technical operations, reusable data services, and related tools and technologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership and management abilities

Required Experience
  • 10+ years of IT experience; 4 focused in areas of Big Data architecture and operation.
  • 5+ years architecting big data solutions with a major RDBMS platform (Oracle, Teradata)
  • 4+ Experience with Hadoop ecosystem frameworks such as: MapReduce, Hive, Yarn, HBase, Pig Latin, Storm, Kafka, Flume HCatalog, Spark, Oozie, Zookeeper, Java and others
  • 2 years functioning as a Technical Leader/Manager role in a Big Data environment.
  • Working knowledge of setting up, configuring and optimization of Hadoop clusters
  • Experience with one or more of Hadoop-capable BI tools such as Datameer, Platfora, Splunk, and similar
  • Experience with cloud and platform services, including self-provisioning, dynamic resource allocation and usage metering
  • Ability to lead large scale, long-term data projects and work effectively leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience executing or managing data operations is a plus
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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Alpha Capture Software Engineer]]> Our Client is seeking a driven Web 2.0 software engineer to join their alpha-capture product team.  Partnering with software engineers across the organization, you will be instrumental in building scalable, multi-server, multi-database web applications that drive the firms quantitative trading models. This undertaking requires the following:
  • Integrating dynamic back-end functionalities;
  • Implementing compelling, functional user interfaces that support the success of their electronic alpha-capture business;
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks;
  • Participating in design and code reviews;
  • Defining and communicating best practices for web-based user interface engineering across the organization.

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

 

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

 

Being an Ops Developer means working on a tight-knit, highly productive team. You’ ll be in charge of designing new systems that impact the whole company, debugging mission critical software under time pressure, hacking your way through old scripts, and reviewing pull requests -- all in a day’ s work. We release a lot of code (usually daily, sometimes hourly!) that reaches into every department and every office .   As an Ops Developer, you' ll establish a deep knowledge of Python, C++, OS internals, CPU architecture, network hardware and protocol, individual market behavior, firm risk controls/risk management, algorithm design, and strategy management.

 

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

 

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

 

The Profile
  • You attained a Bachelor’ s in Computer Science or have commensurate experience
  • You are adept in at least one higher level language such as Python 
  • You have a working knowledge of C++ or C
  • You can analyze and fix problems quickly
  • You can look at code, figure out how it works, and how to make it better
  • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do?
  • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes
  • You can make difficult decisions under time pressure

 

Beneficial
  • Experience with (or a strong interest in learning!) UI Design / PyQt / HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • You have experience working with databases (SQL, MongoDB, Redis)

 

Culture

Our Client is first and foremost a math and technology firm. They pride themselves on having created a work environment that comfortably blends the laid back feeling of a dot-com, the imagination of a startup, the excitement of a trading floor and the intellectual stimulation of a think tank. This unique culture is specifically designed to foster creativity and cooperation.

 
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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Big Data Engineer]]>  

Big Data Engineer

 

Role/Responsibilities:

 

The Big Data Engineer will work on the collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing of huge data sets. The main objective will be to design the optimal software solutions, implementing, maintaining and monitoring them.
  • Work closely with financial analysts to develop new algorithms to automate the investment process
  • Process unstructured data into a form suitable for analysis
  • Support business decisions with ad hoc analysis as needed
  • To be able to work in teams and collaborate with others to clarify requirements

 

Requirements:

 
  • Strong programming experience (8+ years) in Python or C++
  • Strong SQL expertise (6+ years), including designing data warehouse schemas and tuning performance of very complex SQL queries
  • Experience processing large amounts of structured and unstructured data at scale (including writing scripts, web scraping, calling APIs, writing SQL queries, etc.)
  • Ability to clean and scrub noisy datasets
  • Ability to build custom software tools
  • Experience with AWS/EMR and other web services
  • Experience with statistical analysis, data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, or information retrieval is a plus
  • Experience with Spark and MapReduce is a plus
  • Experience with data visualization (Tableau) is a plus



 
 

 
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Python Developer]]> Mid-Sr level Python Developer, working for a systematic based hedge fund

I don' t have a job description, but candidates should have 3+ years of Python
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Javascript/React - Senior - Front End Web]]> Bloomberg has a reputation for providing the most accurate, comprehensive, and valuable financial information. Whether pulling together a PowerPoint presentation for management or manipulating a financial model in Excel, our clients interact with Bloomberg’ s data in their workflow. Our job is to not only make that possible, but to make it as easy as possible.

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

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

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

Our Client is a global private investment asset management company managing the assets of its founder, and employees. The firm focuses primarily on discretionary long/short equity investing and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. It is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, maintains offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Boston and New York.

The Technology department employs 140+ people and delivers all technology solutions used within the firm. They are looking for extraordinarily bright, articulate and dedicated computer science or information systems professionals to join the team. If you want to join a world-class investment management organization that operates in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and rewards talent with recognition and increased responsibility, then this is the right opportunity.  The team seeks individuals that are highly proficient in their respective technology platform, articulate, solution driven, client focused and proactive in building their technology skills. 

About the Role:

 
  • Build analytical tools to facilitate rapid, ad-hoc understanding of performance and risk for portfolio managers, senior management, risk managers and analysts.
  • Develop quantitative analysis of risk to create game changing solutions
  • Build and support risk operational infrastructure to maintain and continually exceed high standard of excellence.

 

 

To succeed as a Risk Developer you must embody the following values:

 

Innovation & Excellence: A successful team member has excellent broad technical and problem solving skills including the ability to innovate, drive change, and can quickly adapt to changing processes, priorities, languages, and ideas.

Communication:  We interact directly with risk managers, senior management, and portfolio managers, in addition to our colleagues in the technology department.  The ability to communicate with technical peers and our business users in terms that both groups can understand is crucial to our success.

Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity.  Our work is truthful, direct and unbiased.  We protect sensitive and confidential information and exercise discretion in all aspects of our work. 

Courage: we are not afraid to fail.  We accomplish difficult and high-stakes tasks in an environment with a high degree of uncertainty.  We will sometimes be wrong, but we will always learn from our mistakes and improve.

Curiosity: we always ask “ why?” We don’ t accept the first answer or the easy answer; we strive for understanding.  We do not report information; we provide insight and analysis by putting information into context.  We solve puzzles even when we don’ t have all the pieces.  

 

Additional Requirements:

 
  • An interest and passion in the understanding of financial markets and instruments.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical specification.
  • 5+ years programming experience, with 2+ years dedicated to C#.
  • Advanced SQL development experience.

 

Experiences Preferred:
  • Development of risk management systems or valuation engines.
  • Design and development of fully functional GUIs.
  • Experience using Scala
  • Experience using, designing, or developing with NoSQL technologies
  • The candidates will be tested on his/her knowledge of financial markets, and his/her ability to code in C# and SQL.
  • 2+ year experience in hedge fund/investment bank

 

 
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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Network Engineer]]> Job Description:

The Technical Architect or specialist role is primarily responsible for a wide range of network infrastructure and security duties including on premise and cloud network systems including routers, firewalls, switches, other network devices etc. This role will assist Solution Architects and PSM leadership with developing solution specific best practices, mentoring & sharing knowledge with junior staff, marketing events and business development activities

Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Design and configure networking systems/hardware equipment including switches and routers, firewalls, network monitoring, network performance management, IPS/IDS, threat & security gateways, etc.
  • Trouble shoot, resolve and assist in complex network related issues (LAN & WAN)
  • Heavy focus on technical lead role and tasks during implementation phases of small and mid-size projects, as well as break fix support for managed service clients.
  • Interface with carriers and vendors to develop and implement network based solutions and troubleshoot service issues
  • Implement and support Microsoft public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions (Office 365, Azure, AD, Server OS, etc).
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting VoIP systems
  • Participate and support account planning, sales strategy and sales focused meetings
  • Serve as tier 2 & 3 support for escalated project or managed services related issues

 

Competencies, Qualifications & Certifications:
  • A minimum of five years actively working in a mid-size LAN/WAN environment, managing and supporting the integrity and security of a complex network infrastructure consisting of routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, threat management gateways and other network appliances/servers.
  • Advanced working knowledge of IP networks, routing, layer 2 and layer 3 switching, routing protocols such as BGP or EIGRP, QOS, VPN technologies, VPLS and network protocols such as DHCP and DNS. Experience with remote access and multi-factor security technologies, such as SSL VPNs and RSA SecurID systems.
  • Strong analytical network troubleshooting skills and proficiency with packet capture tools.
  • Ability to apply security and networking concepts to emerging cloud solutions, including Azure and AWS
  • Strong fundamentals in Disaster Recovery, Change Management, Logging and Alerting, and Incident Response
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary to support  testing, maintenance or emergency activities.
  • General working knowledge related to: On premises, Exchange, Active Directory, DNS, DFS, DHCP, Group Policy, server operating systems
  • Bachelor degree related to IT and 5 years’ experience in IT consulting OR 10 years’ experience in IT consulting.
  • CCNA or CCNP required. VCP and MCSE certifications a plus but not a requirement
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Executive Assistant / Office Manager]]> We are looking for an Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator.

