Chicago, IL, US
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We are hiring mid-level Java developers for a Fortune 100 financial institution. The position involves working with quantitative traders and demands a high level of comfort with the invariably fast paced, high pressure environment associated with trading floors.
Example deliverables will include pricing models, execution and market making algorithms, risk management systems, market data collection, analytics, profiling and the infrastructure required to foster a low latency, agile environment. These deliverables will be a blend of new Greenfield development, and modifications to the existing trading infrastructure.
Design, develop and test applications, working with the trading team to implement automated trading strategies and execution algorithms.
Development and enhancement of the trading infrastructure - e.g. proof of concept hardware and software research, Linux tweaking, improvements to software backbone.
Java 8, Unix/Linux, TDD, Agile
Business Exposure / Knowledge of finance/trading
Ideally is working in a front office capacity at either a buy or sell side firm, preferably with an exposure to both. Should have some product knowledge, preferably FICC based. Should be a self starter and capable of working on complex time critical tasks either individually or as part of a team. Ideally will have had prior experience dealing with market data as a minimum.
Nice to have (any of): C, C++, Shell Scripting, Linux tweaking knowledge, distributed systems
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