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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.

National Futures Association

Supervisor, Examinations

Organization: National Futures Association
Date Posted: March 1, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.nfa.futures.org/nfa-careers
To Apply: Through NFA web site
Description: A Supervisor's main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through monitoring the activities of Members through examinations, financial analysis, investigations and surveillance. The goal of monitoring is to enable NFA to keep abreast of significant developments occurring at Member firms and in the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring, and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which Member firms are required to comply.
  • Work with the team to plan examinations of Member firms by understanding their business objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and identifying risk areas for focus.
  • Assist Manager with reviewing examination work papers, confirming validity of findings, and preparing final examination reports.
  • Review communications with member firm personnel regarding deficiencies and/or apparent violations as well as corrective action.
  • Increase industry, market, regulatory and technical expertise by participating in training/educational opportunities, keeping abreast of industry developments, reading regulatory publications and participating in industry organizations.
  • Participate in performance management process by providing constructive feedback to staff regarding work product.
  • Promote NFA's brand through day-to-day communications with Members and industry professionals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with a business-oriented major.
  • 3-5 years financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, auditing or risk management.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate ideas and positions to senior individuals and in group meetings.
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, both as a leader and a participant.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities.
  • Ability to travel 25 to 40 percent.
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Manager, Examinations

Organization: National Futures Association
Date Posted: March 1, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.nfa.futures.org/nfa-careers
To Apply: NFA web site
Description: The main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through monitoring the activities of Members through examinations, financial analysis, investigations and surveillance. The goal of monitoring is to enable NFA to keep abreast of significant developments occurring at Member firms and in the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which Member firms are required to comply.
  • Oversee examinations, financial analysis, investigations and surveillances to make sure that they are completed in accordance with the Compliance Department's standard and to ensure that staff applied the appropriate level of professional skepticism.
  • Provide staff with training and other learning opportunities that will enable them to complete their assignments effectively in the ever changing futures industry.
  • Review reports received from Member firms to identify significant items, events or trends and summarize results that may require further action by other teams within the organization.
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate news articles and industry information in order to determine impact to Member firms.
  • Participate in examination planning meetings and provide input to the scope development.
  • Review the department's functions and seek opportunities to create new and innovative ways for enhancing productivity.
  • Increase industry, market, regulatory and technical expertise by participating in training/educational opportunities, keeping abreast of industry developments, reading regulatory publications and participating in industry organizations.
  • Participate in performance management process by providing constructive feedback to staff regarding work product.
  • Promote NFA's brand through day-to-day communications with Members and industry professionals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with a business-oriented major.
  • 4-7 years financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, auditing or risk management.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strategic, innovative and creative thinking with ability to assist the department in developing best practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate ideas and positions to senior individuals and in group meetings.
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, both as a leader and a participant.
  • A high level of initiative.
  • Previous managerial experience.
  • Ability to travel 20 to 30 percent.
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Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives

Organization: National Futures Association
Date Posted: March 1, 2016
Location: New York
Website: www.nfa.futures.org/nfa-careers
To Apply: NFA web site
Description: A Compliance Examiner's main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through examinations, investigations, surveillance, and monitoring of NFA swap dealers (SD) and major swap participants (MSP) Members. This position may likely involve travel to domestic and foreign SDs and MSPs.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring, and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which Member firms are required to comply.
  • Work with team to plan examinations of Member firms by understanding their business objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and identifying risk areas for focus.
  • Participate in field examinations of Member firms' OTC derivatives businesses in order to identify key issues, including possible compliance deficiencies or violations. Review issues with the senior examination staff and assist in preparing post-examination reports.
  • Analyze documents submitted by SDs and MSPs pursuant to implementing regulations under Section 4s of the Commodity Exchange Act and engage with Member firms to ensure that policies and procedures demonstrate an ability to comply with the regulations.
  • Engage in day-to-day communications with SDs, MSPs and other industry professionals as required to assist firms in complying with Dodd Frank and NFA requirements.
  • Participate in financial analysis, ongoing monitoring, and the investigation of complaints and inquiries received from the public.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business oriented major. 0-3 years' financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, risk management, auditing, or operations. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical and problem resolution skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products.

