<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Quantitative Analyst]]> Our Client was founded in 1993 and has been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser since 1994.  Their primary offices are located in Dallas, San Francisco and New York. 

 

 

Position Description

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focus will be on reusable high performance applications and infrastructure.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Enterprise Technology is a division of the Core Engineering department, and is responsible for delivering high-quality information technology products for internal users at a global scale through core infrastructure, automation, security, and cloud-based services. The Enterprise Technology Product Manager is responsible for maintaining a cohesive picture of customer engagement, product requirements, ongoing projects, product cost, and appropriate measures of product quality.

 

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

 

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

 

The Product Manager maintains this “ big picture” view in high quality, clear and concise form, and is able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

 

Equally important, the Product Manager maintains detailed specifications for current Product capabilities and requested enhancements that are thoroughly analyzed and “ developer ready” for implementation.

 

Responsibilities
  • Developing and fostering relationships with stakeholders (Trading Teams, Business Management, Compliance, and Risk) outside of the Core Engineering team
  • Managing and measuring the lifecycle of services product
  • Timeline planning, financial planning, budget management, and vendor management
  • Defining the vision, design, architecture, and goals of the product
  • Defining milestones into a roadmap and creating a well thought iterative plan of execution
  • Creating problem statements, developing metrics for success, and ensuring alignment among all stakeholders
  • Working with engineering team(s) to tease out implementation details, identify dependencies, and creatively manage through roadblocks
  • Regularly communicating the impact of feature or schedule changes to impacted teams
  • Collaborating with clients and stakeholders on KPI measurements of product success
  • Working with QA and Support teams on quality and operational readiness Qualifications
  • At least four years of technical project management experience
  • At least two years of prior experience in the brokerage or securities industry (a plus)
  • A general knowledge of algorithmic trading which may include high-frequency trading, stat arb, market microstructure, order types, collocation, and regulatory concerns (a plus)
  • Prior experience negotiating contracts and managing vendors, 3 rd party teams, and distributed project teams
  • Prior experience working with client focused service and help desks
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (a plus)
  • A background in global IT operations (a plus)
  • Knowledge of Unix desktops and open source platforms (a plus)
  • Experience with risk systems (a plus)
  • A bachelor’ s degree (or higher) in computer science, business/finance, or a related field
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a penchant for execution
  • A strong understanding of development methodologies including waterfall and agile
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Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Manager - Historical Market Data]]> Product Manager, Historical Market Data Historical Market Data (HMD) is a division of the Engineering department, and is responsible for the collection, storage, and delivery of reliable and optimized historical market data recordings as used in simulation, back testing, and predictive signal modeling by internal trading teams. The HMD Product Manager is responsible for maintaining a cohesive picture of customer engagement, product requirements, ongoing projects, product cost, and appropriate measures of product quality.

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 
OUR CULTURE:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

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

 
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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Manager - Referential Data]]> Product Manager – Referential Data

Referential Data Referential Data is a division of the Core Engineering department that provides enterprise market security definitions for internal trading teams and trading engines. The Referential Data Product Manager is responsible for maintaining a cohesive picture of customer engagement, product requirements, ongoing projects, product cost, and appropriate measures of product quality. The Product Manager manages the entire lifecycle of products from initial concept through delivery and ultimately replacement with successor products. The Product Manager is also responsible for maintaining a business view of products and ensures that all appropriate artifacts are available to make informed decisions that integrate customer needs, competitor intelligence, technical considerations and financial factors.

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

Responsibilities
  • Developing and fostering relationships with stakeholders (Trading Teams, Business Management, Compliance, and Risk) outside of the Core Engineering and Systems team
  • Defining the vision, design, architecture, and goals of the product
  • Defining milestones into a roadmap and creating a well thought iterative plan of execution
  • Creating problem statements, developing metrics for success, and ensuring alignment among all stakeholders
  • Working with engineering team(s) to tease out implementation details, identify dependencies, and creatively manage through roadblocks
  • Regularly communicating the impact of feature or schedule changes to impacted teams
  • Collaborating with clients and stakeholders on KPI measurements of product success
  • Working with QA and Support teams on quality and operational readiness Qualifications
  • At least five years of experience managing multiple technical projects concurrently
  • At least two years of experience in the brokerage or securities industry (preferred)
  • A general knowledge of algorithmic trading, which may include high-frequency trading, stat arb, market microstructure, order types, collocation, and regulatory concerns (preferred)
  • Experience with risk systems (preferred)
  • A strong understanding of, or previous experience working with, exchange or event-driven data
  • Experience with connectivity to exchanges and third-party data vendors including Bloomberg, Markit, Reuters, and/or IDC in the context of Agile
  • A strong understanding of databases and programming languages including Java and/or Python (preferred)
  • A bachelor’ s degree (or higher) in computer science, business/finance, or a related field
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a penchant for execution
  • Ability to deliver within high pressure environments