The candidate should be someone who is eager and has a positive attitude, can take on new challenges and tasks, is proactive, and is always one step ahead of their executive team.

What you will do in this role:
  • Plan and schedule an array of meetings for executive and teams, including but not limited to dealing with many high demanding calendars, preparing meeting materials, set-up A/V and conference calls, reserving and preparing rooms, etc.
  • Provide comprehensive travel planning (international and domestic) for executive and executive director(s); in addition provide support, help and advice on policy to other staff as needed.
  • Prepare expense reports for executive and executive director(s); in addition provide support, help and advice on policy to other staff as needed. Track and update all expenses for department and gather for monthly forecasting.
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations.
  • Organize and compile information for executive (both in preparation for meetings and to ensure that company-wide administrative deadlines are made).
  • Assist in reviewing documents to ensure accuracy and consistency of information for executive and teams.
  • Managing projects and conducting research as needed.
  • Demonstrate discretion when working with confidential and highly sensitive information.
  • Manage office supply orders, office snack orders, and office catering/treats for celebrations; coordinate and plan company events and parties.

Education:
  • An Associate or Bachelor' s Degree in Business or other related discipline is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and relevant proven work experience that is required for the specific job level.

You should have these skills:
  • Proficient in technologies such as MS Office, Accountting Systems, MS Outlook, telephones, teleconferencing, web conferencing
  • BS/BA degree preferred
  • 2+ years of experience preferred
  • Ability to interact with senior executives in a highly professional and credible manner
  • Ability to multitask, adapt in changing environments, and carry a positive attitude.
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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Project Manager - Software]]> We' re hiring a Software Implementation Manager. You will be responsible for managing enterprise software implementations to ensure our clients'? goals are met, and ensuring a smooth transition as our clients implement our software. We' re looking for an excellent communicator and presenter who can lead our consulting engagements to solve clients' business challenges.

You' ll be in charge of tracking? and communicating project statuses internally and externally. You will be the primary client contact, and you' ll work with all project resources to deliver and achieve project success. You should be an experienced team leader, and you should know your way? around project management standard methodologies, knowledge, skills, and techniques.? 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:? 

  • Successfully leading client implementations to achieve client and company objectives and results? 

  • Project communications? 

  • Compliance with established Software Implementation Life Cycle (SILC) methodologies and quality controls? 

  • Client relationship management and customer satisfaction? 

  • Risk Mitigation, Actions and Issues Management? 

  • Project financials? 

 

In this role, you will:? 

  • Lead and manage efforts to plan, design and implement enterprise SaaS Software solutions for clients.? 

  • Ensure all project landmarks, deliverables, deadlines and requirements are managed through delivery to Production Go Live.? 

  • Collaborate with all implementation staff in person, virtually and internationally as required? 

  • Plan effective post implementation transition with the Account Services and Service Desk teams? 

  • Provide Project Status Reports and Change Requests to our clients and to our team? 

  • Resolve any issues impeding successful on time implementation and communicate critical issues as required.? 

  • Assign ownership, establish due dates, manage progress, and report completion dates and/or current status? 

  • Manage larger client deployments, developing strategic goals across regions and business units with the client’ s senior level management? 

  • Identify, acquire and nurture key relationships with new clients in order to diversify the company’ s current portfolio? 

  • Drive the success of customer implementations, and act as the project lead contact to ensure that the project exceeds client expectations? 

  • Ensure? all billing, expenses, WIP and accruals are prepared and delivered on time for each project; prepare and provide clients with actual vs. budget projection status reports 

  • Ensure monthly project invoices are accurate, complete and match budget reports; manage the project budget and scope including resources time review, project expenses and client billing? 

  • May assist Business Development with Professional Services project estimates including the implementation plan and project or program? costs? 

 

You' ll do best if you:? 

  • Have 7+ years’ experience supporting software implementations through full lifecycle 

  • Appreciate and follow new technologies in document management and workflow environment.? 

  • Have experience applying methodologies and/or tools to produce integrated solutions that meet business needs.? 

  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office products; including MS Project, SharePoint and the ability to learn new software products.? 

  • Have experience with project management using structured methodologies.? 

  • Possess business analyst or application design skills.? 

  • Understand graphics arts production and brand management.? 

  • Have a good grasp of financial management 

  • Experience in a consulting/management consulting environment that supports CPG, Retail, or Life Sciences organizations 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.? 
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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Quant Trader]]>                                                        Quant Trader

Our Client is, an expanding proprietary trading firm seeks a Quant Trader to join the Chicago team. The position is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated and focused individual with excellent analytical and technical skills, be a creative problem solver, clear communicator and present a strong record of successfully working with others in a team environment.

Responsibilities
  • Design and implement low-latency algorithmic strategies for Futures and across multiple asset classes
  • Develop high-frequency quantitative trading signals (microstructure, quantitative and statistical/machine learning)
  • Implement all aspects of strategy development including market data analysis, signal generation, back-testing and execution
  • Thought leader to provide insights to the development of profitable trading strategies that drive firm profitability
  • Work with existing financial engineering team to improve current trading strategies
  • Expand firm trading scope to new markets and product classes
  • Communicate and collaborate with developers, financial engineers, trade support, exchanges, and other third parties to handle real-time trading issues

Qualifications
  • Advanced degree strongly rooted in a quantitative discipline
  • Strong understanding of high-frequency, electronic trading; proprietary trading highly desirable
  • Familiarity with scripting language (Python, R) 
  • Experience with C++ (11) on Linux
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Desire to take responsibility and immediately have an impact
  • Machine learning, stochastic processes, advanced mathematics strongly preferred
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Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1 <![CDATA[Deployment Manager]]> Description



Our client is looking for an exceptional  Deployment Manager  for their Houston, TX office who will be a key driver delivering the infrastructure from design to production operations.  If you are seeking an opportunity to implement and optimize revolutionary technology solutions you will find this a challenging and exciting role. 

 What you’ ll do:
  • Owns the transition of infrastructure from the engineering teams into production operations
  • Manages a team of data center, systems and network engineers focused on infrastructure deployment
  • Maintains momentum as projects transition from strategy and design into production deployment
  • Serves as the project lead for infrastructure deployment efforts, including cross-team efforts where Trading Infrastructure is the largest stakeholder
  • Creates process and implements tools to improve infrastructure deployment standards and reduce lead times
  • Handles procurement and logistics for large, complex infrastructure projects
  • Oversee all data center activities, including repairs and network carrier work
  • Track and report on data center capacity and health, including space, power, and cooling

 

What you’ ll have:
  • Must have a strong technical background, with depth in data center, networking, and systems best practices for infrastructure deployment
  • Process oriented
  • Experience working with large scale projects
  • Detail oriented with extensive deployment planning experience
  • Project Management experience is a plus
  • ITIL knowledge a plus
  • Bachelors in MIS (or similar) strongly preferred

 

Bonus points:
  • Experience working in an IT role in the Finance industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the design and deployment considerations for precision timing technologies such as IEEE 1588
  • Implementation experience with RF/microwave based technology
  • Experience with vendor relationship management

 

What you’ ll get:
  • The unique opportunity to work alongside talented and passionate individuals who enjoy friendly competition and solving complex problems.  
  • Attractive compensation and bonus structure
  • Generous benefit plan structure including an option for fully paid health insurance premiums for individuals
  • Free catered lunches every day with snacks and beverages provided daily
  • Free onsite gym membership
  • Weekly in-house professional massages
  • Tickets to sporting and theater events
  • Casual dress
  • Company events, often including employees' families. Recent events include The Blue Man Group, Top Golf, the Houston Rodeo, Houston Zoo picnic, and our annual holiday party.

 

 
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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Network/Data Center Engineer]]> Description



Our Client is looking for an exceptional  Network/Data Center Engineer  in Jersey City, NJ who will be a key driver in the design, build and support of their complex, proprietary trading infrastructure.  If you are seeking an opportunity to implement and optimize revolutionary technology solutions, you will find this a challenging and exciting role. 

