Position Summary

Seeking a smart and driven individual to work closely with our software and hardware development teams to manage and improve our core trading systems and processes. This individual will be will be responsible for monitoring the real-time operation of our systems, responding to outages, developing tools to manage an ever-increasing range of systems, and working closely with software and hardware engineers to identify issues and build better systems.



• Use existing monitoring tools to monitor systems for problems and performance, and to have primary responsibility to answer questions and handle outages.

• Work with developers to deploy new servers and applications, reconfigure existing systems, and track changes made to the system.

• Work with the IT group to procure, test, and configure production and test hardware, track changes, and plan for future system needs.

• Work to automate existing procedures and work with developers to analyze and improve systems to address support problems and increase system transparency.

• Help test systems where needed.



• Experience working in the trading industry, including a working knowledge of exchange protocols and order lifecycles.

• Proficiency in Linux systems administration and knowledgeable of current best practices in areas such as monitoring and deployment.

• Fluent with scripting languages, minimally bash shell and python.

• Proficiency with SQL, and able to analyze data from multiple sources to identify issues or highlight trends in system performance.

• Knowledgeable about networking at the Linux OS level.

• Able to work collaboratively with others across a variety of projects.

• Work effectively in time-sensitive situations, and prioritize issues on the fly by importance.

• A strong desire to continue learning about all areas of the system – hardware, software and business logic.

• A willingness to improve our systems and raise our standards to the best in the industry.


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. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.


Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases


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

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Wolverine Trading Benefits Overview

Highly competitive salary
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
Long and short-term disability
Retirement plans: 401k and Roth 401k
Profit sharing plan
Generous vacation days

Casual dress
Free, chef staffed kitchen
Teambuilding activities
Monthly social events
Company subsidized gym in building

Volunteer in local community
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
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
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
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Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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