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The specification, design, development, testing and subsequent maintenance of software components used for trading on Derivative exchanges around the world via FIX. The development support of these products in production environments.
 
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Patsystems

Posted: March 11, 2011

TITLE: Java FIX Developer

DEPARTMENT: Global Delivery

REPORTING TO: Development Manager

LOCATION: Chicago

MAIN PURPOSE WITH OVERALL OBJECTIVES:

The specification, design, development, testing and subsequent maintenance of software components used for trading on Derivative exchanges around the world via FIX. The development support of these products in production environments.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Analyse, design and develop Java server applications to meet the requirements specification.
  • Liaison with Product Management team during the requirements gathering phase to interpret systems requirements and define system workflows and procedures.
  • Detailed design of software components.
  • Perform implementations to specification in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to improving the quality and design of the existing code base.
  • Review of the designs and code produced by peer developers.
  • Production Support Role;
  • Diagnosis of specific production issues.
  • Ongoing technical help to front line production support teams.

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol
  • Java 6.0; Core Java; JUnit ; Messaging.
  • Thorough understanding of Object oriented programming and software development process;
  • Excellent knowledge of Multi threading and distributed applications
  • Good written English.
  • The following skills are advantageous:
  • Java Spaces; Oracle; Ant/Maven; CVS; XML, Spring/Hibernate; Open Source Libraries.
  • Financial knowledge in one or more of the following asset classes: Futures, Options, Strategies.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • 5+ years experience
  • Solution focused
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Sharing knowledge with colleagues
  • High levels of professionalism at all times
  • Customer focused
  • Good communicator

Interested parties should send their resume to human.resources@patsystems.com

Patsystems

Posted: March 11, 2011

TITLE: Sales Executive

DEPARTMENT: Sales

REPORTING TO: Managing Director of North American Operations

LOCATION: New York

MAIN PURPOSE WITH OVERALL OBJECTIVES:

To achieve revenue targets with a selection of US (particularly New York & Chicago) based Patsystems clients.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Reporting to the Managing Director of our North American operation (based in Chicago), you will be responsible for developing new business sales opportunities across North America with focus being on New York region.
  • You will be supported by a team in North America, who will be able to provide in depth technical demonstrations and our global marketing function, based in London & Chicago who will support your requests for market research, direct marketing and other promotional activity.
  • Targeting prospects – specifically 50% of the top 50 futures clearing merchants (FCMs), investment banks, retail banks and the trading functions of non-financial services corporate entities that are not currently Patsystems customers.
  • Cultivating and managing the full sales cycle from initial contact (including cold calls) to the close of the sale for both Patsystems trading and risk solutions. An updated Sales funnel will be provided to the Managing Director weekly.
  • You will be required to prepare commercial proposals to the highest standard and in consultation with your Managing Director and the commercial and legal team based in London.
  • You will be able to effectively communicate the key business advantages and unique features that customers will experience from adopting the Patsystems trading and risk solutions.
  • Ensuring the new business sales teams in Europe and Asia are fully aware of the prospects being developed and progressed through weekly updates to the Managing Director.
  • Providing management with detailed information on customer needs, industry trends and competitor activity.
  • Participate in trade shows and industry professional activities
  • Work with the Chicago based Patsystems technical experts, and the product team based in London to coordinate, package and send proposals in response to Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal.
  • Occasional travel will be expected.

SKILLS

  • Pro-active, dynamic, flexible, organized and extremely professional.
  • Excellent communications skills and awareness as to the different sales approach required within different parts and business within North America.
  • At least five years direct new business sales experience in the financial industry.
  • An ability and willingness to travel throughout North America to achieve your career success.
  • A demonstrable track record of selling complex technical solutions into major U.S. financial institutions
  • Experience selling product-based solutions with a bundle of further services.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to work under pressure and react in a fast moving and challenging industry
  • Self motivated and proactive
  • Ability to prioritize and identify/address key issues
  • Ability to digest large quantities of information and formulate appropriate response
  • A team player
  • Experience in the US derivatives industry would be an additional asset

Interested parties should send their resume to human.resources@patsystems.com

Quadriserv

Posted on February 4, 2011
Director of Corporate Communications

Quadriserv a fast growing, innovative financial/technology company seeking a results-oriented, hands-on Director of Corporate Communications. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, the Director will be responsible for developing the strategic communications course and implemention to reach targeted audiences. In addition, this individual will be directly involved in providing strategic input in the market place development

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively develop and maintain relationships with key financial and industry publications with the objective of positioning Quadriserv and the AQS brands in the marketplace
  • Establish and maintain a centralized archive of sales presentations, marketing materials and communications that is accessible to various functional groups internally
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of various communications with outside vendors such as advertising agencies.
  • Coordinate various Corporate events
  • Create and distribute rollout communications for program updates, product enhancements, direct marketing programs and sales
  • Lead and supervise a team that is responsible for:
  • Creating first drafts of PowerPoint and other client documents in response to tight-deadline requests
  • Maintaining and updating weekly record of all media coverage and interviews
  • Interacting and corresponding with members of the sales, finance, operations, technology and integration groups
  • Maintaining and updating all marketing collateral (including brochures, client list, awards, and accolades)
  • Maintaining and updating content on Corporate websites
  • Performing and completing other related responsibilities and projects as necessary

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative and anticipate future needs and challenges
  • Securities lending and prime brokerage experience a strong plus
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Advanced Power Point, Word and Excel required. Experience with Contribute and Illustrator a plus
  • 10 years industry experience

Position will pay a competitive salary plus opportunity for bonus compensation.

Orc Software

Posted on January 27, 2011

Executive — Greater NYC Area

Summary

Would you like to be a central driver in the further growth of the industry’s most widely installed FIX infrastructure? Can you build strategic relationships with customers at both ends of the spectrum, both established tier 1 financial firms through to innovative startups? Do you have the business savvy and the technical background to further consolidate CameronTec as the key FIX technology provider globally?

The ideal candidate will possess both a sales and technical background enabling them to drive an engagement at the C level as well as with software developers and IT architects. He/she should also be a self-starter prepared to develop and execute against a territory coverage plan and consistently deliver on quarterly revenue targets. Only candidates with prior FIX experience will be considered for this position.

Qualifications

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • 2+ years technology-related sales and account management experience
  • BA / BS degree
  • A technical background in engineering, computer science, or MIS a plus
  • Direct field experience in working with large accounts in the financial sector
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Extensive customer network a plus
  • Sales experience within financial technology and in particular FIX Engines, Middleware or Market Connectivity
  • Demonstrable ability to consistently close complex technical sales

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Drive revenue and market share in a defined territory or segment
  • Meet or exceed quarterly revenue targets
  • Develop and execute against a comprehensive account/territory plan
  • Create and articulate compelling value propositions around CAMERON products together with Product Management
  • Accelerate customer adoption
  • Maintain a healthy sales pipeline
  • Work with partners (service providers and software firms) to extend reach and drive adoption
  • Develop long-term strategic relationships with key accounts
  • Ensure customer satisfaction

Inquiries contact: camerontec_sales_us@camerontec.com

Maven Wave Parnters

DataWarehouse Project Manager

Posted: January 12,2011

Summary

Tired of the bureaucracy, empty promises, and long hours? Are your scissors dull from having to cut through all the red tape? We are a successful and growing consulting firm and are currently looking for Project Managers with significant experience in Data Warehousing. These are full time opportunities within our firm.

We are a rapidly growing firm so there is exponential growth potential within your career and within our firm. We have grown over 200% each year which means that we can offer significant growth in your career and within our firm.

Qualifications:

Candidate must be able to run meetings, document requirements, organize and execute test plans, identify process improvements, provide solutions (functional and technical). Must have financial services experience in Asset management, Trading, and/or Capital Markets. Must have excellent problem solving ability, leadership, oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have managed an effort for data warehouse at a financial services firm
  • Must be an expert in working on projects with Agile methodology and waterfall
  • Must have several year experience working at an asset manager or trading firm
  • Must be very well organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be an expert at developing workplans, managing issues and risks and ensuring milestones are achieved.
  • Versatile (Ability to assist with non-PM related Work - document requirements, assist with testing, etc)

These are full time positions within our growing and successful firm. No remote opportunities available. We are unable to work with 3rd party vendors. We do NOT offer relocation assistance. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to sponsor and all candidates MUST be green card holders or US Citizens.

For consideration, please email your current compensation (Salary/Hourly), resume, and detailed summary of qualifications to mike.laka@mavenwave.com. Please feel free to visit our website at www.mavenwave.com.

Data Integrity Postion

Posted: January 12, 2011

Summary

We are a successful and growing consulting firm that has numerous full time opportunities with no travel. You’ll be part of a fast paced technical environment where you’ll be rewarded for hard work and fresh ideas. This is all new development and project work, so your expertise is going to be key to our success. Looking for senior candidates that have management experience in leading projects and have a strong background in strategic planning, business analysis, process improvement and complex program management as it pertains to data integrity of financial, operations, and accounting systems. Ideally looking for someone with experience in providing technology insights in business terms to help facilitate IT strategy and enterprise architecture engagements. This is a full time and very senior position within our growing and successful firm. No remote opportunities available. We are unable to work with 3rd party vendors. We do NOT offer relocation assistance.


Qualifications:

Candidate must be able to run meetings, document requirements, organize and execute test plans, identify process improvements, provide solutions (functional and technical). Must have financial services experience in Asset management, Trading, and/or Capital Markets. Must have excellent problem solving ability, leadership, oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have managed or been part of data intergity group at a financial services firm
  • Must have several year experience working at an asset manager or trading firm
  • Must be very well organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be an expert at developing workplans, managing issues and risks and ensuring milestones are achieved.
  • Versatile (Ability to assist with non-PM related Work - document requirements, assist with testing, etc)
  • If your experience is from several jobs ago, unfortunately, you are probably not a good fit.

These are full time positions within our growing and successful firm. No remote opportunities available. We are unable to work with 3rd party vendors. We do NOT offer relocation assistance. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to sponsor and all candidates MUST be green card holders or US Citizens.

For consideration, please email your current compensation (Salary/Hourly), resume, and detailed summary of qualifications to mike.laka@mavenwave.com. Please feel free to visit our website at www.mavenwave.com.


CME Group

Networking Internship

Posted: January 3, 2011

Summary

The day-to–day responsibilities of this position would consist of performing testing and research into Networking Technologies. The position will help test new hardware that would help build low latent and high bandwidth networks for the CME Group. Preparing test documents and project plans related to testing and research will be a deliverable.

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in school working towards a computer related degree preferable Computer Engineering.
  • Knowledge of Networking Technologies such as Routing (BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, IS-IS,) and Switching.
  • Knowledgeof Cisco Routing and Switching.
  • CCNA Certification required.
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Linux, Wireshark, Web 2.0 and scripting experience are desired.
  • Must be responsible, dependable and be able to work independently and must work well with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

Interested candidates should Apply Here

Director, Fees and Market Analytics

Posted: January 3, 2011

Summary

This position is responsible for:

  • Leading the 6-person Product and Services Strategy and Planning team responsible for driving business line and customer analysis initiatives, including
  • Executing quantitative and qualitative analysis and generating actionable recommendations based on that analysis
  • Performing customer volume and trading analysis, market forecasts and scenario analysis for different business initiatives or strategies
  • Creating business tools, reports, analytics and metrics to facilitate high quality business decision making and performance tracking
  • Developing centralized market making incentive support
  • Enriching data to enhance analysis and data quality
  • Performing ad hoc business analysis as requested
  • Providing analytical support to individual product lines and other divisions throughout CME Group
  • Collaborating with business line managers on fee initiatives and pricing strategy and policies, including
  • Developing and assessing fee levels and incentives to drive growth
  • Being a thought leader in the evolution of the overall philosophy behind the fee structures used by CME Group.
  • Playing a leadership role in the cross-functional team that manages the fee change process and interacts with customers on fee related issues.
  • Managing and Coordinating fee optimization analysis and execution.

The Product and Services Strategy and Planning (PSSP) group is responsible for:

  • Identifying and translating product, customer, market and competitive trends into asset-spanning opportunities and challenges
  • Facilitating collaborative development of cross-asset strategies, initiatives and contingency plans
  • Driving/collaborating on execution of cross-asset strategies, initiatives and innovation
  • Collaborating and coordinating cross-asset strategy, analysis, execution across the exchange with individual product lines, corporate strategy and other exchange divisions

The PSSP group also works with the product groups to coordinate and collaborate on their strategic planning and product management activities, manage initiatives and track progress and performance, and to conduct analysis and to optimize business policies, pricing and incentives structures.