 

What you’ ll do:
  • Deploy, manage, and maintain cutting-edge networks
  • Interface with U.S. exchanges, brokers and technology vendors on infrastructure products and to build customized network solutions
  • Maintain certifications and expertise by attending conferences, trade shows, and technology training
  • Learn new technologies such as Microwave/RF, low latency switching, and hardware acceleration
  • Take ownership of infrastructure projects from design to documentation and delivery
  • Assist with designing, deploying, and maintaining a clean and supportable physical infrastructure presence in world class data centers

 

What you’ ll have:
  • Experience with configuring and supporting routers and switches in a large environment
  • Hands on experience with installing server and switching hardware
  • Industry recognized certification such as CCNA/CCNP/CCIE, ACE
  • Familiarity with best practices around structured cabling and data center management
  • Willingness to travel 5 to 10% (including international locations) and at least 25% locally
  • Must be passionate, determined, and have intellectual curiosity
  • Must have the ability and desire to work collaboratively
  • Must have the flexibility to experiment with novel solutions and the determination to test assumptions and conventional methods

 

Bonus points:
  • Experience working in an IT role in the Finance industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the design and deployment considerations for precision timing technologies such as IEEE 1588
  • Implementation experience with RF/microwave based technology
  • Multicast support experience
  • Experience with vendor relationship management

 

About Quantlab Financial:

Our Client supports a very successful proprietary trading organization (similar to a hedge fund, but no outside investors, so we are much more stable), established in 1998.

 

 
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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Business Development / Inside Sales (Mid-Market Sales)]]> Our client is a well-established enterprise software company and the market leader in their sector.  We are looking for creative, energetic people to help build our brand new Inside Sales team that will offer our best in class enterprise software solutions to a whole new market.

This is an opportunity to be part of something big at the ground floor. The client is a global software company and plans to expand our inside sales to all regions within the next 5 years.  

You can be part of the team creating and implementing the sales processes that will be integral to our  success.  

What we expect

  • Make your quarterly quota

  • Follow the sales processes you help us to develop

  • Teamwork and development of best practices

What you can expect

  • Generous uncapped commission program

  • To be valued and appreciated for your contributions

How you will do it

  • Hunt for new business using common internet lead generation strategies

  • Innovate new strategies to find leads in new markets

  • Help measure and refine the inside sales process

What you have

  • Understand and be highly functional with everyday technologies like Outlook, Salesforce, and LinkedIn

  • 2-5 years’ experience selling software, digital advertising, marketing solutions, etc.

Who you are:

  • Be positive and ready to go every day

  • Be committed to team success over individual success

  • Be accountable for your performance

 

It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, ancestry, color, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Sales Director]]> Our Client

Networked Insights is an analytics company focused on social data. Our SaaS platform, Kairos, processes, classifies, and analyzes hundreds of millions of social posts per day, helping marketers from the world’ s leading brands uncover meaningful and valuable insights so that they can deeply understand their consumer audiences including how they feel about virtually any topic. Our technology makes it easy for them to create the best content, invest in the right media, and track their success in real time.

What You’ ll Do

In your role, you will introduce Networked Insights’ social analytics solutions to large, innovative marketers, brands and agencies. You will use your internal resources to understand prospect’ s marketing needs and goals, to determine how they can best make use of our platform, and ultimately negotiate the terms of a successful partnership.

Responsibilities
  • Identify, qualify, develop and close sales against quota, with large, innovative brands, marketers and agencies that result in high quality customer experiences and renewals
  • Build a pipeline of both short-term and longer-term opportunities through a variety of lead generation techniques including working with inbound leads, leveraging your personal network, as well as networking at conferences and industry events
  • Partner with the Marketing, Product and Customer Success Teams to provide customer input and ensure successful client engagement
  • Maintain visibility into your activities through proper reporting and work in a team environment to help improve the company’ s overall success in sales

What You’ ll Need
  • Bachelor’ s degree or higher
  • 3-7 years of experience with a demonstrated track record of consistent sales growth within an early stage company or division selling paradigm shifting products and services
  • Significant experience selling a combination of technology (software and data) and services
  • Domain knowledge of social media, digital advertising and consumer insights research techniques is preferred
  • SaaS sales experience selling marketing technology to brands, advertisers, or agencies

Who You Are
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, executive presence, superior poise and judgment
  • Track record of consistently over achieving sales goals/quotas
  • Strong negotiation, presentation and closing skills
  • High energy and drive, coupled with resourcefulness, required to succeed in a startup environment
  • Impeccable ethics and a reputation reflecting this

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

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply Here
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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Java Development Lead]]> Who We Are

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

What You’ ll Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 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 EST 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer - Denver]]> Description

 

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

 

Annual Compensation $250, 000 to $500, 000

 

What will you be doing?

 

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

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

Who are you?

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

 

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

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

Our Client is a dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets. Founded in 1998, they have an established presence and are one of the pioneers in quantitative investment management with a track record of consistent profitability under varying market conditions.

 

Our Client is looking for an experienced Quantitative Research Scientist – Options Strategist to join their Houston, TX team. This role will be focused creating and enhancing fully-automated market microstructure models and trading algorithms in a challenging, informal, and intellectually-stimulating environment.  The successful candidate will be an independent thinker with a track record of innovative problem solving in a theoretical and preferably computational discipline— industry experience in a quantitative position is preferred but, not required.

 

Responsibilities:

 
  • Extracting new options trading signals from existing high frequency data
  • Developing, implementing and back testing new trading algorithms
  • Improving and optimizing existing option models
  • Advancing the team’ s technical knowledge base and helping idea generation

Requirements:

 
  • Ph.D. in a technical field like math, physics, engineering or a similar field
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following: Probability Theory and Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Time Series Analysis, Stochastic Calculus, PDEs.
  • Knowledge of basic options pricing models
  • Practical understanding of option risk metrics, Greeks and volatility measures
  • Industry experience in derivatives pricing and trading preferred, but not required
  • Significant experience in C++ programming, good knowledge of scripting (Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and as a part of a team
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Security Engineer]]>
 

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

 

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

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

Our Client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their own account in markets around the world.
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer in Test - Beaker ]]> We are looking for an experienced QA/Dev Ops Engineer eager to work on producing business-critical software and making an essential contribution to the quality and uptime of our client’ s systems.

Our engineers are responsible for:
  • Implementing, maintaining and expanding a sophisticated automated test framework;
  • Designing test plans and creating test cases with a focus on reliability and security;
  • Engineering the reduction of time to release;
  • Significantly increasing test coverage;
  • Manage system upgrades;
  • Automate system monitoring and alerting;
  • Develop performance testing strategies.

Requirements Include:
  • A bachelor' s degree in computer science or an engineering discipline.
  • At minimum, 2-5 years of professional work experience in QA in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one major programming languages (Java, Python, JavaScript).
  • A passion for quality assurance, code quality and testing.
  • Demonstrated experience working with automated testing infrastructure and procedures for distributed and real-time systems.
  • Outstanding analytical and organization skills, and a team spirit.
  • An insatiable appetite for verifying software correctness.
  • Experience in Linux System administration (Ubuntu/Debian).
  • Experience with the entire software  life cycle, from requirements to operations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of JIRA and github
  • Experience with selenium,  jasmine and/or protractor
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks
  • Experience in configuring and working Jenkins continuous integration

 
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Lead FPGA Engineer - Trading Team]]> Our Clients technology teams pride themselves on technical excellence, and on building a culture that they are proud to be a part of. They want people who think deeply about how to build world class solutions, and who also are open to new ideas and approaches in a finance and technology world that is constantly changing.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Our client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for our own account in markets around the world. Their rading is diverse— across asset classes and instruments, using their   own models and systems— and it’ s this diversification that sets us apart.  Founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities. They’ ve grown to more than 700 exceptional people in six cities around the world, but have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EST 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 EST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - High Frequency]]> Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks software developers for our   their Core Engineering team who are excited to design in-house trading systems that are robust, resilient, and blindingly fast. These systems enable our client to execute algorithmic trading strategies based on patterns in market behavior. By building and maintaining this high-performance infrastructure, developers have helped to position the firm as a leader in the field of quantitative trading. You will shape the future of this lucrative industry while working alongside other exceptional programmers to solve some of the most challenging engineering problems in the world.  This role is available in the New York office.

