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Welcome to our job board! Navigate the open positions below. Submit a job posting by filling out this form or contacting us at jobs@johnlothian.com.

GX2 Systems, LLC

Technical Writer

Organization: GX2 Systems, LLC
Date Posted: July 10, 2014
Location: Downtown Chicago
To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and writing sample to hr@gx2systems.com.
Description: GX2 Systems is seeking an exceptional Technical Writer to assist in developing documentation for ground breaking technology.

GX2 Systems, LLC is a financial trading and execution firm located in downtown Chicago. At GX2 Systems, you’ll find a dynamic start-up culture with the knowledge and experience of industry veterans at hand. We foster an environment of strong collaboration where you’ll be expected to contribute and make a difference!

The Technical Writer will develop new end-user and investor documentation for groundbreaking financial trading and risk systems that is clear, concise and professional. As a writer for our team, you will work closely with software engineers to develop an understanding of the firm’s systems and their functionality. The candidate will create documentation for internal financial systems, including trading and risk platforms.

Primary deliverables include clear and polished documentation of Trading Client and API user guides, Middle and Back Office risk system user guides, technical system diagrams, and other technical publications. Target audiences include: system users, prospective investors, and regulators of technical policy and procedures of the broker dealer. Candidate will also be responsible for maintaining copy and recommending revision for changes in scope, format and content as needed.

Expected length of contract will be around 8-10 weeks.

Requirements

  • Technical writing experience gained in the financial industry (exchange, or financial software firm)
  • Familiarity with client server architecture
  • Familiarity with various programming languages: SQL, C#, C++, Java
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Familiarity with trading systems, futures preferred
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Cognitive Capital, LLC

Linux System Administrator

Organization: Cognitive Capital, LLC
Date Posted: May 15, 2014
Location: Chicago
Website: Apply Here
To Apply: Please submit your resume to jennifer.hartig@cogcap.com and note the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.
Description: Cognitive Capital, LLC seeks a systems administrator to help develop its state-of-the-art, real-time automated trading system. In addition to possessing excellent analytical and technical skills, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver, a clear communicator, and a strong team player.


Required Skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing purchase justifications, making presentations to an internal audience, and interacting positively with developers, and management.
• Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
• Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration; for example, configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software.
• Understands a UNIX-based operating system; understands paging and swapping, inter-process communication, devices and what device drivers do, filesystem concepts (inode, clustering, logical partitions).
• Familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; can configure NFS and NIS, NT domains; can use nslookup or dig to check information in the DNS; understands routing concepts such as HSRP, EIGRP.
• Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Perl, Python, shell).
• Ability to do minimal debugging and modification of C programs.
• Familiarity with Windows Server, including Active Directory and LDAP.

Required Background
• A minimum of three years of system administration experience; Redhat Linux, or similar distribution, preferred.

Desirable Background and Skills
• A degree in computer science or a related field.
• Programming background in any applicable language.
• Familiarity with SAN, iSCSI and other network based storage solutions.
• Experience with the following applications, or tools: Symantec BackupExec, Kickstart, CFEngine, RPM package builds, maintaining a local yum repository, Hadoop, OpenNMS.
• Knowledge of Financial Markets.

Responsibilities
• Helps design, build, implement, and maintain complex local and wide-area networks of machines.
• Provides technical assistance, and coverage to a small, complex site & wide area network.
• Works under general direction from development, and IT team members.
• Establishes/recommends policies on system use and services.
• Provide after -hours technical on-call support.
• Approximately 5% travel required.

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Advantage Futures

Business Development Representative

Organization: Advantage Futures
Date Posted: January 22, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: advantagefutures.com
To Apply: To apply for any of the positions, please submit your resume and inquiry to:

Peggy Murphy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
(312) 800.7001
Careers@advantagefutures.com

Description: The position reports directly to Business Development Team Leader. Individual is responsible for soliciting new business for Advantage Futures and converting prospects into revenue-generating accounts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: increasing sales revenue across the organization; mastering all aspects of Advantage’s products and services; and understanding and continually improving Advantage’s sales process. This will be achieved by developing and qualifying leads via independent sources; converting leads to revenue-generating accounts; maintaining a detailed and comprehensive prospective client database; diligently following up on leads; preparing and sending proposals to prospective clients; processing complete and accurate account paperwork on behalf of prospective clients; working with Marketing to expand the Advantage Futures profile in the marketplace; fulfilling all Compliance, Operation and Risk Management-related tasks for account management and new account responsibilities; coordinating business activities with Risk Management, Compliance, Operations and IT departments; and assisting other Advantage salespeople in their business development and client service efforts. Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional Certifications - Series 3 (within 30 days of employment; study materials and classroom review provided.)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to mine leads, cultivate prospects and generate revenue-producing clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with prospects, clients and colleagues
  • Strong client service focus to maintain current relationships and encourage referral business
  • Ability to attend various industry functions to expand knowledge and network with prospects
  • Strong work ethic and desire to succeed
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and a diverse group of people
  • Exceptional presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to create flawless letters and client proposals
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Salesforce, etc.)