 

 
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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Android Developer]]> We are seeking exceptionally talented programmers with a passion for developing mobile applications that make a big impact on the way people work. Must be fluent in Java and have experience in Android application programming. Candidates are familiar with network related APIs, accessing remote databases from Android devices, and JSON/XML formatting. Candidates should have 2-5  years of experience.

What you will do:
  • Design and build advanced applications for Android
  • Closely collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Work with outside data sources and API’ s
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and application performance
  • Use immense creativity to plan, evaluate, and implement new technologies
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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Customer Support Lead]]> THE OPPORTUNITY:

The first comprehensive financial services platform built just for Small and Medium Businesses is offering  smart employee corporate cards that can be controlled remotely through  proprietary software. By using these  unique controls and tools, SMBs can save thousands of dollars a month and hours of administrative work, allowing them to focus on their business or their families.  

Our business is growing rapidly. We genuinely care about our customers and are dedicated to providing them the best possible product and experience at each and every touchpoint. As we expand our business, we need to ensure that the great service that our customers experience today (NPS of 68) remains a point of focus and pride for our company. This is where you come in.

As our  Customer Support Lead, you will lead by example and oversee and mentor a team of dedicated professionals who strive to consistently exceed our customer’ s expectations. You will interact across the company to ensure that the voice of the customer is  heard. 

This is a rare opportunity for an outstanding individual to make a big impact on the next big thing in payments and financial services.

WHAT YOU' LL DO:
  • Lead, mentor, organize, and scale a team relentlessly focused on delivering a great experience to our customers
  • Handle front line and escalated phone calls, chats, and emails from customers
  • Provide day to day oversight and management of customer support personnel and operations and create and improve processes and policies as required
  • Define, monitor and measure key indicators of customer satisfaction, such as NPS and response time and report 
  • Report key metrics to the company and external partners.   Make sure we’ re meeting our obligations to our customers and others.
  • Be a voice of the customer and an advocate for constant improvement. Synthesize feedback from multiple sources and identify the best opportunities to improve our product for the benefit of our customers
  • Work across the company with marketing, sales, product, engineering and operations to support company goals and initiatives
  • Ensure that the team’ s output aligns to our company values

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 5+ years working in increasingly challenging customer support roles, minimum of 3 years of Customer Support team management experience
  • Top-notch oral and written communication skills
  • Proven leadership and experience with managing and growing a team of partly-distributed CS professionals
  • Schedule flexibility and willingness to cover hours as needed between 7am and 8pm CST
  • Unflappable personality that can take on any and all challenges and/or changes in direction with grace, humor, professionalism, and tact
  • Ability to multi-task and work comfortably in a changing, fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to pass a full background check

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

Job Perks:
  • Unlimited PTO & personal days
  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits
  • Stock options for all employees
  • Office in the Loop is conveniently located to public transportation
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Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Research Data Analyst]]>    Research Data Analyst

 

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

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

Research Data Analyst

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

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

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

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

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

You need to have:- 2+ years of experience designing and building workflows and UIs- A passion for working with and iterating on UI- Strong JavaScript and object-oriented programming skills- Experience or interest in the full software development lifecycle- A working knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems
We' d love to see:
  •   Familiarity with C++ or other object-oriented languages
  •   Experience programming in Python or other interpreted languages
You will use:
  •   Jenkins, Coverity
  •   Agile/Scrum, JIRA
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Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Technical Relationship Manager]]> Our Client seeks an experienced Technical Relationship Manager to join the Technology team. This person will act as the central point of contact between software engineers, infrastructure professionals, operational service team, and our clients which include some of the most sophisticated hedge funds in the world. He or she will be integral in spearheading mission critical and highly visible projects for the firm.

