<![CDATA[Objective Paradigm: jobboards]]> http://CAREERS.OPRECRUITING.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Database Architect]]> Database Architect

 

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

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

Position will sit in either New York City or San Francisco. Ideal candidate will be in San Francisco or open to relocating to San Francisco.
]]>
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Network Engineer]]> They are looking for someone with 3-5 years exp but must be a pro with Cisco and in a wireless environment - they will need to set up access points and required to travel roughly 20% as needed.   Any cert is a huge plus.Min of associates degree preferred

The Network Administrator II assists senior personnel in maintaining the corporate-wide LAN/WAN and telecommunications environments.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Under general direction, evaluates, designs highly technical and complex aspects of data and voice telecommunication systems.  Participate in network recovery efforts and assist security personnel in monitoring and reporting network access violations.
  • Deliver best in class architectural models and plans to drive the use of advanced technology to enhance the customer experience, reduce costs and advance business direction.
  • Provide Tier 3 support to the operations center
  • Setup new store/warehouse network gear for installation
  • Experience with MPLS, BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF
  • Experience with Cisco Nexus Environments
  • Experience with multiple Data Center and DR environments.
  • Implementation and maintenance of MPLS converged networks with greater than 100 sites
  • Implementation and maintenance of QoS in large environments – greater than 100 sites
  • Experience with Cisco/Palo Alto Firewalls, IDS/IPS, and IPSEC required
  • Experience with network/firewall tasks for e-commerce websites
  • Familiarity with monitoring software, ACS, protocol analyzers (fluke preferred),  LMS 3.1, and WAN compression
  • Implementation of Cisco LWAP WAPS and WIPS solutions required.
  • Some familiarity with Unity, Call Manager, and IPCC preferred
  • Familiarity with technologies on a converged MPLS data network supporting VoIP and SIP
  • Familiarity with load balancers
  • Work with vendors/consultants as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Support the company’ s safety program.
  • Support the company’ s harassment-free work environment policy.
  • Support TBC Code of Business Conduct
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

 
 
Minimum Requirements 

 

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 5-7 years experience in the IT field, with at least five years in network administration
  • Must be an expert in all aspects of managing complex network environments and may have training and supervisory responsibilities.
  • At least 5 years experience in configuring and cisco switches and routers

 
  • At least 3 years experience in designing, installing, and configuring firewalls, IDS/IPS
  • At least 3 years experience in designing, installing, and configuring Cisco LWAP WIPS and WAPS
  • At least 3 years experience in presenting complex topics to technical and non-technical client staff and executives.
  • Familiarity of Cisco Voice Skills (Call Manager, Unity, UCCX, IPCC Express, etc.)
  • At least CCNP/CCVP certification
  • Solid MS Office proficiencies and documentation skills
  • Continuous sitting, typing, writing, vision and hearing (or modified communication)
  • Work environment is office atmosphere, quiet conditions.

 
]]>
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[TBC - .Net developer]]>  

Ideal salary is 90-100k and 10% bonus.   No remote work.

They have 10 people on the team and they are working on an eComm business to business application that allows customers to order products.   This person needs to be a pro and backend dev (SQL), total full stack.

This app pulls order from the server - it is a bit untraditional - he thinks it is called a client side system and the databse is within the app.

C#, Asp, and newer versions of .Net, webforms, MVC

The .NET Web and Ecommerce Developer III (Back-End) translates visual and user-centered design specifications and business requirements into functional, standards compliant websites and web applications that generate revenue, increase productivity, or minimize ongoing costs. This individual leverages OOP patterns along with enterprise class technologies to coordinate development of highly scalable web applications. Specific focus will be given to the backend development process and architecture of web applications, and team mentoring. The right candidate will perform all traditional development tasks, mentor other team members, participate in project planning, and help protect corporate assets and intellectual property. An appreciation for and history of collaboration across multiple teams in technology is a must.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 
  • Work with UI, designers, and front-end developers to translate designs into functional internet applications, websites, and other browser-based tools. 
  • Implement middle-layer and backend enhancements to websites designed to create functionality, improve site performance, and identify key metric points. 
  • Create technical development plan and lead the implementation/development of standards compliant code for web applications using the latest Microsoft technologies. 
  • Conduct and collaborate with business analysts and stakeholders to understand the vision and purpose of projects and participate in meetings to define and create meaningful value to deliverables for project success. 
  • Create accurate time estimates and development plans for upcoming projects, reviews and validates estimates and development tasks from junior team members. 
  • Mentor junior level developers to help grow all SDLC skills including analysis, design, estimation, development, testing, etc.
  • Work with Development Manager to establish best patterns, practices, and standards as new technology arises.
  • Collaborate with other technology departments to define development and production infrastructure needs and best practices.
  • Follow the enterprise SDLC standards and procedures as outlined by the Development Manager.
  • Adheres to web development standards for the development team from front-end to database-layer.
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects and participate in the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Actively adapt to changing technology needs and frameworks to best serve the technical and business needs of the organization. 

 

 
  • Create technical documentation and code comments based on industry standards. 
  • Define and develop software unit tests and test plans based on business requirements.
  • Report to the Development Manager of Web and Ecommerce and provide regular input on all projects, including status and updates on a weekly basis. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Minimum Requirements 

 

Education & Experience

 

Bachelor or Associate' s degree in computer or technical-related field with courses and training in web design, usability, and development or equivalent experience.

- Clear and consistent experience participating in planning and leading the development of search engine optimized ecommerce experiences and web applications.

- Expert understanding of a broad range of development languages and frameworks including but not limited to ASP.NET (Web Forms, MVC), Workflow Foundation, Communication Foundation, ADO.NET, LINQ, MS SQL Server, and web standards (XHTML, CSS, REST, XML, etc.).

- Must have a strong understanding of source code management technologies (Subversion, Team Foundation Server, etc.)

- Strong mentorship and leadership skills with respect to junior developers and others across IT Shared Services.

- Ability to support and migrate legacy technologies (ASP, PHP, VB, etc.)

- Familiarity with administration of IIS, networking, web farms and load balancing, and web caching technologies.

- Familiarity with business process management, analytics, sales and marketing a plus.

- Ability to prioritize tasks and deliver results in a timely manner as an individual and as a technical lead on web and ecommerce projects.

- Strong organizational skills and dedication to quality.

- Excellent customer service abilities.

- Must have excellent attention to detail.

- Must be a self-starter and able to work independently on projects.

- The ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities simultaneously.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 
]]>
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Lead DevOps Engineer]]> Position: DevOps Lead  

This position will report to the CTO at our firm. You will be a key member of the development team of ten (and growing) primarily remote engineers. We' re looking for somebody to help keep us running at full speed. In the short term, that means cleaning up our infrastructure and helping us scale.  Longer term, you will help us decide what our infrastructure and stack should look like.

