Wolverine Trading
Technology that drives trading.
Chicago , IL

C++ Software Engineer - Wolverine Execution Services

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We are seeking motivated, self-directed, and technically outstanding developers to join our team of Software Engineers responsible for the evolution of our order routing, execution, and management system. With our constantly growing client base and the ever-changing demands of markets and financial technology worldwide, our high availability trading system is in a constant state of improvement and expansion. In this role you will:

  • Engage in full cycle development of the WEX order routing and management system, including our award-winning front-end trading application, as well as our back-end infrastructure.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to identify issues with, and improvements to our system.
  • Turn requirements into concrete designs, iterate on designs with peers and business advisors, and ultimately deliver optimized applications for deployment by our support staff in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoot and solve the most complex problems escalated by support staff.
  • Provide insights on how to optimize, modernize, and simplify our system on your own initiative, as well as ways to improve usability and scalability.
  • Document the requirements and usage of the software, along with technical specifications and test cases.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies, new language features, and learn new APIs or tools as needed to solve problems.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have 1+ years of experience in an OOP language such as C++ (preferred), C#, or Java.
  • Be organized, self-directed, and dependable. Be able to manage your own workload and provide reasonable estimates for completion.
  • Have superb analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to convey design decisions in both technical and layman’s terms.

 

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be up to date with modern C++ standards, with knowledge of STL.
  • Some exposure to Boost and SQL.
  • Knowledge of multi-threaded application development concepts.

 

ABOUT WEX

Headquartered in Chicago, Wolverine Execution Services (WEX) is an independent broker-dealer specializing in the execution of equities, options and futures for institutional investors. WEX offers clients multiple venues for execution including a proprietary electronic trading platform, algorithms, direct floor access, and an agency brokerage desk. Leveraging expertise in trading technology and risk management, WEX provides clients with anonymity, superior execution and order management in all asset classes, delivering exceptional solutions for both technical and institutional trading styles.  For more information visit www.tradewex.com.

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Where we are

Chicago's Financial District: we are within walking distance to all of the exchanges and conveniently located for commuting from all over Chicagoland

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
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What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Wolverine hosts one firmwide outing every month as well as many more throughout the year
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Many educational classes are offered in-house by our Education team, we also take advantage of various seminars and conferences throughout the year
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Wolverine Trading

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wolverines know how to work hard and play hard! Work-life balance is a core component of our culture. We believe you cannot be truly satisfied at work if you do not make time for yourself. By 5pm our office is mostly empty and you will not see the lights on over the weekend. Our generous vacation package allows us time to unwind or go explore!

Sarah Mueller

Recruiting Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Wolverine, we are on the cutting edge of big data technology and low latency trading. My day-to-day work involves optimizing system speed to the nanosecond while training statistical models on data sets that grow by billions of rows per day. We are always following the data that indicates the largest impact, so no two days are ever the same.

Abigail LaPier

Quantitative Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Wolverine fresh out of college. What I discovered was a technology driven culture that encouraged me to explore. Wolverine has opened doors to places I didn’t even know existed. And no one stands in the way of a good idea.

Jordan Pezen

Software Engineer

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Trading Operations Engineer

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We are looking for self-motivated, sharp technical individuals to join our team of engineers who provide operational solutions for our trading systems. The role is highly valued and critical to our fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Candidates need to be great communicators and excellent multi-taskers with wide-ranging interests. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are good problem solvers and who can work effectively under pressure.

Senior Accountant

Wolverine Trading
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1 week ago
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We are seeking an achievement oriented, proactive contributor who possesses a strong understanding of accounting and finance principles. The position will report directly to the Controller, and will assist in the oversight of staff accountants. The primary responsibilities include accurate daily, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for various entities within the Wolverine family, along with regular analysis of the firm’s financial performance. 

