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John Lothian News

Posted on January 4, 2011

Director of Sales

Chicago, IL

The title is the only boring thing about this job. We’re looking for someone who can do a bunch of things at once – marketing, sales, networking, and developing ideas that make this company different from any other media firm.

The main responsibility of the Director of Sales is to plan and implement sales and marketing activities in order to retain existing sponsors, develop new sponsors for existing products and find sponsors for new products. That said, a unique skill set can take this position in almost any direction.

About You

  • Comfortable calling people you know and don’t know, telling our story and giving new and existing sponsors your attention.
  • Willing to laugh, joke and bring enthusiasm and ideas every day.
  • Works well independently and on a team.
  • Able to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Excited to travel some for business.
  • Available to (enthusiastically) participate in industry events during evenings.
  • Someone who knows what they know, and knows what they don’t know.
  • Great listener.
  • Embraces new media and technology with open arms.

About John Lothian News

We like to meet new people and current friends in the industry, tell our story and listen to theirs. We’re an organization where ideas are welcomed, molded, implemented and sometimes rejected (but always appreciated). We value honesty, fairness, integrity and loyalty.

John Lothian News (JLN) is the news division of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. Focused on financial markets, JLN produces seven newsletters/blogs, two wikis and a video website. The online media and financial services firm is majority owned by John J. Lothian, a futures industry veteran of 30 years, and minority owned by Jim Kharouf, a journalism veteran of more than 20 years. The firm is staffed by derivatives industry, journalism and technology professionals.

Send resume and brief introduction to johnlothian@johnlothian.com. Or give John a call at 312-203-5515.


Advantage Futures

Posted on October 27, 2011

Assistant Marketing Manager

Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer. This individual is responsible for assisting the CMO in managing certain aspects of the marketing functions of the firm while maintaining the highest quality client service and expanding the capabilities of the marketing team. This includes assisting with external marketing agency and internal management relationships to complete marketing needs, writing press releases, increasing media exposure and increasing awareness of Advantage.

Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to being responsible for all social media efforts including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, assist in the development of advertising and sales materials, including an online advertising campaign and premiums and giveaways to generate brand identity, writing press releases and increase media exposure, assist with Advantage events and seminars, create and update website content as necessary while building a strong image and appeal for the positioning of the company while increasing effectiveness of the content for clients and non-clients, assist in the development of lead databases for effective sales prospects as well as current client bases to increase awareness of Advantage Futures, assist in the development of tradeshow materials and attend tradeshows, be responsible for design and production of our quarterly newsletter – Inside Advantage.

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Business, preferably focused on Marketing, Public Relations or Finance
  • 1-2 plus years of marketing experience, financial services marketing experience highly preferred
  • Strong client focus and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and a diverse group of people
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to provide writing samples upon request
  • Exceptional presentation and organizational skills
  • Series 3 certification – successful completion shall be required shortly after employment begins

To apply for this positions, please submit your resume and inquiry to:

Shirleen Roberto, Manager of Human Resources 312.347.4802 Careers@advantagefutures.com

CQG

Posted August 10, 2011

CQG is looking for a FIX / API expert to join our CHICAGO team and provide technical support to our large, global customer base.

This position will be helping our new API customers connect to CQG's API. This is an exciting, fast-paced position working with our Continuum team and the many customers working to come onboard. It is a great role for someone with a development background that wants an opportunity to work with customers directly through the sales and implementation process. Must have a working knowledge of FIX Protocol and experience developing in either C# or C++.

If you are interested, please apply at the link posted below.

Apply here

Object Trading

Posted August 7, 2011

About The Company

Object Trading is an infrastructure vendor delivering a high capacity, low latency API and FIX normalization to a wide range of over 50 electronic exchange destinations.

Support Analyst Role

The second level support analyst will provide advance troubleshooting and technical support to Object Trading's clients on the FrontRunner® Solution. They will be part of a global support team focused on providing customers exceptional resolution management as well asp rotecting the efficiency of the quality assurance and development teams.