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Senior Compliance Examiner, OTC Derivatives

Organization: National Futures Association
Date Posted: March 1, 2016
Location: New York
Website: www.nfa.futures.org/nfa-careers
To Apply: Through NFA web site
Description: A Senior Compliance Examiner's main responsibility is to support NFA's regulatory programs through examinations, investigations, surveillance, and monitoring of NFA Swap Dealers (SD) and Major Swaps Participants (MSP) Members. This position may likely involve travel to domestic and foreign SDs and MSPs.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the examination, monitoring, and investigative techniques utilized by NFA and relevant rules and regulations with which member firms are required to comply.
  • Work with team to plan examinations of member firms by understanding their business objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and identifying risk areas for focus.
  • Lead, execute and document test work in accordance with OTC Derivatives examination methodology.
  • Assist Manager with reviewing examination work papers, confirming validity of findings, and preparing final examination reports.
  • Review communications with member firm personnel regarding deficiencies and/or apparent violations as well as corrective action.
  • Communicate examination progress and findings by providing information in status meetings.
  • Analyze documents submitted by SDs and MSPs pursuant to implementing regulations under Section 4s of the Commodity Exchange Act and engage with member firms to ensure that policies and procedures demonstrate an ability to comply with the regulations.
  • Participate in financial analysis, ongoing monitoring, and the investigation of complaints and inquiries received from the public.
  • Effectively complete special projects as requested by management.
  • Actively participate in internal meetings by bringing issues or ideas to the department's attention.
  • Increase industry, market, regulatory and technical expertise by participating in training/educational opportunities, keeping abreast of industry developments, reading regulatory publications, and participating in industry organizations.
  • Participate in performance management process by providing constructive feedback to junior staff regarding work product.
  • Promote NFA's brand through day to day communications with SD and MSP registrants and industry professionals.
  • Contribute to NFA's goal of building a first-class OTC Derivatives team by seeking opportunities to enhance member experience with the NFA, working with Managers to identify and recommend methods for improving existing practices of the regulatory program, and creating new, innovative ways for enhancing productivity within the department.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business oriented major. 3-5 years' financial services experience, preferably in regulatory compliance, risk management, auditing, or operations. Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical and problem resolution skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to details. Strong relationship building skills. Ability to confidently interact with different areas of a financial firm. Ability to work in a team setting, both as a leader and a participant. Ability to apply a balanced regulatory approach in a rule driven environment. Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with Listed and/or OTC derivatives market. Familiarity of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act as it pertains to swap transactions and swap intermediaries is considered a plus.

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XonaSoftware, Inc.

Sr. Business Development Manager / Sales

Organization: XonaSoftware, Inc.
Date Posted: October 12, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL area
To Apply: Send a resume to hiring@xonasoftware.com.
Description: Job Purpose: Responsible for all sales activities and the generation of new business in the mid-west region.

Job Duties:

  • Identify new prospects and build sales pipeline.
  • Follow up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity.
  • Adjusts content of sales presentations by studying the type of sales outlet or trade factor.
  • Leads introduction meetings with potential customers.
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results report into CRM solution.
  • Recommends changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results..
  • Creates a sales cycle process and potentially sales team.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to travel in the mid-west region - primarily between Chicagoland and Indianapolis areas.

Job Type: Commission

Required experience: Sales Experience: 3 years

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Chicago-based Derivatives Brokerage

Compliance Officer

Organization: A Chicago-based derivatives brokerage
Date Posted: October 6, 2015
Location: Chicago
Website: Link to job posting or career page on company website?
To Apply: dougashburn@johnlothian.com
Description: Well established global, Chicago- based derivatives brokerage firm is looking for an entry -level Compliance Officer to assist in both the trade practice and sales practice areas in the Compliance Department. This person will assist in investigating and responding to exchange regulatory requests, help support the firm’s expanding GIB and branch office audit program, monitor the firm’s APs’ and GIBs’ compliance with CFTC and NFA rules, assist in large trader reporting, and investigate potential rule violations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Some minimal experience working for an exchange or brokerage firm;
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills;
  • The ability to work independently; and
  • A bachelor’s degree.