Data Science Intern (Summer 2021)

Wolverine Trading
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1 week ago
+44
As a summer intern, you will work on multiple ML, statistics, and data engineering projects using our cutting-edge cluster computing technology and A/B testing environments. You will perform huge data analysis on our algorithms, and have the opportunity to propose actionable changes to fully automated trading systems. You will gain experience with options pricing and equities trading strategies while learning how we approach significance testing, parameter tuning, outlier analysis, and algorithmic optimizations. Our team oversees thousands of data sources and the algorithms that convert these data into actionable insights for our trading strategies. Wolverine provides classroom education, hands-on training, and mock trading. Wolverine also provides fully furnished apartments that are located close to the office, making your morning commute quick and easy. Additionally, Wolverine will host several social activities throughout the summer to ensure an optimal work-life balance.

Software Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

Wolverine Trading
Chicago
1 week ago
+44
As a Wolverine Engineering Intern, you’ll with work with top engineering professionals to build and deploy custom trading applications using mainly C++ or C#. You’ll get to experience what life is like as a full-time software engineer and learn coding skills that will last long after your internship ends. You’ll deploy a system that will have an immediate impact and leave your end users thanking you as you walk into the Wolverine kitchen for lunch. Afraid you won't be a fit because you don't know about the trading industry? No worries. Wolverine offers classroom education, hands-on training, and mock trading. Wolverine provides fully furnished apartments that are located close to the office, making your morning commute quick and easy. When you’re not at work, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with your colleagues throughout the summer during one of our many social activities designed to give you a taste of life in Chicago! 

Software Engineer (Winter 2020 & Spring 2021 Graduates)

Wolverine Trading
Chicago
1 week ago
+44
Software Engineer (Winter 2020 & Spring 2021 Graduates) You will build custom, trading applications for a leader in the industry, working with a team of top technology professionals, interacting with senior partners and traders, and maintaining the systems that you design, build, test and deploy. What You’ll Do Perform full lifecycle development of trading applications using C++, C#, SQL, and other languages. Work with traders to determine application requirements. Integrate custom systems with trading exchanges and market data vendors. Support and maintain software. What We Look For Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering and have an expected graduation date between December 2020 and June 2021. Solid understanding of object-oriented design and development. Knowledge of C++, C#, the .NET framework, and SQL is preferred. Excellent problem-solving skills. Desire to work in a team environment. Interest in financial markets. About Wolverine Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Quantitative Trader Intern (Summer 2021)

Wolverine Trading
Chicago
1 week ago
+44
As a summer intern, you will be completely immersed in the exchange listed options trading world. Interns will work closely with junior and senior traders to develop strategies, analyze trading systems, and investigate volatility in the markets, with intention of positively impacting Wolverine profits. You will have the opportunity to use advanced statistics and ML techniques and apply them to the financial markets or develop complex tools to assist trading operations. Wolverine provides classroom education, hands-on training, and mock trading. Wolverine also provides fully furnished apartments that are located close to the office, making your morning commute quick and easy. Additionally, Wolverine will host several social activities throughout the summer to ensure an optimal work-life balance. 

Operations Assistant

Wolverine Trading
Chicago
2 weeks ago
+44
• Provide daily support liaison with clearing firm and trading group. This will include checking trades and resolving out trades, resolving discrepancies with our clearing firm, and being able to reconcile our trading position balances daily. • Communication with traders during the trading hours.  • Check daily morning, intraday, and closing trading positions for accuracy. • Check clearing activity reports and troubleshoot problems that may arise. • Work closely with all related parties to resolve internal clearing or systems issues.

C++ Software Engineer - Wolverine Execution Services

Wolverine Trading
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+44
Engage in full cycle development of the WEX order routing and management system, including our award-winning front-end trading application, as well as our back-end infrastructure. Communicate with stakeholders to identify issues with, and improvements to our system. Turn requirements into concrete designs, iterate on designs with peers and business advisors, and ultimately deliver optimized applications for deployment by our support staff in a timely manner. Troubleshoot and solve the most complex problems escalated by support staff. Provide insights on how to optimize, modernize, and simplify our system on your own initiative, as well as ways to improve usability and scalability. Document the requirements and usage of the software, along with technical specifications and test cases. Keep abreast of emerging technologies, new language features, and learn new APIs or tools as needed to solve problems.