We' re a team that cares about learning and improving. We live work life balance, but recognize that sometimes work needs to happen outside of business hours.  We believe diversity is essential and strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Our Stack:
  • Ubuntu Linux hosted on Digital Ocean
  • Ruby and Rails and ELM
  • Postgresql, Redis and Memcached
  • Resque and Qless
  • HAProxy, Apache and Passenger
  • Chef and TerraForm with a little Nomad

Essential abilities and skills:
  • Self-directed. You can work on your own while prioritizing multiple company objectives and problems.   
  • Deep understanding of databases, preferably Postgres. You can diagnose performance issues and are comfortable with backups and replication.
  • Experience with medium to large scale infrastructure automation. We have about 100 servers automated with Chef and Terraform.
  • Experience in optimizing performance across the whole stack.
  • Ability to make smart tradeoffs between new technologies and stability.
  • Strong communication skills.   You will proactively communicate issues and trade-offs with team members to support alignment and fast decision making.

Some example projects:
  • Research and determine a strategy for automatic job scheduling and balancing to improve job processing throughput.
  • Speed up our code deploy process.
  • Help determine how we handle data growth and storage in both the short and long term.
  • Improve other areas that you believe would benefit the company.
  • Decide on a hosting and server provisioning long term architecture.

 
]]>
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Director of Finance and Operations]]> Director of Finance and Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
]]>
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer Manager]]> Our client is in need of a Software Engineer  Manager that can improve processes and foster a collaborative culture across our groups. The potential candidate  should have a strong technical understanding of development as well as processes for testing. This candidate will be required to sit in either San Francisco or NYC.

What you' ll have:
  • 9+ years of software development
  • 4+ years of managing small teams of up to 10
  • Must be able to architect, design, and develop complex solutions
  • Must have experience building teams and interviewing engineers
  • Must have strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Must have experience with software and project management methods
]]>
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Security Engineer]]> Our client is searching for a 3+ year Security Engineer that has prior development experience. The ideal candidate will be have experience with
  • Linux, Windows, and Mobile Device hardening
  • Network protocols
  • Vulnerability management and penetration testing
  • Application and Infrastructure security

 

Preferred
  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH certifications
  • Financial industry security governance
]]>
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Head of People]]> Our client, an Artificial Intelligence Healthcare start up based out of New York, NY is seeking an experienced recruiter to join their team. The right candidate for this role will have experience recruiting in an agency and/or corporate environment, and have familiarity in staffing roles within technology, finance, and office management. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with the Leadership team and hiring managers to successfully attract, place, and retain exceptional talent across the organization
  • Lead full-cycle talent marketing and acquisition efforts to recruit and hire outstanding team members
  • Ensure that new team member onboarding is effectively administered, tracked, and continually improved
  • Develop and formalize all processes, policies, and systems related to employment, including performance management, interview process, compensation, and employee training and development
  • Provide direction and strategic leadership for the company’ s US hiring, including direct assistance with critical senior hires, and ownership of strategic planning and employment brand
  • Manage office and facilities
Requirements 
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Demonstrated success and experience working on growth stage technology/start-up teams in leadership positions
  • Experience recruiting and hiring for a variety of roles and supporting multiple hiring managers simultaneously to build a team from entry to executive level
  • Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter and other sourcing tools
  • Experience owning and managing an ATS infrastructure
  • Ability to develop new metrics around workforce performance, retention, and morale
  • Strong leadership skills, communication abilities, and emotional intelligence
  • Experience managing small to mid-size teams of people
  • Coaching, professional development, human resources advanced degrees a plus
  • Strong communication and rapport building skills
]]>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Data Scientist]]> Our Client is looking for  Data Scientists from a variety of backgrounds  to  help  propel  and enhance  their data-driven  investment initiatives.  As a  Data Scientist, you will explore a breadth of challenges:  identifying timely and unique data sets,  diving deep into a diverse set of data domains,  visualizing and  exploring  and visualizing  underlying data drivers, and developing data  set features and forecasts.

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

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science is preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in data analysis or similar role
  • Experience applying statistical methods (distribution analysis, classification, clustering, etc.)
  • Strong coding skills with data-frames are a prerequisite, example platforms include Pandas, R, Matlab, and Apache Spark Demonstrated experience highlighting innovation, creativity, and intuition, e.g the ability to laterally identify other sources of useful information and think ' outside the box'
  • Prior Experience in finance is not required
]]>
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Linux Engineer/Architect]]> Our client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Senior Unix Engineer. The successful candidate will be an architect and also provide subject matter expertise on the cloud infrastructure. In this position, the candidate will find engaging challenges and liaise with various internal technical teams and research while interacting with cutting edge technologies and up-and-coming open source endeavors.

Responsibilities
  • Building and extending an in-house developed centralized infrastructure software for managing authorization, authentication, configuration management, and directory services 
  • Architecting, building, and managing a large-scale, resilient, multi-tenant R&D environment utilizing cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker  and Object/Block Store
  • Building and managing a  hybrid cloud model using private and public cloud offerings
  • Evaluating and building a highly reliable multi-petabyte cloud scale storage infrastructure
  • Designing and implementing solutions for logging, monitoring and metering of cloud infrastructure
  • Collaborating with internal trading teams and external business partners to migrate their workloads to the Cloud

Qualifications

The following qualifications are necessary:
  • A bachelor’ s degree or higher in computer science or a related field 
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment
  • Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language: Python, Ruby,  Bash 
  • Ability to understand existing systems and adapt and extend code of open source projects
  • Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux and Networking (VLAN, iptables, DHCP etc.)
  • Experience with Web Services and REST API development 

The following qualifications are a plus:
  • Knowledge of cloud-scale technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes to build in-house private clouds and to interface with public clouds like GCE, AWS or Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting using Shell, Python, SaltStack, CFEngine, Ansible and/or Puppet
  • Experience with clustered storage solutions, such as Ceph, IBM GPFS, Quobyte
  • Experience with HTC/HPC computing technologies like HTCondor, Apache Spark, GridEngine, SLURM, Mesos, or Nomad
  • At least 1 year of experience in building and maintaining large-scale compute environments in public clouds

Candidate should also be:
  • Organized, responsible, and meticulous
  • Strong communicator
  • Proactive and willing to take initiative
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work both with a team and independently

 

 

Benefits

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

 
]]>
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Salesforce Administator]]> Range is 80-110 with a 7.5% bonus

Salesforce Administrator

MUST HAVES:

-5+ YEARS AS A SALESFORCE ADMIN FOR A COMPANY OF MIN 500 USERS

-BA OR HIGHER

-SALESFORCE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

NICE TO HAVES:

-experience using salesforce data tools, Salesforce.com migration tools, understanding of salesforce platform and ability to build custom apps, objects and enhancements

 

We are currently seeking a Salesforce Administrator to be part of our highly productive and energized Customer Operations department. If you have at last 5 years of experience working as a Salesforce administrator supporting hundreds of users in a company and are passionate about Salesforce, then this is a great opportunity for you.

