Hello, we're TopstepTrader
TopstepTrader®’s vision is to be where the world goes to safely engage in and profit from financial markets. We evaluate traders’ performance in the Trading Combine® - a real-time, simulated account. When traders follow the risk criteria and meet the profit targets, they receive a Funded Account™ where they trade real capital and keep real profits....
Why Work with Us?
We’re a bootstrapped B2C company with thousands of customers and a killer team. Every project that each team member works on directly impacts the company and our users, so empowerment and accountability are key. We value autonomy, creativity, and supporting one another, and it helps that we have fun together too!
An Insider's view of TopstepTrader
What's something quirky about your company?
We have some quirky debates that people are really passionate about. Cinnamon in coffee and the Oxford comma are two long-running ones that get heated. Our most recent debate was whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich! We spent a whole lunch hour debating, and the best part was that, no matter your opinion, you had a chance to make yourself heard.
Customer Support Rep
What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?
We have an exciting challenge to parallelize how we collect and process trading data. It's important for each user to know their account performance before the next trading day, which is less than 2 hours after trading close. Updating, collecting, and evaluating to be more efficient will enable us to take on more users and trading platforms.
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
At Topstep, I was encouraged to pursue my interests and not just ‘stay in my lane’. As a support rep, I had the unique opportunity to learn everything about our product and users while familiarizing myself with our tech stack in my free time. Now, as a business analyst, I get to combine these skills and help the company decide what to build next.
What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?
An exciting aspect about working at TopstepTrader is our commitment to Innovation. The company conducts a monthly Innovation Lab and my team (Marketing) has a weekly Innovation Hour-either meeting together to take advantage of group think or it’s self-directed. We continue to outpace the industry as the concept is so ingrained in our belief system!
VP of Marketing
How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?
As someone who recently had her first child, I can only describe TST’s work-life balance as fantastic and flexible! I know exactly what is expected of me, so if an emergency comes up and I need to leave to take care of my child, or spend some extra time with him, I’m met with encouragement and understanding instead of opposition or guilt.
Where we are
We have a cool loft space close to Union and Ogilvie stations, lots of great lunch and happy hour places, and even a park! #frenchmarketfridays
Perks + Benefits
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Retirement & Stock Options
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
- I feel empowered. My supervisor, Robin, always says, "you're the boss of you." I've become so much more confident in my decision making and self management because our leadership team gives me a lot of freedom in my work.AnnieEvent and Community Coordinator
- I appreciate the full autonomy and the "leave your ego at the door" culture. Leadership provides clear vision and goals, and lets the organization take it from there. I have grown in my field at an accelerated pace, learning and "failing fast"!PreyaProduct Manager
- TopstepTrader cares about its people -- both its users and its team members. The team and the user community that surrounds it are both filled with encouragement and the drive to always be improving.SamDeveloper
Technology we use
- Ruby on RailsFrameworks
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