IMC is a leading market maker, active on 90 exchanges around the world. Founded in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC was among the first to value the importance of technology and innovation in the evolution of trading. As we invested we grew, from 2 to 450. Today we operate globally – across time zones and continents. Working smart got us where we are. Thinking smarter will keep us there. When IMC made the decision to expand across the globe, it was no surprise that it chose Chicago. As the center of the derivatives market, Chicago was and still is the prime spot to be for the US markets. Inspired by entrepreneurship, our Chicago office has grown from 2 people to 150 since we began trading in 2000. A commitment to technology and innovation brought us to where we are today: a diversified trading firm active in many different asset classes on all major exchanges in the US.
Our business model is built on teamwork and we encourage the best ideas regardless of title. We continuously seek synergies between trading and technology in cross functional projects and teams. The collegiate spirit is ever present at IMC and we encourage our people to challenge each other and to say what they think. Being smart gets you in the door; a continuous desire to improve will ensure you succeed.
Feeling at home in a great team is important in any job and because IMC Chicago employs people from across the world, you’ll have endless opportunities to find your place on our team and build a network of friends.
IMC – Where Technology drives Trading
Trading nowadays happens in a highly competitive technological landscape; the best trading idea alone does not cut it anymore. Instead, only the best trading ideas that are enabled via robust, scalable and fast technology win
Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?
NETWORK ENGINEERING AT IMC
We are looking for a mid- to senior-level Network Engineer, who is passionate about all aspects of networking and gets a thrill out of designing, implementing and supporting high-performance networks.
You are a highly capable engineer with an appetite for accuracy, and are not afraid to go beyond the standard text-book concepts of networking. You thrive on working with your peers and cross-functional teams and are able to motivate and encourage your colleagues around you. Ability to clearly communicate - both verbally and written - technical concepts and challenges to both technical and non-technical stakeholders is a must.
The Network Engineers in the Trading Infrastructure team at IMC are responsible for designing, implementing and supporting the WAN, LANs and all low-latency connectivity to trading venues. They work closely with our Systems Engineers, other teams and external parties to provide best in class infrastructure solutions supporting our trading business.
-- Design, implement and support the European networking infrastructure. Key areas include Low-latency networking, Unicast and Multicast routing, OSPF, BGP, PIM SM, as well as things like QoS, STP, NAT, protocol tuning, etc.
-- Monitor, guard and analyze the proper functioning of our network infrastructure. Take adaptive, retentive and corrective measures and perform structural maintenance.
-- Proactively improve our infrastructure by contributing scripts and code to our automation efforts (e.g. Bash, Python).
-- Accurately create and maintain documentation detailing the implemented network components, as well as relevant procedures and other documentation.
-- Responsibility for our IT security related platforms. Key areas include Palo Alto firewalls, Juniper MAG SSL gateways, VPNs, Security policies, etc.
-- Work flexible hours. We are proud of the uptime of the trading environment, so every now and then you will be working outside of regular business hours to apply critical changes. This could be from your desk, your couch at home or also inside of one of our datacenters abroad.
-- Liaise with external vendors, exchanges and providers to explore new technology solutions, implement new services or troubleshoot problems.
WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
-- One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a very quick feedback loop. We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are implemented.
-- We operate at the bleeding edge of technology. If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution as quick as we can.
-- We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared between all three regions, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where people can have the biggest impact.
-- Working at IMC is also an opportunity to learn about financial markets and how exchanges work. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
-- We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds. What they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.
We are at the core a trading firm, however we value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths. This is also reflected in our organizational and remuneration policies. We believe in fostering a truly flat environment in which great ideas can be recognized and into practice from anybody within our organization.
WHO WE ARE:
IMC Financial Markets is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.
Today, IMC Financial Markets is 500+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.