Qualifications:

  • Have strong business analytic skills and good business instincts.
  • Able to execute, coordinate and direct financial, operational and strategic analyses of current and proposed potential business initiatives.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment – both as the lead coordinating team member and as a thought-leader and a team member.
  • Able to engage in and direct comprehensive research and analysis of potential business initiatives, often with limited direction.
  • Able to create and present qualitative and quantitative analysis cogently to senior managers in both written and verbal presentations
  • Able to work with and analyze complex data sets
  • Experience managing and developing direct reports, cross functional teams and multi-divisional projects.
  • Advanced degree

Preferred:

  • 10+ years of work experience;
  • Experience developing business analytical tools and using of business intelligence tools
  • CFA or similar professional analyst credential

Experience in strategy or business development is preferred; experience in Over-The-Counter trading, trading back office and clearing, or trading related-IT is also desired

Interested candidates should Apply Here

Managing Director, Corporate Communications

Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

The Managing Director, Corporate Communications will be responsible for leading and developing the implementation of strategic communications initiatives to promote CME Group, its products, services, and executives with key constituents nationally and internationally. Oversee the corporate communications team. Develop and manage implementation of communications strategies to reach target audiences globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Act/serve as a primary spokesperson for CME.
  • Manage and develop team based in Chicago, New York, Europe and Asia.
  • Write or edit/approve communications plans (e.g., strategies for new product launches, image enhancing strategies to support CME brand), press releases, speeches, talking points, etc.
  • Develop key messages and coach senior executives on communications strategy to most effectively reach intended audience(s).
  • Manage outside PR agency and other vendors—manage day-to-day activities, including budgets.
  • Coordinate with other departments to identify opportunities and provide external communications support as needed.
  • Leverage multi-channel communications tools including social media, Web, etc.
  • Provide communications support for Investor Relations and Government Relations.
  • Crisis management—Develop communications plan, including messages and materials to respond to new regulatory requirements.
  • Channel Communications – ensure all communications channels are utilized effectively to reach various CME Group audiences.
  • Developing communications strategy to promote CME Group to key constituents worldwide.
  • Deciding what approach (who should address the media) and messages should be conveyed to the media.
  • Building/developing a team; Making staff assignments, hiring and firing decisions, etc.
  • Determine and manage budgets.
  • The Managing Director will have direct reports.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant, corporate communications experience required, with heavy emphasis on public relations.
  • Financial services experience strongly preferred. Proven experience developing PR strategy, managing a team and strong media relationships are crucial to the success of this role.

Interested cadidates should Apply Here

Director, Corporate Strategy

Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

The Director, Corporate Strategy will help define, develop, articulate, implement and communicate the long term CME Group corporate strategy, will lead the development of specific strategic initiatives. In collaboration with other members of the Corporate Strategy team, this individual will interact heavily with the Management Team, the Strategic Steering Committee of the Board of the Directors, and the full Board of Directors on issues related to refining and implementing the corporate strategy, long term business plans and vision, and corporate growth and value creation plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify strategic alternatives that can create growth/value for the company with particular emphasis on our international, OTC and new lines of business. Drive and own these alternatives through the approval of Office of the CEO (“OCEO”), Management Team, Strategic Steering and Board of Directors.
  • Engagement in driving the development and refinement of both the overall corporate strategy and key aspects of the strategy. Ability to develop measures for assessing progress against that strategy and for help evolve our thinking around both the elements of the strategy and measures of success.
  • Provide strategic and critical thinking in identifying and addressing issues that will have a major impact on the company's performance. Stay abreast of strategic issues impacting the Company and Industry and proactively offer analysis and insight to executives
  • Depending upon the individual, oversee the detailed plan for the annual Management Team Planning session and Board of Directors Strategic Planning Offsite session. Oversee development of meeting design, pre-reading materials, presentations for the agenda, identify and engage one or more keynote speakers, oversee coordination of all logistics for the event.
  • Identify research and provide context and analysis about strategic issues and changes in the strategic business environment of CME Group. Coordinate the gathering and analyzing of data, working proactively with cross-functional teams throughout the enterprise. Prepare a framework to evaluate potential responses to critical changes in the environment, solicit internal and external feedback, develop recommendations and actions plans, and create presentations and reports for the Management Team, OCEO, and as directed for the Strategic Steering Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Recruit and manage other corporate strategy professionals.
  • Work collaboratively with the functional heads, regional heads, and business development groups on building long term plans for their respective businesses, and work collaboratively with the research and product development and product and services groups on various growth initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Business Development organization to link corporate and financial strategies, and to assess CME’s performance against competitive, capital market and other external benchmarks.
  • Support the activities of the Investor Relations department and OCEO in articulating CME Group’s strategic direction to our shareholders, buy-side and sell-side analysts, and other key constituents as required.
  • Work with the Director, Strategy Execution to corporate strategy to commercial business execution and operational performance measures to support ongoing decision-making and ensuring accountability among key executives and managers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable, preferably in Business economics, management or related fields.
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant, corporate strategy experience required. Financial services, markets, exchange, trading experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience developing corporate strategy (ideally in significant part as part of a corporate team), demonstrated expertise in managing project skills, communication skills, leading through conviction, and strong relationship development skills are crucial to the success of this role.

Interested Candidates should Apply Here

Lead Quality Assurance Analyst

Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

This is an experienced position within the CME Group’s Regulatory & Exchange Business Systems department’s QA group. QA implements effective testing methods to assure that the delivered applications meet end-user needs & requirements. QA is continuously refining its practices to further enhance the quality, stability and reliability of our application portfolio.

The application portfolio addresses a wide variety of business users that each directly supports a key business initiative. As such, this is an excellent place to learn the business. For example, our fee systems apply the pricing rules defined by our products & services groups to each day’s transaction set to determine total transaction fees. Collectively this generates over 85% of our revenue. The rules vary widely & are frequently updated. Transaction volumes number in the millions per day & there are stringent performance/reliability obligations. Our regulatory surveillance & oversight applications apply equally sophisticated rules to monitor trading compliance. They also involve extensive data mining. Our staff systems provide the glue for virtually all CME Group systems as they maintain our customer information data as well as support related applications such as trading floor booth management & trading position limit controls. All systems have graphical front-ends as well as asynchronous & relational database components. This position is targeted to focus on the staff systems portfolio of applications.

The successful candidate will work in a team environment with other QA, user & development staff to develop a project’s test plan, test cases, test data & expected results. The candidate will learn not only the business but the enabling technology used in each application & current best QA practices for functional & performance testing. The candidate will execute the planned test cases against the various development builds, generate build assessments, log, track issues & automate the cases to feed into an integrated regression test framework.

Qualifications:

  • Education & work experience: B.S. degree in Information Science or equivalent with coursework relating to application development and/or testing. Accounting degree with a strong IS minor is acceptable. Must also have demonstrated a successful testing career progression with at least 6-9 years of progressively more demanding work experience that relates to the position described above (preferably within the financial services industry).
  • Communication skills: must be facile with both written and oral communications with end users as well as technical staff & business executives.
  • Relational data model: must be adept with the data manipulation language (DML) syntax. The candidate will have done well in formal class work or the equivalent as well as be able to demonstrate hands on skills.
  • Systems Development Life Cycle: must be aware of & able to work in a variety of development environments including waterfall, iterative & agile.
  • Ability to learn: training will be provided but the successful candidate needs to demonstrate that they can quickly pick up & master new concepts (business, technical & process oriented).
  • Methodical: must be able to demonstrate an ability to quickly yet methodically break down a multi-week project to address an end-user’s business requirements into a series of sequenced tasks.
  • Attention to detail: must be able to demonstrate a strong attention to detail in terms of developing complete test cases & verifying all results every time.
  • Creativity: must be able to demonstrate how they construct test scripts & approaches that cover the critical functionality with a minimum of elapsed time to meet the project’s objectives via creative problem solving.
  • Attitude: We operate in a team environment to meet project deadlines that have a material impact on the bottom line. We relish challenge & find creative ways of getting the job done within the requirements of scope, time & quality. We enjoy making a difference.
  • Leadership: Lead analysts do more than simply execute the most challenging QA efforts, they actively mentor the staff to improve their collective abilities while delivering on the project. As such, leads have strong track records both in subject matter expertise (e.g., working knowledge of test automation methods) as well as the ability to transfer these skills to others.

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of risk assessment & risk-based scheduling techniques.
  • Working knowledge of one or more QA testing tools such as Selenium, Apache’s JMeter, Mercury’s Quick Test Pro or Rational’s Test Manager suites.
  • Working knowledge of Red Hat Linux, Jakarta Tomcat, and Oracle 11G.
  • Five to nine year’s successful experience testing commercial Linux applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to create test cases from business requirements (includes refining business requirements as well as organizing test cases to minimize duplication).
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate during the middle of a project.

Typical Career Paths: Candidates have a variety of career paths open to them from internal promotion within the group to further specialization in any appropriate discipline or technology as well as transfer to a related group.

The candidate will be encouraged to grow both technically in the areas of RDBMS, Linux & automated testing as well as professionally & in business acumen. Although it is a team-oriented environment there are ample opportunities to distinguish one’s personal contributions.

Interested candidates should Apply Here

Co-Location Business Analyst

Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

The Business Analyst (BA), Co-location Customer Service Management will be responsible for designing process workflows and providing recommendations for co-location customer support activity. This role will translate the co-location business requirements to specific deliverables according to the established timelines. The Business Analyst role will act as a driver for the co-location post-sale initiatives and will be a critical channel of communication between the business owners, technology teams, and support teams. This role is intended to create process definition for the new co-location offering launch and for on-going support needs.

This role will be based in Chicago and will report to the Associate Director, Co-location Customer Service Management.

Significant growth opportunity includes: Contribute to the launch of the co-location and data center services business launch.

Define and build a multi-channel support tool (co-location portal and other areas TBD) to support rapid service delivery execution and facilitate ease of use for customers.

Principal responsibilities include the following: Define the requirements and participate in the process design of the co-location portal.

Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following documents as needed: Functional requirements, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Process Workflows.

Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers.

Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.

Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.

Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams Team with related CME teams to reach consensus on project deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Senior level business analyst with a 6 – 10 years of process design, requirements definition and workflow design and analysis.
  • Experience with eliciting requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Proven communication skills in working with project stakeholders to fully understand and prioritize business needs.
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
  • Experience with consistent delivery of high-quality specifications and documentation.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required; related Masters degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS-Sharepoint and MS-Visio preferred

Expected Competencies:

  • It is critical that the successful candidate has the required knowledge needed to create detailed documentation for functional requirements, business requirements documents, use cases, and process workflows. The candidate will be able to gather and interpret relevant data and information.
  • The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience working with internal customers to achieve stated goals and guide desired outcomes according to established timelines.
  • This role will be supporting the co-location service management portal business needs. As such, a customer advocacy viewpoint is required at all times.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate crisply and concisely. Ability to influence and gain commitment across project teams.

Interested candidates should Apply Here

Corporate Senior Tax Accountant

Posted: Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

This an experienced generalist position. The successful candidate will be exposed to both income and non-income taxes across the disciplines of compliance, income tax accounting, audit defense and research and planning.

Compliance: Responsible for the timely preparation of federal and state income tax returns, various other tax filings and compliance for CME Group and the review of those prepared by tax accountant.

Prepares complex work papers, schedules, tax returns, or other items related to tax returns or to tax payments necessary to comply with tax laws. Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of current federal, state and international tax laws, regulations and tax developments.

Income Tax Accounting: Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual tax provision (FAS 109 accounting, including FIN 48) for CME Group and affiliates including maintenance of well-documented, supporting work papers as need.

Audit Defense: Assists in controversy matters with governmental agencies including responding to notices or requests from the Internal Revenue Service and other state and local jurisdictions with focus on eliminating/minimizing tax liabilities while replying in a timely manner.

Tax Research & Planning: Assist in and support of tax planning, research projects and collaborations with auditing, accounting, and other departments on tax related issues to evaluate the impact to CME Group and its subsidiaries.

Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of generalist tax experience with a large corporate tax function
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with progress towards or a desire for an advance degree (MST)
  • PC skills with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • CorpTax compliance and provision software experience
  • Ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written to a wide range of internal and external customers, most of whom are not tax fluent
  • Ability to develop interactive working relationship with internal and external contacts

Preferred:

  • CPA certification
  • Some exposure to international tax return filing and issues
  • Experience with PeopleSoft

Interested Candidates should Apply Here

Associate Director, Market Research - Financial Services

Posted: December 30, 2010

Summary

The CME Market Research team provides insights into a variety of enterprise issues through a combination of large scale studies, utilizing research partnerships and analyzing internal customer intelligence. Market Research needs to become more integrated with strategic decision making across the organization. To accomplish this, we need a Associate Director of Market Research to be fully dedicated and immersed in the business. The position will be located in our Chicago, IL or New York Office. The Associate Director of Market Research will provide strong team and project leadership across all market research functions for CME Group. This individual’s goals and projects will be aligned to the overall global marketing strategy, including international growth, business line plans and CD&S initiatives. This position is responsible for managing external partners and research consultants.