To apply for any of the positions, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Peggy Murphy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources (312) 800.7001 pmurphy@advantagefutures.com

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OptionsCity Software, Inc.

Business Development

Organization: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
Date Posted: February 10, 2014
Location: New York, NY
Website: optionscity.com/careers
To Apply: Apply Online
Description: OptionsCity, a growing and dynamic company, is looking for a sales professional to join our business development team to further expand the distribution of OptionsCity software within the trading community. The ideal candidate has a deep appreciation of electronic trading trends and is knowledgeable regarding exchange-traded derivatives.

What we offer:

  • Entrepreneurial culture (no office politics, friendly people)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious efforts are noticed and will result in serious reward
  • Casual work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives; health, dental, vision plan; 401K plan; tuition reimbursement.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase revenue for OptionsCity by increasing distribution of software
  • Educate existing clients on new functionality and product offerings
  • Coordinate with On-boarding and Support teams to ensure proper on-boarding of clients
  • Through customer contact, identify products and services that will allow OptionsCity to effectively compete and hand them off to the Product Management Team
  • Meet or exceed sales targets and quotas
  • Represent OptionsCity at one-on-one meetings and industry events
  • Administering and reporting in/from Salesforce on pipeline, activities and ideas
  • Some travel required

What we look for in candidates:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)
  • 3 years minimum software sales experience
  • Sales experience with technology services a plus
  • Confidence, integrity, and teamwork
  • Clear understanding of the core principals of selling and in selling to institutional clients
  • A proven track record of software sales and solid network of leads within the trading community
  • Familiarity of exchange traded derivatives with a core knowledge of electronic trading platforms
  • Experience with a CRM (preferably Salesforece.com)
  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Downtown Chicago
Pay Rate: Based on experience (base + commission + equity incentives)

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Director of Sales, North America

Organization: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
Date Posted: February 10, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: optionscity.com/careers
To Apply: Apply Online
Description: We are hiring a Director of Sales, North America to continue to build on our recent successes in software sales. This position is a great opportunity for an individual with a proven track record in sales that would like to join and lead a growing team. The ideal candidate has a deep appreciation of the sales process, electronic trading trends, financial software and is knowledgeable in exchange-traded derivatives. The role requires strong leadership skills and management across multiple offices. Other required attributes include the ability to develop new business relationships within the trading community using electronic trading platforms and with buy-side end users. Success will be driven by the ability to understand a client’s business and to provide solutions with OptionsCity products. Travel is required. The position is headquartered in Chicago.

What we offer:

  • Entrepreneurial culture (no office politics, friendly people)
  • Fast-paced environment where serious efforts are noticed and will result in serious reward
  • Casual work atmosphere
  • Growing company with lots of growth potential
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives; health, dental, vision plan; 401K plan; tuition reimbursement.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase revenue for OptionsCity by increasing distribution of software
  • Educate existing clients on new functionality and product offerings
  • Coordinate with On-boarding and Support teams to ensure proper on-boarding of clients
  • Through customer contact, identify products and services that will allow OptionsCity to effectively compete and hand them off to the Product Management Team
  • Meet or exceed sales targets and quotas
  • Represent OptionsCity at one-on-one meetings and industry events
  • Administering and reporting in/from Salesforce on pipeline, activities and ideas
  • Some travel required

What we look for in candidates:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)
  • 3 years minimum software sales experience
  • Sales experience with technology services a plus
  • Confidence, integrity, and teamwork
  • Clear understanding of the core principals of selling and in selling to institutional clients
  • A proven track record of software sales and solid network of leads within the trading community
  • Familiarity of exchange traded derivatives with a core knowledge of electronic trading platforms
  • Experience with a CRM (preferably Salesforece.com)
  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation skills


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Downtown Chicago
Email: careers@optionscity.com
Pay Rate: Based on experience (base + commission + equity incentives)

