Director of Front Office Technology

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our traders work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities and are the masters of a diverse set of commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and equity index options. From the beginning, we began iteratively investing in our proprietary technology and committing to building our systems from the ground up. Our trading models and software systems are continually re-engineered, optimized, and maintained to stay on top of the industry. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of our technology teams who utilize and perfect our innovative technology solutions. 


High-performance proprietary development is the source of our success and competitive advantage at Belvedere, further fueling our passion for performance. We are a team driven by intellectual curiosity, seeking answers that will change not only how we trade in this technological age, but also the future landscape of the trading industry. We place a high premium on defining, developing, and deploying high-performance trading software using a team-based, holistic development approach. We look for passionate team members that excel and their contribution is critical to our continued success. 

We are currently seeking a trading technology leader to help deliver the next phase of evolution of our trading stack. Specifically, you will join the technology management team with the responsibility of managing teams engaged in defining, developing, and deploying trading software using a team-based, holistic development approach. This leader will focus on guiding the logic and execution components of our automated electronic trading software, in addition to the teams that are accountable for the overall performance of the trading infrastructure.

What You'll Do

  • Lead, manage and hold accountable technical teams 
  • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence while promoting continuous learning and development of best practices in trading technology 
  • Guide Team Leads through quarterly and annual project planning that advances the technical capabilities of their respective groups 
  • Assess current and future business needs and match them up with existing technical capabilities 
  • Participate in recruiting initiatives to ensure teams are balanced and resourced effectively 
  • Identify key technical investments needed and come up with a roadmap that balances the organization's tactical and strategic goals 
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards in the development and deployment of trading technology software 
  • Help define trading technology architecture and roadmap 
  • Work closely with key stakeholders in trading 
  • Identify and develop talent 
  • Drive the culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing 
  • Drive reusable and metric-based software development approach, emphasizing identification and development of common patterns and building blocks
  • Lead by example, creating quality prototypes and contributing to production code base 

What You'll Need

  • 10+ years of experience working on high frequency trading systems 
  •  5+ years in a leadership role with experience building and leading multiple teams
  • Passion for developing talent and empowering others to reach their full potential 
  • Proven knowledge of modern trading systems, including market and reference data, algorithmic trading and market-making, mass-quoting, safety controls, order management, alpha signal generation, simulation, trade matching and reconciliation 
  • Strategic thinking and proven project management skills 

Women and underrepresented groups frequently apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.

We encourage you to break that mold and apply. No candidate is perfect; all have a lot to offer.

We welcome your application.

Core Values

The secret to our award-winning culture is our Core Values: Team Belvedere, Me In Team, Own It, Iterative Innovation, and Passionate Discourse. We live and breathe these values every day.


Our Stance

Belvedere is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, military, and veteran status is prohibited. Belvedere encourages initiatives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. Belvedere is committed to providing a positive environment in which team members are treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Our firm believes in a dynamic culture of inclusion and diversity, where people thrive on individual and organizational characteristics, values, experiences, and backgrounds.


Please note that Belvedere Trading does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of Team Belvedere. No phone calls, please.


Work Schedule: Regular and reliable attendance during standard business hours with the ability to be on-site prior to the start of business on occasion 

Amount of Travel Required: None

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Our offices are located right on the Chicago Riverwalk in the loop with loads of summertime dining alfresco options. We are near Union Station and across the street from Ogilvie Train station for easy access to all neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicagoland area.

What are Belvedere Trading Perks + Benefits

Belvedere Trading Benefits Overview

At Belvedere Trading, our core values not only shape our functionality as a company but ensure that our team members are healthy and happy inside and outside the office.

Belvedere provides competitive health insurance along with sponsored wellness programs. We provide a network of support through our continuing education series, mentorship, and advisor programs. Team members have access to unlimited PTO and are encouraged to do something they love with that time. Our team members receive a stipend for lunch every single day along with snacks and beverages in the office. Team members across all departments come together at our various events that focus on wellness, charity, networking, and general social activities.

Our benefits and perks have been enhanced to support a virtual environment as well, including an increase in team building activities, virtual yoga and meditations sessions, weekly photo competitions, swag delivered directly to team members’ homes from our Team Belvedere Store, along with snack boxes delivered directly to team members. Our culture expands well beyond the walls of our office!

Volunteer in local community
Team Belvedere has participated in the Chase Corporate Challenge, Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon, One Tail at a Time, Rocktoberfest, Habitat for Humanity and many more!
Partners with nonprofits
Belvedere Cares provides 1:1 matching for charitable donations. As a firm we support local educational initiatives focused on grades K-12 and health care initiatives in under-served populations.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Inclusive job descriptions. Establish clear and objective criteria for hiring. Promote team engagement.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Be Well Belvedere is a voluntary, incentive-driven wellness program offered in order to assist our teammates in leading stronger, healthier lives both personally and professionally.
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
We offer an employee assistance program, mindful meditation, and Calm Memberships through our Wellness Program.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Belvedere Trading hosts many family-focused events throughout the year, including Kids' Day, Parents' Day, Family Picnic, Family Halloween Party and others.
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Belvedere Trading has outings that focus on wellness, charity, networking and social components throughout the entire year.
Free daily meals
We provide free snacks within the office and team members receive a daily stipend towards lunch everyday.
Free snacks and drinks
Belvedere Trading provide healthy snacks such as yogurt, fresh fruit, hummus and carrots along with some fun snacks such as chips, fruit snacks and nutella packs.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, career mentoring, and leadership mentoring.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Belvedere Trading, we provide perks for all demographics by constantly evolving our benefits to best suit and support our team members.

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