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

The ideal candidate will have strong professional software engineering experience developing and shipping complete applications with a heavy user interface emphasis. He or she must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to construct rigorous arguments. Exceptional programming ability and experience in modern client-side Javascript tools, libraries, and frameworks are a must. Experience with Angular, React, and/or ES6/ES2015 is highly desired.
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SRE Lead]]> Our Client seeks an exceptional Site Reliability Engineer Lead to join their Technology team to build and lead their SRE function. In addition to growing the SRE team and championing SRE as a framework across the firm, they will lead technical projects with a focus on scalability and reliability. This role will be responsible for establishing the SRE support framework for our most mission critical services, application performance profiling, conducting Product Readiness Reviews and setting well defined error budgets for all SRE supported services. This is a high visibility, high impact role that will interact with all parts of our technology organization.

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

 
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Consulting Associate]]> Product Consulting Associate

 

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

 

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

 
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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[.NET Developer]]> We are seeking qualified developers with .NET experience to become part of the team. Applicants should have experience with Microsoft' s .Net framework and testing, familiarity with MVVM and the WPF framework, experience using RESTful APIs, and the ability to collaborate with others. 

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Benefits

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Locations Chicago, NY

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Curve Source Team]]> Our Client   is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

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

 

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

Bonus points if you have:
  • experience leading research initiatives/projects with limited oversight
  • experience training less quantitative personnel in topics such as fixed income analytics
  • experience working with large data sets provided in relational or key-value databases.
  • created interactive tools built on top of the analytics you’ ve provided
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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Data Analyst (Tag Management)]]> Cars.com is seeking a Data Analyst – Tag Management specialist to drive and promote data quality and data collection best practices and ensure web site data collection tags are managed and maintained. This role functions as a business-technology liaison position, and utilizes knowledge about the metrics and analytics required to support business functional areas. The Data Analyst understands business objectives, data questions, and site-tagging problems to ensure accuracy of data capture. This is a collaborative role, translating business needs into the data requirements and data structures in support of reporting, ad hoc queries, and analytics.   This role also has responsibility for stewardship over reporting data and metrics most important to business constituents; the Data Analyst will support the ongoing efforts around data governance and data quality. This role is responsible for cleansing and integrating data from numerous proprietary and syndicated sources (e.g. Cars.com Activity Logging Service, Adobe Analytics, DFP, Signal, Krux, etc.) to support the Business Intelligence and Analytics needs of business partners. The ideal candidate is strongly motivated by analyzing and profiling data, and helping maintain web page tags to ensure usable and reliable data. The role calls for experience with web tagging, web analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Work with business partners to determine web analytic tagging and internal activity logging requirements 
  • Drive the standardization of third party tagging code to ensure the capture of quality and consistent data across pages and channels
  • Work cross functionally across business and technology departments to implement Adobe’ s Dynamic Tag Management (DTM) solution
  • Analyze data to identify and isolate issues with third party tags, web analytics code, and activity logging implementations
  • Help drive the evolution of third party data capture implementation strategies
  • Perform as data steward for web analytic and internal activity logging data
  • Implement website tags and maintain tagging metadata
  • Analyze and monitor data to identify web crawler and bot activity
  • Work closely with developer to resolve and test ETL issues
  • Responsible for data QA pre-release and post development
  • Handle issue resolution during UAT on Production data
  • Provide data analysis support for the Data Governance Community of Practice initiatives

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency querying, profiling and analyzing data, and understanding data and reporting business rules
  • Ability to translate business needs into data and data transformation requirements
  • Proficient programming skills with the ability to analyze, assess, recommend and guide implementation of web site tagging and data collection technologies
  • Create detailed documentation describing data mapping and transformation processing
  • Understanding of how to monitor and assess data quality
  • Ability to debug and resolve issues quickly
  • Flexibility to work on multiple simultaneous assignments, having a high comfort level with assignment prioritization changes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to various business and technical teams
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated attention to detail