Mandatory Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of front-office banking and finance applications, including derivatives (futures, options, spreads)
  • Have a good working knowledge of FIX Protocol
  • Understanding of Exchange connectivity solutions and protocols

Mandatory Skills and Abilities

  • Common sense and good customer facing etiquette
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent problem solving, problem management and analytical skills

Mandatory Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a Support Role
  • Exposure to front office banking and finance applications, including derivatives (futures, options, spreads)

Desireable Requirements

  • Some working knowledge of scripting and programming languages
  • A desire to assist customers above and beyond the call of duty
  • Have fun/sense of humor
  • Previous experience in finance or banking

Additional Requirements

  • Well organized
  • Attention to detail and a quality focus
  • Able to travel interstate/internationally if/when required
  • Good interpersonal skills when dealing with clients

How to Apply
Applications should send a resume and short cover letter to igrieves@objecttrading.com

Patsystems

Project Manager - Chicago

Posted January 25, 2011

Patsystems is a leading provider of Trading systems for the trading of exchange based Futures and Options on a world-wide basis. As a service based Company, a critical part of the business is to ensure that our solutions are delivered and implemented according to Customer expectations.

The primary role of the Project Manager is ensuring projects are delivered within the timescales expected and within budget. Projects vary from large deployment and on boarding projects to bespoke development projects.

The Project Manager, working with the support and direction of the Global Delivery team in London, is responsible for ensuring all project deliverables are defined, planning the project timetable and managing through to delivery, and the project is reported in the correctly.

Working within the Delivery Services department the role interfaces with customers and internal departments and will be required to work with, and motivate, cross departmental teams. Strong communications skills are a key requirement to build relationships both internally and externally.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide project management skills to manage projects to time, within budget and maintaining customer satisfaction together with the Delivery Services Team.
  • Responsible for ensuring all project issues are communicated and managed appropriately.
  • Manage small scale projects and monitor tasks on larger scale projects.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope and priortiy
  • Work with customer, stakeholders, and other departments to ensure project expectations are clearly communicated
  • Collating and reporting project status information
  • Ensuring project risks and issues are actively managed
  • To work within Delivery Service project model, making any improvement recommendations and identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Working with other departments to identify and implement areas of improvement

The role will require effective collaboration with colleagues in all areas of the business at all levels and across all regions.

Required skills and experience:

  • Strong communicator with good client facing skills
  • Good leadership and people management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in the whole project cycle with the ability to operate in all stages
  • Knowledge of the global futures and options market
  • Ability to work under own initiative; results driven outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good written and presentation skills
  • Good technical knowledge of the Patsystems electronic platform would be an advantage
  • Prince 2 certification/ PMP or similar industry standard

To view the complete job description, please visit http://www.patsystems.com/contact/Careers/Vacancies/projectmanagerchi.aspx

Interested applicants should email their details and resume to human.resources@patsystems.com.

Chief Compliance Officer - Chicago

Posted May 27, 2011

Corporate Overview
A Chicago based brokerage firm with a rich history of providing best execution and clearing services to some of the largest institutional clients in the industry has an opening for a Chief Compliance Officer. The firm has been offering clients “proven reliability” in execution services through experience, innovation and performance since 1982. Clients include major brokerage houses, investment banks, asset managers, and pension funds. With its origins on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, This Company has expanded its reach to include most domestic liquidity pools, as well as international markets.

The trading professionals at this company include a broad range of financial service professionals, all of whom share the same exceptional commitment to customer service that has characterized the firm for nearly 30 years. The company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), and conducts business without regard to race, religion or gender. This organization gives back to the community through its affiliation with numerous charitable institutions that share a high standard of social and community responsibility. Specialties include: Trading & Execution, Directed Brokerage, Commission Recapture, Portfolio & Transition Management, Equity Research.