Experience with the GMI back office system is a significant plus

Great opportunity to join a growing company in a dynamic industry. Friendly work environment with benefit package. Downtown office conveniently located near trains. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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GH Financials

Financial and Risk Controller

Organization: GH Financials
Date Posted: July 30, 2015
Location: Chicago
Website: http://ghfinancials.com/en/more/careers/chicago-financial-controller
To Apply: Send CV with cover letter to: hr@ghfinancials.com
Description: The role of Financial and Risk Controller has responsibility for assisting in all financial and risk control activity in respect of G. H. Financials, LLC (‘GHF US’). The role will be based in our Chicago office and will involve active liaison with the Company’s parent in the UK (G. H. Financials Limited, “GHF Ltd”) which is a major service provider (risk, clearing, settlement and IT services) to the firm, with the possibility of some overseas travel. (For more of the job description, see web site above or go here: [1])
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OptionsCity

Trading Support Associate

Organization: OptionsCity
Date Posted: February 2, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://optionscity.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512465.viewjobdetail&CID=512465&JID=521916&source=MarketsWiki
To Apply: via web site
Description: We are looking for an ex-trader or trading assistant with experience in trading software, and strong organizational and communication skills to join our Support team as a Trading Support Associate for our second shift.

What you will be doing:

  • Support 400+ end user financial traders with proprietary software platform in real time
  • Own and maintain clear, detailed and concise case management and client communication records
  • Ensure client satisfaction by providing solutions to ongoing issues
  • Maintain multi-department functionality to ensure effective, continuous client connectivity

What we are offering:

  • Technology-­driven company, founded by software developers
  • The opportunity to make an immediate impact in an open, merit­-based environment
  • Open-ended career path: grow and move to software development, product management, or manage teams
  • Opportunity to learn about options trading industry
  • Competitive salary + equity incentive
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives; health, dental, vision plan; 401K plan; tuition reimbursement; lunch and beverages provided DAILY by the company

Experience and Skills:

  • Detailed options knowledge, ideally options on futures, including volatility trading, delta trading and hedging option positions
  • Options trading experience is a must
  • Process-oriented and ability to achieve results
  • Strong organizational, detail, and communication skills
  • Someone who will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to own multiple customer relations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Finance is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Java and programming experience is a plus
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Account Manager

Organization: OptionsCity
Date Posted: January 28, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://optionscity.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512465.viewjobdetail&CID=512465&JID=521316&source=MarketsWiki
To Apply: via web site
Description: OptionsCity is looking for an Account Manager with options on futures trading experience to join the Sales team for our state of the art electronic options trading system. This role will support the Business Development Manager in retaining and growing existing relationships

What you will be doing:

  • Create, develop and maintain multiple customer relationships, with outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Coordinate meetings with clients and potential clients
  • Conduct customer implementations - tasks include, but are not limited to, managing new client expectations for full installation, coordination of internal resources for hardware and software installation, conduct client training for implementation of our electronic trading platforms
  • Ensure client satisfaction by checking frequently checking to ensure all needs are being met, answering questions, fulfilling requests, and conducting follow-up tasks as promptly as possible
  • Ensure that clients know to use the services and provide assistance if necessary
  • Ensure full execution of contracts by all parties involved
  • Coordinate directly with senior client staff and end users
  • Provide detailed project status to management and within the client; highlighting issues, scope changes, and progress against the client expectations
  • Act as liaison between new client’s clearing firm and risk manager
  • Document all client communication
  • Understand OptionsCity’s role within client’s organizations and understand how we can grow with our clients
  • Sell, implement, and identify real client needs and provide appropriate solutions
  • Identify and implement continuous process improvements for the Implementation process
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks among those clients
  • Monitor client payments

What we are offering:

  • Technology-­driven company, founded by software developers
  • The opportunity to make an immediate impact in an open, merit­-based environment
  • Open-­ended career path
  • Competitive salary + equity incentive
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives; work from home policy, health, dental, vision plan; 401K plan; tuition reimbursement; lunch and beverages provided DAILY by the company

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Account Management or similar role
  • Detailed options knowledge, ideally options on futures, including volatility trading, delta trading and hedging an option’s position
  • Options trading experience is a must
  • Proficiency with OptionsCity Software preferred
  • A collaborative personality that will fit in with our hard-working, casual culture and a desire to learn
  • Highly energetic, well organized, confident and a team player
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and existing network of contacts for current and potential business partners is a plus
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Solutions Engineer

Organization: OptionsCity
Date Posted: January 25, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: http://optionscity.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512465.viewjobdetail&CID=512465&JID=520229&source=MarketsWiki
To Apply: via web site
Description: We are looking for somebody to increase the distribution, adoption, and successful use of the OptionsCity products and API’s by acting as a liaison between customers and the Development and Product Management teams.

