Entry-Level Software Engineer (Chicago, IL)

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Wolverine is looking for a dedicated developer who wants to write applications specifically geared toward ETF trading. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is looking to learn and apply the latest in software engineering practices, and also the ins and outs of ETF trading. You will work closely with trading staff to plan and implement changes to the software they depend on, while maintaining control over the entire development process, from idea generation all the way to support. If you want to learn from the best, are excited about finance and ETF trading, and have an insatiable drive to learn, then we want to talk to you!

What You'll Do:

  • Develop client-server applications with C# and WPF
  • Sit next to and collaborate with traders to learn about every facet of the business
  • Write/modify software that performs tasks critical to ETF trading, including real-time risk management, hedging, and trading engine control
  • Attain full ownership of applications you develop in a quick and constantly evolving development process
  • Help support and improve morning data load processes critical to successful ETF pricing
  • Use SQL to investigate and solve data discrepancies
  • Investigate and fix problems with production systems in real-time
  • Work directly with traders and analysts to gather requirements and improve existing systems
  • Hone your communication skills to effectively convey your thoughts & ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

What We're Looking For:

  • 0 -2 years of foundational C#/WPF knowledge including a solid understanding of data structures and design patterns
  • Ability to work 7:00 am - 4:30pm Central Time in our Chicago office
  • Excitement for software engineering
  • Dedication to testing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Passion for writing clean, high quality code
  • Eagerness to openly participate in code review processes
  • Willingness to collaborate and learn from other team members
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

Why Wolverine?
It's not about the clothes... it's about the person in them. At Wolverine, we've created a strong, collaborative environment with exceptional growth opportunities. Whether your interest is trading, technology, or operations, motivated and innovative individuals can find many pathways to success.

Wolverine Culture:
Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff (don't worry, they won't be wearing a suit either). While we work exceptionally well as a team in the office, our bonds are further strengthened through company events, activities and giving back. Volleyball, soccer, hockey, 5K runs, picnic, parties, and trivia nights provide friendly competition and build better relationships. By getting out of our usual environment and doing out-of-the-ordinary things together, we foster creativity and broaden our imaginations to accomplish new challenges.
Wolverine Benefits:
· Highly competitive salary bonus
· Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling
· 100% coverage of medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits for single coverage
· Generous Paid Parental Leave
· Retirement Plans: 401K and Roth 401K
· Profit sharing plan
· Long- and short-term disability

Perks of being at Wolverine:
· Casual dress
· Free breakfast and lunch from our in-house kitchen with rotating menus (including snacks!)
· On-site gym with a subsidized membership
· Frequent company outings
· Opportunity to give back to organizations that help individuals in need, improve public health and provide others with educational opportunities and resources.

Professional Development
· In-house education team – educational classes and resources are offered by our education team for continuous learning opportunities
· Mentorship Program

What to expect for our interview process:
· Resume Review
· Assessment
· Phone Screen
· Team Interview Series
· Decision

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.

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Technology we use

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

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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