Position Description
Chief Compliance Officer wanted for FINRA and Exchange Member(s) firm engaged in the business of stock and bond execution for institutional clients.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures to ensure the firm's compliance with various exchange, FINRA, and SEC rules.
  • Maintain a supervisory control system
  • Monitor AML, ITSFEA, and exception report procedures.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining firm's books and records.
  • Respond and prepare drafts to regulatory inquiries.
  • Prepare responses to SEC/SRO audits and exams.
  • Draft Annual Compliance Report to Senior Management and CEO.
  • Conduct Needs Analysis and Annual Compliance Meeting.
  • Develop and implement Training Procedures.
  • Supervise daily activities of compliance staff, including implementation of training plan and periodic compliance training.
  • Attend various industry seminars,
  • Oversee regulatory filings and coordinate CE Regulatory and Firm Element for Firm.
  • Oversee new account documentation process.
  • Oversee review of personal trading activity and restricted list.
  • Review marketing materials and advertising.
  • Report directly to senior management, including COO, CEO, and President.

Experience

  • Necessary experience includes extensive knowledge of FINRA, MSRB, and various exchange rules (CHX, EDGX, BATS) and operations of the FINRA/NASDAQ TRF.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with a variety of industry constituents.
  • Solid understanding of trade reporting obligations as they relate to the TRF, OATS, and Reg SHO.
  • Knowledge of operations, clearing, and trading operations, especially the regulatory community.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a compliance officer
  • Membership in STA and/or NSCP a plus, as well as experience working for FINRA, the SEC, and/or an SRO.
  • Business acumen to identify operating issues, and provide insightful solutions.
  • Ability to develop a high level of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers, and the senior leadership team.
  • Confident, open and willing to confront difficult issues and challenge others in order to create positive change.
  • Task and project focused, can set and meet deadlines; detail and task oriented.
  • Series 7, 24 required with Series 4, 53, and 55 preferred.

How To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary history to Bob Puricelli at bpuricelli@chx.com.


Firm58, Inc.

Posted May 19, 2011

Corporate Overview
Firm58 offers capital markets firms web-based software to manage the processes associated with fees, commissions and payouts. Our platform automates middle- and back-office processes across asset classes to provide insight into daily profitability, increase operational efficiency, and protect revenue. Unlike point solutions that solve narrow business challenges, or expensive legacy systems, Firm58’s solutions address post-trade complexity, yet are cost-efficient and easy to deploy.

Unix/Linux Admin- Chicago

Position Description
Firm58 is looking for a bright, driven individual to be a part of our Operations team. The ideal candidate should have experience and daily hands-on work in Linux server (RedHat, Centos and Debian) and desktop environments dealing with Java developers, Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Databases. The candidate should have experience building, monitoring, and maintaining complex environments with networks, fiber channel, SAN and database technologies. To be successful, the candidate must be highly self-motivating, excel at multitasking and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in designing, implementing and supporting a 24/7 Linux server environment.
  • Work with software engineers, Oracle DBA's and customer service personnel to resolve issues and keep our environments operating smoothly.
  • Linux deployment, administration, performance tuning, monitoring and account management.
  • Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery management.
  • Troubleshoot O/S, Application, Network and Performance issues.
  • Process, monitor and prioritize trouble tickets.
  • Automate any and all tasks that can be automated.
  • In-house and off-site Datacenter management.
  • Work with clients and vendors to support our custom application with data loading, system migrations, authentication issues and connectivity trouble.
  • Support other key initiatives as the business dictates.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Linux (RedHat, Centos and/or Debian) architecture, deployment, administration, networking, performance monitoring/tuning, security hardening, troubleshooting and production operations.
  • Strong knowledge of standard Linux and network protocols, such as SMTP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, NFS, SMTP, HTTP, SNMP and others.
  • Strong system configuration experience (PXEboot, Kickstart, Puppet).
  • Perl and Shell Scripting, with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools.
  • System monitoring experience (SNMP, Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, Dell Open Manage, etc.).
  • Strong Linux/Unix networking knowledge required.
  • SAN experience with NetApp, IBM, and EMC.
  • Backup experience. BakBone Netvault preferred.
  • VmWare Infrastructure experience.
  • Experience with SVN and issue tracking software like JIRA.