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, M.I.S., Business, Math/Stats or related field
  • Two or more years of experience with one of the following technologies (JavaScript, Java, jQuery, PHP, AngularJS)
  • At least two years of experience with one of the following Web Analytics tools (Webtrends, Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture preferred)
  • At least one year of experience managing website tagging implementations (Tealium, Google Tag Manager, Ensighten, Signal preferred)
  • At least one year of experience writing SQL queries
  • At least one year or experience developing business requirements and use case documentation
  • Experience with BI tools a plus (Business Objects and Tableau preferred)
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Java Software Engineer - Options Team]]> Our client  is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds, and they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  Responsibilities:

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

 

Desirable Experience:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

 

Our firm and culture 

Our Client is a hedge fund  focused on high frequency trading.  The team consists of veterans in the HFT space and former senior engineers and researchers in companies such as GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Google and more. Our client is backed by several institutional investors and hedge fund veterans.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer]]> This is a Partner-level position, the highest title offered at this firm. By submitting your resume, you promise to keep all interview questions  confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

What you’ ll have:

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Who we are:

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

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

 

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

 

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

Excellent communication and attitude are a must.

 

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

     

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

 

The Culture:

Our Client brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. They have built one of the world' s most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[VP of Sales]]> As the number of clients and satellite offices grow, we need a visionary leader who values revenue stream as much as the team they manage. As VP of Sales, reporting to our CEO, you will be a bold and visionary leader who can help us own and evolve our sales organization. You will be an expert in inbound and outbound sales strategies, funnels, processes, and organization building. You will work closely with the executive team to develop, launch, and expand our product offerings in new and existing markets. As our company grows, you will help build, lead and scale our sales organization. Other highlights of the role include:

Strategy, Process  and Planning
  • Growth planning - setting individual, group and total sales targets for each market segment and creating an infrastructure and process wherein the team can meet and beat those goals.
  • Sales process enhancement and improvement - you will own the playbooks for all of the teams and will be responsible for aligning our various groups –  through architecture, process, and controls.
  • Deal structure and strategy – how we can optimize our offering for the market and coaching the team to do so effectively.
  • Knowing our quickly evolving marketplace and customers inside and out so we’ re always positioned to be helpful and to win.
  • Establishing strong relationships with senior leadership at key clients and channel partners
  • You will work with the CEO, VP of Content & Marketing and Head of Product to build unique messaging, value props, feature set enhancements, and pricing for effective market positioning.

People
  • You will have a genuine passion for motivating and growing individual members of the Sales team, all the while ensuring team communication and efforts come together seamlessly.
  • You will be tasked with building, monitoring and improving  comp plans, sales processes, sales  productivity  and training.
  • You will lead and monitor the growth of all three teams based on metrics

Your Background
  • Complex enterprise deals and negotiations are second nature to you, and you’ re not afraid to try new techniques if it means unleashing higher levels of performance.
  • You love data and are driven by process and metrics. You love to manage your team with data and metrics.
  • You are the person who sees issues before they happen-highly intuitive, analytical, organized and execution driven. We are a startup so while we need a leader, we also need someone who can roll up their sleeves when needed and build out sales decks,  processes  and training. 
  • Ideally,  you have led business development, inside sales and account management in an organization around 20-40 people (including remote team members) in size and have scaled that to an organization 100+ in size before and want to do it again.

What We Value
  • Flexible personality
  • Communication
  • Interest in the tech industry
  • Willingness to work around the clock, or sort of 
  • Culture fit 
  • Education and/or Professional experience of 7-10 years
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Finance & Accounting Analyst]]> Finance & Accounting Analyst (Temp to Hire)  at  Built In

Chicago

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Built In is a network of online communities that has quickly become the #1 recruitment solution for tech companies and startups in six major tech markets. We are our target market. We are a company of entrepreneurs building the largest network of communities for entrepreneurs.

By working at Built In you' ll have the chance to work directly with the latest, and fastest-growing, technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points-talent and awareness.

We currently operate six sites in Chicago (BuiltInChicago.com), Los Angeles (BuiltInLA.com), Colorado (BuiltInColorado.com), Austin (BuiltInAustin.com), NYC (BuiltInNYC.com) and Boston (BuiltInBoston.com), and are headquartered in Chicago.

The Job

We are looking for a finance and accounting analyst that is comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment, brings energy and passion to everything they do and will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.