This technically savvy, analytical, process-oriented individual will work closely with our community and other members of the Global Information Systems, Sales, and Marketing teams to provide the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance and improvement of our Salesforce platform. The successful candidate will embrace the challenge of solving critical business problems in a face paced environment.

Responsibilities:
  • Administer Salesforce on a day-to-day basis, including managing user accounts, profiles, permissions, page layouts, etc.
  • Develop reports, custom report types, dashboards and process to continuously monitor data quality and integrity.
  • Prepare data files and upload the data into Salesforce.com using Apex Data Loader
  • Manage operational requests such as creating rules around workflow, validation, fields, advanced formulas, custom objects, flows, etc.
  • Work in and deploy from a sandbox environment to test all changes to business logic, and help shepherd those changes into production
  • Maintain proper documentation of processes, policies, application configurations and continual modifications and help related materials
  • Analyze business requirements, procedures and problems to provide solutions
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts and resolve user requests
  • Participate in and serve as a resource for any Salesforce related projects
  • Proactively identify and implement operational improvements, enhancements, and system customizations that meet business requirements
  • Assist management with vetting, selecting and implementing new Salesforce related technology solutions
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to users in the field

Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Salesforce administrator in a 500+ user organization
  • Strong understanding of the Salesforce platform, with the ability to build custom apps and objects, formula fields, workflows, custom views, and other content of intermediate complexity.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proven ability to design and implement new processes and facilitate user adoption
  • Self-starter with a strong ability to use initiative and work autonomously under tight business sensitive deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong sense of customer focus, both internal and external

Ideal candidates would additionally possess:
  • Excellent customer service skills, true passion for technology, and a spirit for innovation.
  • A strong desire to work and thrive in a team environment
  • Have an insatiable desire to learn new things and improve yourself
  • Knowledge of Salesforce in a B2B business
  • Have experience working in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Have experience with related business applications such as SAP and Pardot
  • Experience with AppExchange and commonly used Salesforce applications such as Apttus
  • Have some development experience with Apex, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and/or RESTful interfaces
  • Exposure to Cornerstone Learning Management or Cvent Event Management systems

Required experience:
  • Previous work as a Salesforce Administrator: at least 5 years
  • Experience using Salesforce data tools (Data Loader, Excel Connector, Eclipse Force.com IDE)
  • Experience using Salesforce.com migration tools (Flosum preferred)

Required education:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Business, or a related field
  • Salesforce Administrator Certification or ability to obtain within the first 180 days

About us:
]]>
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[UI/UX Designer]]> UX/UI Designer
  • 3-5 years of responsive design experience UX/UI experience
  • Mobile e-commerce or mobile app experience

Key Skills:
  • A sound understanding of UX design and UCD principles
  • 3+ years minimum experience streamlining UX design for web mobile & desktop solutions
  • An understanding of how to improve UX interactions and passionate to improve usability
  • Easily creates pattern libraries, style guides, annotations & high fidelity assets (icons, images, etc.)
  • Creates intuitive interactions, visual affordances, typography, iconography & content layout for interfaces that are relatable by its users

UX Design Drivers:
  • Eager to grow their knowledge base and learn new & current ways to apply UX design elements
  • Applies learned UX design techniques to simplify user experiences within a User Centered Design work flow

Stellar Characteristics:
  • An intellectual curiosity to learn & understand how user' s think from UX research & analytics
  • A healthy desire to simplify complexity using UX elements on digital platforms

Teamsmanship:
  • Transparent and approachable with receiving & giving constructive design critiques
  • The ability to work collaboratively across disciplines (Research, IA, Content, Strategy, Interaction Design, Development, Test)
  • Willing to support UX Research, Design & Usability test
  • Able to complete UX tasks independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines

Required:
  • Portfolio contains Visual design, Typography, Web & Mobile design examples
  • 3+ years with using Adobe Suite & Wire framing tools
]]>
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Systems Engineer - MS Communications]]> Our Client is seeking a Systems Engineer in our Dallas, Texas headquarters. The System Engineer is responsible for the deployment, delivery and ongoing support of all Microsoft Communications platforms such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Exchange, Lync/Skype for Business, and Active Directory. The system engineer is responsible for ensuring all of these platforms meet or exceed the availability, performance and security requirements of the organization.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of all Messaging Platforms
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of Skype for Business/Lync 2013 environments
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of Active Directory (DHCP, DNS, Group Policy)
  • Responsible for handling escalation tickets from Junior team members
  • Responsible for remediating vulnerabilities for all infrastructure environments you are responsible for in a timely manner
  • Continues to update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Contacts

This position has frequent contact with all levels of employees and management. In addition, this role may interact with outside business partners, vendors, consultants, and other office visitors.

Education, Skills, & Experience
  • BA/BS in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable experiences
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, VMWare, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, and PowerShell
  • ProofPoint Email Security Gateway experience required
  • Experience with working with enterprise load balancers. Citrix Netscaler preferred.
  • McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange (MSME) a plus
  • Citrix experience a plus
  • Experience with working on multiple infrastructure projects
  • Experience with maintaining information security policies is preferred
  • Experience with configuring and supporting complex infrastructure environments
  • Familiar with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
  • Experience with participating in disaster recovery and/or BCP design and testing
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Customer service and quality focused with proven process improvement skills
  • Innovative problem solving, research and analytical skills
  • Must possess very strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within and support of a team environment
  • MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, VCP or CCA a plus
]]>
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Developer]]> Our Client is seeking a Senior (C++) Software Developer to join their team in Chicago. Job responsibilities include designing, building, and optimizing current automated trading infrastructure.  This Developer will also be tasked with working directly with Traders and Quants to develop the next generation of the firm’ s trading algorithms and strategies.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities
  • Research, design, and develop new ultra-low latency architectures
  • Benchmarking and optimizing our existing automated trading infrastructure
  • Writing new market data and order entry handlers
  • Developing and maintaining a real-time position and risk management systems
  • Working with operating systems, system/processor performance
  • Working with a small collaborative team in an entrepreneurial environment