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

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

 
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 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 EST 1
<![CDATA[Quant Trader]]> Our Client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, is  always  seeking exceptional Experienced Quantitative Traders. Tower highly values consistent profitability of trading strategies. If you meet the following criteria, Tower' s team would be very interested in speaking with you:

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Consultant, Dedicated Recruiting Services]]> Consultant, Dedicated Recruiting Services 

Company:

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

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

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

Opportunity:

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

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

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

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

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

Fluent in Mandarin and English. 
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Application Support Engineer]]> APPLICATION SUPPORT ENGINEER

New York, New York, United States

We are seeking a talented individual to join our Application Operations Engineering team.

 

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide integration and support services pertaining to Windows applications used in finance, back office, accounting, operations, legal, compliance, and investor management.
  • Troubleshoot issues involving complex application logic, navigating file systems and Microsoft SQL databases.
  • Report development using Crystal Reports, Tableau, or equivalent enterprise reporting tool.
  • Scripting and automation to reduce daily support burden of financial applications
  • Define application requirements and assist users with application selection
  • Proactive capacity-management planning, supporting future growth objectives
  • Integrate vendor add-ons and extensions to existing applications
  • Plan for application disaster recovery requirements
  • Collaborate productively with infrastructure professionals, application developers, system vendors, and end users

 

Requirements Include:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’ s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Four+ years of experience supporting enterprise applications with high availability requirements
  • A customer-focused approach to service delivery
  • Basic understanding of Windows Server platform and including filesystems and permissions
  • Familiar with Microsoft SQL Server with the ability to write and analyze complex queries.
  • Strong project management, prioritization, and communication skills including having the ability to engage with senior business stakeholders
  • Experience implementing and supporting applications in financial services industry a plus. 
  • Experience with Powershell, Linux bash, and Java/html scripting a plus

 
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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer (Full Stack)]]> We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our agile development team.  It’ s an exciting time here!  We are growing our business, team and next generation SaaS product.  The ideal candidate has command of the full stack from C# .NET, Java, and SQL Server database on the back-end, through TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS on the front-end and everything in between.  We seek curious analytical minds who crave challenges and solving complex technical problems with simple innovative solutions.  The Software Engineer is fun to work with, has strong communication skills and is committed to creating great software.

Job Duties
  • Design and develop software as a member of the agile product team
  • Collaborate with team members to understand product requirements and implement user stories
  • Review system architecture, database design and user interface
  • Write code that is easy to understand and fits with existing patterns
  • Produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Perform unit and integration testing
  • Analyze, debug and solve complex technical issues
  • Innovate with new technologies, concepts and tools
  • Manage changes with JIRA and SVN
  • Provide status updates with accurate effort estimates
  • Act as a resource by helping other developers, testers and team members

 

Experience and Skills
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related technology field
  • 3+  years’ work experience as a software engineer on web and database SaaS applications
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills with C# .NET required
  • Experience with Java preferred but not required
  • Strong knowledge of database design and efficient SQL statements, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience developing user interfaces with JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience with web applications running in Apache Tomcat and/or Windows Server IIS
  • Proficiency with software development tools including Java IDE and/or Visual Studio, JIRA and SVN
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies, APIs and tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to understand advanced technical documentation
  • Exposure to the most recent developments and emerging technologies in software

 
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[ C++ Low Latency Developer]]> Our Client is a startup trading firm (privately held). As recent as last month they started to trade live. The firm has 8 people combined and operates out of Soho. They are seeking a low latency C++ developer. This person should have experience writing latency sensitive code, strong experience on Linux, and an interest in the trading industry. This person will work on building out the firms trading infrastructure on a relatively new code base. This is a role for someone in a good position to take on some risk, and see the upside in working for a startup. This role will work closely with firm’ s founder, who is a seasoned Quant/Developer with 15+ years of experience in the trading industry. At this time, candidates do not need finance experience. This hire is the most pressing vacancy across the organization
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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Director, Enterprise Account Management]]> As the Director of Enterprise Account Management, you will be responsible for maintaining relationships and favorable contacts with current and potential enterprise accounts, regional sales teams, and business development. In this role, you will target potential clients and develop relationships in order to acquire and close new accounts. You will engage and execute complex software and solution sales to potential customers. You will also perform a variety of tasks from account leadership, RFI, RFP, RFQ response, prospecting, presentation, consulting and sales leadership in addition to  managing  direct reports.

Your day to day job duties will include:
  • Prospecting & Market/Business Opportunity Analysis,
  • Sales Leadership & Strategy, and 
  • Executes all aspects of business development and sales policies, objectives and initiatives.
  • Meeting and exceeding individual quotas

Your personal performance factors should be:
  • Integrity & Ethics,
  • Perseverance,
  • Flexibility,
  • Teamwork,
  • Initiative,  and
  • Quality.

Your key sales competencies will be:
  • Metrics and quota,
  • Sales methodology,
  • Communication,
  • Personal organization,
  • Composure,
  • Decision Making &  Discernment,
  • Client Focus
  • Negotiation
  • Critical Thinking and
  • Organizational Savvy.

Your computer and technical skills should cover:
  • Proficiency in the use of Salesforce.com,
  • Efficient and advanced computer skills with MS Office, and Visio,
  • Knowledge or industry experience as it pertains to enterprise content management, workflow, graphic life cycle and pre-press production,
  • The ability to learn new software products.

Your Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the field of selling enterprise software, interactive media, advertising and marketing, publishing to global brand leaders and Fortune 500 clients, or in a related area with a high volume of enterprise sales and complex enterprise software sales cycles
  • Demonstrable detailed knowledge and experience of enterprise content management, workflow, graphic life cycle and other content centric software and solutions
  • Executive level sales skills selling at the “ C” and VP levels, and
  • Experience writing, presenting and responding to RFI, RFP and RFQs.
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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT 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 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer Needs]]> Our Client is a well-funded stat up investment firm with roughly 60 employees. Our firm has made 5 placements there. Members of the development team were recruited out of technology houses, and investment firms.  The High Frequency and Futures Trading team are seeking to add skilled developers.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Cubist:

 

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

 

Role

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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

 

Proven expertise with:
  • Implementing systems for real-time option pricing, risk, and execution
  • Implementing fully automated option delta hedging strategies
  • Implementing real-time forecast, alpha services
  • Manipulating tick/microstructure level data
  • Ability to assess buy vs build tradeoffs and performance tradeoffs at all levels of the technology stack
  • Expertise in C++ or Java, Python
  • Domain knowledge of multiple product types preferred (options on futures, equity indices, ETFs, stocks, FX)     
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, desire to be a senior founding member of a dynamic investment team
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Research Infrastructure Software Engineer ( Boston OR Houston)]]> Our Client is a dynamic, technology-driven firm supporting a large-scale quantitative trading operation across a wide range of global financial markets, and supports a very successful proprietary trading organization 

They are seeking to fill the position of Research Infrastructure Software Engineer  in Boston, MA to work with the Research team. The successful candidate will be responsible for optimizing, enhancing, and maintaining proprietary trading platforms, as well as designing and implementing tools to support research efforts. 

  The Job:

You should apply if you are remarkably responsible, both as an individual and as part of a team, and love to share, debate, and communicate with other team members to find the best solutions to multifaceted problems.

  Our Client is interested in both recent graduates and professionals with industry experience who possess the following:
  • Passion for building and maintaining large-scale software systems that extract the ultimate performance from their underlying hardware resources
  • Excitement to learn and master the details of the entire computation environment across the software/hardware boundary including: memory hierarchy, cache-efficient programming, compiler optimizations, processor pipelining, multicore communication, and network interfaces
  • Strong knowledge of C++, from high-level object oriented design patterns to low-level language constructs
  • A meticulousness, assiduousness, and tenacity that drives you to deliver high quality output
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-motivated education and development
  • Demonstrated use of organizational resources to drive professional development
  • Confidence to contribute to the development of an effective and evolving team environment, using strong communication skills, diplomatic candor, and a commitment to support your teammates
  • Degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related scientific field

 

Additional preferred skills or interests:
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) approach to software engineering
  • Impeccable craftsmanship in the spirit of the Clean Code initiative
  • Multithreaded application development and debugging experience
  • Template and preprocessor meta-programming experience
  • Language design and compiler engineering experience
  • Software profiling and optimization experience
  • Assembly language level programming experience

 
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 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 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer in Test]]> SDET (NYC OR Chicago)

If you combine an unrivaled passion for technology with a proven track record of testing sophisticated, highly scalable and multi-tiered software systems, then we would like to hear from you. A Software Engineer in Test offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have hands-on experience with our diverse technology stack, impacting all areas of our dynamic production trading and research environment. 