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Rosenthal Collins Group

Registered Sales Associate – Business Development

Organization: Rosenthal Collins Group
Date Posted: August 1, 2013
Location: Chicago
Website: rcgdirect.com
To Apply: Email resume to HR_Resumes@rcgdirect.com
Description: Rosenthal Collins Group desires an ambitious, Series 3 registered sales person to add to our sales team in Chicago. All candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of closing retail or professional business in the commodities industry or have an active book of clients. Individuals must display the ability effectively communicate with internal departments and provide clients with hands-on customer support.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Proactively increase commission revenue by marketing clearing and technology services to clients with a primary focus on professional and retail traders.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of prospective clients within Salesforce.com CRM software and convert leads into revenue generating accounts.
  • Assist Marketing Director with online marketing campaign including working on new marketing initiatives and reporting results on a weekly/monthly basis.
  • Maintain ongoing support with existing customers while following compliance, operational and risk guidelines.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a current Series 3 registration to be considered for the position.
  • 3+ years of commodity brokerage experience.
  • Confident self-starter that is driven by developing and closing business.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of futures and options, as well as financial trading software.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM software.

If you are a team oriented, experienced sales associate and are looking to use your skills in a financial services/trading environment, send a resume to HR_Resumes@rcgdirect.com immediately for consideration!

Location: Chicago
Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Travel Required: None

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3Points Communications

Account Manager

Organization: 3Points Communications
Date Posted: July 8, 2013
Location: Chicago
Website: 3ptscomm.com
To Apply: 3ptscomm.com
Description: 3Points Communications is hiring an experienced, full-time public relations professional. We need someone who craves more input on client PR strategy but still loves to execute. Reports to firm principal/founder.

3Points services clients in two industries: Trading and Technology and Benefits/HR

The candidate must have solid experience and a track record of success in one or both of these industries.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with clients to develop PR strategy
  • Writing press releases and other corporate communiques
  • Pitching
  • Interview Prep
  • Media training
  • Media list development
  • Planning and executing media tours
  • Awards submissions
  • Nurturing client relevant media relationships
  • Developing an acute understanding of the client’s business and industry
  • Developing and implementing strategy for LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or applicable social networks

Experience: Five to eight years of public relations experience

Salary Range: $70,000-87,000

Starting Date: Negotiable

Hours: Full-time

Additional Information:

At 3Points, we don’t punch a clock, track hours or politick; but we are cool under pressure and relentless in our effort. We are differentiated by our extreme level of domain expertise - our clients require that we know their business inside and out before we become a brand ambassador.

If you are looking to excel in a positive work environment, free of big-agency politics and bureaucracy, we encourage you to seek us out.

Deadline: Open until position is filled.

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OneChicago

Developer

Organization: OneChicago
Date Posted: February 12, 2013
Location: Chicago
Website: OneChicago.com
To Apply: Email resume to info@onechicago.com
Description: Financial services company looking for Java/GUI/C++ Developer. 2-4 years’ experience. Finance, Computer or Math degree required. Knowledge of FIX Protocol, and interest/experience in financial markets a plus. Exceptionally bright problem solvers with no experience will be considered. Competitive benefits including Medical/Dental Insurance and 401K. Loop location.
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RGM Advisors, LLC

Quantitative Researcher

Organization: RGM Advisors, LLC
Date Posted: February 12
Location: Austin, TX
Website: jobs-rgmadvisors.icims.com
To Apply: Apply Online
Description: Overview:

RGM Advisors, LLC is a proprietary trading firm headquartered in Austin, Texas that applies scientific methods and computing power to trading in multiple asset classes around the world. This is a unique opportunity to join a sophisticated quantitative trading firm in a collaborative environment away from the usual financial centers.

Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking Quantitative Researchers at various levels 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. Successful candidates have the opportunity to solve complex and intellectually challenging problems including research and development into improved modeling techniques; design of improved tools and processes for conducting research and building trading models; and development and implementation of quantitative trading models for financial instruments traded in various markets.

Qualifications:

Include the following

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Academic background in engineering, computer science, physics, math, statistics or another quantitative discipline
  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms, statistical analysis and/or quantitative analytical techniques
  • Familiarity with UNIX and C++

RGM Advisors, LLC offers a fast-paced environment where individuals take pride and ownership in their work. Our culture is intelligent, friendly and diverse. Our modern, comfortable office space is located in downtown Austin, Texas with 360-degree views of the city. We offer attractive compensation and benefits packages, hands-on training in trading and financial markets and a casual work environment that fosters innovation and creativity.

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Eris Exchange

Software Engineer

Organization: Eris Exchange
Date Posted: February 12. 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: erisfutures.com
To Apply: Submit your resume to careers@erisfutures.com
Description: Eris Exchange offers an exciting and highly interactive work environment. We’ve created an innovative futures contract that mirrors the economics of over-the-counter interest rate swaps. We’re a futures exchange committed to opening up access through both electronic and traditional voice trading venues.