The Market Research team provides insights into a variety of enterprise issues through a combination of custom research projects, utilizing industry research partnerships, and analyzing internal customer intelligence. CME Group’s continued growth and international expansion have increased the amount the need and applicability of market research to continue to achieve our corporate growth objectives. The Associate Director of Market Research will conduct both primary research, and serve as a project manager for several outsourced research initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a number of different divisions to identify and prioritize research needs and opportunities and align those research needs with overall corporate objectives.
  • Design and execute research projects. Projects will be both quantitative (surveys and scripts) and qualitative (interviews and focus groups) in nature.
  • Serve as a project manager for larger scale research initiatives that will be outsourced to our research partners and ensure that all CME Group objectives are met.
  • Aggregate and analyze research results to uncover important information that will feed back into the company’s strategic and tactical plans.
  • Report out and present synthesized research results to various stakeholders.
  • Monitor secondary research reports, industry publications and the news for information that is pertinent to CME Group. Create a market research intelligence report that summarizes marketplace changes and major issues across our customers and competitors. Work with the research analyst to develop these reports ensuring that they are pertinent, valuable, and usable.

Problem Solving: This individual is expected to solve a variety of market research and strategic marketing challenges, including how to translate business needs and strategic questions into actionable market research requirements. They will then be tasked with identifying the right research approach and methodologies that will be translated into research projects. These projects will either be executed internally or will be outsourced depending on the scope of the work.

Decision Making:

  • Coordination of business requirements across various stakeholders
  • Appropriate research approach and methodology
  • Construction of the project and its execution

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on market research, marketing, or business. MBA with a focus in market research preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years experience conducting market research.
  • Previous experience executing market research projects – both qualitative and quantitative. Background and knowledge in the derivatives space.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Project management experience is essential.
  • Must be comfortable with large amounts of data and understand how to analyze and synthesize the information.

Interested candidates should Apply Here

Entry-Level QA Analyst

Posted: December 29, 2010

Summary

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:

The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes; The most advanced trading technology; Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities; A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and, a great place to work!

With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.

We hope you will consider joining our world-class team!

The ETS department CME is involved in developing Futures & Options on Futures trading systems to provide electronic trading capability to our customers. The quality assurance department is continuously improving the processes and using new tools to improve the quality of our products to provide a stable and reliable trading platform for our customers. The overall responsibilities for the QA Analyst are to develop and execute Test Suites and Test Cases for Systems production release, update issues logs, coordinate with different groups for problems resolution and maintain Systems Certification documentation. One of the key roles of the QA Analyst is to understand the business requirements and translate them into test scenarios and also educate the rest of the team in building the necessary test suites.This position will report into the quality management department.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Development, OSG, MEA and CPO teams to understand the business needs as well as

the technology implementation to create the proper test scenarios

  • Review all business and specifications documents provided by MEA and development for accuracy and

timeliness

  • Create test suites, test cases and test data
  • Document Systems Certification Test Suites and Test results
  • Verify actual test results for each test case match the expected results
  • Ensure communication of test results and status to all groups involved
  • Update and maintain Systems Certification documentation
  • Educate/Train other project team members on business concepts and actual business scenarios
  • Provide inputs to the test tools team for building tools to support testing

Qualifications:

  • Should have 0-3 years of experience in QA.
  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science or related concentration.
  • Should have worked on projects from requirements through to product release. (school projects apply)
  • Should have experience in project planning, effort estimation, conducting meetings, and well versed

with SDLC processes, specifically RUP or other iterative methodologies.

  • Should have written test plans, test cases from scratch using requirements documents, functional

specifications, use cases, design and architecture documents.

  • Should have experience in working with multiple project managers and development managers to

gather the necessary information for QA to develop test plans and test cases for the product

  • Should be able to see the high level picture in testing a product and find loop holes where the product has not been tested and provide timely inputs to the test manager.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Futures & Options on Futures markets with regard to trading and trade mechanisms.

Technical Skills:

  • Unix, Unix shell scripting, crons
  • Oracle, SQL, data structures, schemas, database performance testing
  • Java, JSP, JDBC based application testing
  • Should have developed test plans and test cases for the following testing on one or several projects:
  • Functional testing
  • Integration testing cross modules / systems
  • Performance testing – Web, Databases, APIs
  • Reliability testing, Fault tolerance, Failover testing
  • Security testing
  • API level testing
  • White box testing

Additional Technical Skills, but not required:

  • Tibco RV / MQ messaging
  • Experience on a project involving testing of high volume transaction based system using the above

technologies

  • Experience using automation on one or several projects using automation tools from Compuware or

Mercury Interactive, or homegrown automation framework.

Interested candidates should send resumes to lauren.tafoya@cmegroup.com

Director, Corporate Strategy

Posted: December 15, 2010

Summary

The Director, Corporate Strategy will help define, develop, articulate, implement and communicate the long term CME Group corporate strategy, will lead the development of specific strategic initiatives. In collaboration with other members of the Corporate Strategy team, this individual will interact heavily with the Management Team, the Strategic Steering Committee of the Board of the Directors, and the full Board of Directors on issues related to refining and implementing the corporate strategy, long term business plans and vision, and corporate growth and value creation plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify strategic alternatives that can create growth/value for the company with particular emphasis on our international, OTC and new lines of business. Drive and own these alternatives through the approval of Office of the CEO (“OCEO”), Management Team, Strategic Steering and Board of Directors.
  • Engagement in driving the development and refinement of both the overall corporate strategy and key aspects of the strategy. Ability to develop measures for assessing progress against that strategy and for help evolve our thinking around both the elements of the strategy and measures of success.
  • Provide strategic and critical thinking in identifying and addressing issues that will have a major impact on the company's performance. Stay abreast of strategic issues impacting the Company and Industry and proactively offer analysis and insight to executives
  • Depending upon the individual, oversee the detailed plan for the annual Management Team Planning session and Board of Directors Strategic Planning Offsite session. Oversee development of meeting design, pre-reading materials, presentations for the agenda, identify and engage one or more keynote speakers, oversee coordination of all logistics for the event.
  • Identify research and provide context and analysis about strategic issues and changes in the strategic business environment of CME Group. Coordinate the gathering and analyzing of data, working proactively with cross-functional teams throughout the enterprise. Prepare a framework to evaluate potential responses to critical changes in the environment, solicit internal and external feedback, develop recommendations and actions plans, and create presentations and reports for the Management Team, OCEO, and as directed for the Strategic Steering Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Recruit and manage other corporate strategy professionals.
  • Work collaboratively with the functional heads, regional heads, and business development groups on building long term plans for their respective businesses, and work collaboratively with the research and product development and product and services groups on various growth initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Business Development organization to link corporate and financial strategies, and to assess CME’s performance against competitive, capital market and other external benchmarks.
  • Support the activities of the Investor Relations department and OCEO in articulating CME Group’s strategic direction to our shareholders, buy-side and sell-side analysts, and other key constituents as required.
  • Work with the Director, Strategy Execution to corporate strategy to commercial business execution and operational performance measures to support ongoing decision-making and ensuring accountability among key executives and managers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable, preferably in Business economics, management or related fields.

Minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant, corporate strategy experience required. Financial services, markets, exchange, trading experience strongly preferred.

Proven experience developing corporate strategy (ideally in significant part as part of a corporate team), demonstrated expertise in managing project skills, communication skills, leading through conviction, and strong relationship development skills are crucial to the success of this role.

Interested Candidates should Apply Here

NYSE Euronext / NYSE Technologies

Analyst, Strategy Group

Posted: December 21, 2010

Summary

NYSE Euronext / NYSE Technologies is looking for an analyst, to work within a strategy group.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating and executing general business growth projects.
  • Assist in the day-to-day functioning of the M&A process for NYSE Technologies. Tasks include working with senior management and business unit heads in sourcing and analyzing deals.
  • Soliciting feedback from the business unit heads within NYSE Technologies and other business heads at NYSE Euronext on M&A opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of experience at a top tier consulting firm, an investment bank, or in a corporate development/strategy group.
  • Knowledge of capital markets, corporate finance and, ideally, M&A transactions.
  • Strong strategic thought leadership to go along with strong quantitative and qualitative spreadsheet modeling skills, power point etc.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to summarize complex analysis into written form, slide decks, etc.
  • High degree of comfort working in an unstructured environment that requires solving complex, open-ended issues.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Collegial team player who can work in a small team environment (6-8 professionals); dealing with the demands of senior management.
  • Ideally undergraduate degree in finance or technology.
  • Ideally knowledge, of electronic securities trading and trading technology vendors.

Interested candidates should contact Martin Koopman at mkoopman@nyx.com

Senior Associate, Strategy Group

Posted: December 22, 2010

Summary

NYSE Euronext / NYSE Technologies is looking for a Senior Associate, to coordinate and lead a strategy group.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and execute general business growth strategy projects involving cross business initiatives at the firm with senior representatives.
  • Lead or co-lead responsibility for the M&A process. Tasks include working with senior management and business unit heads at NYSE Technologies in sourcing and analyzing deals.
  • Managing and mentoring junior analysts in the team and in other business units.

Qualifications:

  • At least four years of experience at a top tier consulting firm, an investment bank, or in a corporate development/strategy group.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of capital markets, corporate finance and, ideally, M&A transactions.
  • Strong strategic thought leadership to go along with strong quantitative and qualitative spreadsheet modeling skills, power point etc.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to summarize complex analysis into written form.
  • High degree of comfort working in an unstructured environment that requires solving complex, open-ended issues.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills at the level required to interact with senior management across the firm.
  • Collegial team player who can work in a small team environment (6-8 professionals); dealing with the demands of senior management.
  • Ideally undergraduate degree in finance or technology. MBA is preferred.
  • Ideally knowledge, of electronic securities trading and trading technology vendors.

Reporting to: Head of Strategy

Based in New York City, Wall Street.

Interested candidates should contact Martin Koopman at mkoopman@nyx.com

Trading Technologies

Posted: November 19, 2010

Summary: Trading Technologies is looking for an Online Support Community Manager with experience in the futures industry and an understanding of algorithmic trading to join the Global Support Services (GSS) team. This person will be responsible for developing and executing an online community plan to support our new TT Algo Design Lab (ADL) software.

The successful candidate will possess a great ability to convey ideas through writing and just as importantly, verbally. This person must have a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where the rules are always changing. This person is self-driven and will look for any and all opportunities to add value to projects. This person will need to stay on top of industry innovations and trends and have proven experience engaging with customers across social platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Creatively and proactively assist customers.
  • Identify and engage community advocates.
  • Foster a sense of community that solves for increased support.
  • Gather and incorporate end user feedback towards improving products, customer support, and the content and collaboration in the online community.
  • Ensure that a positive environment is maintained that reflects our commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Monitor and participate in online conversations and events to make sure the posted topics are relevant.
  • Identify and analyze issues, patterns and trends in customer requests.
  • Establish metrics and report on them on a regular basis.
  • Identify, and analyze gaps in end user support needs; and offer solutions for filling the gaps that will benefit the end users as a whole.
  • Proactively escalate issues, observations, opportunities, and insights to the executive team.
  • Stay up-to-date on new social media tools, best practices and how other organizations and companies use them.
  • Author blog posts, articles, podcasts, videos, screencasts, etc. to effectively communicate frequent topics or support issues.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • 2+ years of online community management experience.
  • Deep understanding of how to build relationships, communicate and add value to customer base through blogs, forums, and other online social channels.
  • Strong command of social media monitoring and reporting tools.
  • 2+ years in the futures trading / financial services industry experience.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of the futures and derivatives markets.
  • Understanding of algorithmic trading methodologies and techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork abilities.
  • Collaborative approach/attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other departments/teams.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management capabilities.

CQG, Inc.

Product Specialist, New York

Posted: February 11, 2011

Summary:

The purpose of the Product Specialist role is to help our customers be successful trading with CQG's trading system.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate & support customers on software, technical analysis, data content, Trade Routing
  • Educate & support in-house personnel on software, technical analysis, data content, Trade Routing
  • Gain a clear understanding of the client's business & organization
  • Push relevant product & service information to the client
  • Provide a regular presence at Key Account sites as required by customer
  • Work with Sales to understand and capitalize on the opportunities for additional revenue at existing customer sites
  • Work with Sales to understand and capitalize on opportunities for new business

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business/Finance/ Marketing OR equivalent certification and work experience
  • Extensive technical analysis and/or Financial Markets trading background
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Excel
  • Understanding of various asset classes, Futures, FX, Fixed Income, Equities, concentration in fixed income a plus
  • Understanding of API a plus

Please send resumes to careers@cqg.com

Advantage Futures

Corporate Overview
Advantage Futures is a futures commission merchant (FCM) that is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA). Advantage Futures places emphasis on technology, responsive risk management, customizable back-office operations and personalized client services for institutions, hedge funds, CTAs, proprietary trading groups and professional traders. If you are interested in opportunities at Advantage Futures, please visit our website career page at http://www.advantagefutures.com/AA_Careers.html.