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in network and system administration.
  • Active or near completion of RHCT, RHCE, CCNA, or similar IT certification a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. Must be able to thoroughly document implementations, modifications and removals.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, able to multitask, able to work independently as well as a team player.
  • Must be willing to work some weekend shifts in support of maintenance and participate in on-call rotation duties. Must have operations experience in 24x7 environments.
  • Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Database experience preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your resume to amanda.mcgannon@firm58.com and note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.

QA/Automation Engineer- Chicago

Posted May 19, 2011
Position Description
Firm58 is looking for a bright, driven individual to be a part of our fast growing QA/Development team. Our QA team is responsible for testing a variety of business critical systems and thus requires superior technical and analytical skills. This position will work with developers and operations to define, develop, execute and automate tests to certify applications and data populations. This person should be strong in writing test automation for complex web applications and should also possess software development skills.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to execute and debug tests and report issues.
  • Test planning for regression and acceptance test strategies.
  • Design, create and maintain tools for testing software processes.
  • Work closely with technology teams to deliver innovative solutions to facilitate effective and efficient testing.
  • Write or customize test harnesses with open source or commercial automation tools; design and customize automation framework to suit the needs of a product and technology.
  • Analyze, innovate, architect, design and develop software programs for testing frameworks, technology components and end user applications; - Code and debug complex issues when required.
  • Tracks and reports on issues and solutions and escalates as appropriate, recommends and obtains resolution.

Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of development, quality assurance and testing methodologies.
  • Strong background in test automation including commercial and open source test automation tools and frameworks; hands-on experience in developing open source based test automation frameworks is a plus.
  • Experience in designing and developing test strategies and harnesses for backend software processes.
  • Ability to work with backend systems to setup and maintain test environment.
  • Strong knowledge in SQL. Able to understand schemas, create command line queries.
  • Broad skills in technologies such as Apache, SQLPlus, Web Services, AJAX, Java, JavaScript, SOAP, Ant.
  • Skilled in scripting languages such as Javascript, Python, Ruby, and Linux/Unix Shell scripting.
  • Familiar with web automation tools such as Selenium and Mercury/HP.
  • Strong platform skills in Linux/Unix at a command line level and testing/development. Knowledge of cron processes.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of software development and QA Testing experience
  • 3+ years experience in development test automation strategies and its implementation.
  • 3+ years experience in test automation including functional, integration and regression testing
  • 1+ years experience in SQL
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience in lieu of formal education.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your resume to amanda.mcgannon@firm58.com and note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Breakwater Trading, LLC

Trader

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED May 19, 2011

SUMMARY Breakwater Trading is looking for experienced traders and groups in the US Treasury cash and futures market space. We are also interested in partnering with experienced trading groups who can implement their strategies on our proprietary front-end platform. Breakwater offers competitive splits, low commissions/desk fees, and top proprietary execution technology.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Breakwater is a proprietary trading organization that specializes in trading liquid cash and futures instruments on all major exchanges. We persistently develop new cutting edge execution tools and strategies to gain access to liquidity pools, which gives us an advantage over our competition.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Applicants should send a resume and short cover letter to: careerinfo@breakwater.com

Night Clerk

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED May 19, 2011

SUMMARY This highly competitive position is an opportunity to learn and manage several different financial products during Asian and European hours for senior day traders. The Night Clerk is responsible for managing 4 to 6 trader’s positions (US Treasuries and Futures, Eurodollars, US, Asian and European Equities, Energy and Commodities) throughout the night. This opportunity allows for individuals to learn a multitude of proprietary trading techniques, risk management practices and high frequency trading platforms.

