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Trade Tooling Team Lead (C++) - Leading Market Maker

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Category: Software Engineering
Company Description: Leading investor in major financial markets
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Number: 9689

Job Description:


Our client builds real time trading systems and trading management tools that enable us to use our capital efficiently and gain visibility into risk and limits throughout the day.  We are searching for a strong software development leader who will manage a team responsible for trading management tools and related technology.  This includes risk and capital management tools as well as technologies that provide real time visibility into the state of our positions across a variety of financial products.  Limit control & monitoring are also core to the mission.  As we deliver against our roadmap, we are committed to building secure, durable, modular solutions, standardizing the production environment, reducing complexity, and optimizing for maintainability and reliability.  We leverage state of the art technology to drive efficiency and gain a competitive advantage.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate good architectural taste, bring new ideas to the table, and be able to develop the team’s technical strategy.  Partnering well with senior business leaders and technology management must be a core competency.


·       Lead a team of 3-5 developers and provide operational support for technologies delivered

·       Partner closely with senior leadership to understand requirements, produce, design and deliver on aggressive timelines.

·       Ensure the technology systems, personnel and processes are operationally capable of fulfilling the mission

·       Communicate with senior leaders in Technology and Global Functions to align user requirements, implementation and operational strategies

·       Ensure the audit and compliance needs of end users are fulfilled

·       Partner with Senior Management to provide consultations and expert advice on strategic plans and business objectives.

·       Deliver high quality technical solutions to multiple global stakeholders in a fast paced environment

·       Effectively communicate with senior technology management and technology stakeholders


  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in developing Finance & Enterprise applications, preferably using C++ and other technologies relevant in real time trading environments

  • Understanding and working knowledge of analytic technologies and concepts required to deliver on the mission (SQL, analytic databases, data modeling, transformation, aggregations, etc…).  Big data technologies are not required but are a plus (Apache Spark, Ignite, Hadoop, Kafka, & Hive)

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field required

  • Prior experience translating business and user requirements into technical designs and implementation

  • Program and Project management experience with history of setting and meeting deadlines

  • Proven leadership experience in managing people and cultivating teams and personnel development

Key Attributes

·       Naturally inclined to coach and mentor team members

·       Provides proper direction, support, affirmation and recognition to members or teams as necessary

·       Effectively delegates tasks to team members

·       Strong critical thinking skills

·       Self-motivated

·       Detail oriented and analytical; Logical minded person who can understand complex issues and think about them with precision

·       Effective time management, documentation and organizational skills

·       Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize tasks

·       Embraces and drives change

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Strong senior management writing and presentation skills, executive communication

·       Subject matter experience in organizational and process design

·       Develops and maintains constructive relationships with senior leaders, peers, partners

·       Collaborative "team player" orientation with a strong cultural awareness

·       Appreciation for automation, efficiency, reliability

Demonstrated technical expertise across the following areas:

·       C++

·       Unix / Linux

·       Distributed systems

·       Mutli-threaded programming

·       Network programming

·       Enterprise RDMS databases

·       Scripting languages such as python

·       Deploying, supporting, and maintaining scalable solutions


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume as an MS word document including a cover letter with a summary of relevant qualifications, highlighting clearly any special or relevant experience.

Please Note: All inquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Your resume will not be submitted to any client company without your prior knowledge and consent.

Contact Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter
Andiamo Partners | 90 Broad Street, Suite 1501, New York, NY 10004

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