Sales Representative- Institutional Sales, Chicago

Posted July 19, 2010

Reporting directly to the Sales Manager, or designated Sales Team Leader. This individual is responsible for soliciting new business for Advantage Futures and converting prospects into revenue-generating accounts.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to increasing sales revenue across the organization with a primary focus on institutional clients, mastering all aspect of Advantage’s products and services, mastering and continually improving Advantage’s sales process by: developing and qualifying leads via independent sources and convert these leads to revenue-generating accounts, maintaining a detailed and comprehensive prospective client database, diligently following up on leads, preparing and sending proposals to prospective clients, processing completed account paperwork on behalf of prospective clients; working with marketing to expand the Advantage Future profile in the marketplace, fulfilling all compliance, operational and risk management-related tasks for account management and new account responsibilities, coordinating business activities with Risk Management, Compliance, Operations and IT departments and assisting other Advantage salespeople in their sales and client service efforts.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years industry sales experience with the ability to generate new business
  • Self-Motivated with the ability to mine leads, cultivate prospects and generate revenue producing clients within 3 months
  • Current book of business preferred but not required
  • Ability to define problems and solve them quickly
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and a diverse group of people
  • Strong client focus and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to create flawless letters and client proposals
  • Professional Certifications, Series 3

Sales Representative- Professional Trader Group Sales, Chicago

Posted July 19, 2010

Reporting directly to the Sales Manager, or designated Sales Team Leader. This individual is responsible for soliciting new business for Advantage Futures and converting prospects into revenue-generating accounts.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to increasing sales revenue across the organization, mastering all aspect of Advantage’s products and services, mastering and continually improving Advantage’s sales process by: developing and qualifying leads via independent sources and convert these leads to revenue-generating accounts, maintaining a detailed and comprehensive prospective client database, diligently following up on leads, preparing and sending proposals to prospective clients, processing completed account paperwork on behalf of prospective clients; working with marketing to expand the Advantage Future profile in the marketplace, fulfilling all compliance, operational and risk management-related tasks for account management and new account responsibilities, coordinating business activities with Risk Management, Compliance, Operations and IT departments and assisting other Advantage salespeople in their sales and client service efforts.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years industry sales experience with the ability to generate new business
  • Self-Motivated with the ability to mine leads, cultivate prospects and generate revenue producing clients within 3 months
  • Current book of business preferred but not required
  • Ability to define problems and solve them quickly
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and a diverse group of people
  • Strong client service focus and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to create flawless letters and client proposals
  • Professional Certifications, Series 3

Senior Operations Specialist, Chicago

Posted July 19, 2010

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this individual is responsible for exchange balancing, Option expirations, and reconciliation of execution business.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to balancing CME Group (CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX), ICE US, LIFFE, EUREX products, balancing carrying broker omnibus accounts for outside markets, reconciling execution transactions and billing expenses with EFS and GPS and supporting the head of operations group in all possible areas of responsibility.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in related field
  • 7+ years experience with Futures and Options
  • GMI experience required
  • Ability to define problems and solve them quickly
  • Must be able to work well with ever changing priorities and/or situations and with a diverse group of people
  • Strong client service focus and interpersonal skills
  • Superior language and grammar skills

Staff Accountant, Chicago

Posted July 19, 2010

Reporting to the Controller, this individual is responsible for general accounting functions.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to processing payables and expense reports, preparing month end journals entries, calculating client and 3rd party interest, preparing year end 1099 and assisting with special projects as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • 2+ years industry experience preferred
  • Great Plains and GMI experience preferred
  • Ability to define problems and solve them quickly
  • Strong client service focus and interpersonal skills

To apply for any Advantage Futures positions, please visit http://www.advantagefutures.com/AA_Careers.html.

EOXLive

Posted July 16, 2010

Company Overview
An Interdealer Broker that operates a hybrid electronic/voice brokerage & trading platform that services the needs of traditional OTC commodity brokers and firms is looking to fill a senior technologist/CIO position.

Requirements
Proven ability to build low latency high performance technology infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a track record of building, managing and leading a team of developers to deliver exceptional transaction based software for the entire trade execution & processing life cycle. Excellent communication skills & strong references are a must. Please forward a CV & a cover letter to idbtechcareers@gmail.com

The Options Industry Council

OIC Consultant – Director Financial Advisor Marketing

Posted April 19, 2010

Responsibilities
Promote the appropriate use of listed equity options by financial advisors while increasing the awareness of OIC as a neutral educational resource for this audience.

  • Collaborate with team members on a marketing plan that identifies key market segments to pursue and the most effective way to reach them. A variety of marketing approaches should be assessed for possible recommendation including conference participation, direct mail, educational programs, advertising, market research, social networking and partnerships. The plan must include specific performance metrics.
  • Develop and maintain a network of financial advisor contacts by segment within the U.S. Track attitudes towards options and trading activity of contacts.
  • Write and present industry/educational content to advisor audiences.
  • Present OIC educational seminars to advisor audiences.
  • Represent OIC at conferences, trade shows and on panel discussions.
  • Create curriculum for financial advisors.
  • Recommend content for and help manage the OIC financial advisor Web portal (from a business perspective).
  • Work with OIC’s Director of Public Relations, develop press relations with financial advisor publications and serve as an information source.
  • Assist OIC marketing team on outreach strategies including event marketing, industry sponsorships, vendor contract management, and content development or editorial review of OIC Advisor collateral materials.

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years financial services experience with a strong understanding of the listed stock and options markets.
  • Minimum 5 years financial advisor experience with retail investors as an RIA or with an independent firm.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Highly organized, self-starter.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to multi-task.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Programs – PowerPoint, Word, Excel.

Reporting and Administrative Requirements

  • One-year contract with six-month probation period and review. Contract renewable after one year, upon mutual agreement.
  • Position resides in Chicago and reports to OIC/OCC Vice President, Industry Services.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel for live presentations, conferences, OIC meetings, etc.
  • Communicates regularly with OIC management and policy groups and coordinates activities with designated OIC/OCC staff.
  • Participates in OIC meetings and conference calls as requested.
  • Provides written reports of all trips and pertinent meetings including contact information and next steps.
  • Adheres to approved budget. Obtains approval for all travel expenditures.
  • Adheres to OCC legal policy regarding confidentiality, partnerships, programs, etc.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Mary Savoie at msavoie@theocc.com

IMC Financial Markets & Asset Management

Posted February 18, 2010
Corporate Overview
IMC Financial Markets & Asset Management started on the floor in Amsterdam 1989, as a market maker in Dutch single stock options. When European exchanges started to transform into electronic marketplaces, IMC was one of the first to start electronic trading. In the last 20 years we’ve not only expanded our product range to equity index derivatives, fixed income, commodities and much more, but also changed from pure options market making to a hedge fund style proprietary trading firm, engaging in all kinds of arbitrage around the world. We specialize in electronic trading of listed cash and derivatives markets, combined with trading over the phone. IMC and her subsidiaries consist of 600 employees globally. IMC Financial Markets has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Zug, Sydney and Hong Kong. If you are interested in opportunities at IMC, please visit our Web site at www.imc-chicago to apply today.

Software Developer, Chicago

IMC has a very wide range of development needs. We are looking for talented software developers who will drive the development of cutting-edge trading applications used in our offices worldwide. The ideal candidate will be highly technical, analytical, innovative, and self motivated. Our team is made up of top-quality developers who are constantly thinking outside of the box and learning from their peers. You will work in close proximity to the business and in constant interaction with traders. You will be challenged in your thinking and pushed to new limits by your team-members, which contributes to improving your skills. Your responsibility does not stop at programming; it also encompasses building knowledge of our business and expertise with the entire software development lifecycle. We use an agile methodology – SCRUM – with short release cycles and very close user involvement to continuously improve our software. The opportunities you have at IMC, locally and globally, are unlike any others. Our flat culture encourages not only knowledge building and best practice sharing, but also gives the opportunity to be heard.

Technology

  • State of the art software architecture
  • Focus on low latency, high performance
  • Flexible adaptation of 3rd party tools
  • Continuous integration

Process

  • Agile software development process (Scrum): self organization, great interaction with business
  • Consistent interaction with global team
  • Collegial culture with emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation

Technical requirements

  • Excellent Java or C++ programming skills
  • Development experience in a Linux environment
  • Extensive experience with OOP/OOD
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and threading
  • Proficiency in design patterns (preferred)
  • Scripting knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science
  • 3.0 GPA minimum if straight from school
  • Proficiency with all phases of the software development lifecycle
  • Must be a self starter, and able to work productively under minimal supervision
  • Strong desire to solve problems
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Willingness to work closely with traders and end users in a fast paced environment to achieve business goals
  • Passion for technology
  • Sense of urgency and prioritization skills a must
  • Interest in the Financial Markets; previous knowledge a plus

What we offer IMC offers a unique, challenging, and rewarding work environment, competitive salary including bonus scheme and pension scheme, and great benefits packages.

Junior Trader

Role Description This role will actively trade financial products through screen-based trading. The position of Junior Trader is one that requires superior analytical and numerical skills. Consider an environment where your decisions have direct impact on the company’s total trading profits, and where discipline, motivation, creativity, teamwork and perseverance are recognized, appreciated and rewarded.

Duties Include But Not Limited

  • Pricing and trading options and other financial products
  • Entering into and managing positions for which you are responsible
  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing trading models
  • Researching new market opportunities and analyzing current market trends

Qualifactions And Education Requirements

  • BA/MS in all majors with an analytical/quantitative related field of study
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Interest in the financial markets is a must!
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills
  • Quick and decisive thinking
  • Internship or experience in a similar industry preferred
  • Ability to act and perform successfully in a fast-moving and high-pressured environment
  • Willingness to be a team player/leader before, during and after trading hours
  • Eagerness to learn about derivatives trading and be willing to continuously learn
  • Experience with programming in languages such as Java and C++
  • Experience with VBA

Cognitive Capital, LLC

Posted January 13, 2010
Corporate Overview
Cognitive Capital, LLC is a proprietary trading firm that adds value to capital markets by providing liquidity through its automated trading technology. The firm’s financial engineers and software developers create and implement the algorithms and software used to execute the firm’s trading strategies. Cognitive Capital fosters an ethical, data-driven, and collaborative culture that focuses on building robust, scalable systems. The firm is based in Chicago and was founded in 2004 by a former senior partner of Hull Trading Co. and managing director of Goldman Sachs with 20 years of financial markets experience.


Software Developer

Position Description Cognitive Capital, LLC seeks a software developer to help develop its state-of-the-art, real-time automated trading system. In addition to possessing excellent analytical and technical skills, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver, a clear communicator, and a strong team player.

Required Skills

  • Strong C++ and object-oriented design skills; familiarity with STL, design patterns and distributed computing, knowledge of network and multi-threaded programming in a Unix environment.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases, including complex queries (joins, unions), triggers, and stored procedures.
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Python, Perl, shell).
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing technical documentation, training users in software operations, and interacting positively with upper management.
  • Flexible self-starter, able to multi-task and work under pressure.

Required Background

  • A minimum of three to five years of large scale C++ development experience.
  • A degree in computer science or a related field.

Desirable Background And Skills

Responsibilities

  • Work under general direction from senior management.
  • Collaborate closely with financial engineering and trading colleagues to understand functional objectives and requirements.
  • Design/implement complex real-time trading system.
  • Provide production system support, including troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

Compensation Salary and bonus based on qualifications and performance. Please submit your resume to jennifer.hartig@cogcap.com and note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email. Cognitive Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.

Fixed Income Financial Engineer

Posted January 13, 2010
Cognitive Capital, LLC seeks a financial engineer to lead the development of fixed income trading strategies and the growth of existing trading strategies for its automated trading system. The successful candidate will add to the team of existing of financial engineers. In addition to possessing excellent analytical and technical skills, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver, a clear communicator, and a strong team player.