Eris Exchange has implemented its core platform using a diverse set of technologies. Our high speed pricing framework has been built using C++. Operational support and reporting tools have been developed using JRuby, RAILs and Java. Some of our B2B products have been developed using C#. All of the core systems are deployed into a managed Linux environment and interconnected with RabbitMQ. MongoDB has been leveraged to create a high speed document storage engine.

As our environment grows, we’re moving toward an Event Driven architecture supported by WebService and Messaging technologies. We have projects in our backlog focused on better integration with our clients and partners. Your work will affect the technological direction of Eris Exchange, the first exchange approved by the CFTC as a Designated Contract Market (DCM) after the passage of Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. This is an opportunity for a polyglot programmer to build software for new and innovative financial products, using forward looking technology. We leverage open source technologies where it makes sense, and utilize processes and procedures found in many open source projects. Continuous integration, test driven development and weekly sprint planning allow us to be nimble in responding to the needs of the business. You’ll work closely with some of the best technology professionals in the trading industry, and challenge conventional thinking to help create the environment you want to work in.

Role Description
Eris Exchange is looking for a Chicago-based Software Engineer candidate that will assist in creating and maintaining a broad range of technologies, with an emphasis on software architecture for the electronic trading platform.

Key functions of the electronic trading platform include:

  • connectivity
  • order routing
  • market data distribution
  • trade matching
  • clearing
  • risk management
  • market monitoring
  • user and product data maintenance
  • performance measurement
  • information security

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating, maintaining and supporting in-house systems and public websites
  • Responsible for 2nd level production support
  • Participate in planning future hardware, software and network equipment needs

Qualities that a successful candidate will almost certainly possess:

  • At least 1+ years of professional experience
  • Ruby experience/knowledge strongly preferred
  • Capital Markets experience preferred
  • Exposure to Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and other XP practices
  • Exposure to the principles of Agile software development
  • Willingness to address critical issues during off-hours, as needed
  • Ability to fit into a corporate culture characterized by a sense of urgency for seizing a unique business opportunity and constant adaptation to a changing environment

Tools and Technologies:

  • JRuby
  • Rails
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • Rabbit MQ
  • Mongo DB
  • Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS)
  • Puppet
  • Redmine
  • Jenkins
  • Drupal

About the Business:
Headquartered in Chicago with an office in New York, Eris Exchange is a Designated Contracts Market (DCM) under the jurisdiction of the CFTC. Eris Exchange has traded more than $35B in notional value of Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures since the first trades in August, 2010. Eris Exchange contracts are cleared by CME Clearing, the nation’s largest clearing house, with whom Eris Exchange has signed a long-term clearing services agreement.

Please note that we are not soliciting employment from anyone currently employed by our founding partners, our clearing services provider (CME Clearing House) or its parent (CME Group). Contact information for interested candidates: careers@erisfutures.com

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Spot Trading

IT Support Analyst

Organization: Spot Trading
Date Posted: February 12, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: SpotTradingLLC.com
To Apply: Apply here
Description: Facilitate a quick response and proper resolution to any trading related incident or request. Actively provide a stable technology environment, as well as sustain all trading systems.


Responsibilities

Incident and Request Management

  • Monitor trading applications and IT Infrastructure components
  • Provide first-rate Level I and Level 2 application and IT infrastructure support
  • Maintain knowledge base of common Level I and Level 2 issues and resolutions and make available to all support staff
  • Provide the help desk function including: initial creation of tickets, dispatching of incidents and requests, and acting as end-to-end point of contact for customers regarding tickets
  • Thoroughly document all incidents and generate reports summarizing incidents
  • Proactively understand the nature and frequency of tickets, and work to reduce recurring issues


Trading Support

  • Responsible for all operational needs of the trading groups
  • Perform middle office processes that support the mechanics of trading, including: Exercises, assignments, expiration processing, trade and position reconciliations, short stock locates, updating interest rates and volatilities et al


Change Execution

  • Conduct all technology related activities necessary to onboard, off board, or move employees in a consistent and thorough fashion
  • Administer all user accounts, permissions, and access rights according to policy
  • Execute the routine patching schedule for all workstations per the direction of IT Operations
  • Prepare new servers for integration into the datacenter


Knowledge and Process Improvement

  • Develop and document repeatable operational procedures
  • Continually analyze and refine operational procedures and data flow to improve their efficiency, reliability and thoroughness via methodologies such as Six Sigma or ITIL


Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required. Master’s preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years practical experience with maintaining and troubleshooting of third party and proprietary applications
  • Independent and creative when troubleshooting moderate issues
  • Knowledge of Windows OS, XP, Server 2003-2008
  • Installing Hardware and Software
  • General knowledge of networking
  • SQL programming skills
  • Comfortable working in an intense environment with the ability to balance multiple tasks at the same time
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer facing skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong desire to work in capital markets / trading industry
  • General knowledge or experience with: VLAN, nslookup, DHCP, TCP/IP, pinging, Telnet, ipconfig, Outlook/Exchange, 3rd party monitoring software, scripting (batch, perl, VBS, Python), server and workstation builds, command line utilities


Certifications:

  • One or more of the following certifications requiredMicrosoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), EMC Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), A+ and ITIL Foundations certifications, Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
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Associate Software Developer

Organization: Spot Trading
Date Posted: February 12, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: SpotTradingLLC.com
To Apply: Apply here
Description: Spot is currently looking for an Associate Software Developer to join our quickly growing team. In this role you will gain excellent business exposure primarily focused on back and middle-office software development. You will work amongst a team of highly motivated individuals, who are responsible for the design and implementation of custom data-driven applications that will improve productivity, decrease costs, and improve access to mission critical information. You will also utilize your systems analysis skills to help resolve issues, support users, and help improve overall processes through the application of technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively and interfacing with a diverse group of end-users across multiple disciplines such as trading, support, accounting, risk management, compliance, and clearing.
  • Responsible for driving the development and delivery of various back-office processing and middle-office applications which cover trade flows and reporting, market data, trade reconciliation, broker/dealer and exchange regulatory requirements, allocations, clearing and settlement processing, symbology mapping and delivery all of which span across multiple products such as equities, options, and commodities.
  • Enhance and maintain the codebase of these systems.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure stable deployment of software.
  • Contribute to and elevate the firm by bringing unique strengths and passions to work each day.

Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or similar is required.
  • 1-3 years of software development experience with C++, C# and/or Java in a Windows environment.
  • Experience writing scripts in one of Python, Perl, or UNIX shell scripting.
  • Hands-on experience with SQL and relational databases.
  • Understanding of design patterns and architectural best practices.
  • Exposure to test driven development (unit testing), Agile and Scrum.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Report development in one of SQL Reporting Services (SSRS), Cognos, or Crystal Reports.
  • Working knowledge of Great Plains or Oracle General Ledger.
  • Experience with 29West.
  • Knowledge of financial markets (stock, options, futures & commodities) in a volatility based domain.
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Network Engineer

Organization: Spot Trading
Date Posted: February 12, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: SpotTradingLLC.com
To Apply: Apply here
Description: Spot trading has made a substantial investment in our core network architecture. A Spot Network Engineer will be a leader in transforming the network into an intelligent infrastructure by reducing latency, improving scalability and evaluating new advanced technological options; Spot Trading has been able and will continue to add value to our production, administration and development environments by leveraging this advantage.

The right candidate is passionate and a self directed subject matter expert. An entrepreneurial attitude is a requirement and the ability to work seamlessly in a team is a must. In addition to being able to successfully design, deploy and manage our dynamic network infrastructure, the network engineer will seek new opportunities that Spot Trading can leverage to develop, test and deploy new software logic much faster and more cost effectively.
Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning, designing and implementing a high quality production environment.
  • Design networks based on tested and best practice architecture.
  • Implement networks based on tested designs scheduled within a project plan.
  • Documentation of network topologies.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Can work on cross-functional teams.
  • Explore new networking technologies with strategic business partners.
  • Resolve complex problems, diagnostics and debugging.
  • Evaluation of new technologies which will add value and growth to the company.


Skills & Qualities

  • 5+ years experience in networking.
  • Experience with high performance networking.
  • Strong routing, switching, and security experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, and Multicast.
  • AAA, VPN, PIX firewall experience.
  • Market data feed experience.
  • QOS experience.
  • Expert knowledge of packet collection and analysis.
  • Financial industry experience.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Understand of virtualization and its impact to the data center.
  • Network capacity planning, network performance and measurement skills.
  • Can perform advanced troubleshooting skills and resolve complex network problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent documentation and knowledge management skills.
  • Experience with network management tools such as Solarwinds, NetScout, CiscoWorks.
  • BS or BA degree required.
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Parkway Consulting

Compliance Officer

Organization: Parkway Consulting
Date Posted: September 6, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: parkwayconsulting.com
To Apply: Email pat@parkwayconsulting.com
Description: 10+ year old futures brokerage company in downtown Chicago with a consistent positive growth trajectory is looking for a compliance officer reporting directly to the owners, to work in our productive environment that has expanded into other areas creating a need for our firm to have in house compliance officer.