Persons with strong academic credentials, communication skills and an interest in financial markets products are encouraged to apply. Our operations, development, financial and technological teams offer potential members a unique opportunity to grow in a diverse, fast paced environment. We offer an exceptional benefits program and a very competitive compensation package with an opportunity for growth and a long lasting relationship.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Breakwater is a proprietary trading organization that specializes in trading liquid cash and futures instruments on all major exchanges. We persistently develop new cutting edge execution tools and strategies to gain access to liquidity pools, which gives us an advantage over our competition.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Applicants should send a resume and short cover letter to: careerinfo@breakwater.com

Microsoft SQL Server DBA

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED May 23, 2011

SUMMARY MS SQL Server DBA is responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies. The right candidate will be right at home troubleshooting business critical incidents and feel comfortable working with a small but extremely demanding group of financial professionals: traders as well as developers, front and back office operational staff, support team and infrastructure team. The business expects you to have a passion for technology and a desire to work in the Financial Industry. There is also a clear expectation that you keep yourself looped in to the latest technologies and constantly evaluate their potential to advance and enhance our platform. Every aspect of the business relies on technology—we will rely on you to stay on top of it.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS Position Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in CS or equivalent technical field
  • 5+ years of enterprise IT experience
  • 3-5 years Microsoft SQL Server experience
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for MSSQL Server.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory and proper disk configurations.
  • Scripting and automation experience and ability
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Adhere to communications and change management policies
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and keep cool under stress
  • Organized and able to manage multiple, high priority tasks at the same time
  • Be a versatile and eager self-starter
  • Interest in the Financial Industry


COMPANY DESCRIPTION Breakwater is a proprietary trading organization that specializes in trading liquid cash and futures instruments on all major exchanges. We persistently develop new cutting edge execution tools and strategies to gain access to liquidity pools, which gives us an advantage over our competition.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Applicants should send a resume and short cover letter to: careerinfo@breakwater.com

Windows System Engineer

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED May 23, 2011

SUMMARY The Windows Systems Engineer provides support and maintenance for our entire Windows environment. Responsibilities encompass both server-side technologies and maintaining the overall health and welfare of our end-user workstations. The right candidate will be right at home troubleshooting business critical incidents and feel comfortable working with a small but extremely demanding group of financial professionals: traders as well as developers, operational staff, Quality Assurance, the Desktop Support team and finally your peers on the Infrastructure team.

The business expects you to have a passion for technology and a desire to work in the Financial Industry. There is also a clear expectation that you keep yourself looped in to the latest technologies and constantly evaluate their potential to advance and enhance our platform. Every aspect of the business relies on technology—we will rely on you to stay on top of it.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4-year degree in CS or equivalent technical field
  • 5+ years of enterprise IT experience
  • Demonstrate a very strong knowledge of Microsoft technologies, including: Active Directory, Exchange 2007/2010, Server 2003/2008/2008R2, Windows XP/Vista/7, Hyper-V, RDP, Sharepoint
  • Scripting and automation experience and ability
  • Set up and maintain server monitoring and monitoring thresholds
  • Proactive maintenance and upgrades for our entire Windows environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • PC and Server Hardware troubleshooting
  • Comfortable with data center work
  • Adhere to communications and change management policies
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and keep cool under stress
  • Organized and able to manage multiple, high priority tasks at the same time
  • Be a versatile and eager self-starter
  • Interest in the Financial Industry


COMPANY DESCRIPTION Breakwater is a proprietary trading organization that specializes in trading liquid cash and futures instruments on all major exchanges. We persistently develop new cutting edge execution tools and strategies to gain access to liquidity pools, which gives us an advantage over our competition.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Applicants should send a resume and short cover letter to: careerinfo@breakwater.com


Penson Futures

Senior Business Development

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED April 20, 2011

SUMMARY Penson Futures is currently seeking a Senior Business Development person. He or she needs to have extensive futures sales experience and an existing book of business to help us grow into the industry’s top FCM. Applicants must be willing to travel, able to beat deadlines and solve problems quickly and effectively.