Responsibilities

  • Play a leadership role in the development and implementation automated trading strategies.
  • Propose trading strategies and algorithm enhancements.
  • Define and implement data collection and data acquisition methods.
  • Conduct analysis to verify and optimize innovations and enhancements to trading models.
  • Write functional requirements documentation for use by software developers.
  • Collaborate closely with software developers in specification process and participate in software testing to ensure successful implementation of functional requirements.
  • Monitor trading performance and devise improvements.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in statistics, math, science, or another quantitative discipline; PhD preferred.
  • Experience developing financial models, preferably related to fixed income trading.
  • Experience with high-frequency and/or automated trading is a plus.
  • Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of financial markets experience.
  • Experience with C++ and SQL; familiar with Linux or UNIX.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Flexible, able to multi-task and work under pressure.

Compensation Salary and bonus based on qualifications and performance. Please submit your resume to jennifer.hartig@cogcap.com and note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Cognitive Capital, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.


InterContinental Exchange

Corporate Overview
The InterContinental Exchange is an operator of global exchanges, clearinghouses and over-the-counter markets, offering futures and OTC markets on a single electronic trading platform. Its markets include agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index offerings. ICE conducts its energy futures markets, including its oil benchmark contracts, through its London-based futures exchange, ICE Futures Europe. Its global agricultural commodity, foreign exchange and equity index futures markets are conducted through ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Canada. ICE’s OTC energy markets offer over 15,200 unique contracts with swaps, spreads, basis, options and differentials on products. ICE also offers brokerage, processing and clearing services for credit derivatives. ICE operates five global clearing houses: ICE Clear U.S., ICE Clear Canada, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Trust and The Clearing Corporation (TCC).

Manager, Soft Commodity Products - Chicago, New York, London

Position Description
Reporting to vice president of sales at ICE Futures U.S., the manager of soft Commodity Product is responsible for having a constant dialogue with existing and potential customers to increase volume and open interest across all ICE Futures US soft commodity products including; sugar coffee, cocoa, FCOJ.

Responsibilities

  • Management of existing relationships with customers, clearing firms and brokers in the futures and options markets trading on IFUS.
  • Prospecting new customer relationships with all potential trading entities with the goal of successfully converting them into new users of IFUS futures and options markets, and ICE OTC soft commodity products. Customer types include the following:
  • Commercial traders
  • Banks and FCMs
  • Proprietary trading firms
  • Hedge funds, CTAs and other institutions
  • Working with the VP Sales to administer and manage the market maker programs in place for IFUS softs products.
  • Cross selling IFUS softs products to existing ICE customers in other product areas.
  • Representing the IFUS product suite and brand at industry and trade events globally when appropriate.
  • Making public sales presentations to promote IFUS softs product suite, through in person presentations, online webinars, etc.
  • Working with the ICE Marketing department in Atlanta to produce useful and informative collateral to support the IFUS softs products.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or related field
  • Five or more years of sales experience in the soft commodity trading business, including listed and OTC products. Prefer experience with Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa, Frozen Orange Juice and Cotton market
  • Excellent customer relationship, presentation and written and verbal skills
  • Strong Team player

To apply please submit your resume via our online submission process at www.theice.com or via mail to:

Careers IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. 2100 RiverEdge Parkway Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30328

Ballista Securities, LLC

Corporate Overview
Ballista Securities, LLC is a registered broker/dealer that operates the Ballista Alternative Trading System, a new destination for equity option traders to execute block-sized volatility, complex multi-leg strategies and directional orders. Our goal is to provide the institutional sell-side community a fundamentally pure mechanism for the execution of exchange-traded derivatives and an automated alternative to the slow, inefficient manual processes of phone calls and instant messages.


Network Engineer - New York, NY

Position Description
Reporting to the vice president of systems engineering, the senior database engineer is responsible for designing and implementing MSQSL database and Windows infrastructure, supporting and monitoring, troubleshooting technical issues. In addition, senior database engineer will ensure 100 percent uptime of Ballista ATS’s electronic trading platform and provide any technical support off market hours. The Senior Database Engineer will achieve a detailed understanding of the Ballista ATS’s application. The position involves significant interface with developers and internal customers. A person with financial industry experience, strong MSSQL database and Windows AD skills is the best fit for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Architecting and implementing MSSQL, Windows server and desktop infrastructure
  • Perform database, Windows servers and desktops administration activities including but not limited to installation, patches, configuration, backup and maintenance
  • Working with developer to optimized database queries and database tuning
  • Developing processes and procedures
  • Recommending and making improvement to current infrastructure
  • Ensure 100 percent uptime for Ballista ATS’s electronic trading platform
  • Provide support after hours
  • Periodically test backup and disaster recovery
  • Interface with vendors on behalf of Ballista ATS
  • Work with cross functional development, operations, traders, and sales teams
  • Supporting and troubleshooting all technology issues including but not limited to desktop support, phones, printers, external customer issues, and others

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree Required (technical certifications are a plus)
  • Five or more years of MSSQL administration (SQL 2005 required)
  • Proven experience in SQL Server HA technologies (DB mirroring, SQL Server Replication)
  • Experience with Transact-SQL coding
  • Experience working with JDBC, Java Persistence Layer, and Hibernate technologies.
  • Experience performance tuning MSSQL to work with the above technologies, preferred.
  • Experience in database tuning, queries optimizing, and DBA schema designing
  • Expertise with Microsoft desktop & server operating systems (Windows XP/Vista and 2003)
  • Deep technical understanding of Windows infrastructure services (e.g. AD, GPO, CIFS, DFS) within the enterprise
  • Experience implementing monitoring and management
  • Experience designing, turning, and monitoring
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in MSSQL Server 2008 high desired
  • Experience in Windows Server 2008 high desired
  • Windows Clustering with MSSQL
  • Scripting ability highly desired (whether with PowerShell, WMI, VBScript, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Java Runtime Environment and Java Web Start
  • MCSE certification or equivalent

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join an exciting company with a bright future. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package comprehensive health coverage, dental coverage) and a comfortable, casual office environment.

Principals and local candidates only, no recruiters please. Interested candidates should forward a resume, salary requirements, contact information and best time to contact you to: careers@ballistasecurities.com

All resumes and information provided will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for further evaluation.


Senior Database Engineer/Database Engineer - New York, NY

Position Description
Reporting to the vice president of systems engineering, the senior database engineer is responsible for designing and implementing MSQSL database and Windows infrastructure, supporting and monitoring, troubleshooting technical issues. In addition, Senior Database Engineer will ensure 100 percent uptime of Ballista ATS’s electronic trading platform and provide any technical support off market hours. The senior database engineer will achieve a detailed understanding of the Ballista ATS’s application. The position involves significant interface with developers and internal customers. A person with financial industry experience, strong MSSQL database and Windows AD skills is the best fit for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Architect and implementing MSSQL, Windows server and desktop infrastructure
  • Perform database, Windows servers and desktops administration activities including but not limited to installation, patches, configuration, backup and maintenance
  • Working with developer to optimized database queries and database tuning
  • Developing processes and procedures
  • Recommending and making improvement to current infrastructure
  • Ensure 100 percent uptime for Ballista ATS’s electronic trading platform
  • Provide support after hours
  • Periodically test backup and disaster recovery
  • Interface with vendors on behalf of Ballista ATS
  • Work with cross functional development, operations, traders, and sales teams
  • Supporting and troubleshooting all technology issues including but not limited to desktop support, phones, printers, external customer issues, and others

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required (technical certifications are a plus)
  • Five or more years of MSSQL administration (SQL 2005 required)
  • Proven experience in SQL Server HA technologies (DB mirroring, SQL Server Replication)
  • Experience with Transact-SQL coding
  • Experience working with JDBC, Java Persistence Layer, and Hibernate technologies.
  • Experience performance tuning MSSQL to work with the above technologies, preferred.
  • Experience in database tuning, queries optimizing, and DBA schema designing
  • Expertise with Microsoft desktop & server operating systems (Windows XP/Vista and 2003)
  • Deep technical understanding of Windows infrastructure services (e.g. AD, GPO, CIFS, DFS) within the enterprise
  • Experience implementing monitoring and management
  • Experience designing, turning, and monitoring
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in MSSQL Server 2008 high desired
  • Experience in Windows Server 2008 high desired
  • Windows Clustering with MSSQL
  • Scripting ability highly desired (whether with PowerShell, WMI, VBScript, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Java Runtime Environment and Java Web Start
  • MCSE certification or equivalent

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join an exciting company with a bright future. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package comprehensive health coverage, dental coverage) and a comfortable, casual office environment.

Principals and local candidates only, no recruiters please. Interested candidates should forward a resume, salary requirements, contact information and best time to contact you to: careers@ballistasecurities.com

All resumes and information provided will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for further evaluation.


Product Manager - New York, NY

Position Description
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Product Manager is responsible for managing new product development initiatives and improvements to the Ballista ATS. The position will directly interface with business sponsors to research, evaluate, and document business opportunities and compile detailed scope documents, requirements, and specifications for strategic as well as tactical software development projects. This includes providing background and analysis for the funding and prioritization of proposed initiatives (including project scope, time and cost estimation, ROI, etc).

Responsibilities

  • Manage the entire product development life cycle including gathering detailed business requirements, writing detailed specifications, testing, and implementation
  • Work closely with system/network engineers and developers to design solutions needed to manage new options trading functionality and service rollouts for the Ballista ATS system
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (sales, account management, client services, operations, business development, and compliance) in the prioritization, planning and management of projects including tracking all issues, risks, and dependencies
  • Regularly communicate project status to functional teams and executive management
  • Act as Ballista ATS product functionality expert
  • Produce the necessary reports, metrics, and analysis to measure the effectiveness and validate the success of projects completed
  • Attend industry conferences (technical) and events to keep abreast of new technologies that can improve and/or facilitate Ballista ATS functionality and growth
  • Manage third party vendor relationships (Extranet, OMS/EMS or DMA vendors)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in a technical or business field. MBA a plus, but not required
  • Eight or more years of Product Management experience within a equity options trading firm or OMS/EMS or DMA vendor that focuses on equity options trading
  • Five or more years of software development, business analysis, and project management experience within the equity options market
  • Familiarity with multiple project management disciplines including traditional and agile approaches preferred
  • Demonstrated track record for solving complex problems, managing mission critical projects, and delivering successful results
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate with internal and external clients (at all levels)
  • Strong ability to direct, navigate, and work with cross-functional teams (sales, account management, client services, operations, compliance, business development, and technology)
  • Experience in managing 3rd party technology vendors/service providers
  • High level of organization and time management
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Strategic thinking and understanding of the firm’s and client’s overall business goals and objectives
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills a must
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join an exciting company with a bright future. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package comprehensive health coverage, dental coverage, and a comfortable, casual office environment. Principals and local candidates only, no recruiters please. Interested candidates should forward a resume, salary requirements, contact information and best time to contact you to:

careers@ballistasecurities.com

All resumes and information provided will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for further evaluation.


Technical Account Manager, Client Services - New York, NY

Position Description
Reporting to the Vice President, Client Relations, the Technical Account Manager (TAM) is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues in regards to the Ballista ATS. In addition, the TAM will assist with the technical on boarding of new individual users and/or client organizations. The TAM will achieve a detailed understanding of the Ballista ATS and will have expertise in supporting options trading customers. The position involves significant, direct client interaction to both current Ballista ATS users and technical contacts. A key focus for the TAM is to provide exceptional customer service, technical support, follow through, and communication to internal and external clients.

Responsibilities

  • Provide 1st and 2nd level technical support to internal and external customers and partners
  • Document and track internal and external customer and partner interactions, issues, and resolutions
  • Collect and document user feedback to support new product and functionality enhancements
  • Provide initial research on technical issues to 3rd level support (system engineering and development)
  • Work with cross functional teams (sales, account management, product management, operations, technology, and business development) during software releases to ensure quality control
  • Perform yearly technical account reviews with existing clients
  • Develop advanced troubleshooting procedures for complex technical issue resolution
  • Develop general options market and technical systems knowledge to become a Ballista product expert assisting in customer calls/visits, and new customer on boarding
  • Compose technical release notes on new platform functionality upgrades and changes
  • Create training plans to mentor new technical support staff

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required (technical certifications are a plus)
  • Five or more years experience in supporting desktop and network technologies focused on complex equity options trading
  • Three or more years experience within a equity options trading firm or OMS/EMS or DMA vendor that focuses on equity options trading
  • Deep understanding of customer support procedures and processes, including communicating effectively with customers and understanding escalation procedures
  • Knowledgeable in quality assurance process
  • Ability to convey complex technical details to system/network engineers and developers
  • Strong customer service skills including phone etiquette, conflict resolution and technical writing skills
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft's Windows XP, Vista, 2000 and 2003 Server operating systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Java Software (Java Runtime Environment and Java Web Start)
  • Basic scripting experience (VBS, Java or other development experience)
  • Understanding of FIX v4.2, 4.3, or 4.4
  • High level of organization and time management
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Strategic thinking and understanding of the firm’s and client’s overall business goals and objectives
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join an exciting company with a bright future. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package comprehensive health coverage, dental coverage, and a comfortable, casual office environment. Principals and local candidates only, no recruiters please. Interested candidates should forward a resume, salary requirements, contact information and best time to contact you to:

careers@ballistasecurities.com

All resumes and information provided will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for further evaluation.