In this role, you will be responsible for a variety of finance and accounting, including, but not limited to;
  • Assist with month and quarter end close process, including account reconciliations
  • Assist with daily bookkeeping duties
  • Assist with the application of customer cash receipts and discrepancy inquiries
  • Support our Accounts payable & expense management process
  • Creation of monthly departmental expense reports and budget vs. actual comparisons
  • Support our customer billing processes (ensuring invoices are entered & issued appropriately)
  • Assist with data analysis and cleanup of sales contracts (i.e. data entry and reconciliation)
  • Assist sales team with data entry and reporting out of Salesforce.com
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of financial forecasts and quarterly Board of Directors presentation schedules
  • Assist with the annual audit and maintenance of team internal controls
  • Work with the team to help us fine-tune operational processes and to implement new initiatives

Your Background
  • You should have a bachelor’ s degree in Accounting
  • You should have a good understanding of GAAP Accounting Principles and basic financial concepts
  • You must also love numbers, spreadsheets and data
  • You must be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of QuickBooks and SalesForce is preferred, but not required.
  • You should have experience working in a startup environment.
  • You must be comfortable working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment and be okay with constructive feedback.

What We Value
  • Flexible personality – You should thrive on change while remaining organized, optimistic, and coachable. High energy and contagious enthusiasm help too. You also know when to roll-up your sleeves and when to leverage help from others.
  • Communication- You should have the ability to speak and write clearly, concisely, and compellingly. Honesty, transparency, and thoughtfulness are a must. A bias towards action, seeking constructive feedback from customers, peers, and your team, and measurement and iteration are part of your natural process.
  • Interest in the tech industry – You must be passionate about three things: (1) Startups (2) Building innovative tech products and services; and (3) Helping others. This is what we do.   This is non-negotiable.
  • Willingness to work around the clock, or sort of – The job involves working some evenings and weekends, and responding to customers and employees outside of work hours. If you are passionate about the company and what you are creating, this will not appear as a job but yet a combination of life and work.
  • Culture fit – You will need to get along with our team (which isn’ t too hard, we think!) as well as all the members vital to the community in which you are building. Humility, selflessness and strong work ethic are requirements.
  • Education - We value intelligence, personality and overall fit over a degree.

 
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher]]> **  We are offering only full-time opportunities at this moment. You will be joining as a Partner,  the highest title offered at this firm.  By submitting your resume, you agree to keep all interview questions confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **  

 

Bridging mathematics and low-latency trading

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

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

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

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

 

Our firm and culture 

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

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

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

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

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

What You’ ll Do

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

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

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

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

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability 
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Big Data Developer]]> Cars.com is seeking a Hadoop / Big Data developer that excels at delivering efficient and well-designed solutions.   As a big data developer, you will help guide and support the team across projects to design, implement and run the best big data solutions. You will work directly with our business partners to understand their needs, develop plans to meet their needs and apply the right technologies to solve their problems in addition to providing technology insight and expertise on industry trends.

The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • Build data systems and data pipelines that extract, classify, merge, and deliver new insights using Java, Storm, Spark, Java, SQL, Pig, Hive, Impala, etc.
  • Design and implement high performance, large volume data integration processes and other back-end services/solutions that are automated and maintainable from deployment to production.
  • 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.
  • Implement security, encryption best practices for big data environments.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with our Enterprise Architecture team to ensure that the defined architectures align with other architecture domains (e.g. infrastructure, EDW, security, etc).
  • Learn and apply new technologies and frameworks; develop and implement advanced algorithms.
  • Mentor members on the team in application architecture, design and development best practice.

#LI-SR1

Required Skills:
  • Three years of software development experience scaling applications on big data platforms
  • Demonstrated experience translating business and technical requirements into comprehensive data reporting strategies and analytic solutions.
  • Experience in Java programming and big data background (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Storm, Mahout, Lucene, MongoDB etc.) as well as familiarity with at least one scripting language such as Ruby or Python
  • Experience with source code management systems such as GIT and/or SVN
  • Bonus experience with NoSQL and MPP/columnar database technologies
  • Bonus for experience working with Concurrent’ s Driven Platform
  • Bonus for experience in Apache Storm, Apache Tez or Apache Spark
  • Bonus for experience with cloud and platform services, including self-provisioning, dynamic resource allocation.
  • Bonus for experience with automatic data validation and testing tools/procedures on a big data environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership and management abilities
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field/equivalent experience

