Experienced Embedded Software Engineer

| Chicago

Position Summary
We are looking for strong C/C++ programmers who enjoy developing and maintaining high performance software. The candidate will excel at investigating, debugging and fixing mission critical problems as they occur in real time. This is a hands-on position which will involve full development cycles, from requirements collection to final deployment and includes ongoing support for internal users. This team works to develop industry-leading trading systems that respond in real time to changing market conditions, with equal emphasis on performance, risk-management, and stability.  Experience with Linux kernel programming and embedded systems is a must.

In addition to experience and expertise in the field, we are also looking for, initiative, enthusiasm, versatility, and most importantly a passion for technology.

•    Develop Linux device drivers, interfacing with custom hardware
•    Squeeze performance out of the Linux kernel
•    Interface with system DMA, interrupts, and low level kernel programming
•    Perform full lifecycle development and deployment of C/C++ drivers/applications/libraries related to order execution, risk management, and exchange feeds
•    Support, maintain and improve performance, integrity and reliability of existing software
•    Develop and maintain systems to ensure application performance, integrity and reliability for maintaining maximal up-time
•    Develop and maintain systems to investigate potential problems with production systems in real-time
•    Data analysis to verify valid and reproducible results
•    Collaborate with technical and business peers to determine application requirements
•    Communicate technical knowledge so that both technical and business peers can understand

•    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields or similar professional experience
•    3+ years relevant work experience, ideally within a similar field
•    Linux kernel support
•    Linux device driver development
•    Embedded system development, Assembly language is a plus
•    Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a solid foundation in data structures
•    Strong C/C++ coding skills on Linux/UNIX and experience in scripting and database systems (SQL), including multi-threaded programming
•    Experience with STL and Boost
•    Experience with developing systems to be stable at the unit level and the system level
•    Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed
•    Familiarity and interest with networking programming (TCP/UDP, unicast and multicast)
•    Familiarity with software development tools such as version control (Git) and project management (JIRA)
•    Experience with financial exchange data feed and order entry protocols is a plus

Visa sponsorship is not available

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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 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

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

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
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) 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
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