General Job descriptions include but not limited to:

  • Handling all regulatory and compliance items and issues, registrations, reporting’s and requirements for the Introducing Broker
  • Interaction with our FCM with all regulatory and compliance items
  • Interaction with the exchanges domestically and internationally with regulatory and compliance items
  • Continued development with policy and procedures pertaining to our trading, consulting and OTC divisions

Requirements: Strong compliance experience at the FCM, exchange or regulatory level

Competitive salary as well as the candidate will be eligible in accordance with our policies for all the companies’ benefits which include; medical, paid days off and 401k


About Parkway Consulting
Parkway Consulting is a Chicago-based human resources consulting firm, with a broad client base encompassing the financial services industry (including asset classes in futures, equities, options), FCMs. Broker Dealers, proprietary trading, venture capital, and exchanges.

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Compliance Officer, Client Onboarding

Organization: Parkway Consulting
Date Posted: September 6, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: parkwayconsulting.com
To Apply: Email pat@parkwayconsulting.com
Description: Well established global, Chicago- based commodities brokerage firm is looking for a Compliance Officer (or Assistant Director of Compliance, depending on experience) to supervise the on boarding of institutional accounts, conduct investigations, and monitor the firm’s compliance with various regulatory requirements, among other responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years significant experience working for the NFA ( or comparable regulator) conducting investigations into potential violations of NFA, CFTC and/or exchange rules;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • The ability to work independently, and
  • A bachelor’s degree

Experience at an FCM or IB using the GMI back office system is a significant plus Great opportunity to join a growing company in a dynamic industry. Friendly work environment with good benefit package. Downtown office conveniently located near trains. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. In confidence please contact our Human Resources Consultant.

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Compliance Surveillance Officer

Organization: Parkway Consulting
Date Posted: September 6, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: parkwayconsulting.com
To Apply: Email pat@parkwayconsulting.com
Description: Well established Chicago bank-owned international futures, equities, and options clearing brokerage firm is looking for a Compliance Surveillance Officer. The surveillance office is responsible for investigating and following up on any incidents derived from the SMARTS surveillance system, responding to regulatory requests and assisting Market Access with any development. This position will report jointly to Equities Chief Compliance Officer and Futures Chief Compliance Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with customers' compliance officers in resolving inquiries
  • Working with Market Access in enhancing existing procedures and responding to new regulations
  • Responding to regulatory inquiries related to market access

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Exchange surveillance experience required
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in equity/options and/or futures preferably at an exchange

Great opportunity to work for a dynamic, fast paced international brokerage firm. Great benefit package including generous PTO (Paid Time Off) package, 401k plan, education assistance, annual bonus and more. Nice office environment, conveniently located close to trains. Please email resume to our Human Resources Consultant.

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HR Generalist/Recruiter

Organization: Parkway Consulting
Date Posted: September 6, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: parkwayconsulting.com
To Apply: Email pat@parkwayconsulting.com
Description: We are creating a new position in our HR department. Here is a chance to help customize your position as a strong #2, HR Generalist with a well-established Chicago bank-owned international futures, equities, and options clearing brokerage firm. Here is an opportunity to support all firm-wide recruitment needs and assist the Director of HR with projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for full recruitment cycle
  • Support managers by providing counsel on employee relations matters and performance management
  • Support the firm’s broad training and development initiatives by contributing to needs assessments, identifying external vendors (when needed) and/or delivering training when appropriate
  • Liaise with Director of HR and managers to propose organizational development improvements when possible
  • Run the summer internship program, and research additional campus recruiting programs as needed
  • Assist in employee development utilizing performance appraisal process, succession planning, talent management, and learning and development tools
  • Special projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Minimum of 7-10 years as a HR Generalist, preferably within Financial Services.
  • Minimum of 5 years of recruitment experience, preferably within Financial Services.
  • Knowledge of Futures and Broker Dealer operations a plus
  • International experience a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Able to work in fast paced, demanding environment

Great opportunity to help tailor your next HR job and work for a dynamic, fast paced international brokerage firm. Great benefit package including generous PTO (Paid Time Off) package, 401k plan, education assistance, annual bonus and more. Nice office environment, conveniently located close to trains.

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TransMarket Group

Quantitative Researcher

Organization: TransMarket Group
Date Posted: August 8, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: transmarketgroup.com
To Apply: To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@aardv.com
Description: Founded in 1980, TransMarket Group L.L.C. is a global markets principal trading firm. We trade successfully by using the unique talents we have been blessed with and next generation technology to capture opportunities around the world and manage risk in financial markets. We have an entrepreneurial culture and collaboratively develop our business with patience and discipline; we work hard, learn constantly, and relentlessly improve our expertise.