Requirements/Job Qualifications:
  • A passion for solving challenging problems
  • Strong systems knowledge
  • 5+ years of experience developing applications in C++ (with at least 3 years with C++11)
  • Experience with C++11/14, Linux and Python and BASH scripting
  • In-depth knowledge of LINUX kernel, system programming and kernel bypass
  • Experience with writing applications connecting to exchange API’ s or using network protocols
  • Experience with parallel, concurrent, and multi-threaded programming
  • Prefer experience with low-latency computing and hardware-level design Experience with Git, SVN, Mercurial
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or another technical field 

Our Environment:
  • We run CentOS on our servers
  • We write our systems in C++11 using GCC
  • We use Python where it makes sense
  • We use Git for source control
  • We manage our software development process with GitHub Enterprise and Buildbot 

Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Fully paid for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Fully stocked kitchen; free breakfast and lunch every day
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Friendly, informal work environment
  • Office in Chicago' s River North area, close to public transportation

 

Our Client is a growing quantitative trading firm with offices in Chicago, New York City and London. Technology is at the heart of what we do and we believe combining carefully engineered systems with constant refinement of our strategies and execution is the basis for our long term success.

 
]]>
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Network Engineer]]> Our Client is looking for a mid- to senior-level Network Engineer, who is passionate about all aspects of networking and gets a thrill out of designing, implementing and supporting high-performance networks.

 

You are a highly capable engineer with an appetite for accuracy, and are not afraid to go beyond the standard text-book concepts of networking. You thrive on working with your peers and cross-functional teams and are able to motivate and encourage your colleagues around you. Ability to clearly communicate - both verbally and written - technical concepts and challenges to both technical and non-technical stakeholders is a must.

 

The Network Engineers in the Trading Infrastructure team are responsible for designing, implementing and supporting the WAN, LANs and all low-latency connectivity to trading venues. They work closely with our Systems Engineers, other teams and external parties to provide best in class infrastructure solutions supporting our trading business.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, implement and support the European networking infrastructure. Key areas include Low-latency networking, Unicast and Multicast routing, OSPF, BGP, PIM SM, as well as things like QoS, STP, NAT, protocol tuning, etc.
  • Monitor, guard and analyze the proper functioning of our network infrastructure. Take adaptive, retentive and corrective measures and perform structural maintenance.
    Proactively improve their infrastructure by contributing scripts and code to our automation efforts (e.g. Bash, Python).
  • Accurately create and maintain documentation detailing the implemented network components, as well as relevant procedures and other documentation.
    Responsibility for our IT security related platforms. Key areas include Palo Alto firewalls, Juniper MAG SSL gateways, VPNs, Security policies, etc.
  • Work flexible hours. We are proud of the uptime of the trading environment, so every now and then you will be working outside of regular business hours to apply critical changes. This could be from your desk, your couch at home or also inside of one of our datacenters abroad.
    Liaise with external vendors, exchanges and providers to explore new technology solutions, implement new services or troubleshoot problems.

 

WHAT MAKES IT FUN?

 
  • One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a very quick feedback loop. We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are implemented.
  • We operate at the bleeding edge of technology. If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution as quick as we can.
  • We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared between all three regions, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where people can have the biggest impact.
  • Our Client provides an opportunity to learn about financial markets and how exchanges work. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’ s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
  • We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds. What they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.

 
]]>
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[SDET]]> Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

Job description

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

 

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

 

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

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

Requirements/Job Qualifications

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

Benefits:
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Fully paid for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Fully stocked kitchen; free breakfast and lunch every day
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Friendly, informal work environment
  • Office in Chicago' s River North area, close to public transportation

Our Client is a fast growing quantitative trading firm with offices in Chicago, New York City and London. Technology is at the heart of what we do and we believe combining carefully engineered systems with constant refinement of our strategies and execution is the basis for our long term success.


 

 
]]>
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Production Engineer - Trading]]> Our Client is seeking a talented engineer to join a fast-paced, dynamic team focused on building and supporting their global trading environment. In this role, you will be responsible for:
  • Monitoring the health of the production trading system; diagnosing and fixing issues with intraday transactions and post-trade reconciliation;
  • Configuring and deploying changes to the trading system including new features and fixes;
  • Working with peers from across the firm to define and improve operational best practices;
  • Creating and improving operational tools for monitoring, deployment, and telemetry collection.
  • Designing and implementing the architecture and support of their proprietary trading environment, including server, operating system, network, colocation site, and connectivity to a multitude of vendors and exchanges across three continents;
  • Conducting research to identify the latest cutting edge computing, networking, and connectivity trends and developments to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

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

Additional Skills Preferred:
  • Understanding of order lifecycle and market data concepts including order book management;
  • Familiar with relational database concepts and the ability to construct at least moderately complex SQL queries.
]]>
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Software Engineer - Fixed Income]]> Our Client is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world. Their trading is diverse— across asset classes and instruments, using their own models and systems— and it’ s this diversification that sets them apart.  They were founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities and they still take that approach today. Though they’ ve grown to more than 750 exceptional people in six cities around the world, they have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.

Our Client is looking for a Senior Software Engineer  to join a team of highly talented technologists.  This team is tasked with building and maintaining a front-office system used by traders, researchers, and risk managers for the pricing of fixed income derivatives. The system is built primarily in C# and C++ and is exposed through a RESTful API.  As they explore the next generation of this system they are open to introducing new programming languages and architectures.  Success in this role may lead to an opportunity for an expanded role within the organization to provide leadership in the development of similar technology for other products and trading desks.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with traders, quantitative researchers, and other software engineers in cross-functional team environments.
  • Development and support of existing C#/C++ application.
  • Design, development, and support of the next gen software for this team.
  • Implement new Web-based apps supporting desk-level pricing and risk management.
  • Provide on-call support as needed.

 

Required Skills: 
  • Strong experience with Java, C#, or C++ and micro-service architecture.
  • Experience with relational databases.
  • Experience with front end web development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript etc.)
  • Initiative and proven experience independently driving projects to completion.

 

Bonus Points:
  • C# and C++ experience on Windows.
  • Experience managing a team of software engineers
  • Experience with fixed income (bonds, swaps, futures, etc.) in a trading environment
  • Experience in derivatives modeling and statistical analysis of time series.

 
]]>
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Data Production Analysts]]> Location

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

 

Overview

 

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

 

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

 

Key job responsibilities include:

 

·   Data Collection, Cleansing and Processing

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

·   Build Quality assurance checks to detect anomalies in data.

·   Evaluation and data modeling for new data sources.

·   Collaboration with the research and trading teams.

