Technical Writer

Chicago, IL 60606

Posted: 01/30/2019 Category: Other Job Number: 11369

The Department/Team:

The trading technologies department of FRM is responsible for the creation, testing and operations of a global trading platform.  This platform trades all asset classes and operates on a 24/5 basis, managing billions of dollars and multiple publicly traded funds.

Our testing group works closely with both developers and the users of the system, mostly traders.  Testers are responsible for learning the system and creating creative and thorough test plans and cases to test the system.  The group strongly believes in automation but even more strongly in thorough documented testing and test processes.

The trading technologies department utilizes Microsoft technologies largely.  Software is in .Net, databases on SQL Server and applications run on Windows Server.  In addition to this infrastructure, the development, testing and operations teams use various modern tools and techniques to deliver a reliable trading platform.

Your Role/What You’ ll Do:

You will:
  • Proactively learn product functionality
  • Create documentation for:
    • Internal IT
    • Operations
    • End Users
  • Review test plans and cases to insure they are well written
  • Assist in the management and generation of presentations for the team


  • Excellent social and communication skills
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical writer
  • Ability to take on projects and operate with minimal oversight desired
  • Ability to learn complex systems

  • 3+ years of experience in the trading or financial industry
  • Experience working with Confluence
Confluence, Finance or Insurance, test plans/test cases review,

Jordan Zmick

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