NYSE Liffe

Sales Director

Job Summary
Location: New York

The candidate for the above position will focus on promoting NYSE Liffe U.S. products and initiatives as well as NYSE Liffe core products to a wide range of U.S. based clients. These clients include member firms, proprietary and algorithmic traders, middle office and back office professionals, end users of the Exchange’s futures and options products. Responsibilities include: - Initiating, nurturing and developing relationships with new clients and prospects - Focus on turning sales leads into tangible revenue opportunities for the exchange - Supporting existing clients and perform routine account management functions - Promote NYSE Liffe U.S. new products and initiatives to existing “core” U.S. clients and raise the profile of the new U.S. futures exchange

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years experience in a sales oriented position within the financial services industry, preferably in the futures industry.

Critical skills include: - Excellent communication skills - Ability to market products and initiatives credibly, aggressively and imaginatively - Solid writing skills, ability to prepare and deliver client presentations - Spend a significant portion of the working week out of the office seeing clients and conducting sales calls - Organize client visits for senior business development staff based in the US and, when in the US, for London based colleagues as well - Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to interact with clients in a variety of formal and informal settings, eg organize client events, conferences, dinners, social activities aimed at building and strengthening business relationships - Ability to work effectively as a team with the NYSE Liffe U.S. business development teams in NY, Chicago, London The candidate will report to the senior vice president of U.S. business development.

OptionsCity Software, Inc.

February 24, 2010
OptionsCity is a software company specialized in building the next generation of electronic trading solutions for professional options traders and market makers. We strive to improve the traders’ efficiency and empower them with the tools to trade reliably and effectively, while improving the overall trade management. OptionsCity is committed to building a company where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive.

OptionsCity has exciting opportunities and will open the door to lots of growth potential within this high growth venture. Here are some of the reasons why someone would want to work for us:

  • Entrepreneurial, small office (no politics, friendly)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious effort will result in serious reward
  • Casual, flexible work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • State-of-the-art product with a huge market need
  • Equity incentives, health and dental plan, paid lunch, beverages...


Linux / Network Administrator

February 24, 2010
We are looking for a Linux and Network Administrator to join our support team for our state of the art electronic options trading system.

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Managing and optimizing network infrastructure
  • Administer/configure monitoring services for optimal performance and alerting
  • Test and apply new software and maintenance patches
  • Provide direct customer support

The skills we look for in candidates:

  • Minimum of two years working with Linux Administration experience
  • Experience with Cisco products and IOS; Routers & Switches
  • Experience with multi-layer switching technologies, IP routing, SAN fabric, IPSEC, firewalls, and various VoIP technologies
  • Administrative scripting with Perl, Python and shell-scripting
  • Software experience with Apache, PHP, bind, SSH, etc.
  • SQL skills, database installations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Red Hat Certification Engineering experience is preferred but not required
  • Strong process oriented experience in terms of implementation and completion
  • Someone who will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture
  • Someone who can demonstrate he/she is constantly learning new things
  • Experience within the trading industry is a plus
  • No sponsorship available at this time (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives

Sales Lead - Trading Software

February 24, 2010
We are looking for a sales professional to help position, sell, and manage delivery of products and customer relations for this energetic and innovative startup company.

The skills we look for in candidates:

  • Software sales experience with a history of results and good contacts in the Chicago and/or New York area
  • Experience in the trading industry, especially options
  • Experience selling software in the trading industry is a HUGE plus
  • Flexibility to travel to NY on a regular basis
  • Ability to own and manage multiple customer relationships
  • Knowledge of business and IT processes including software development life cycle, proposals, billing, and account management
  • Knowledge and existing network of contacts for current and potential business partners is a plus
  • Confidence, integrity, and teamwork
  • Someone who will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture
  • No sponsorship available at this time (US citizens or permanent residents only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Pay Rate: Based on experience (base + commission + equity incentives)

Java Developer

December 3, 2010

We’re looking for a talented Java Developer with 2+ years experience not related to Web development to join our team having a primary focus on the following:

Exchange Connectivity Modules

  • Connect to new exchanges and clearing firms
  • Maintain current code base

Part of a tight knit development group

  • Mon-Wed-Fri: 30 min. Status Meeting (raise issues/concerns)
  • Performance Reviews twice a year
  • Small team advantages

How we work

  • Subversion for Source Control
  • J2SE 1.6 (No EE)
  • Mysql for Persistence
  • Shop has four month release cycles
  • Bugzilla

We’re looking for someone with the following skill set:

  • 2+ years developing in Java
  • Team player
  • Worked with Real-Time applications
  • Multi-threaded development experience
  • Understands Design Patterns
  • Experience with the FIX protocol and exchange connectivity API’s is a plus

What we offer

  • Compensation: Very competitive depending on experience
  • Stock options
  • Bonus with each performance review (two times a year)
  • PTO
  • 401K plan
  • Health insurance (PPO BCBS)
  • Life insurance
  • Paid lunch
  • Casual environment

Who we are

  • 4 year old company
  • Profitable
  • Around 30 employees
  • 1/3 Development Team
  • Broke into market by sheer talent and business ties
  • Future is very bright
  • Every opinion counts, as it brings the best products
  • Developers present at conferences, such as JavaOne
  • Smart people to work with

Employment Type: Full-time

Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives

Location: Downtown Chicago

Email: careers@optionscity.com

No sponsorship available at this time (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only)

[1]OptionsCity Software, Inc.


OptionsCity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.

Please Note: Third party solicitations pertaining to staffing and recruitment via telephone, e-mail, fax or mail are not accepted nor permitted by OptionsCity Software, Inc.

Senior Java Developer

December 3, 2010

We’re looking for a talented Java Developer with 5+ years experience to join our team having a primary focus on the following:

An algorithmic Trading Platform

  • Trades are automatically executed by the system
  • Connected to the NYMEX, CME, CBOE (among other exchanges)

Will work on Rules Engine

  • Automates client strategies
  • Will draw from own experience to create optimal solutions

Part of a tight knit development group

  • Mon-Wed-Fri: 30 min. Status Meeting (raise issues/concerns)
  • Performance Reviews twice a year
  • Small team advantages

How we work

  • Subversion for Source Control
  • J2SE 1.6 (No EE)
  • Mysql for Persistence
  • Shop has four month release cycles
  • Bugzilla

We’re looking for someone with the following skill set:

  • 5+ years working in Java
  • Project requires self-directed individual
  • Not afraid of learning and finding optimal solutions
  • Knows code “Smells”
  • Extensive Multi-threaded development experience
  • Recognizes deadlock, livelock
  • Worked with Real-Time applications
  • Knows the Brian Goetz “book”/Bible
  • Understands Design Patterns (Observer, Composite, State)
  • Understands Enterprise Integration Patterns (Pipes/Filter, Publisher/Subscriber)
  • Understands Profiling
  • VisualVM (or similar), JMap, JStack
  • Garbage Collection (Eden, Old, Perm, S1, S2)

What we offer

  • Compensation: Very competitive depending on experience
  • Stock options
  • Bonus with each performance review (two times a year)
  • PTO
  • 401K plan
  • Health insurance (PPO BCBS)
  • Life insurance
  • Paid lunch
  • Casual environment

Who we are

  • 4 year old company
  • Profitable
  • Around 30 employees
  • 1/3 Development Team
  • Broke into market by sheer talent and business ties
  • Future is very bright
  • Every opinion counts, as it brings the best products
  • Developers present at conferences, such as JavaOne
  • Smart people to work with

Employment Type: Full-time

Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives

Location: Downtown Chicago

Email: careers@optionscity.com

[2]OptionsCity Software, Inc.

No sponsorship available at this time (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only)


OptionsCity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.

Please Note: Third party solicitations pertaining to staffing and recruitment via telephone, e-mail, fax or mail are not accepted nor permitted by OptionsCity Software, Inc.


Account Manager / Trading Software

January 5, 2011

OptionsCity is a software company specialized in building the next generation of electronic trading solutions for professional options traders and market makers. We strive to improve the traders’ efficiency and empower them with the tools to trade reliably and effectively, while improving the overall trade management. OptionsCity® is committed to building a company where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive.

We are looking for an Account Manager with experience in the trading industry to join our sales team for our state of the art electronic options trading system. This is an exciting opportunity and will open the door to lots of growth potential within this high growth venture. Here are some of the reasons why someone would want to work for us:

  • Entrepreneurial, small office (no politics, friendly)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious effort will result in serious reward
  • Casual, flexible work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • State-of-the-art product with a huge market need
  • Equity incentives
  • Health and dental plan, paid lunch, beverages provided by the company...

The skills we look for in candidates:

  • Experience within the options trading industry
  • Highly energetic, well organized, confident and a team player
  • Ability to create, develop and maintain multiple customer relationships, with outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to sell, implement, identify real client needs and provide appropriate solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Someone who will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture
  • Someone who can demonstrate he/she is constantly learning new things
  • Knowledge and existing network of contacts for current and potential business partners is a plus
  • No sponsorship available at this time (US citizens or permanent residents only)

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: New York City
Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives

OptionsCity Software, Inc.
Email: careers@optionscity.com

Please Note: Third party solicitations pertaining to staffing and recruitment via telephone, e-mail, fax or mail are not accepted nor permitted by OptionsCity Software, Inc.


Systems Analyst (Level 2) with Linux experience

Please Note: Third party solicitations pertaining to staffing and recruitment via telephone, e-mail, fax or mail are not accepted nor permitted by OptionsCity Software, Inc.

OptionsCity® is a software company specialized in building the next generation of electronic trading solutions for professional options traders and market makers. OptionsCity® is committed to building a company where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive.

We are looking for a Systems Analyst (Level 2) with Linux experience to join the Support and Operations team for our state of the art electronic options trading system.

  • This person will be responsible for investigating, debugging and solving customer questions and problems.
  • This person will acquire an in-depth knowledge of our trading system and trading industry, in general.
  • During the daily duties, this person will reference our internal knowledge base, gather information from production log files, production databases, etc. while working closely with our Trading Support Specialists (Level 1), development, project management, the customers, along with engineers at the various exchanges, vendors, and clearing firms, in order to ensure that the customers’ questions and problems are resolved in a satisfactory manner.
  • This person will also be responsible for contributing to the knowledge base database along with working the other groups within OptionsCity (development, project management) in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the Level 2 process.

This is an exciting opportunity and will open the door to lots of growth potential within this high growth venture. Here are some of the reasons why someone would want to work for us:

  • Entrepreneurial, small office (no politics, friendly)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious effort will result in serious reward
  • Casual, flexible work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • Equity incentives, health and dental plan, paid lunch, beverages...

The skills we look for in candidates:

  • Someone who will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture and can demonstrate he/she is constantly learning new things
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Minimum of 2 years working with Linux
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages
  • SQL skills
  • Some knowledge of a high level programming language like Java, C++, C#...
  • Knowledge and/or interest in the trading industry, especially options
  • Computer Engineering or Computer Science BS is a plus
  • Experience within the trading industry is a plus

No sponsorship available at this time (US citizens or permanent residents only)


Employment Type: Full-time Location: Downtown Chicago Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives

OptionsCity Software, Inc. Email: careers@optionscity.com

Investment Technology Group, Inc.

Finance Director for ITG Derivatives

Job Summary
The Finance Director is the senior accounting/ finance resource for the ITG Chicago office where the subsidiary, ITG Derivatives LLC (ITGD), is located. The position is primarily responsible for the administration and control of the financial operations of ITGD through:

  • Leading the accounting function;
  • Financial planning and control;
  • Providing relevant analytics to senior management; and
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with relevant regulators at the local level (e.g., FINRA, NFA, CFTC), as well as those from a corporate perspective (e.g., SEC).

The position is ‘hand’s on’ and will supervise the ITGD Controller, as well as the Office Manager who performs certain operational accounting functions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Directs accounting functions and supervises/mentors accounting personnel
  • Preparation of monthly analysis, quarterly corporate reporting, annual financial statements, and budgets/ forecasts
  • Ability to analyze financial results and effectively interpret operational impacts specific to the derivatives industry (options, futures)
  • Monitoring of budgets/ forecasts and analysis of variances
  • SOX compliance including preparing/updating documentation of processes, completing assessments, designing tests and completing evaluations of internal control processes and developing recommendations to improve control weaknesses where appropriate
  • Control over statutory, regulatory compliance and internal control audits
  • Coordinate accounting projects and system improvements / enhancements

Reporting Lines
This position will have direct reporting line into the corporate Finance organization via Dennis McVeigh (ITGD-CFO). There will also be reporting responsibility to the Chicago-based ITGD CEO, Bob Fitzsimmons.