Required Experience:
  • 3+ years of IT experience, 2 years focused in areas of Big Data development and operation.
  • 2+ years’ experience on a Hadoop distribution (Cloudera preferred).
  • 2+ years’ experience developing, implementing, and refining data engineering solutions for large volumes of data.
  • 2+ Experience with Hadoop ecosystem frameworks such as: MapReduce, Hive, Yarn, HBase, Pig Latin, Storm, Kafka, Flume HCatalog, Spark, Oozie, Zookeeper, Java and others.
  • Experience with one or more of Hadoop-capable BI tools such as Datameer, Platfora, Splunk/Hunk or similar.
  • Ability to code within large scale, long-term data projects and work effectively in a cross-functional team.
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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Big Data Developer]]> Cars.com is seeking and experienced Hadoop/Big Data developer that excels at delivering efficient and well-designed solutions.   As a big data developer, you will help guide and support the team across projects to design, implement and run the best big data solutions. You will work directly with our business partners to understand their needs, develop plans to meet their needs and apply the right technologies to solve their problems in addition to providing technology insight and expertise on industry trends.

The ideal candidate will be able to: 

♣ Build data systems and data pipelines that extract, classify, merge, and deliver new insights using Java, Storm, Spark, Java, SQL, Pig, Hive, Impala, etc.
♣ Design and implement high performance, large volume data integration processes and other back-end services/solutions that are automated and maintainable from deployment to production.
♣ 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.
♣ Implement security, encryption best practices for big data environments.
♣ 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.
♣ Collaborate with our Enterprise Architecture team to ensure that the defined architectures align with other architecture domains (e.g. infrastructure, EDW, security, etc).
♣ Learn and apply new technologies and frameworks; develop and implement advanced algorithms.
♣ Mentor members on the team in application architecture, design and development best practice.

Required Skills:

♣ Three years of software development experience scaling applications on big data platforms
♣ Demonstrated experience translating business and technical requirements into comprehensive data reporting strategies and analytic solutions.
♣ Experience in Java programming and big data background (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Storm, Mahout, Lucene, MongoDB etc.) as well as familiarity with at least one scripting language such as Ruby or Python
♣ Experience with source code management systems such as GIT and/or SVN
♣ Bonus experience with NoSQL and MPP/columnar database technologies
♣ Bonus for experience working with Concurrent’ s Driven Platform
♣ Bonus for experience in Apache Storm, Apache Tez or Apache Spark
♣ Bonus for experience with cloud and platform services, including self-provisioning, dynamic resource allocation.
♣ Bonus for experience with automatic data validation and testing tools/procedures on a big data environment.
♣ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership and management abilities
♣ Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field/equivalent experience

Required Experience:

♣ 5+ years of IT experience, 2 years focused in areas of Big Data development and operation.
♣ 2+ years’ experience on a Hadoop distribution (Cloudera preferred).
♣ 2+ years’ experience developing, implementing, and refining data engineering solutions for large volumes of data.
♣ 2+ Experience with Hadoop ecosystem frameworks such as: MapReduce, Hive, Yarn, HBase, Pig Latin, Storm, Kafka, Flume HCatalog, Spark, Oozie, Zookeeper, Java and others.
♣ Experience with one or more of Hadoop-capable BI tools such as Datameer, Platfora, Splunk/Hunk or similar.
Ability to code within large scale, long-term data projects and work effectively in a cross-functional team.
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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Developer -Trading Team]]> This is a highly selective position. This person will become a member and developer of a front office quantitative portfolio management team in trading operations, trading systems development and large-scale data management.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate must have strong knowledge and experience with:

? Digital filter design

? Fourier/Hilbert analysis of digital signals

? Data acquisition and analysis

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

? Sensing systems

? Machine learning

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Data Analyst (Vehicle 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.

Cars.com is seeking an experienced and innovative Data Analyst with a passion for all things data. The Senior data analyst will be part of a data engineering team building state of the art data engineering pipelines and processes that enable great online consumer experiences on Cars.com.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as a subject matter expert on Cars.com vehicle data, its source, usage and business application of the data.
  • Collaborate with technical experts and business units (Product, Editorial, Architecture, Sales) to build a robust data platform and processes.
  • Create and execute SQL/Hive queries to analyze data and troubleshoot potential data anomalies. This role will aid in the testing and validation of the delivered data products.
  • Ensure quality, consistency and proper usage/interpretation of data.