·   Serve as a core committer and eventual library maintainer

 

Suggested skills/experience:

 

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

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

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

·   Prior experience in finance / financial services is NOT necessary

·   Obsessive attention to detail

·   Understanding of common sources of data issues

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

·   Experience in Linux / Shell scripting

·   Experience programming in Python and/or R

·   Experience programming in NodeJs / JavaScript a plus

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

 

Education: 
 

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

 
]]>
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Full Stack Engineer]]> Full Stack Engineer

Our client is a startup that builds a web-based healthcare communications platform. They are seeing a Full Stack Engineer to join their growing team.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with other team members on software design
  • Write code in JavaScript and other languages
  • Write unit tests and participate in code reviews
  • Contribute to maintaining data security

Requirements:
  • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • 3+ years experience in a software development role
  • Experience with JavaScript as well as Vue.js and React.js
  • Experience with Python or another object-oriented programming language
]]>
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quant Research Associate]]>  

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

 

Position Description

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

What you’ ll do:

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

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

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

• Monitors data center environments using established tools.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Installation of internal server components for break/fix.

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

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

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

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

 

Skills you’ ll need:

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

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

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

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

• Knowledge of common cabling standards for network communications.

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

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

• Strong understanding of power and cooling infrastructure.

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

• Ability to manage cables to an extremely high standard.

• Understanding of network layer design concepts.

• Strong experience with hardware repair of server.

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

• Availability to work evenings and weekends as required.

• Bachelor' s degree preferred.

 
]]>
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[FPGA Engineer]]> We are  currently looking for an FPGA Engineer with a deep understanding of technology and computer architecture to strengthen the team. You should be able to design and develop FPGA projects, be  adaptable to our  existing structure, and  also bring in your own ideas on how to improve designs. The focus of your job will be to design and develop complex systems to accelerate processing of data streams in terms of latency and throughput.On a day-to-day basis you will work with Traders, Quants, Developers and other Engineers to bring our trading strategies and platform to the next level. You and your team are responsible for the overall success and your part involves, but is not restricted to, design and development of FPGA projects and shepherding your solutions into production.

Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 2-4 years of experience working with FPGAs and hardware development tools
  • Experience in Verilog/VHDL, C++, and Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Experience with network and system level protocols, packet based data processing, and computer architecture
  • Familiarity with financial services industry a plus
]]>
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr. Linux Infrastructure Engineer]]> Tech Lead, Desktop/Mobile Engineering

Our Client seeks a Desktop/Mobile Engineering Tech Lead to provide technical direction for their global Linux/Windows desktop/mobility engineering group.

 

The Tech Lead will work closely with team members in the Enterprise Technology division to ensure designs are implemented to meet organizational and security requirements.

He/she will perform advanced Enterprise and Desktop Engineering functions in a 24/7 algorithmic trading environment.

  Responsibilities
  • Troubleshooting, testing, and deploying Desktop/Mobile technologies to meet architectural and security requirements in an Open Source friendly setting
  • Engineering and administering the wireless infrastructure to facilitate connectivity between Enterprise end points for internal resources
  • Overseeing and operating the central management platform for both Linux and Windows systems
  • Developing and managing NetApp storage as it relates to the Enterprise environment
  • Administering the VoIP infrastructure Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree with 4 years related experience OR Associate’ s degree with six years related experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in Ubuntu image management with in-depth understanding of installation, configuration, administration, and tuning
  • Prior experience working in large scale desktop environments
  • Knowledge of RHEL Linux 5.x / 6.x / 7.x, SALT stack
  • Knowledge of Windows 10, SCCM, Kerberos/Group Policies
  • Knowledge of NetApp file storage
  • Knowledge of Wireless Access Points (Aruba)
  • Knowledge of Phone infrastructure (FreePBX)
  • Possessing scripting ability (PERL, PowerShell, BASH)

Our Client is located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.  The culture - cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and wellstocked 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
]]>
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[HPC Engineer]]> Our Client a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998 seeks a skilled Senior HPC Engineer to join their Systems team. The Senior HPC Engineer will liaison with various technical teams and users to maintain and expand our research computing environment.

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Benefits

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

 
]]>
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Account Executive]]> Our Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
  • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

The Opportunity:

This position will be responsible for the identification, pursuit, and generation of recruiting services sales with new clients, as well as further expanding and managing relationships within our existing client base. This position requires

aggressive activity, independent initiative and a high orientation in providing outstanding client service. The successful person will have proven sales experience in staffing or consulting sales, as well as proven success in meeting and exceeding revenue targets.

In addition, the candidate should have experience interacting with technical management, Human Resources/Talent Acquisition, as well as developing and maintaining relationships across client organizations. In this role, you will be responsible for all phases of the sales cycle with the focus of building new relationships and driving staffing business in new accounts.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Represent Objective Paradigm/Talution Group and cross sell all of our service offerings within the assigned client base.
  • Build relationships and identify opportunities at all levels, including the C-level, where necessary. Willing and able to invest time and join and participate in key networking and functional groups within the market. Build credibility, trust, and client perceived value by working with the client in a consultative manner.
  • Responsible for prospecting, identifying, and developing new client opportunities and expanding existing client opportunities within your territory.
  • Navigate through large, complex client organizations that may have multiple barriers to entry (geographical, political, etc.) to establish a presence and deliver results.
  • Develop a sales pipeline to ensure balanced size, shape, and quality of pipeline with disciplined management ensuring quota targets are met or exceeded.
  • Responsible for understanding the client’ s business issues, strategies, and initiatives in order to recommend the appropriate service offering. Ability to identify a client’ s reason to act, in order to apply our recruiting services in support of their business.
  • Maintain accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, proposals, closed sales, and follow up activities.

Your Qualifications Are:
  • Bachelor’ s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated success selling IT services to large/medium/small clients.
  • Strong cognitive ability and intellectual curiosity.
  • Strong competitive drive; career motivated, willing to invest significant time and effort.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others, and also deal with rejection.
  • Excellent questioning, listening, negotiating, qualifying, and closing skills.
  • Strong business acumen; seasoned judgment.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver compelling sales calls in a team environment.
  • Proven results in disciplined pipeline management.
  • Ability to perform in a complex environment to deliver results.
  • Ability to travel, as needed, to client sites.

Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
]]>
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Fullstack Developer]]> The Fullstack  Developer will be responsible for building and maintaining new company websites, apps, and other creative projects in the pipeline.  You will work alongside  both our marketing and IT departments; as well as other designers, developers, and project managers.


Responsibilities:

  • Create graphically intensive user interfaces, web pages, and help build our internet presence.

  • Build web applications using Javascript, jQuery, and other frameworks such as Angular, Node, React, etc.  