Skills/ Qualifications

  • Experience within the financial services/ brokerage industry – a strong working knowledge of options and/ or futures is mandatory
  • Working experience – minimum 7 years overall; minimum 4 years in financial services; two to four years in public accounting preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP, financial statement preparation, and accounting systems
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure, and to meet demanding deadlines, including the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively across functions
  • Ability to initiate and implement change
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience an asset
  • J.D. Edwards proficiency is an asset
  • Hyperion/HFM proficiency is an asset
  • Extreme integrity, honesty, and commitment traits

If you are interested in applying, please contact: Trygve Cossette at 212-588-4887, email Trygve.Cossette@ITG.com

Geneva Trading

Head of Algo Trading

March 10, 2011

Geneva Trading is a global, proprietary trading firm headquartered in Chicago. We trade on all major financial exchanges around the world.

The Head of Algorithmic Trading leads the algorithmic trading initiatives for Geneva Trading. This role is focused on the design and execution of new algorithms as well as the optimization of pre-existing systems. This position will work closely with the executive and management teams to determine which opportunities will be pursued. This person will manage the development, testing, and roll out of successful algo trading strategies. The Head of Algo Trading will also establish guidelines for the measurement, analysis, and management of algorithmic trading performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively seek and identify trading opportunities in new markets, products, strategies and technology
  • Manage research of trading opportunities
  • Ensure the appropriate analysis is performed to assess feasibility of opportunities
  • Lead the algo trading team in the successful execution and ongoing optimization of high frequency/low latency trading strategies
  • Effectively manage the algo trading group in continuously discovering and bringing automated strategies to profitability
  • Manage and coordinate all phases of:

-- The design of automated trading strategies integrating various approved asset classes
-- Data mining activities
-- Extended research and testing to validate opportunities
-- System development in conjunction with IT’s software development group

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly motivated with the ability to lead a team
  • Solid background in statistics, mathematics and computer science
  • Innovative thinker
  • Strong software development skills
  • Excellent communication and management skills

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience leading an algorithmic trading group is a definite plus
  • Minimum of 5 years working within the trading industry
  • Minimum of 2 years working with algorithmic trading strategies
  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Financial Engineering, Optimization or related field is desirable


If you are interested in this position, please submit your online application on the Careers page of our website located at www.geneva-trading.com.

QA Analyst

March 10, 2011

We are looking for a bright, highly motivated QA Analyst to help us get smarter, faster and more consistent at building reliable, automated trading software. As a member of the software engineering group, you will be responsible for software testing efforts to discover bugs and build tools to validate our trading applications. This position will also work closely with other software engineers, network engineers, traders and management to set priorities and accomplish goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with developers to identify testing needs for trading applications
  • Automate testing processes
  • Discover and investigate software bugs

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with trading software and electronic trading concepts
  • Ability to write simple SQL queries
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding source code
  • Comfortable writing source code and scripts

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Masters degree in a quantitative field is a definite plus
  • Minimum of 3 years programming experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience testing software

If you are interested in this position, please submit your online application on the Careers page of our website located at www.geneva-trading.com.


IT Support Analyst

March 10, 2011

The IT Support Analyst is responsible for providing the best possible IT support to Geneva Trading management, traders, and staff. It is critical that this person be quick to respond to the needs of users and show an eagerness to resolve technical issues. The Analyst will be expected to assist with projects as required by the IT Director and CIO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hardware set-up and support
  • Software installation and maintenance
  • Network connectivity and maintenance
  • Research, document, resolve and/or elevate failures and bugs appropriately
  • Quickly respond to questions and problems from Geneva traders and employees
  • Assist in system upgrades, conversions and other maintenance
  • Manage telephone, email and voicemail systems; communicate phone lists and changes
  • Manage the office security access and related records
  • Manage file backup schema and process
  • Conduct new employee/trader orientation as related to IT functions
  • Purchasing of IT-related items

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A well rounded knowledge of Information Technology
  • Windows 2000 and XP
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Customer service focus
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • A two or four year college degree
  • Minimum of two years relevant job experience
  • Linux experience is desirable
  • Experience working with various ISVs (i.e. Trading Technologies) and in-house developed trading applications
  • Experience working with CQG, Bloomberg and Reuters is desirable

If you are interested in this position, please submit your online application on the Careers page of our website located at www.geneva-trading.com.


Chief Information Officer

December 14, 2010

Geneva Trading is a global, proprietary trading firm headquartered in Chicago. We trade on all major financial exchanges around the world.

The primary responsibility of the Chief Information Officer at Geneva Trading is to lead the IT organization in the successful delivery of the highest quality, most reliable technology solutions in support of the Company’s strategic goals. The CIO will work with Geneva’s management team to establish plans and manage the company’s IT functions including architecture, infrastructure, technical support, software development, testing and quality assurance in Geneva’s international locations. The continuous improvement of IT processes, policies and procedures for ensuring that network systems, trade secrets and IT assets are safeguarded will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Business Strategy

  • Work with the management team to align technology capabilities with Geneva’s strategy and goals
  • Assess industry trends, manage change and anticipate future opportunities
  • Identify specific areas where Geneva can gain an edge over our competition through technology
  • Develop and maintain the information technology strategy which includes long and short-range investment, development and delivery plans for IT architecture, application selection, software systems development, infrastructure development, systems maintenance, production activities, and resource requirements/allocation
  • Direct the management, design, installation, modification and operation of the information technology assets
  • Strategically evaluate opportunities to work with external technical partners

Operational

  • Develop processes and oversight to ensure that all information systems are of the highest professional and efficacy level given company constraints
  • Manage software development processes to ensure that the Company’s applications used in business and certain trading operations meet the highest standards
  • Design and implement disaster recovery processes and business continuity procedures for re-establishing all data and systems should an event occur
  • Develop, manage and monitor annual IT budget
  • Manage IT projects
  • Design and maintain a low latency/high resilience network to ensure connectivity across the organization and to all required exchanges
  • Act as the primary technical relationship liaison relation to internal and external partners

General

  • Develop IT staff to the highest level of skill necessary to meet company goals
  • Determine staffing levels and make sound hiring decisions
  • Establish annual goals for IT staff
  • Evaluate the performance of members of the IT Department according to company policy in agreed upon timeframes
  • Work with the HR department in carrying out performance improvement plans and disciplinary procedures as required

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Knowledge of business principles, including financial analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership and communicate effectively
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of software development of applications and systems used in a trading environment
  • Knowledgeable in LINUX, UNIX Windows platforms and trading systems and infrastructure

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, MIS preferred
  • Information Technology professional with a minimum of 12 years experience in the Futures industry
  • Minimum of 8 years in a leadership role with progressive management responsibility.

If you are interested in this position, please apply by visiting the Current Openings section within our Careers tab on our website, www.geneva-trading.com.

Trading Technologies

Software Engineering Manager

Are you interested in being part of the passion fueling the tremendous growth of high-speed electronic trading? Trading Technologies (TT) develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including international banks, brokers, hedge funds and other trading institutions. TT’s patented X_TRADER order-entry platform, named, "Innovation of the Year" by FOW magazine in 2007 and "Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform" by Buy-Side Technology magazine in 2007 and 2008, drives over 50 percent of the top five futures exchangeselectronic trading volume. TTNET, TT's fully managed hosting solution, delivers maximum system stability and lightning-fast trade execution via hubs located close to the major international exchanges. Headquartered in Chicago, TT maintains a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Overview: We are currently seeking a driven and talented Software Engineering Manager who will thrive on pushing the limits of technology to produce state-of-the-art trading application infrastructure. Server Products FIX Gateway solutions provide robust, high-performance, reliable gateways to the world's major futures markets. TT's gateways provide real-time market data and high-speed order execution. All TT gateways go through extensive functionality and performance testing to bring you the most reliable and secure gateways in the derivatives industry. The FIX Gateway Software Engineering Manager oversees and participates in the analysis, design, and implementation of FIX Gateways.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a team of highly talented developers by performing employee reviews, setting individual goals, and coordinating training/career development;
  • Responsible for resource management and project planning;
  • Analyzes and estimates feasibility, cost, and time;
  • Identifies and manages cross system dependencies;
  • Works with other development teams and support to resolve issues;
  • Leads training sessions for other development teams and technical support staff;

Requirements:

  • 7+ year’s commercial software development experience;
  • Strong experience with C/C++ development and object oriented design;
  • 3+ years managing teams of 8+ developers producing client/server software;
  • Hands on leadership skill as this person will be highly involved in design and architecture;
  • Proven track record in managing teams which produce client/server software;
  • Experienced in producing and maintaining commercial software;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science is required; M.S. or MBA is a plus;

TT is committed to providing an environment where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive. We invest heavily in employee satisfaction. Competitive salaries, stock options, company-matched retirement plans, low-cost comprehensive health benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, 22 days of paid time off plus holidays, pre-tax commuting benefits, health club subsidies, company-sponsored social outings, game room lounges, an ultra-casual work environment, and free breakfast and beverages are just some of the benefits of working at TT.

TT is looking for candidates that put forth a serious effort for a serious reward!


For more information regarding TT, please visit our career website to view our video: http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers.aspx

Please send your resume to: careers@tradingtechnologies.com

For a listing of all of our open positions: http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers

Sun Trading LLC

Posted February 13, 2009

Research Analyst

Sun Trading LLC, a proprietary automated trading firm based in Chicago, is seeking to hire a full-time research analyst and project coordinator to work in its Chicago office. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years experience working in the securities industry, with exposure to a variety of asset classes, product types and/or international markets. Experience is strongly preferred, but not an absolute prerequisite.

Qualifications:
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and interest in the capital markets. The individual will be working in a team environment where strong organizational and communication skills are an absolute must. Candidates must be detail-oriented and be able to prioritize multiple assignments while working efficiently to meet timelines in an environment where variables are constantly changing.

Responsibilities:
The candidate’s primary responsibility will entail research, market/data analysis and project management components of multiple strategic initiatives within the firm (whether in the U.S. or internationally).

Benefits:
Comprehensive hands-on training will be provided. Compensation is commensurate with experience level. Benefits of working at Sun include firm-paid health care, dental premiums and a retirement savings program. Additionally, Sun employees enjoy working for a dynamic management team, a casual dress environment and offices downtown close to all public transportation.

E-mail resumes to jobs@suntradingllc.com. No phone calls, please.

Public Relations

Posted January 13, 2009

Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor

Sector-leading Public Relations firm seeks Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor for Financial Technology team. This position would suit someone with between 5-10 years’ experience working in financial PR or journalism and will focus equally on three elements: client relations, media relations and writing. You will work with several of our flagship clients and really have a chance to make an impact on strategy. Media contacts, superb writing skills and financial technology experience are required. Energy, excellent communications skills and a professional attitude are a must. Salary based on experience and benefits. Please email a cover letter, salary range and resume to careers.publicrelations@gmail.com


Spot Trading

Posted January 19, 2010
Spot Trading, LLC, founded in 1999, is a proprietary trading firm based in Chicago’s financial district. We trade options on equities and broad market indices. We have distinguished ourselves amongst our peers in the industry by developing world-class trading technology, an innovative trading model, and a collaborative culture. Our team is comprised of a wide variety of talented professionals, including traders, equity research analysts, financial engineers, technologists, and financial analysts.

Spot’s unique culture of teamwork encourages awareness across functional teams and fosters an environment where new ideas are continually shared, debated, and implemented. We recognize that the input of many different disciplines results in the success of our trade.

The passion, integrity and expertise of our team of professionals have driven the success of the firm since its inception. Along with our ongoing pursuit of excellence and adaptability to the changing marketplace, these will continue to be keys to our future success.

To be a part of this future, Spot is always looking for bright, entrepreneurial-minded individuals seeking to achieve, innovate and excel. Join us in meeting the next set of challenges by visiting www.spottradingllc.com to learn more.