Required Skills:
  • Solid understanding of database structures and data management fundamentals
  • Strong analytical thinker with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines
  • Working experience in Agile/Lean environment is preferred
  • Passion to proactively seek ways to improve processes and data quality/consistency
  • Self-confidence to be assertive when taking a position and can constructively resolve problems
  • Creative, resourceful and innovative at tackling complex challenges.
  • The ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, including executives, managers, and subject matter experts

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor' s degree
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • 5+ years’ experience working within a large data environment (Oracle, Teradata, Hadoop. NoSQL)
  • Prior experience working with MDM systems
  • Prior experience working as an analyst in a complex data environment for e-commerce company or similar.
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Senior Data Developer (Vehicle 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.

Cars.com is seeking a Senior Data Developer to develop mission critical data applications that power our online user experience and analytics. The Data Developer will be responsible for building and supporting state of the art data ingestion, data extraction, data integration  and big data solutions. This role utilizes a strong understanding of data engineering concepts, processes and methodologies  in NoSQL, Hadoop and relational data environments.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Under minimal supervision, define, design, develop, unit test, and support data engineering solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Deliver increased productivity and effectiveness through rapid delivery of high-quality applications
  • Provide work estimates and communicate status of assignments.
  • Mentor members on the team in application architecture, design and development best practice.
  • 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.
  • Strong programming experience building data engineering solutions in: Java, Python or Scala.
  • Expertise in SQL programming, relational databases, data modeling and data retrieval methodologies
  • Ability to design, create and modify data engineering processes and data pipelines.
  • Strong team player with willingness to collaborate
  • Experience with source code management systems such as GIT and/or SVN
  • Experience with NoSQL and MPP/columnar database technologies
  • Experience in Apache Storm, Apache Kafka, Apache Tez or Apache Spark 
  • Experience with Hadoop platform.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in an agile/lean development environment
  • Excellent time management skills

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience in a technology organization, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in data engineering.
  • 2+ years’ experience developing, implementing, and refining data engineering solutions for large volumes of data.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the following databases/technologies: RDMS, Hadoop, NoSQL (preferably Couchbase)
  • Programming experience in Java, Scala or Python.
  • Ability to code within large scale data projects and work effectively in a cross-functional team.
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Business Intelligence Architect]]> CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Define the logical and physical data models that support the analytic needs of the business
  • Determines overall modeling standards, guidelines, best practices, and approved modeling techniques and approaches
  • Ensure that a comprehensive, coherent and effective data ware house architecture is in place for storing, maintaining, and managing various data sources
  • Act as an in-house expert to assist technical staff in mastering techniques and best practices associated with: data modeling, data warehouse, data lakes and database design and optimization
  • Collaborate as a part of a team composed of technical leaders representing the Business Intelligence, Application and Devops
  • Maintains broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, trends, issues, technique’ s and approaches in area of expertise
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’ s or Master’ s Degree in related Information Technology or Computer Science fields
  • 8+ years of related experience in data ware house and data architect, of whichat least
    • 4 years include specific duties as a data warehouse architect, data architect, or data modeler
    • 4 years hands - on experience managing one or more of the following database systems: Postgresql, SQL Server, Oracle involving implementation of database schemas, indexes and query optimization
  • Proficiency in ETL and EDI in any technology
  • Database design and development; using object-oriented design, patterns and enterprise application architecture best practices for extensibility and scalability
  • Strong SQL skills both DML and DDL. Experience in coding and developing stored procedures
  • Strong understanding of various modeling techniques like dimensional models and variable depth hierarchies
  • Must have a solid understanding of principles and practices of:
    • Kimball methodology
    • Master Data Management
    • Data lakes, data warehouse and big data
    • Technical problem solving
    • Programming
    • Project and technical documentation
    • Experience managing large volumes of data and summarized data marts

 
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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[C++ Core Developer]]> Working as a developer, means working on a small, highly productive and efficient team. We know you see " Trading" in our name and assume you' ll be relegated to some dark corner to code for the " business" but this impression is entirely wrong. A fully automated trading firm based in NYC, the code you write *is* our business, so it is everyone' s job, top to bottom, to make sure our core dev team has everything they need to do their jobs well.