What you will be doing:

  • Work closely with the sales team to demonstrate key technical capabilities of the system
  • Prepare and conduct complex product presentations to prospective clients
  • Work with potential customers to understand their needs and prepare proposals, requirement documents, testing documents, user guides for custom solutions and Metro NOW Apps that leverage all OptionsCity API’s (City, Freeway, Subway, Widget, CX)
  • Build prototypes to showcase APIs for clients and prospective clients
  • Deeply understand system architecture and be able to teach it to others (including webinars and documentation support)
  • Work together with the marketing team to create technical marketing material and sales collateral; design marketing campaigns for our products and related items; and conduct product related webinars
  • Conduct ongoing market research and competitor analysis
  • Help drive product direction and evolution based on market intelligence and customer feedback

What we are offering:

  • Technology-driven company, founded by software developers
  • Chance to make impact immediately in open, merit-based environment
  • Open-ended career path: grow and move to software development, product management, or manage teams
  • Competitive salary + performance bonus + equity incentive
  • Outstanding benefits: Equity incentives; work from home policy, health, dental, vision plan; 401K plan; tuition reimbursement; lunch and beverages provided DAILY by the company

Experience and Skills:

  • BS in Financial Engineering, Computer Science, or other acceptable engineering/technical degree
  • 5+ years in a development and trading role in the financial industry
  • Customer facing experience is preferred
  • Experience with automated and algo trading applications required
  • Strong understanding of options, futures, and the trading ecosystem in general
  • Proficiency in programming is desired (Java preferred)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in public speaking is a plus
  • Readiness to travel (less than 10% travel)
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Prime Analytics

Software Developer

Organization: Prime Analytics
Date Posted: September 2, 2014
Location: Chicago Loop
Website: www.ProOpticus.com
To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@prime-analytics.com.
Description: About Prime Analytics

Since 1994, Prime Analytics has been serving the futures industry with ProOpticus, its professional derivatives trading and risk management software. Known for its legendary customer support, the ProOpticus team is constantly finding innovative solutions for its customers, from individual options traders to the world’s biggest FCMs. For more information about Prime Analytics and ProOpticus, please find us online: proopticus.com, @ProOpticus, facebook.com/ProOpticus.

Description We are seeking a seasoned software developer to join our in-house development team to help in designing, implementing, maintaining, and testing ProOpticus, our trading and risk management system. The position requires top-notch development skills in C++ for Windows and C#. The ideal candidate will have experience developing multithreaded applications in the financial industry, and possess great communication skills within a development team.

Core Requirements:

  • C++ development in a Windows environment
  • C#, WPF, WCF, and .NET framework
  • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development
  • Multithreaded programming
  • 5+ years programming experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, team environment

Bonus Skills:

  • Financial markets experience (trading systems, market data systems, FIX, etc.)
  • Experience working directly with traders
  • Python / scripting language experience
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HTG Capital Partners

Trading System Developer

Organization: HTG Capital Partners
Date Posted: August 25, 2014
Location: Chicago
Website: http://www.htgcap.com/
To Apply: HTG Chicago 312.327.4000
Description: The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple languages including C++, Java, C# and other programming languages
  • Strong experience with connectivity and low-level coding highly desirable
  • Hands-on skills with data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
  • Significant experience in developing on multiple platforms including Linux/Unix and Windows
  • Experience developing with WPF a strong benefit
  • Overall excellent understanding of computer systems and their performance tuning
  • Previous experience in high-frequency trading, specifically working with book management, order management, exchange interfaces and trading algorithms highly preferred
  • Experience with infrastructure architecture highly desirable
  • Previous position must have been in software development
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Trading Technologies

Graphic & Web Designer

Organization: Trading Technologies
Date Posted: August 6, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: TradingTechnologies.com
To Apply: Apply online
Description: Overview:

We build software for the professional futures industry and we’re looking for a creative individual ready for some challenges and an opportunity to turn some heads. We’ve worked hard to make our platform the top choice for derivatives traders and we’re committed to continue pushing the envelope. If this sounds like a place you can thrive, please continue reading.

Responsibilities:

What You’ll Do:

  • Produce sales and marketing materials (brochures, invitations, slide decks, flyers and trade show graphics, etc)
  • Create ads for print and web
  • Be a brand ambassador, ensuring public-facing materials are on-brand according to company guidelines and standards
  • Create illustrations and diagrams explaining software architecture and data flows
  • Wireframe and design web layouts of company web properties
  • Provide artwork and manage orders for branded promotional items for various internal and external giveaways
  • Work inter-departmentally to understand design needs and provide support where needed

Qualifications:

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience
  • Portfolio site with examples of work
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Code in HTML, CSS and Javascript (JQuery)
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Video production skills are a plus
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Phillip Futures Inc.

