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Trading Desk Software Developer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 20-02464
  • Date: May 20, 2020
  • Job title:

Brandan Wilchcombe

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Job Description - Trading Desk Software Developer

Trading Desk Software Developer


Position Purpose: To develop and maintain in-house and vendor software systems as a software developer/programmer on the Trading Desk in a manner that is consistent with the defined SDLC processes and methodologies as established by the technology leadership. To support day-to-day electronic trading desk activities and be able to provide timely resolution to the issues that arise.


Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Work with the trading desk, middle office, and operations to ensure that all systems are operating correctly on a day-to-day basis.
  • Follow our software development practices and methodologies
  • Participate in scrum ceremonies, including Story Pointing, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Estimate time and effort by defining and planning development tasks
  • Create and execute unit test cases
  • Write code consistent with defined technology stack and standards
  • Assists in design sessions


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field experience preferred
  • Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.
  • 1-3 or more years of relevant professional experience in software development and testing.
  • 1-3 or more years of dedicated work with the following Microsoft technologies; C# .Net Core, ASP .Net Core, Java.
  • Proficiency in either C# or Java.
  • 1-3 or more years in the following technologies: database development (such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, etc.), basic web technologies (HTML, XML, JSON, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Understanding of Trading, market data, FIX protocol, Azure, Docker is a plus.
  • 1 or more years of professional experience participating in a Scrum development environment
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming is required.
  • Experience working both independently and in a team oriented, collaborative environment is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to remain flexible during times of change and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly, efficiently and positively.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving capability.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to influence colleagues and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively under time constraints as necessary.
  • Excellent verbal, written and relationship skills used to interact with a global group of technical and non-technical people.
  • Attention to detail is a must. Experience on a trading desk a plus. Business domain knowledge can augment experience on software development side.


Ideal candidate will have the following additional experience

  • Trading desk or capital markets experience
  • Analyzing and recommending development strategies, process improvements and standards
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Entity Framework, IoC, JQuery, JQuery UI, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, Message queue-based designs/implementations, SOA, Ajax, Code repositories (such as Git or Subversion). Other languages and tools considered as appropriate


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