In this role, you will be designing and implementing automated testing systems in Python and C++ to test the varied trading and infrastructure components.   The team you are joining validates various components of their system using deep functional knowledge and progressively-developed tools in order to ensure a high-quality production environment. As part of the Jump Trading community, you will work closely with the core technology team developing the applications and infrastructure, as well as the system engineers supporting a production environment. This will give you a full-cycle view of the Jump trading system and provide opportunity for future growth in various areas of the Jump technology team. 

You are responsible for:
  • Designing and developing our automated test framework
  • Reducing our time to release and improving our test coverage
  • Working with our development team to improve software design
  • Collaborating with systems engineers to reduce production issues

As a part of our client’ s entrepreneurial environment, whether as a trader or a member of our technology group, you will be working with the unparalleled infrastructure that is the backbone of our research platform and powers our high-speed trading on more than 60 exchanges.  Working side-by-side with some of the most talented engineers in the field, you will have an excellent opportunity to progress your technical acumen and your career.

Required Experience and Attributes:
  • Required language: strong Python skills, Perl knowledge helpful as well.  Additional experience in a general purpose language (such as C++, C#, Java) strongly recommended
  • Experience in developing test scripts and harnesses (open to all languages, Python preferred)
  • Comfort working in a Linux environment
  • 2-5 Years of experience testing sophisticated applications / infrastructure
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems at both the application and network layers digging into the technical details to design and develop automated tests, preventing impact to our trading and research environment
  • Proclivity and hunger for automation
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record in quality assurance working with large, complex software applications with high performance, scalability, and reliability demands
  • Experience with Multithreaded programming an added bonus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident team player motivated by a fast-paced environment

We are a privately-funded company that is owned and managed by trading professionals who have set high standards around trust and leadership in a quantitative trading environment.  We trade across all major asset classes  on multitudes of electronic  exchanges around the world, with a strong track record of success through all market conditions.  

Their casual atmosphere, culture of continuous innovation, and philosophy of rewarding outstanding performance based on merit rather than tenure or title has attracted brilliant people from around world. 
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Trading Group]]> A quantitative trading team is looking to add a software engineer who will focus on improving real-time performance of the trading system across software, network, and hardware components.   The ideal candidate will be the expert on team for end-to-end high-performance software design.

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

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

 

What you' ll do:
  • SQL, MySQL AND OR Sybase development. Ideally some combo.
  • Troubleshoot, tune, develop and enhance stored procedures, triggers, scripts to provide database support for multiple application development teams
  • Experience debugging, tuning, modifying and creating complex stored procedures
  • Ability to automate capturing of statistical data about large numbers of queries/users/database objects/computing infrastructure and pinpoint bottlenecks and fix them
  • Database administration experience (Sybase, AND OR MySQL). SQL Server is fine too, if you know your way around the Unix/Linux command lines
  • Gather business requirements and transform them into logical and physical database models
  • Create detailed database design specifications
  • Perform database monitoring, tuning and performance optimization
  • Install, maintain, administer and tune common RDBMS packages
  • Plan future database capacity requirements and perform load testing
  • Monitor usage and performance of databases and underlying software/hardware and identify/resolve problems or potential problems prior to their occurrence
  • Plan, develop, test, automate and execute: DB backup & recovery, data changes, schema changes, DB housekeeping, scripts, user account & access, replication, software upgrades, system recovery and security
  • Possess an understanding of multiple RDBMS
  • Data Warehouse and ETL experience
  • Develop data architecture, modeling, and ETL mapping solutions for a warehouse environment with consistency and integrity using data from many disparate sources
  • Experience with BI tools
  • Experience with data loading, transformation, extraction, profiling, reporting and analytical tools to develop accurate reporting and analysis in order to facilitate data driven decisions for the company.

What you need:
  • Effectively communicate and interact with various teams, verbally and in writing, within the firm: Linux/Network/SAN admins, TradeDesk support, Application developers, Traders, Clearing, Compliance, Reporting, etc
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables in a fast paced environment and initiative to learn new tools/technologies quickly
  • 5+ years of SQL, MySQL, Sybase skills
  • Some database administration skills on Unix/Linux
  • Scripting experience, preferably in Perl/Python/Shell in a Linux environment and ability to automate recurring tasks
  • Sybase or MySQL experience a plus, Sybase Replication a plus
  • Data warehousing experience – has worked with large datasets
  • Experience with BI and ETL tools
  • Business experience in finance/banking is a plus
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
  • Weekend and off hours on call schedule

 
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Compliance Developer]]> This individual will be part of the development group with main responsibilities for back office reports, functionality and data flow.  This “ hands-on” role will work with the back office automation team and operations department on a daily basis to develop better processes  and come up with new framework for the  end of day processing and work to solve this through automation.

This “ hands-on” role will work with the back office automation team and operations department on a daily basis to create  new workflow processes and automation for the end of day processing.

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

What you’ ll do:
  • Develop tools to assist in the review and analysis of trading activity that involves Big Data.
  • Maintain the current and develop a new infrastructure and surveillance reporting to respond to data requests. 
  • Develop and implement procedures so that the data is maintained to stay consistent with regulatory data retention requirements. 
  • Ownership over the daily functionalities of various databases and monitoring systems. 
  • Work alongside Core Development and Risk to ensure all systems are compliant and identify opportunities to efficiently maintain and query data.  

Skills you’ ll need:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong scripting skills using Python or equivalent
  • Computer programming skills using C++, Java or C#
  • Experience with SQL, relational databases, and ODBC
  • Experience with ETL tools helpful

 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of “ hands-on” development experience.

 

 

 
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Compliance Analyst]]> The Compliance department at OP’ s client is looking to add a compliance " generalist" to assist the Compliance department in maintaining an effective and efficient compliance program.  This person will wear multiple hats within the organization to promote compliance with a variety of regulatory requirements that impact the company and its operations. 

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

 

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

 
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Senior Software Engineer]]> ReviewTrackers is the rapidly-growing customer feedback platform trusted by tens of thousands of businesses. Using data, insights and technology, we partner with brands to ensure customer success. We have created an environment where employees can learn, grow and do the best work of their careers. We are seeking motivated individuals who wish to learn new things, contribute great things, and be the best version of themselves.

 
WHAT YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE:
    • Provide clean code and quick iterations.
    • Rapid deployments that deliver on a deadline.
    • “ Crazy value” to our customers.
    • A major impact on the current and future direction of our product line.
    • The best work of your career.
    • Mentoring of developers by promoting engineering best practices, such as automated test, and code review.
YOU ARE:
    • A contributor. You get joy from making a contribution. You believe communication is the most important part of being a team member.
    • Challenge oriented. It excites you to jump out of your comfort zone. You crave digging into a problem and finding solutions whenever you can.
    • A team player. You contribute, you listen, you help when needed and ask for help when you need. 
    • Unwaveringly ambitious and naturally curious. 
    • Meticulous. Details. Are. Everything, and you are the team member to check things three times to ensure quality.
    • Optimistically Driven. You look at the bright side of things. The glass is half full for you, all the time. You bring an excitement to the team, especially during deadline crunches.
YOU HAVE:
    • Participated in the architecture and design of new and existing products. You have worked with stakeholders to define constraints and develop requirements.
    • Comfort and experience working across the entire application stack including modern front end, back end, database and ops.
    • Advanced knowledge of one or more languages in our tech stack, which are Golang, React, Javascript, Ruby and HTML/CSS. 
    • A love of trying out new languages, frameworks, libraries, and applying them when necessary.
WHAT WE OFFER:
    • Excellent healthcare benefits that are built for both individuals and families + 100% company contribution for Health, Dental and Vision
    • High quality equipment and access to bleeding-edge technology
    • Free healthy snack foods and drinks - stocked weekly
    • Regularly hosted Lunch ’ n Learns
    • Paid vacation in your first year
    • Pre-tax Transit Benefits
    • Casual dress, happy hours & company outings
    • Competitive salary
    • Retirement Plans (401k), Life Insurance & Flex Spending Account
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Implementation Specialist (Technical Project Manager)]]> Job Summary:

 

As the Implementation Specialist, you will be responsible for the success of assigned customer deployments. You will consult with Sales and customers pre- and post-sale regarding technical capabilities; work with customers to establish a launch plan that aligns with their needs and helps them gather the most value from their engagement; coordinate efforts and communicate status of deployment activities throughout the customer lifecycle to ensure successful and rapid launches that leave customers  delighted. 