  • Effectively participate on a small development team

 

Qualifications:  

  • 1+ years developing UI for web applications

  • Experience in a Front End Capacity with JavaScript related frameworks.

  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and jQuery.  

  • Experience with Python
]]>
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Technical Recruiter]]> Technical Recruiter

Our Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth  opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
  • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

The Opportunity:

As a Technical Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

In this role you will qualify candidates by conducting telephone and in-person interviews, submit candidates to key decision makers, and provide coaching to candidates throughout the interview process. Our recruiters are hands on throughout the entire interview process. This includes negotiating compensation packages in the best interest of the candidate and client, completing reference checks, and maintaining relationships with candidates for ongoing opportunities. 

Qualifications:

You possess a sales mentality and are eager to succeed. You have a sense of urgency in your work, and persistence and enthusiasm when overcoming obstacles and objections. Your peers describe you as someone who has an outstanding ability to network and build relationships, solid time management, and most importantly the ability to change focus and adapt quickly. Your recruiting style consists of asking thoughtful questions based on your knowledge of the latest industry trends and best practices. You already have a basic comfort level with technology and aptitude to learn more.

Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
]]>
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Jr. Recruiter]]> Jr. Recruiter Position

Our Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
  • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

The Opportunity:

As a JR Recruiter you are seeking an opportunity that will allow you to; make an impact with the roles you help staff, influence key decision makers, develop meaningful relationships to build your network, and join a fast-growing firm with long-term career growth potential.

In this role you will assist the direct hire team by researching, sourcing, and pipelining candidates for open roles that the team staffs. You will expand on your knowledge of the financial technology industry and the talent our clients seek.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Create and maintain collections of candidates with specific skill sets within the database.
  • Collaborate with recruiters to determine best sourcing methods and resources for each requirement.
  • Source for candidates within internal database, using Boolean searching techniques as well as candidates from previous positions and searches.
  • Compose email messages to inform qualified candidates of job openings.
  • Source for candidates using social media sources such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Source for candidates using online job boards such as Monster and Dice.
  • Source for candidates using a variety of other online sources.
  • Use online research to find contact information for candidates when needed.

Your Qualifications Are:
  • Bachelor' s degree
  • 0-3 years of recruiting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be both a logical and creative thinker
  • Familiarity with common online tools (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and ability to learn new software and tools quickly
  • Familiarity with Boolean searching is a plus
  • Any prior technology, business, and/or finance knowledge is a plus. Willingness to learn about these areas is a must
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
]]>
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Java/Scala]]> New York

 

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

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

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

Benefits

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

Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
]]>
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Project Managers (Mid-Level and Senior)]]> Summary:

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

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

Education and/or Experience:

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

 

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

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Executive presentation skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance resources/needs across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • User of good judgment with strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Work under well pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
]]>
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Research and Sourcing Specialist]]> Research and Sourcing Specialist

Our Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

Why our team enjoys working at Objective Paradigm:
  • Growth opportunity: As our firm grows, we continue to provide opportunities for individuals to take on more responsibility
  • Work/life balance: We understand the importance of life outside the work place and foster an environment that allows for flexibility in order to meet people’ s individual needs and obligations outside of the office.
  • Generous benefits package: Medical benefits including PPO, 401(k) plan, generous paid sick days, pre-tax commuter plan, discounted fitness membership, community involvement, company outings, free snacks, on-going learning, and more!
  • Experienced team: Many of our team members have significant tenure with the firm.
  • Great company culture: Our commitment to personal growth, creativity, and continued learning is part of our core values.

The Opportunity:

Through hands-on training while working side-by-side with experienced recruiters, you will learn how to source and qualify highly desirable professionals in the technology industry. In this role you will become a subject matter expert on the most sought after tech roles and the required skillset for each position we staff. Our sourcing team prides itself on being able to engage with the most passive talent in the tech industry. Sourcing Specialists spend a large portion of their work day performing internet based research.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help maintain our internal database (applicant tracking system) by updating and cleansing data.
  • Create and maintain collections of candidates with specific skillsets within the database.
  • Perform research around assigned job requirements to identify unknown and emerging technologies.
  • Collaborate with recruiters to determine best sourcing methods and resources for each requirement.
  • Source for candidates within internal database, using Boolean searching techniques as well as candidates from previous positions and searches.
  • Compose email messages to inform qualified candidates of job openings.
  • Source for candidates using social media sources such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Source for candidates using online job boards such as Monster and Dice.
  • Source for candidates using a variety of other online sources.
  • Use online research to find contact information for candidates when needed.

Your Qualifications Are:
  • Bachelor' s degree
  • Solid research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be both a logical and creative thinker.
  • Familiarity with common online tools (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and ability to learn new software and tools quickly
  • Familiarity with Boolean searching is a plus.
  • Any prior technology, business, and/or finance knowledge is a plus. Willingness to learn about these areas is a must.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status
]]>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Dedicated Recruiting Services Recruiter ]]> Recruiter, Dedicated Recruiting Services 

Company:

Objective Paradigm is a recruiting services firm that provides creative solutions to companies that need to find, attract, hire and retain talented people. Objective Paradigm’ s staff is comprised of experienced recruiters, research and sourcing specialists, and business development professionals. Objective Paradigm is based in Chicago, IL and serves an international client base.

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

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

Opportunity:

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

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


 

 

 

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


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


Objective Paradigm is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
 
]]>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr C++ Software Engineer]]> This is a Partner-level position, the highest title offered at this firm. By submitting your resume, you promise to keep all interview questions  confidential, so as to give other candidates an equal chance. **

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

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

The key responsibilities of this role include:

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

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

  • Presenting High Level Solution Designs to senior leadership

  • Preparing and maintaining architecture diagrams and data models

  • Working with business teams and technical analysts to understand

  • business requirements

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

  • Defining and advocating software architecture standards and best practices

  • Reviewing and signing off on technical designs

 

  • MBA or Master' s Degree

  • Overall 10+ years of Information Technology experience

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

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

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

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

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

  • Understanding of information technology security and Privacy information
]]>
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Business Associate - Data and Analytics]]> Business Associate – Data and Analytics

Position Description

Business associates within the Global Equities Team work closely with other members of the team, quantitative research and technologists to innovate and develop reporting and data analytics for senior management and investment teams.