Risk Manager (Futures and Forex and Options)

Organization: Phillip Futures Inc.
Date Posted: August 4, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
To Apply: Email resume and salary expectations to careers@phillipusa.com for consideration with “Senior Risk” in the subject line. Indicate where you found the listing.
Description: Phillip Futures Inc. seeks a manager of risk. He or she will have responsibility for the overall risk of the firm and will be part of the Risk/E-Trading team. Phillip Futures is a clearing FCM with membership at CME, CBOT, COMEX, NYMEX, CFE, DME, and ICE US. The Phillip Capital group clears another 18 Asian futures markets. Phillip Futures has also recently been approved as a FDM (Forex Dealing Member).


Primary Responsibilities

  • Closely monitor the markets and the risk of customer’s portfolio and to set appropriate actions when customer certain breeches.
  • Maintain and further develop risk policies and procedures for the firm.
  • Recommend pre-trade risk limits as well as post trade risk monitoring tools required.
  • Responsible for stress testing portfolios and overall risk of the firm and refining process.
  • Margin calls, margin follow-up, margin call documentation.
  • Take part in internal risk development projects (specifications and qualification)
  • Recommend counterparty credit risk limits and monitor counterparties via credit rating, stock price, and other tools.
  • Back up e-Trading functions on customer support and limits

Background/Competencies

  • Solid understanding of futures and commodities products including options. Forex and equities knowledge a big plus.
  • Understand futures risk daily work flow including pre-trade controls, post trade monitoring,and margin calls.
  • Experience in doing Stress testing of portfolios
  • Knowledge of how to set up controls in Trading platforms like CQG, TT and PATS.
  • Holistic understanding of risks to an FCM including market risk and counterparty risk.
  • Intermediate understanding of how SPAN works
  • Strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a regulated futures firm (ideally FCM) in a risk management position.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Working Knowledge of options trading strategies and their associated risk
  • Prefer bachelor degree, with preference for a science, engineering or mathematical degree
  • Necessary traits: Absolute integrity, strong sense of ownership, detail oriented, solid communication skills, ability to reflect and learn from mistakes, and willingness to learn and grow with the company.
  • Strongly prefer 3, 7, 24 licenses. Otherwise required to take and pass these exams.
  • Experience managing forex risk and MT4 experience a plus
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Developer - Financial Applications (Futures and Forex)

Organization: Phillip Futures Inc.
Date Posted: August 4, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
To Apply: Please send a resume and salary expectations to careers@phillipusa.com to be considered for the position with Senior Software in the subject line. No phone calls and do not contact Phillip businesses in other countries about this position. Phillip Futures Inc. will not consider candidates sent by recruiters for this position. Compensation package will be tailored to the experience of the individual and over time will be based heavily on their contribution to company goals.
Description: You will be part of our development team to develop enhancements to existing applications and new ones from the ground up to support our growing business. This position will involve the whole software process including design, project management, coding, communicating with teams at other Phillip Capital offices around the world. You must be a motivated and ambitious individual and not be afraid of hard work and be able for conference calls in evening hours required due to the differences in working hours in Asia. You will report to the CEO directly.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate/brainstorm with business users in prototyping/designing UI functionality with keen focus on user experience.
  • Design and program web applications using Microsoft technologies ASP.net
  • Design SQL databases
  • Identify and resolve bugs in a timely manner
  • Work with Singapore office for joint programming efforts and projects
  • On-going support and maintenance of existing applications
  • Documentation

Competencies

  • Able to analyze complex issues and great problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong in coding and designing databases
  • Experience in creating development estimates, project plans and timelines.
  • Necessary traits (all staff): Absolute integrity and honesty, strong sense of ownership, detailed oriented, organized, solid communication skills, ability to reflect and learn from mistakes, and willingness to learn and grow with the company.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (or demonstrable programming experience)
  • High level of comfort/expertise working with the following - ASP.NET, XHTML, CSS, C#, MSSQL Server
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in developing software
  • Experience in creating development estimates, project plans and timelines.
  • Familiarity with trade processing software like GMI, Ion Trading a plus
  • Knowledge of FIXML and SPAN a big plus.
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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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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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