 

What you’ ll do:

 

 

Sales support

 
  • Answer questions from Sales regarding prospects’ implementation needs.
  • You will participate in pre-sale calls with Sales and prospects to explain the implementation process, provide detail regarding technical requirements, and develop appropriate solutions for their needs.

 

Project Management

 
  • You will prepare, plan, and drive successful software delivery across the client and internal organizations for multiple, concurrent client project launches ranging from 1 week to 6 months from project inception through customer acceptance.
  • Follow standard project management methodology and tracking.
  • Gather and document technical requirements and decisions;  craft,  maintain, and communicate customer facing project plans; provide continual updates and status reports  to customer and internal  partners.
  • You will raise  any potential roadblocks to successful deployment  to customer and internal  business partners  as well as requests to scope changes to Customer Engagement teams.
  • Submit requests to other Customer Ops teams as appropriate, ensure their deliverables match requests, and deliver same to customer.
  • You will schedule customer training sessions and guide customers through their testing and troubleshooting process.
  • Secure customer acceptance post-launch and document details of deployment for hand-off to internal teams.
  • You will ensure a successful delivery of software and service to clients.

 

Client Services

 
  • Act as primary customer interface for implementations for both new and existing assigned projects.
  • Consult with customer to  determine  project goals, resources and timelines.
  • You will discuss the use of established standard operating procedures in the development of project strategies that meet their objectives and deliver the best value possible.
  • Set appropriate expectations.
  • Advise clients regarding deployment costs.
  • You will explain the technical details of our solutions and  integrations  to  both business and technical  customer teams.
  • Provide off hours support for customer implementations as needed for launches.
  • You will collaborate with Customer Engagement team to ensure a high level of customer  satisfaction  and communicate opportunities to position other service offerings.

 

Process  Improvement

 
  • Commit to continual product and process  improvement  and documentation measures.

 

Project Documentation

 
  • Track time and project status
  • Document and maintain all relevant customer and project notes in  Salesforce.
  • Submit documentation of launch and customer acceptance to Finance.

 

Success will be measured by:

 
  • Quality of implementation in accordance with our processes.
  • Time to launch.
  • Customer feedback.

 

Required Skills/Experience
:
 

  • Excellent and professional communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate with and guide  both business and technical  contacts.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track multiple concurrent projects in detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office.

  • Bachelor’ s degree and 3+ years in a client-facing position.
  • Based in Chicago.
  • Able to travel domestically up to 5%.
  • Familiarity with the Web stack.
  • Familiarity with client-side technologies: HTML, CSS, JS, Libraries.
  • Familiarity with Document Object Model (DOM).
  • Familiarity with HTTP requests.
  • Familiarity with mobile/tablet applications.

 

About working with us:

 
  • We believe  in a culture of accountability. We want to work with people who  take pride  in their job, and produce quality work.
  • We’ ve got amazing benefits and quarterly bonus options, based on your measured performance.
  • We’ re an established company with a hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit, which provides you with opportunities for ownership and making a real impact.
  • We have a client roster that includes some of the biggest names in retail, banking, medical, insurance, and more.


It is our policy to provide  equal opportunity  to all qualified persons regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, ancestry, color, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Quant Research Platform Developer]]> This role integrates with   Core Tech, Operations and Trading teams, with specific responsibilities for maintaining and advancing the software components of data capture, conversion, and storage systems, and enabling quants and traders to perform analysis on vast quantities of data (terabytes to petabytes) in a variety of formats from disparate sources on many different architectures.  

 

The Quant Research Platform Developer will be expected to:

Work collaboratively with traders and technologists to use data to solve problems.  Gain an in-depth understanding of the current system and its strengths and weaknesses.   Propose and deliver software improvements to performance and expressiveness of data access.

 

Coordinate with Operations to deliver defect fixes; develop and deploy new features.

Analyze trading requirements and maintain software components to ensure that market data capture systems operate in a timely, efficient and reliable manner; take ownership for enhancing the data capture infrastructure.

 

Develop a deep understanding of the data formats (both file-based and DB hosted) and job characteristics, and use this knowledge to improve job scheduling and resource utilization (cpu, disk, network) in the cluster. 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience (some of this you’ ll have, and some you’ ll gain here)
  • An understanding of the importance of data and computation to the success of the business
  • A customer service oriented mindset (you succeed when the business succeeds)
  • Experience with at least two OO-programming languages (Java, C++, Python)
  • Experience with at least one job scheduling system and an understanding of its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience with various data containers (HDF5, Parquet) and an understanding of their tradeoffs
  • Experience writing multi-threaded and/or event-driven applications
  • Experience with Linux
  • Familiarity with stream processing systems (Kafka, Storm, Spark streaming) and other open-source layers of the data processing stack (HDFS, Luigi)
  • Comfortable in a changing environment, and willing to drive that change
  • An understanding of the value of iterative development and emergent design
  • Exposure to TDD
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[FPGA Engineer]]> We are  currently looking for an FPGA Engineer with a deep understanding of technology and computer architecture to strengthen the team. You should be able to design and develop FPGA projects, be  adaptable to our  existing structure, and  also bring in your own ideas on how to improve designs. The focus of your job will be to design and develop complex systems to accelerate processing of data streams in terms of latency and throughput.On a day-to-day basis you will work with Traders, Quants, Developers and other Engineers to bring our trading strategies and platform to the next level. You and your team are responsible for the overall success and your part involves, but is not restricted to, design and development of FPGA projects and shepherding your solutions into production.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 2-4 years of experience working with FPGAs and hardware development tools
  • Experience in Verilog/VHDL, C++, and Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Experience with network and system level protocols, packet based data processing, and computer architecture
  • Familiarity with financial services industry a plus
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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Systems Engineer]]> Our Client is a global quantitative trading firm with research and technology at its core. The Systems Engineering team fuses intricate knowledge of how networks, computers, and software work to improve production and research systems. Beginning at layer-1 and extending into the applications, they deliver reliable, efficient, and fast infrastructure. They are looking for a Linux Engineer to join the team.

One who:
  • Makes extensive use of automation and configuration management tools to streamline systems and processes.
  • Understands implementation details of the technology they work with. Enjoys working up and down the abstraction stack to find fundamental causes, not just symptoms.
  • Demonstrates an ability to balance timeliness of solutions with their completeness.
  • The Django project’ s notion of “ perfectionists with a deadline” rings true for them.
  • Enjoys working on a variety of technologies and platforms. May be opinionated but is not dogmatic about operating systems, closed- vs open-source, etc.
  • Desires a startup-like environment where they interact directly with developers, researchers, and the firm’ s partners.

Requirements for the successful candidate:
  • Two or more years of solid Linux/Unix system administration experience in a high-uptime environment
  • Familiarity with the basics of a datacenter: racks, PDUs, cabling, etc.
  • Has successfully used tools like Cfengine, Puppet, Chef, etc to manage production systems
  • Ability to maintain and debug moderate sized programs in at least one mainstream programming language such as Python, Ruby, Javascript, C#, C++, Java, etc.
  • Ability to work off-hours when required
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, engineering field, or equivalent experience
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Developer / Architect]]> Sr. Developer / Architect

Our client is seeking a Sr. Developer / Architect.

Requirements:
  • Knowledge of the following technologies:
    • CQRS
    • Microservices
    • Event Sourcing
    • DynamoDB
    • Elastic Search
    • AWS Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment
    • AWS-specific deployment tools and techniques
    • C#
  • Experience technically managing a team of developers to implement a mid to large size system
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher]]> Our Client is hiring quantitative researchers to join their  firm in NYC.  They are a proprietary trading firm focused on short term trading strategies, involved in all major financial markets.  As they are a young company, this opportunity offers the right candidate a chance to make an impact in building a firm from the ground up.  They are located in downtown Manhattan. 

They really care about this software and this space. They’ re looking for people who are passionate about the science of finance and have good judgment about where to take it.

 

Responsibilities include:
  • Running experiments to develop new trading strategies and evolve existing ones
  • Generating and developing trading ideas from thesis to implementation
  • Creating, analyzing and improving trading logic, signals, and simulations
  • Reviewing live trading results and identifying areas for improvement in both the models and infrastructure
  • Building and maintaining a distributed backtest platform, handling multiple terabytes of data on a network of servers

 

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Advanced degree in a computational field (Computer Science/Mathematics/Physics/Engineering)
  • Experience with C++ and/or a scripting language such as Python or Julia.  Experience with mathematical libraries such as NumPy, R, Matlab, etc.
  • Experience with financial markets is a plus but not required.  However, particularly relevant is experience in low-latency, automated trading systems in the futures, cash, and interest rates markets.
  • Experience with modern quantitative techniques for time-series analysis
  • Experience building trading strategies.  You do not need your own PNL, Sharpe, etc.
  • Willing and excited to work on a wide variety of tasks, including things that might be outside your core competencies.  We are a growing company with lots to do, after all.