TMG is a market leading principal trading firm active securities, futures, and other financial derivatives markets primarily in market making and relative value arbitrage strategies.

We are seeking a Quant to develop short term models for financial instruments with market microstructure and tick data analysis techniques.

Role: Working closely with trading and software development teams, candidate will perform data analysis and create models that will provide distinct advantage for the firm’s proprietary automated trading strategies.

  • Proven expertise in high frequency financial data analysis
  • Tick data analysis
  • Order flow analysis
  • Market microstructure modeling
  • Deep interest in financial markets and modeling techniques
  • Breadth and depth in mathematical background
  • Strong numerical programming skills
  • Bachelors degree from a top tier university
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Graduate degree in a quantitative subject
  • Experience with signal process, machine learning techniques, Bayesian statistics
  • Ability to prototype in C#
  • Ability to write production quality C++ code
  • Previous trading experience
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Software Developer

Organization: TransMarket Group
Date Posted: August 8, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: transmarketgroup.com
To Apply: To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@aardv.com
Description: TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking experienced Core Software Developers with a strong background in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering to add to our team in the Chicago office.

The core development team is responsible for designing, coding, testing, and maintaining a distributed high frequency trading system. Core Software Developers assume a critical role in the software development process by working closely with senior level developers and traders to support and enhance existing C++ and C# application libraries. In addition, Core Software Developers work with traders and developers to build scalable, high-performance solutions that support our constantly changing trading algorithms.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most Core Software Developers at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • BA required by time of employment, MS or PhD preferred; top-tiered school preferred
  • Strong understanding of C++ with good knowledge of stl and C#. Linux scripting is a plus
  • Very strong understanding of development skills across platforms and languages and multi-threaded and object oriented programming
  • Experience with Market Data Feeds and/or Exchange APIs is desired
  • Proficiency in financial modeling techniques preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work within a team in a fast paced environment
  • Trading experience a plus

As a TransMarket Group LLC Software Developer you’ll enjoy generous compensation. We also offer free breakfast and lunch, a casual dress code, discounted gym membership, and frequent corporate outings.

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Trade Logic Developer

Organization: TransMarket Group
Date Posted: August 8, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: transmarketgroup.com
To Apply: To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@aardv.com
Description: TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking entry level Trade Logic Developers with a strong background in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering to add to our team in the Chicago office.

Entry Level Trade Logic Developers assume a critical role in the trade development process by working closely with developers and traders to support and enhance in-house trading strategies. Entry Level Trade Logic Developers research and support new algorithmic strategies by continuously analyzing, evaluating, and fine tuning existing strategies.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • BA required by time of employment; top-tier school preferred
  • Strong understanding of C++ with good knowledge of stl and C#. Linux scripting is a plus
  • Proficiency in financial modeling techniques preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work within a team in a fast paced environment
  • Trading experience a plus

As a TransMarket Group LLC Intern you’ll enjoy generous compensation. We also offer free breakfast and lunch, a casual dress code, discounted gym membership, and frequent corporate outings.

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Junior Trader

Organization: TransMarket Group
Date Posted: August 8, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: transmarketgroup.com
To Apply: To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@aardv.com
Description: TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking entry level candidates with strong analytical backgrounds to add to our quantitative trading teams in the Chicago office.

Junior Traders assume a critical role in the trade development and execution process by working closely with senior level developers and traders to support and enhance in-house trading strategies. Junior Traders are assigned to a desk and are responsible for researching new strategies as well as continuously analyzing, evaluating, and fine tuning existing strategies.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • BA required by time of employment; top-tier school preferred
  • MA and PhD also accepted (Several entry level trading positions are held by MA and PhD employees)
  • Strong understanding of Math, Statistics, and Probability required; Understanding of finance a plus
  • Proficiency in financial modeling techniques using Excel a plus
  • Programming experience a plus (C++, Java, Linux, stl, SQL, VBA, Etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team in a fast paced environment

As a TransMarket Group LLC Junior Trader, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous compensation and profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan. We also offer very flexible personal time, free lunch, a casual dress code, discounted gym membership, and frequent corporate outings.

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Internship Program

Organization: TransMarket Group
Date Posted: August 8, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: transmarketgroup.com
To Apply: To apply for this position please email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@aardv.com
Description: TMG's internship program provides interns with a meaningful hands on introduction to proprietary trading. Our internship program is recognized as one of the best in the industry and is a key source of full-time hires for our entry level positions.

Interns will be introduced to the financial markets through a combination of practical training on a trading desk, theoretical classroom instruction, and intensive mentoring from Experienced Traders and developers. TMG offers one of the few internship programs where interns work directly with senior level traders and programmers.