This role focuses on the following areas of portfolio analytics within the Global Equities business
  • Investment Performance Analysis - Performance attribution, metrics, and reporting, and portfolio construction
  • Management Reporting – health and benchmarking of the business in addition to reporting
  • External Reporting - Broker reporting and analysis, and commissions reporting and analysis

Key Responsibilities
  • Create and implement the processes and analytics needed for senior management strategic initiatives
  • Develop ways to analyze and build insight into portfolios
  • Enhance analytics and reporting tool-kit: databases and data models used to extract data
  • Manage project streams with technologists and implement analytics into systems
  • Own and manage the data integrity of the reporting framework where appropriate

Skillset Requirements
  • Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in engineering and/or computer science
  • Advanced proficiency in Python, SQL, VBA and Linux/Unix experience, statistics and data analysis
  • Proficiency in Excel/Data Visualization, Tableau experience a plus
  • Experience with handling large datasets across multiple database systems
  • Experience with managing projects involving multiple stakeholders and collaborating with technology teams
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and internal drive to solve complex problems and handle challenges
  • Passion for fundamental analysis and public markets investing
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a relevant field within the financial services, and data brokerage industries

Other Notes
  • Position is based in Chicago

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

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

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

 
]]>
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quant Trader]]> Our Client is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, is  always  seeking exceptional Experienced Quantitative Traders. Tower highly values consistent profitability of trading strategies. If you meet the following criteria, Tower' s team would be very interested in speaking with you:

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

Our Clients offices and garden roofdeck are located in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. While employees work hard, their cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing and performance-based bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Five weeks of paid vacation per year plus nine paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Free gym membership
  • Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival
]]>
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher - Curve Source Team]]> Our Client   is a principal trading firm, which means no outside investors or third party funds rather they trade for their own account in markets around the world.

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

 

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

Bonus points if you have:
  • experience leading research initiatives/projects with limited oversight
  • experience training less quantitative personnel in topics such as fixed income analytics
  • experience working with large data sets provided in relational or key-value databases.
  • created interactive tools built on top of the analytics you’ ve provided
]]>
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sr Clearing Associate]]> Our Client is a proprietary trading firm focused on trading Futures, Equities, Fixed Income and FX. The working environment is high energy and fast paced, creating an excellent opportunity for learning and growth for anyone who joins our team.

They are seeking to hire a Senior Clearing Associate, specializing in Options, to be part of their global Clearing Team based in Chicago. This role will be part of a group that ensures the smooth flow of trading activity between our various trading venues and our clearing firms across the globe.

 
What you' ll do: 
  • Monitor real time transaction flows via several proprietary and vendor systems. 
  • Facilitate accurate and timely reconciliation of globally traded products.
  • Administer Session and Trader ID requests to facilitate exchange connectivity. 
  • Identify and resolve trade discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Manage complex operational and settlement related matters effectively.
  • 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: 
  • Experience with electronic Futures and Equity options trading required.
  • A strong understanding of options exercise and assignment delivery, and settlement process.
  • Experience with operational options market making requirements a plus.
  • 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 education in the field of Business/Economics.
]]>
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Product Manager - Platforms]]> PRODUCT MANAGER, PLATFORMS

New York, New York, United States

 

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

 

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

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

 
]]>
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Marketing Manager]]> Marketing Manager

Our client, an innovative healthcare technology company located in Chicago, is seeking a Marketing Manager. 

Responsibilities:
  • Build marketing strategies
  • Lead brand and content development and marketing
  • Serve as company representative at industry events or when facing media
  • Sales Enablement, Channel Marketing, and Demand Generation
  • Market research and monitoring
  • Oversee the development of marketing collateral
  • Marketing automation, analytics, KPIs, and reporting
  • Internal communications

Requirements:
  • Bachelor' s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years marketing experience in healthcare or a related field
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Experience setting and managing KPIs
  • Experience in Enterprise Marketing
  • Proven track record in using marketing outreach to generate revenue
  • Leadership experience
  • Design skills are a plus
]]>
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Infrastructure Devops Engineer]]> The Infrastructure Dev Ops Engineer Engineer will support the Infrastructure estate to ensure stability, integrity, and efficiency of operations. This key member of the team will also help identify areas for potential improvements in order to maximize the benefit of our IT investments. Lastly, this person will engineer and build solutions, with a do-it-yourself focus, to help solve every day business’ s needs. Each day you will face exciting challenges in a  fast paced, innovative, and diverse world.

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

 

Skills you' ll need:
  • Proficient in PowerShell or any other scripting language used for automation or creating tools
  • 5-10 years of experience managing a Windows environment
  • 5-10 years with ADDS administration
  • 5-10 years VMware Virtualization
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • T-SQL based Databases
  • Additional experience beneficial in:
  • Citrix NetScaler
  • Enterprise Storage
  • Enterprise Backups
  • Citrix Xenapp
  • Skype for Business
  • Well-organized, good communication skills, and attention to details
  • Strong customer service
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
]]>
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Python]]> Backend focused Python Engineer with experience using a MySQL Database.

For a startup client in Chicago Loop

Candidates must have at least 3 years' professional experience.
]]>
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Infrastructure Analyst III - Data Protection Engineer]]> ain Objective:

Design, implementation, administration, monitoring, and support of computer infrastructure systems, services, and applications.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Lead small-to-mid-sized GIS projects and project teams.
  2. Analyze and recommend solutions, upgrades, and services for streamlining and system improvements.
  3. Support of hardware/software maintenance to include troubleshooting, installation and upgrades, Level 3 support.
  4. Support multiple locations worldwide (domestic and international travel may be required).
  5. Complete GIS operational tasks, project tasks, and end user support duties as assigned.
  6. Assist with architecture and design of infrastructure solutions and methodology.
  7. Resolve incidents through effective troubleshooting methodology, Level 3.
  8. Maintain accurate updated documentation while performing essential job duties.
  9. Liaison with vendors, partners, and external resources.
  10. Assist other analyst with troubleshooting and fulfillment processes.
  11. Ability to train other staff on technical operations.
  12. Subject matter expert on the operation, maintenance, management, and deployment of multiple computer infrastructure hardware/software solutions.
     

    Role-specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Act as escalation point and technical SME for all Data Protection issues (Backup/Restore, Archive, Disaster Recovery).
  2. Stability and operational management of the Data Protection platform.
  3. Provide rapid response to Sev 1/Critical issues which might occur in support of Tier 1 platforms.
  4. Responsible for following change control procedures to plan/test/implement infrastructure changes in coordination with business owners and/or internal customers.
  5. Design and oversee the operational life-cycle for all Data Protections systems.
     

     

    Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

 

Education and Experience:
  1. Minimum of five years of experience in supporting computer infrastructure hardware, applications, and systems required.
  2. Bachelor’ s degree required, Master’ s degree preferred.
  3. Computer infrastructure-centered certifications required.
  4. Expert-level understanding of EMC Networker and Data Domain platforms is required. 
  5. Expert-level understanding of enterprise-class Disaster Recovery solutions is required.  Knowledge of this in the public-Cloud context is preferred, but not required.
  6. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job preferred.