Penson Futures, based in Chicago, is a full service Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with 25 years of FCM experience. Clients, which include Introducing Brokers, Professional Traders, Institutions, Commercial Hedgers, AP Users, and Individual Investors, partner with Penson Futures for our execution and clearing services to the world’s major exchanges. Penson Futures has had significant recent growth in industry seg and is a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide, the second-rated equity clearer.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 years experience in futures sales
  • Series 3 registration
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Applicants should send a resume and short cover letter to: hr@pensonfutures.com


Chicago Top 25 FCM

Sales Representative

LOCATION Chicago

DATE POSTED April 11, 2011

SUMMARY Chicago FCM ranked in the top 25 (by customer segregated funds) seeks Sales Representatives with mature client books and relationships for our Chicago, NY and London offices. Candidates must have a strong understanding of our products and services and ability to generate and develop leads into revenue producing accounts.

We seek candidates with reputations of high integrity and commitment who possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, and are team players able to work with a diverse group.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define, effectively communicate, and timely address challenges
  • Perform client-focused, detail-oriented tasks
  • Meet or beat deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10+ years of futures sales experience
  • Existing client book
  • Willingness to travel
  • Strong computer skills
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Series 3 registration

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Only applicants interested in growth opportunity should apply. Applicants should send a resume with a short cover letter to: chicagotop25fcm@gmail.com

IntercontinentalExchange | ICE

Corporate Communications Manager

LOCATION London

DATE POSTED March 11, 2011

DESCRIPTION ICE seeks an experienced Corporate Communications Manager who will have responsibility for expanding ICE's profile across the European media. Based in their London office, the successful candidate will have proven media experience within the financial services industry which will aid them in maintaining and expanding media relations within the UK and Europe.

This position provides exposure to all areas of ICE and will offer the right candidate the potential for career advancement. The postholder will be a key member of ICE's communications, marketing and investor relations team, most of which are based in the U.S. The role will report to the VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, based in Atlanta.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring news flow and working with media relations team to determine key issues and response requirements
  • Coordinating messaging, determining targeted themes and managing issuance of announcements, including timing, preparation and delivery with senior management
  • Assisting with the coordination of political and legislative affairs, working closely with ICE's regulatory team
  • Addressing various forms of clearing and exchange member communications to streamline processes and increase consistency and availability of key information
  • Supporting the maintenance of the media section and other content within the corporate website
  • Coordinating media training and other corporate events

REQUIREMENTS

  • The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with Marketing/Public Relations major preferred, and have a minimum of five years of corporate communications experience in a financial services environment. They will have developed a strong portfolio which would demonstrate their ability to quickly develop their knowledge of the company's business lines and to communicate complex and technical ideas succinctly to non-specialists. In addition the successful candidate should:
  • be fluent in both written and spoken English. A second or third European language would also be advantageous
  • demonstrate strong leadership capability and be able to work well as part of a team
  • have strong self-motivation, and be able to act on their own initiative while working closely with colleagues both in London and the US
  • possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines in a highly dynamic environment
  • be proficient in MS Office applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience of working with other software and communications applications would be beneficial
  • be willing to travel

Apply for this Job

Print: Print

IntercontinentalExchange is an equal opportunity employer. The Company recruits and employs individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

From time to time, we will post detailed job descriptions at this site. We welcome you to submit your resume via our online submission process or via mail to:

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


Quadriserv

Posted on February 4, 2011
Director of Corporate Communications

Summary

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 April 4, 2011

Sales Engineer

Job qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, physics or finance. Possess an ability to demonstrate a proficient understanding of coding in C, C#, C++, but preferably Java. Financial trading experience could be considered in lieu of development experience.