 
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Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[C++ Engine Developer]]> Our Client is   a leading market maker   with  400+ people.  

They are seeking a  developer to participate in the architecture and development of the next generation of trading applications.

 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implementing domain-optimized data structures
  • Learn and internalize the theories behind current trading system
  • Participate in the design, architecture and implementation of automated trading systems
  • Take ownership of system from design through implementation

 

Key Skills:
  • Expert in C++
  • Exchange Connectivity experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Linux environments;  Windows a plus
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages a plus (especially Python)
  • High level knowledge & competencies in one or more of the following areas:
  • TCP stack optimization
  • Multi-core 1 machine parallelism
  • Low level performance / cache optimization / profiling

 

Key Attributes:
  • Analytical Mindset
  • Consistently improving skill set and knowledge base
  • Iterative development style
  • Efficient communicator
  • Ability to manage numerous software development priorities with ease

Job Requirements:
  • Exceptional developer with  5+ years’ experience
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar technical field
  • Trading or Investing Firm Experience a plus
  • US Equity &/or Exchange connectivity Experience a major plus
  • Experience working with large data sets a plus
  • Experience with network programming involving low latency and high message rates
  • Creative/Innovative problem solving skills

 
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - GUI Team]]> Our Client is looking for a talented and driven software engineer to work on creating real time GUI applications for their   trading machines and risk management applications.

Experience within the trading industry would be great but we' d be equally interested if your background is in the gaming industry. 

At our client you will find a group of driven, dynamic people with an unvarying focus on staying ahead of the ever-changing markets.

Experience & Skills
  • Strong C++ skills, or experience in C# / WPF
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Experience in object-oriented design, multithreaded programming, and client/server architecture
  • Familiarity with Qt, Visual Studio, STL, boost, C++ 11, Python, Linux, or Git a plus
  • Experience in Web development a plus (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, django, node.js)
  • Knowledge of user interface development, algorithmic trading, and optimization a plus, but not required

 

 
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Trading Systems Engineer]]> This position has primary responsibility for the monitoring and supporting of trading system applications and exchanges.

The individual in this role  will solve complex problems that require both technical and business understanding.  The candidate will work with traders, operations, exchanges, and developers to investigate and solve system issues and participate in business analysis.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot large-scale trading systems and exchange/venues 
  • Research latent orders and liaise with trading exchanges and venues
  • Reconcile trades and position breaks
  • Collaborate with Risk Management and Technical Services for production support
  • Interact directly with traders to troubleshoot problems
  • Participate in application release deployments
  • Participate in change control procedures for roll out from development to production
  • Cooperate with System Administrators to assist with forecasting system utilization
  • Author process and procedure documentation
  • Participate in and lead projects
  • Conduct deep dive analysis  to determine root cause of technical issues
  • Provide second level support and mentor other trade desk analysts

Required Experience: 
  • Degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent practical experience. 
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, including  experience in a system’ s based financial trading environment or other critical production service environment
  • Fluency in bash and python scripting languages
  • C++ or Java experience is preferred 
  • Experience with building and managing large scale systems and networks monitoring frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of networking concepts
  • Significant experience with systems analysis and troubleshooting for large-scale, complex systems
  • A strong sense of ownership and urgency
  • Ability to handle shared operational and periodic on-call duties

 
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT 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 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Technology Operations Engineer]]>  

Technology Operations Engineer

 

Our Client   is seeking a Technology Operations Engineer. With technology driving new strategies across the business, this role is critical to ensuring seamless automation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting for multiple trading strategies. Problem solving, attention to detail, and timely resolution are key to the Technology Operations Engineer’ s success, as they focus their efforts towards bridging the gap between trading, development and systems administration.

No two days are alike, and they look for candidates who appreciate the variety the role and industry offer, want to learn new things each and every day and want to add the latest technical tools to their bag of tricks.

Primary Responsibilities include
  • Manage, automate and deploy critical software distribution for Linux and Windows
  • Solid understanding of systems monitoring, alerting and analytic tools to proactively monitor systems for problems
  • Strong ability to identify, diagnose and troubleshoot complex applications and to resolve problems which are critical to ensure market uptime
  • Liaise across dynamic trading, development and systems team to address mission critical system issues to ensure timely resolution
  • Fulfill daily/scheduled system management and one-off requests
  • Desire to improve firm process through development of new tools
  • Strong bend toward process/escalation/SLA to properly maintain systems documentation to mitigate risks across the business

Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience using, managing, or developing on Linux systems
  • Fluent with Linux command line tools
  • Proficient in a scripting language (Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Comfortable with distributed version control like Git, Mercurial, or Subversion
  • Familiar with configuration management systems like Salt, Puppet, or Chef
  • Familiarity with open source monitoring tools, such as Nagios, Cacti, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks at one time in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Motivated to identify and solve issues in a timely manner
  •   Some knowledge of the financial industry preferred

 
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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[C++ Software Engineer]]> Our Client is a provider of order and investment management platform technology solutions to alternative and traditional asset management clients.

 

Title:    C++ Senior Developer (Software Engineer)                                                                   

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The role of Software Engineer is expected to provide technical expertise to support, enhance, and refresh suite of tools including OMS, EMS, Risk, Transaction, and Portfolio Construction tools.  (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. 

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for the design, development and deployment of new and existing infrastructure components pertaining to OME, EMS, Risk, Position, Transaction, and Portfolio Construction.
  • Responsible for proposing new designs and modifying existing ones to continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration with business analysts, quality assurance, level 1&2 support, and peer technology teams.

 

Qualifications:
  • Solid understanding of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design fundamentals.
  • Solid understanding of Software Development Life Cycle steps.
  • 3+ years experience in C++ in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • 3+ years experience in multi-threaded and real time programming of trading applications.
  • Experience working with FIX, Tibco, and high performance messaging systems a plus.
  • Solid skills in Perl, Python, SQL, and other scripting languages.  Sybase experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial products and trading platforms is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Interpersonal Skills:
  • Passion for solving investment business problems through the use of technology.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong critical reasoning skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to solving problems.
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented.
  • Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity.
  • Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team player, willing to help teammates achieve their goals and work in a collaborative environment.

 

Education:
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.

 

 
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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[C# Developer]]> Our Client   is a provider of order and investment management platform technology solutions to alternative and traditional asset management clients.

                       

Title:   C# Software Developer

The GUI Software Developer in the CTECH group will work closely with members of account management and other groups of CTECH 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.  Must demonstrate ability to analyze complex business and technical problems and make sound technical decisions proactively and in a self-directed manner. The role will utilize C#/.Net, object-oriented analysis, design, and programming to develop robust, flexible software solutions. Focus will be on developing reusable high performance trading GUI applications in a fast-paced and business-focused environment.

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Design, develop and deploy new and existing trading applications using C# and various .NET technologies.
  • Continuously improve performance, functionality, and stability of the system by refactoring and customization.
  • Guide and implement firm and industry architectural standards.
  • Collaborate with account management to understand business requirements and provide solutions.
  • Work closely with support and implementations teams to provide day-to-day support for trading applications.
  • Build, package and deploy various trading applications to Citadel clients

 

Qualifications:
  • Expert-level C# and the .Net framework technologies
  • Experience in GUI development using WPF and MVP/MVVM patterns
  • Strong Object Oriented Analysis and Design concepts
  • Experience in using various Design Pattern.
  • Experience in designing and developing high-performance multithreaded applications
  • Solid understanding of the Windows API and UI subsystems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Desirable:
  • Experience developing financial applications in Trading Systems
  • Experience with Dev Express or Infragistics type of GUI controls package
  • Knowledge in any scripting languages and SQL.
  • Familiarity with Web Services development using WCF
  • Messaging (TIBCO, MQ, or similar)
  • Agile software development processes such as Automated Unit Testing, Continuous integration etc
  • Working knowledge in C++ is a plus

 

Interpersonal Skills:
  • Highly motivated and delivery oriented
  • Passion for solving investment business problems through the use of technology.
  • Strong critical reasoning skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to solving problems.
  • Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity.
  • Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team player, willing to help teammates achieve their goals and work in a collaborative environment.