 

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
]]>
Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![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

 
]]>
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.
]]>
Wed, 24 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.

 
]]>
Wed, 17 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

 
]]>
Tue, 16 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
]]>
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Sector Data Scientist NY, San Fran, Dallas, Greenwich, CT]]> Sector Data Scientist

Locations Chicago, NY

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 
]]>
Wed, 29 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.
]]>
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.

 

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

 Setting new thresholds for modern computing

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

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

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

 

Our firm and culture 

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

 

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

 

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

Excellent communication and attitude are a must.

 

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

     

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

 

The Culture:

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

 

Bridging mathematics and low-latency trading

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

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

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

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

 

Our firm and culture 

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

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

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

 
]]>
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[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).

 
]]>
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.
]]>
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[C++ Core Developer]]> Working as a developer, means working on a small, highly productive and efficient team. We know you see " Trading" in our name and assume you' ll be relegated to some dark corner to code for the " business" but this impression is entirely wrong. A fully automated trading firm based in NYC, the code you write *is* our business, so it is everyone' s job, top to bottom, to make sure our core dev team has everything they need to do their jobs well.


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


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

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

 

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

 

Culture

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

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

 

 
]]>
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Alpha Capture Software Engineer]]> Our Client is seeking a driven Web 2.0 software engineer to join their alpha-capture product team.  Partnering with software engineers across the organization, you will be instrumental in building scalable, multi-server, multi-database web applications that drive the firms quantitative trading models. This undertaking requires the following:
  • Integrating dynamic back-end functionalities;
  • Implementing compelling, functional user interfaces that support the success of their electronic alpha-capture business;
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks;
  • Participating in design and code reviews;
  • Defining and communicating best practices for web-based user interface engineering across the organization.

Requirements Include:
  • At least a bachelor’ s degree in computer science. An ability to write well-abstracted, reusable code.
  • Proficiency in several programming languages such as Java, Groovy, C or C++.
  • Experience with front-end javascript libraries like Google Closure, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, MooTools, or Dojo.
  • Strong working knowledge of current web standards including CSS3 and HTML 5.
  • Proficiency in highly scalable frameworks and experience with Java Servlet containers like Tomcat or Jetty is a definite advantage. Knowledge of highly available message queue systems such as RabbitMQ, distributed cache like Membase and distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop is preferable.
  • An obsession with building tools and developing scalable, real-time web applications on both front-end and back-end components.
]]>
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Javascript/React - Senior - Front End Web]]> Bloomberg has a reputation for providing the most accurate, comprehensive, and valuable financial information. Whether pulling together a PowerPoint presentation for management or manipulating a financial model in Excel, our clients interact with Bloomberg’ s data in their workflow. Our job is to not only make that possible, but to make it as easy as possible.

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

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

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

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

What You’ ll Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
]]>
Fri, 02 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

 
]]>
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
]]>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Developer]]> Since 2001, our software engineers have helped tackle the complex and interesting challenge of discovering value hidden in the world’ s data. We are pushing the technical envelope to solve these problems, and in the process are helping to redefine investment management and other fields. As the world of data continues to grow exponentially, the issues they address will only increase in difficulty, scale and  excitement.

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

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

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

While there is no set recipe for success, we find that you will tend to have the following qualifications:
· You have at least a bachelor’ s degree in a technical or quantitative field.  · You have an understanding of data structures and algorithms. · You have experience with Java (or other JVM languages), Python, C or C++. · You have extraordinary programming skills. · You have demonstrated experience in large-scale systems.
We are an  equal opportunity  employer and  value diversity  at our company. We  do not discriminate  on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
]]>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Research Analyst]]> Our Client, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks Quantitative Research Analysts.

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Benefits

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

 
]]>
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer]]> C++ developer, STL, Boost, 

Fluent in Mandarin and English. 
]]>
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer]]> Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo?  Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?

 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT IMC:
  • We trade in the most competitive markets across the globe.  Our software makes millions of trading decisions daily.  We win by  making better and faster decisions than our competition. As a software developer you’ ll be working alongside traders to implement  strategies which will challenge you to be creative  with your implementation. You’ ll need to produce solutions which compete in the extremely latency sensitive environment, whilst managing complexity.
  • You’ ll be working in a  highly motivated team, controlling end-to-end product development.  We work in an environment where slight oversights can be extremely costly, while  new features can be extremely profitable.  As a team we aim to balance the race to production with software quality and testability.  You’ ll be placed in an environment consisting primarily of C++ and Java.  We have a build chain which has been designed around the concept of  daily production releases.  A variety of systems and technologies keeps life interesting.
  • Upon joining you will be expected to manage your own time and tasks.  We rely on our developers to drive change by taking feedback from traders, and shaping that into an  implementation.   Your ownership of the task continues until a working production release.  Our most successful developers comfortably work in any part of our stack

 

WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
  • One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a  very quick feedback loop.  We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are developed
  • We operate at the bleeding edge of technology.  If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution
  • We really believe  in sharing knowledge and technology  between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared between all 3 regions, and we provide  opportunities to travel  between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.
  • To get the best results we encourage everybody to  gain understanding of both the trading strategy and how exchanges work  on a technological level.
  • Working at IMC is also an  opportunity to learn about financial markets. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’ s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
  • We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds.  What they have in common is their  superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach.  We will not accept less.

 

WHO YOU ARE:
  • Excellent Java or C++ programming skills
  • Development experience in a Linux/UNIX environment
  • Extensive experience with OOP/OOD
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and threading
  • Proficiency in design patterns
  • Scripting knowledge
  • Non-relational, distributed database experience is a plus (not a requirement)
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to solve complicated problems programmatically
  • Must be self-directed, and able to work productively under minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work closely with traders in a constantly changing environment
  • Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge is NOT required
]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Quantitative Researcher]]> Quantitative Researcher

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

Ideal Background:

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

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

·         Should have done some statistical research or something mathematical

·         Educational awards and achievements, research 

Languages:

·         Primary - C++, C

·         Secondary – Python, Java

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

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

 

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

Education, Qualification and Experience requirements:

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

 

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

 
]]>
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.
]]>
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
]]>
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1
<![CDATA[Software Engineer - Trading Group]]> A quantitative trading team is looking to add a software engineer who will focus on improving real-time performance of the trading system across software, network, and hardware components.   The ideal candidate will be the expert on team for end-to-end high-performance software design.

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

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

 
]]>
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:00:00 CDT 1