From the moment an intern joins us, they will be a vital member of our team. Interns focus on team based projects and gain unique experience in proprietary trading. Interns are assigned to a desk where they will be responsible for supporting our ongoing trading activity in various capacities. Day to day work consists of quantitative analysis of potential trading opportunities and enhancing current trading strategies. Interns work directly with a senior level trader or programmer who is available to answer questions and provide feedback. Management closely monitors interns through formal assessments and structured feedback in the middle and end of the program.

As a TransMarket Group LLC Intern you’ll enjoy generous compensation. We also offer free breakfast and lunch, a casual dress code, discounted gym membership, and frequent corporate outings.

Trader Intern

TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking third year undergraduate students or graduate students with strong analytical backgrounds to add to our quantitative trading teams in Chicago.

Interns assume a critical role in the trade development and execution process by working closely with developers and traders to support and enhance in-house trading strategies. Interns work with junior traders and developers to facilitate infrastructure to support new algorithmic strategies by continuously analyzing, evaluating, and fine tuning existing infrastructure.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree; top-tiered school preferred
  • Strong understanding of Math, Statistics, Finance, Economics, and Probability required
  • Previous work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Programming experience is a plus. ( C++, Java, Linux, stl, SQL, VBA, Etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

IT Intern

TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking third year undergraduate students or graduate students with strong analytical backgrounds to add to our IT teams in Chicago.

Interns assume a critical role in the trade development and execution process by working closely with developers and traders to support and enhance in-house trading strategies. Interns work with junior traders and developers to facilitate infrastructure to support new algorithmic strategies by continuously analyzing, evaluating, and fine tuning existing infrastructure.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree; top-tiered school preferred
  • Strong understanding of Math, Statistics, Finance, Economics, and Probability required
  • Previous work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Programming experience is a plus. ( C++, Java, Linux, stl, SQL, VBA, Etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Software Developer Intern

TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking third year undergraduate students or graduate students with strong analytical backgrounds to add to our software development teams in Chicago.

Interns assume a critical role in the trade development and execution process by working closely with developers and traders to support and enhance in-house trading strategies. Interns work with junior traders and developers to facilitate infrastructure to support new algorithmic strategies by continuously analyzing, evaluating, and fine tuning existing infrastructure.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree; top-tiered school preferred
  • Strong understanding of Math, Statistics, Finance, Economics, and Probability required
  • Previous work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Programming experience is a plus. ( C++, Java, Linux, stl, SQL, VBA, Etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Trade Logic Developer Intern

TransMarket Group LLC (TMG) is seeking third year undergraduate students or graduate students with strong analytical backgrounds to add to our trade logic development teams in Chicago.

Trade Logic interns work on real world projects, guided by experienced developers and traders. The projects are fun and practical making internship at TMG a rewarding and useful experience.

TMG’s environment is unique in the proprietary trading profession. While the work is rigorous and demands a high level of commitment, the firm maintains an open, cooperative and collegial atmosphere. Most employees at TMG hold advanced degrees and can demonstrate strong evidence of academic and professional achievement in previous endeavors. We look for candidates who are effective at working in a team environment, and who are interested in a long-term career with TMG.

  • Currently pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree; top-tiered school preferred
  • Strong understanding of Math, Statistics, Finance, Economics, and Probability required
  • Previous work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Programming experience is a plus. ( C++, Java, Linux, stl, SQL, VBA, Etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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ApexFutures

Multiple Positions (see below)

Organization: Apex Futures
Date Posted: July 31, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
To Apply: Apply by emailing resume to craig@apexfutures.com
Description: ApexFutures is looking for experienced Futures/Forex industry professionals with a proven track record to help expand a growing retail brokerage firm. The following opportunities are available:

Licensed Futures/Forex Broker – Aggressive payout for an experienced discount and/or full-service Series 3 licensed broker with strong sales skills, marketing abilities, existing lead source, networking connections and/or large book.

Forex Specialist – Strong incentive based compensation for entrepreneur to start and build a retail Forex brokerage division as a complement to our existing Futures offerings. Candidate must have prior experience starting/managing a retail Forex firm and proven record of growth.

Marketer – Futures/Forex industry educator, networker, online marketer and/or system developer who has successful history in the financial services industry. Candidate is someone who currently has Futures and/or Forex marketing and sales success and would like to now work synergistically with a retail brokerage firm.

Profit sharing or equity partnership available to the right person with an existing revenue, skills and network to grow the firm.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with a verifiable track record
  • NinjaTrader proficiency a plus
  • Must operate in an ethical and professional manner
  • Clean regulatory history
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with commission and incentive based pay
  • Self-motivated individual with strong entrepreneurial skills
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