Job description Orc Software is seeking a sales engineer associate for our Chicago office. The position is part of the Americas Sales Engineering team and involves presentations and demonstrations of our solutions and managing customer implementation projects. For this position we are looking for a candidate with a degree in mathematics, computer science, physics, or finance that possesses the desire to work in the financial software industry. Experience from an options trading desk is a plus. The position involves working closely with clients, and therefore strong people skills are a must. Other key attributes include the ability to troubleshoot problems for customers, follow tasks through to completion, multi-task, and be a solid team player with a desire to learn new systems and processes.

Areas of responsibility

  • Providing trading, quantitative and technical expertise during the sales process, including technical training for customers
  • Main domain expert contact to clients during the sales process
  • Manage product demos and provide in depth product information at customer meetings
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Document and manage implementation/installation projects
  • Assist marketing department with product specific and technical input
  • Participate at trade shows
  • Liaison with product management regarding sales related development requests
  • Keep up with industry trends and provide feedback to product management

Reporting Manager of Sales Engineering Americas

Performance will be measured by:

  • Revenue generation of American sales
  • Quality of technical assistance provided to customers during the sales and implementation process
  • Motivation of team
  • Ability to manage projects, implementation and customers during sales cycle

Compensation Competitive salary and commission package based upon experience and qualifications.

Contact David Gresky for any inquiries at: David.Gresky@orcsoftware.com



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

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.

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.

Developer

January 10, 2012

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 currently looking for a developer. The candidate will not be expected to have familiarity with the financial industry, but must be willing to work in a team environment that will expand his/her knowledge in this area. We want people that are yearning to work on cutting edge software and who are highly interested in learning how to make Java programs really fast. We understand that this is a junior position, and you may not have the experience of writing highly concurrent multi-threaded applications, but we want you to have some basic understanding of how threads leverage system resources to interact with each other (think locks, semaphores). You will be working mainly on the server side of our application, but should expect to learn other parts as well. 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 culture (no politics, friendly)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious effort will result in serious reward
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • State-of-the-art product with a huge market need
  • Great benefits: Equity incentives, excellent health and dental plan, 401K plan, PTO, tuition reimbursement, paid lunch, beverage provided by the company...

The skills we look for in candidates:

  • The candidate should have at least a 4 year degree in computer science/engineering.
  • The candidate ideally should be familiar with Java SE and have some experience working on medium to large scale software projects.
  • The candidate should be comfortable working in various OS environments including Microsoft Windows and Linux.
  • The candidate should have a clear understanding of programming multi-threaded applications and various ways of accessing shared data using synchronization primitives.
  • The candidate should have an interest and willingness to learn about the financial industry, more specifically options.

Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives
Location: Downtown Chicago
Email: careers@optionscity.com

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.

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

[1]OptionsCity Software, Inc.

Systems Analyst

November 23, 2011

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

About us:
[2]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've been in the news a lot lately; maybe you've noticed:
[3]OptionsCity Nominated for "Best Options Trading Platform" Award - Wall Street Letter
[4]OptionsCity Software, Inc. Accelerates Electronic Trading with Freeway, a New Algorithmic Trading Platform - bobsguide, UK
[5]OptionsCity provides trading access to Montreal Exchange (MX) - Automated Trader
[6]OptionsCity CEO Hazem Dawani: How to Drive Success in Slow Economy - Small Biz Chicago

About the job:

  • 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, 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.

What you have to look forward to:

  • Entrepreneurial culture (no office politics, friendly people)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious efforts are noticed and will result in serious reward
  • Casual, flexible work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives, health and dental plan, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, lunch and beverages provided DAILY by the company, and comfy orange couches!

What we want from you:

  • A personality that will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture and a desire to learn new things
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • 2+ years of Unix / Linux server administration experience.
  • 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)

Pay Rate: Based on experience + bonus + equity incentives
Location: Downtown Chicago
Email: careers@optionscity.com

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.

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

[7]OptionsCity Software, Inc.

Spot Trading

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.

Please see our website for current openings http://www.spottradingllc.com/careers/experienced-professionals/

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.


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