 

 

Education:

•     Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Trade Support Engineer]]>  

Our Client is the leading retail equity and listed equity options market maker in the U.S.

Position: Trade Support Engineer

 

The team is looking for a Lead Trading System Engineer to help expand our technical operations. The successful candidate will be working very closely with our traders and business team, while leading a small team of Trade Support Engineers. This position will be responsible for the configuration management, support and assurance of our proprietary trading applications in multiple production silos. This position is expected to manage and coordinate with development, infrastructure and external vendor teams to provide superior performance and availability to each production application.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for configuration management of multiple production silos, covering multiple   asset classes
  • Responsible for the uptime, capacity, performance among other aspects of day-to-day operations of CES trading systems
  • Work with development team in regression testing functionality, stress testing application servers for capacity and performance
  • Contribute to the quality of the service lines, by participating in product development, starting with the inception stage
  • Work on tactical, tools development for the traders and business team
  • Manage critical and direct communication line with Traders, Business managers and Development Leads on all aspects of projects
  • Escalate hot issues pro-actively and ensure all stakeholders are kept abreast of issues through resolution
  • Creating extensive documentation and procedures

 

Requirements:
  • A bachelor' s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing production & support on key financial markets systems
  • Prior experience supporting traders, trading desks is a must
  • Proven experience of application support and administration
  • Solid  knowledge of Trading Systems Applications including OMS and FIX engines
  • 6-8 years of solid experience in UNIX/Linux, LAMP, Networking, Perl, Python, Sybase SQL, Shell Scripting
  • Proven problem solving experience, turning around with solutions in a demanding timeline
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills applicable to a dynamic trading environment

 

Experiences in the following areas are a plus:
  • Experience with software analysis, leading to bug-fixing, development, code enhancement is desirable
  • Experience of C++ is desirable

 
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT 1
<![CDATA[Database Developer]]> Database Developer

 

Our Client is the leading retail equity and listed equity options market maker in the U.S

Our Client seeks   a Senior Database Developer to contribute to their database operations and business intelligence development. The successful candidate will be working very closely with their business team, providing real time database and data support. This position will be responsible for database schema design and development, database troubleshooting and performance tuning, archiving data per compliance regulations, providing data analysis, developing and implementing BI solutions for reporting and decision making, and providing daily support to all CSEC desks as well as the sales teams.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop ad-hoc SQL and stored procedure/views and tune them to improve performance.
  • Trouble shoot database related issues and provide solution to increase system reliability and availability.
  • Manage and maintain DB Schemas using database modeling tools and deploy schema changes to Dev, QA and Prod environments following change control process.
  • Support databases running on Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, SQL Server and Cubes.
  • Assist with development and automation of reports for the business analysis and compliance purposes.
  • Manage database security and maintain data safety and integrity.
  • Assist with researching new database technologies and implement them to increase productivity and efficiency of database dependent applications.
  • Develop and implement BI solutions for agile and flexible reporting and data analysis requirements
  • Implement and maintain database/data archiving and retention process

Qualifications:
  • 5+ years experience supporting MS SQL 2005, 2008, 2012 servers
  • 5+ years experience developing T-SQL
  • 2+ years experience working as Sybase DBA supporting Sybase ASE 12.5, 15.0, and 15.7
  • 1+ years experience supporting Sybase IQ 12.x, 15.X servers
  • 3+ years experience working with database monitoring tools (SQL Profile, Quest, Sybase MDA tables, PDBA etc.)
  • 3+ years experience working with at least two scripting language: PowerShell, Perl, Python, Shell
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with SQL Server SSAS, SSRS and SSIS
  • Knowledge of and experience with NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with Perl CGI/PHP is a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with C++/C# is a plus
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must have solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Execution Services business and Options specific product knowledge is a plus
  • Self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on new challenges

 
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      Minimum Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

 
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Sr Developer]]>  

 

 

Sr. Developer

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Key job responsibilities include:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

 

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

 

Summary

 

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

 
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Research Data Architect]]> Research Data Architect

Location: Chicago

 

Our Client seeks the very best candidates who are entrepreneurial, self-starters and enjoy being in a fast-paced, dynamic and demanding environment to help continue building and growing one of the world' s leading global financial institutions. Our Client pursues path-breaking work and handsomely rewards excellence.

 
  • Depending upon the background of the successful candidate, responsibilities include:
  • Assist Investment Research Analysts in the empirical valuation and forecasting of securities to aid in the ongoing portfolio research process.
  • Support ongoing evaluation of financial information from financial data providers and other sources that lead to superior investment research strategies
  • Enhance and distribute critical research data content and distribute portfolio analytics within the investment research team.

 

Qualifications:
  • Solid training from a leading academic institution in Software Engineering, Economics, Finance
  • 3+ years' experience in Python;
  • 2+ years' experience with web technologies (node.js, JSON, casperJS); 2+ years' experience with cluster/cloud technologies (e.g. Apache Spark); Exposure to C/C++, Java/Scala, perl a plus
  • Experience working in a data intensive role including the extraction of data (db/web/api/etc.), transformation and loading (ETL);
  • Exposure with structured and/or unstructured financial data content (e.g. Compustat, Bloomberg); exposure to one or more " big data" technologies (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB); exposure to RDBMS technologies (SQL, Sybase)
  • High attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and computational skills
  • Tenacious with strong problem solving capabilities
  • Experience in project management a plus

 

 
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[Cloud Architect]]> Title:    Cloud Architect - (Compute & Data Infrastructure)                     

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Cloud Architect will help Front Office IT teams leverage Cloud technologies to provide the business with more scalable less expensive systems to drive their business.  This role will require significant interaction with the developer community during design, proof of concept, implementation, and production rollout.  The person filling this role will act as a gate keeper making sure that the systems being deployed to the cloud are well suited to the environment.
 

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Serve as technical architect and Cloud subject matter expert
  • Understand enterprise use cases and translate them into infrastructure designs well suited for Cloud environments
  • Produce reference architecture diagrams and deliverables
  • Perform cost benefit analysis of proposed systems
  • Explore and recommend new technologies / services
  • Work with multiple Cloud providers to create compelling enterprise solutions
  • Articulate the advantages of various solution options
  • Work with Front Office IT teams through entire project lifecycles


 

Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with multiple Cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google)
  • 5+ years in a System Architect role
  • 5+ years programming experience in C++ and various scripting languages on a Linux platform
  • A deep understanding of how networking, storage, compute, and services work across different Cloud providers
  • A track record of successful enterprise solutions deployed to the Cloud
  • Previous experience with a RDBMS (Sybase / Oracle / MS SQL)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous financial industry experience is a plus but not required

 

Personality characteristics:
  • Passion for solving business problems with technology
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong critical reasoning skills
  • Innovative approach to solving problems
  • Enthusiasm for learning is critical
  • Strong work ethic & high degree of integrity
  • Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision

 

Education:

•     Bachelors of Science (Master Degree preferred) in engineering or computer science

 

Summary

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

 
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[FIX Connectivity Developer/Engineer]]> Title:    FIX Connectivity Developer/Engineer                                                  

 

Job Description:

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

Education:

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

Summary

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

 
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST 1
<![CDATA[IT Project Manager]]> Job Title                       IT Project Manager

Job Type                      Full-time           

Start                             ASAP

Hours                           Mon-Fri/8: 00am – 5: 00pm

 

Co. Description            

Founded in 1998, our client   is a private firm providing wealth management   services to high net worth

individuals, families, retirement plans and foundations.

 

Summary

Serves as liaison officer with independent consultants for company technology projects.  Creates, manages and executes project plans to support the ongoing needs of the company.  Coordinates resources, establishes deadlines and assigns responsibilities.  Tracks the progress of projects and compiles status reports for senior management.  Builds working relationships with company employees, vendors and outsourced IT firm involved in the projects.  Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals.  Usually reports to a technology steering committee.  Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected.  Bachelor’ s degree and 2– 5 years of relevant experience.

 

 

Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree   and 2-5 years of related job experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Server 2008, Windows 7, Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM system, Laserfiche or other document management system, and experience integrating internal systems with outside services.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and flexibility to adapt to a variety of personalities.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Enthusiastic team player with a professional and corporate demeanor.

 

Responsibilities
  • Manage, coordinate and document IT projects.
  • Determine end user needs, timeline for completion and intermediate goals.
  • Work closely with vendors to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Provide technical support for internal systems and computer equipment.

 

 

All candidates offered employment must successfully complete a drug screening, credit check and criminal background check. Company pays employee’ s health, dental, life insurance and long term disability.
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