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


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

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

 

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

 

Culture

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

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

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

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

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

Java Web Developer

 

OppLoans is a fast growing FinTech startup that offers personal

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Location: Chicago, IL, United  States

Position Type: Full-time/Regular

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

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

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

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

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

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

What you’ ll do: 

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

 

 

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

 

                                  Business Development

 

                                                                  Location:   Chicago

 

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

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

What you’ ll do: 

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

 

 

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

 

 
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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Manager, Data Integration]]> 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 data manager to provide the vision and 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.
  • Foster innovation in all projects – create a positive working environment that supports and drives innovation.
  • 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.
  • Establish career development plans and company focused quarterly goals for resources to help them expand their skillset and contributions to the company.
  • Partner with DBA, operations and system engineering team to monitor performance of data platforms and ensure optimal utilization of the Data Platform investments
  • Help troubleshoot and guide developers when facing technical roadblocks or obstacles in their development tasks.

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
  • Ability to manage technical team members reporting into multiple product focused initiatives.
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to understand business strategy, provide consultative business analysis, and leverage technical skills to create insightful, effective BI solution
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workload
  • A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and communicate with colleagues in both business and technical roles
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple highly valued projects simultaneously and drive them to completion

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor' s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Must be " self-motivated" as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • 5+ years of experience in leading data warehouse/data integration teams.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with Teradata, Hadoop, Oracle or other database platform
  • 3+ years of experience with ETL development (DataStage experience preferred but not required)
  • Experience working in an Agile environment strongly preferred
  • Experience in NoSQL databases such as Couchbase preferred
  • Experience working with Cloud infrastructure preferred
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Senior 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 CST 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 CST 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 CST 1
<![CDATA[Alpha Capture Software Engineer]]> Our Client is seeking a driven Web 2.0 software engineer to join their alpha-capture product team.  Partnering with software engineers across the organization, you will be instrumental in building scalable, multi-server, multi-database web applications that drive the firms quantitative trading models. This undertaking requires the following:
  • Integrating dynamic back-end functionalities;
  • Implementing compelling, functional user interfaces that support the success of their electronic alpha-capture business;
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks;
  • Participating in design and code reviews;
  • Defining and communicating best practices for web-based user interface engineering across the organization.

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

About Cubist:

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Annual Compensation $250, 000 to $500, 000

 

What will you be doing?

 

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

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

Who are you?

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

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

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

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

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

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

Company:

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

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

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

Opportunity:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Education, Qualification and Experience requirements:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Cubist:

 

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

 

Role

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Required Experience:
  • Experience in a performance-oriented low-level role such as hardware driver development, telecommunications, graphics or game software development, or system software.
  • Experience with high performance / parallel computing
  • Experience with GPU computing
  • Strong knowledge of computer architecture, caching, memory hierarchies, data flow, and software optimization.
  • Strong C++ or C experience writing high-performance software.
  • Likely to have an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree.
  • Good understanding of network protocols and client-server software design.
  • Experience designing efficient serialized data structures, such as wireline packet formats or file formats.
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[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 CDT 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 CDT 1
<![CDATA[FPGA Engineer]]> We are  currently looking for an FPGA Engineer with a deep understanding of technology and computer architecture to strengthen the team. You should be able to design and develop FPGA projects, be  adaptable to our  existing structure, and  also bring in your own ideas on how to improve designs. The focus of your job will be to design and develop complex systems to accelerate processing of data streams in terms of latency and throughput.On a day-to-day basis you will work with Traders, Quants, Developers and other Engineers to bring our trading strategies and platform to the next level. You and your team are responsible for the overall success and your part involves, but is not restricted to, design and development of FPGA projects and shepherding your solutions into production.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 2-4 years of experience working with FPGAs and hardware development tools
  • Experience in Verilog/VHDL, C++, and Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Experience with network and system level protocols, packet based data processing, and computer architecture
  • Familiarity with financial services industry a plus
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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Developer / Architect]]> Sr. Developer / Architect

Our client is seeking a Sr. Developer / Architect.

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

Role/Responsibilities:

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

 

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

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

 

 

Sr. Developer

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Key job responsibilities include:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

 

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

 

Summary

 

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

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

 

Job Description:

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

Education:

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

Summary

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

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