For all jobs please apply at http://spottradingllc.submit4jobs.com

Algorithmic Trader
Summary

Spot is currently looking for an Equity/Equity Options Trader to work alongside developers, financial engineers, and other traders in its Quantitative Strategies Group. QSG is a cross-functional team that develops, automates, and monetizes algorithmic options and equity trading strategies.
Responsibilities
Traders will be responsible for developing and implementing execution strategies, , monitoring and adjusting the automated execution systems , and working with financial engineers and developers to enhance the existing system and build new toolsets. The team is interested in candidates with recent experience in electronic equity and option market making and volatility strategies.
Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is minimum requirement
  • Candidates with 3+ years experience in a quantitative trading role
  • Willingness to work in a team-orientated environment
  • Electronic Options or equity Market Making experience
  • Strong understanding of equity and/or option market microstructure
  • Programming and/or modeling skills
  • High aptitude for analytical and quantitative thinking Passionate and resourceful attitude towards problem solving
  • Mathematics, engineering, and computer science backgrounds are preferred



Senior Compliance Officer
Summary
As Senior Compliance Officer, you will lead the Firm in all compliance related activities. You will be responsible for monitoring and advising the Firm’s trading operations in our adherence to all regulatory, legal, and internal rules, policies and procedures. As a member of a dynamic and innovative proprietary trading firm, you will be responsible for managing the compliance function as our business continues to grow and evolve. You will work closely with a senior management team that recognizes the critical importance of compliance as you implement policies and procedures that provide a stable foundation for the firm. The ideal candidate will be able to combine exemplary knowledge of SRO and exchange rules with a keen understanding of the trading business in their approach to implementing compliance solutions.


Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance to proprietary trading and electronic options market making business units in all compliance related areas.
  • Design, develop and maintain systems to ensure the firm is in compliance with all Federal, Exchange and SRO regulations.
  • Ensure that management is kept appraised of new rules/regulations that will impact business.
  • Work with Technology staff to ensure all electronic and algorithmic trading engines are in compliance with exchange rules.
  • Maintain and monitor the Firm’s internal compliance manuals, policies and procedures such as, AML, Personal Trading, and Supervisory Procedures.
  • Work closely with Firm’s outside corporate counsel.
  • Manage and respond to internal/external audits and regulatory inquiries/examinations.
  • Research and implement technology solutions to assist in compliance monitoring and reporting.
  • Educate employees on relevant regulatory changes to rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Lead the firm in inter-company compliance initiatives.

Skills & Qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five years experience with proprietary options trading firm or options exchange, as a compliance officer.
  • Experience with electronic options trading, market-making, and compliance with exchange regulations governing such activity.
  • Knowledge of SEC, FINRA, and other SRO rules.
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex regulatory issues and their effect on the Firm’s proprietary trading business.
  • Experience in successfully managing and mentoring a compliance team.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.


Quantitative Developer

Summary Do you want to work alongside traders, financial engineers, research analysts, and other developers who are leading the way in developing cutting edge trading software? If so, Spot is currently looking for a C++ Software Developer to join our quickly growing team.

Technical Skills

  • Strong object-oriented design skills.
  • Experience with C++, STL, Boost on both Unix/Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Excellent knowledge of multi-threaded programming.
  • Familiarity with design patterns, network programming (TCP/UDP), and performance tuning, optimization.
  • Working knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience working with front office trading desk to analyze, design and implement mission critical software systems.
  • Low latency software development experience dealing with automated trading systems desired.
  • Exposure to exchange protocols (i.e. FIX/FAST, NYSE Arca, ISE) is a plus.
  • Experience with 29West is a plus.

Skills & Qualities

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar is required.
  • At least 5+ years of software development experience is required.
  • Team player with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill are required.
  • Familiarity with test-driven development using Agile/ XP methodology.
  • Knowledge of equity options trading is a plus.

SunGard Kiodex

Marketing Specialist

Seeking an experienced, energetic marketing professional who is accustomed to working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial business environment within a large [financial services organization. This role is responsible for undertaking all aspects of marketing programs as required by the director of marketing. This will involve drafting press releases and marketing collateral, managing email marketing campaigns, coordinating participation in conferences and events, managing Web site content, and reporting marketing and sales metrics.

A Web-based trading and risk management solution for commodities traders, Kiodex integrates deal capture and risk management capabilities with valuation models and independent market data, including forward curves and volatilities. Banks, FCMs, hedge funds and corporations with exposure to commodity prices use Kiodex to help measure risk, design optimal trading strategies, improve price execution, manage positions, process trades and comply with financial reporting and regulatory best practices. Visit SunGard’s Kiodex at www.sungard.com/kiodex.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Management and execution of lead generation activities • Coordinating PR and advertising activities • Responsible for external and internal web sites • Collateral and sales tools management • Identify and coordinate events and speaking opportunities • Develop and execute email and direct mail campaigns • Maintaining relationships with U.S.-based industry associations and research firms • Working closely with the Global sales team • Perform competitive and market intelligence gathering

Position Requirements: • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, liberal arts or related field, or equivalent experience. • Three – five year’s marketing experience in a software, consulting, finance, or high-tech environment. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Excellent planning, negotiation, organization, and marketing skills. • Ability to interpret data and prepare analytical reports. • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) • Comfortable presenting to various audiences. • Strong multi-tasking, results-oriented skills • Self-motivated

Preferred: • Experience with Salesforce.com, EmailLabs, Vocus, Omniture, and Google Adwords • Trading experience and/or knowledge of the commodity markets. Reply to Robert Garfield (robertgarfield@yahoo.com)


RGM Advisors, LLC

Quantitative Researchers

RGM Advisors, LLC, an Austin, Texas based firm with trading strategies in multiple asset classes around the world, is expanding its research team. This is a unique opportunity to join a sophisticated quantitative trading firm in a collaborative environment away from the usual financial centers.

We are currently seeking quantitative researchers who are capable of working within our proprietary computational research and modeling environment to develop automated trading strategies using machine learning, statistical analysis and other quantitative techniques.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and development into improved modeling techniques
  • Design of improved tools and processes for conducting research and building trading models
  • Development and implementation of quantitative trading models for financial instruments traded in various markets


Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Creativity
  • Academic background in physics, math, statistics or another quantitative discipline (advanced degrees a plus, but not required);
  • Familiarity with UNIX and C++

What we offer:

  • Attractive compensation and benefits
  • A fast-paced collaborative team environment
  • An opportunity to solve complex and intellectually challenging problems
  • Hands-on training in trading and financial markets
  • Casual, flexible and creative work atmosphere

Please submit resumes with cover letter and any inquiries to: careers@rgmadvisors.com. RGM Advisors, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.


Intermarket Communications

Senior Account Director

This position is suitable for someone with five or more years experience working in PR or journalism. The position focuses equally on four elements: client relations, strategy development, media relations and writing. You will work with several of our flagship clients that are significant companies within the financial services industry and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on strategy. Media contacts as well as knowledge of the financial industry and/or financial technology are required. Energy, excellent communications skills and a professional attitude a must. Salary based on experience and benefits. Email a cover letter, salary range and resume to careers@intermarket.com.


Trading Technologies

Software Engineers

Description: Are you interested in being part of the passion fueling the tremendous growth of high-speed electronic trading? Trading Technologies (TT) develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including international banks, brokers, hedge funds and other trading institutions. TT’s patented X_TRADER order-entry platform, named “Innovation of the Year” and “Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform” in 2007, drives over 50 percent of the top five futures exchanges’ electronic trading volume. TTNET, TT's fully managed hosting solution, delivers system stability and trade execution via hubs located close to the major international exchanges. Headquartered in Chicago, TT maintains a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Overview: We are currently seeking driven and talented senior software engineers who thrive on pushing the limits of technology to produce state of the art trading application infrastructure. Trading Products Senior Software Engineers are constantly challenged to deliver creative, imaginative solutions for highly complex technical issues. Under the guidance of an architect, a senior engineer is provided the opportunity to learn and grow by working with a team of experienced software engineers.

Responsibilities:

  • Duties include the ability to analyze processes, produce design documents and materials, develop C++ programs, develop test scenarios, and analyze designs and code for errors;
  • Contributes to system, functional and technical specifications;
  • Analyzes and estimates feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with other systems;
  • Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with program or system;
  • Guides and mentors new team hires.

Requirements:

  • Excellent C/C++ skills
  • Strong knowledge of multithreaded applications preferred;
  • Working knowledge of STL and template programming is a plus;
  • Proficient in object oriented design and coding techniques;
  • Solid understanding of client/server software;
  • Five-plus years experience in software development;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field;
  • Experience with futures and options trading is a plus.

TT is committed to providing an environment where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive. We invest heavily in employee satisfaction. Competitive salaries, stock options, company-matched retirement plans, low-cost comprehensive health benefits, flexible spending accounts, 22 days of paid time off plus holidays, pre-tax commuting benefits, health club subsidies, company-sponsored social outings, game room lounges, an ultra-casual work environment, and free breakfast and beverages are just some of the benefits of working at TT. TT is looking for candidates that put forth a serious effort for a serious reward.

For more information regarding TT, please visit our career website to view our video: http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers.aspx

Please send resumes to: careers@tradingtechnologies.com 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100| Chicago, IL 60606| http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers

Barchart.com, Inc.

Sales Associate

Description: Barchart.com, Inc. is seeking qualified sales personnel to expand our business-to-business line of products including data feeds, website content and quote products for brokerage, trading and other financial firms. This position will focus on sales of market-data-related solutions and will involve significant customer prospecting, sales calls and product presentation. We are seeking sales driven individuals who are highly motivated and energetic. You will be 100 percent responsible for the entire sales process, from generating the lead to closing the sale. Location: Chicago, IL.

Barchart is a multi-tiered financial data and content provider. Barchart also operates other business units including Digital Data Feed, Commodity Research Bureau, AgriCharts and U.S. Chart Company, as well as various websites, including www.barchart.com, a leading financial website.

Responsibilities

  • Sales of data feeds, website content and quote products;
  • Developing prospective customer contacts;
  • Calling prospective customers and exceeding weekly benchmarks;
  • Exceeding sales quotas for data feeds, website content and quote products;
  • In-depth understanding of barchart products;
  • Maximize sales opportunities and continually identify new sales;
  • Maintain ongoing contact with existing and potential customers;
  • Ensure proper customer administration tasks are handled properly and timely;
  • Provide suggestions and recommendations for new or enhanced products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a business-related field;
  • At least two years of sales experience in the financial or market data field;
  • Prior experience developing prospective customer contacts and cold-calling;
  • Strong knowledge of the financial industry and related firms;
  • Proven track record of ability to develop new business and close sales;
  • Excellent sales and communication skills;
  • Ability to successfully manage numerous sales initiatives and client relationships;
  • Must be highly motivated and energetic.

To apply, please email your resume to Mark Haraburda

IPX International

Financial Engineering/Analysis

Description: Established in 2007, IPX International (www.ipxi.com) is the world’s first financial exchange devoted to intellectual property-based products. IPX International is headquartered in Chicago and intends to be a free-standing exchange by the first quarter of 2010. IPX International is presently building a slate of products to take to market by or before the first quarter of 2009.

We are seeking motivated individuals to join our financial product development team in Chicago. The financial products we are developing are derivatives whose pricing reflects the value of intellectual property assets held by public and non-public entities. We are seeking candidates at the Analyst level:

Analysts are primarily responsible for financial modeling, financial analysis, research, and communicating findings. Analyst requirements include:

  • BS/BA in finance, mathematics, computer science, or economics;
  • Academic success – cumulative and department GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • Excellent modeling skills;
  • Excellent quantitative skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong work ethic and overtime flexibility;
  • One to two years work experience preferred;
  • Excel, SQL, Access required; programming experience preferred.

IPX International offers an entrepreneurial environment where you will work at the intersection of finance, technology, and intellectual property law. We value creativity, curiosity, diligence, and problem solving. We require flexibility, dedication, and initiative. In return, we provide an exceptional environment for your professional development and growth.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa. IPX International is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit your resume to Cameron Gray

RTS Realtime Systems

C++ / FIX / Exchange Gateway Developer

Our high performance, low latency trading platform is connected to over 100 exchanges in the US, Europe, and Asia, including CME, CBOT, Nymex, ICE, Arca, Bats, Nasdaq, Eurex, Euronext and NYSE. RTS offers solutions to market participants of all sizes, including exchanges, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds and CTAs, market makers and specialists, investment banks, and major global FCMs.

To support our global growth we are seeking self motivated employees to enhance our team in the US. Location: Chicago


Responsibilities

  • Creation of new exchange interfaces in the US
  • C++ software development
  • FIX implementation

Requirements

  • Completed degree in computer science or comparable experience/education
  • Proven experience in software development preferably in the financial industry
  • Interest in electronic trading
  • Sound knowledge of C++
  • Sound knowledge of FIX
  • Experience with low latency software development


At RTS you will join a young, dedicated, and flexible team. In a quality and service minded working environment you will be assigned to challenging tasks and have extensive responsibilities. You will communicate with our international offices as well as our outstanding customers from around the world.

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV to the following address:

RTS Realtime Systems Inc., Human Resources, 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 980, Chicago, IL 60611

eMail: human_resources@rtsgroup.net