Full-Stack/Polyglot Developer

| Chicago
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The tastytrade family of companies (tastytrade, tastyworks, dough, quiet foundation, and The Small Exchange) empowers individual investors by providing educational media, intuitive and powerful trading software, high-speed order execution, innovative derivatives products, and portfolio guidance. The diversity of our offerings and the technology which powers them provides our engineers with exposure to a broad set of tools and the opportunity to dig deep into specific problems. We are an ideal environment for those who are self-motivated, engineering-focused, pragmatic, and who truly enjoy creating and operating large, highly-available, and performant systems. Our team is lean at roughly 35 members and we follow a management philosophy which values the autonomy of our engineers.

At tastytrade | tastyworks, you’ll be part of a team of engineers that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports other business initiatives. We care about the speed and stability of our back-end systems as much as we care about the customer-facing applications we build. Our architecture is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges, but always with a focus on practicality and performance. You'll help by modifying existing systems, taking on ownership of current systems as well as green field projects, and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Our engineers work with a plethora of tools including Ruby, Java, Javascript, and C++. You'll work primarily in the languages and frameworks you're familiar with but will have opportunities to expand your skill set into areas where your interests and our technology intersect.

Prerequisites

  • The ability to learn quickly in areas in which you don't already have deep expertise
  • A mastery of at least one of our languages or frameworks and experience dealing with it in a production context
  • A willingness to learn new languages, frameworks, or technologies beyond your current expertise
  • Demonstrable professional experience working as a software engineer on a team

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work in multiple languages across different parts of the tastyworks stack and / or front-end trading client applications
  • Provide guidance and leadership to more junior members of the team when questions arise about language or implementation specifics and contribute in a meaningful way to our peer review process
  • Translate requirements and technical direction into production-quality code with lightweight guidance from a senior engineer or team leadership
  • Work independently on smaller-scope tasks, as well as under the guidance of senior engineers to contribute to larger projects
  • Write comprehensive tests for your code
  • Engage in light infrastructure work to support application development work where applicable
  • Continue your growth by learning new systems and working towards ownership of tastyworks' systems

Environment

We are an entrepreneurial, flat organization which values transparency, productivity and the ability to self-manage our work and business.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex. Nothing in our job postings or descriptions should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Objective-CLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • AkkaFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • CouchbaseDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases

Location

Rich with restaurants and culture, Fulton Market, once a meatpacking district, now exists as one of the hottest neighborhoods for tech companies.

An Insider's view of tastytrade

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re in a fast-paced industry, but no matter how busy people get, no one’s ever too busy to help a colleague out. We’re surrounded by smart, driven people and the collaboration amongst the teams is definitely the reason why we are constantly growing. Plus, there’s free food and puppies to get you through the day!

Mo

Customer Account Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

tastytrade is a small group doing big things. Everywhere you look there’s a new major project getting off the ground, and it’s possible to have a real impact on any of them. Going from being one of thousands of devs for a huge corporation to one of a couple dozen has presented me with more opportunities to lead and grow than I ever had elsewhere.

Mike

Software Developer

What's something quirky about your company?

tastytrade allows for the full extension of my creative expression within the confines of a 'traditional' company. No one ever gets told that finance is funny. But here I get a multitude of chances every day to amplify my voice to create content across a variety of sources—print, digital, podcast—with the full support of my bosses. And that rocks.

Vonetta

Writer / Co-Host

What are tastytrade Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
This year, our employees Vonetta and Tracy helped raise money for Chicago Reads, a program to send every child home with a book to read this summer!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our employee assistance program provides support on stress management, dependent/elder care, fitness, and legal and financial issues.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Our employee assistance program provides employees and their families with counseling services (general, bereavement, tobacco cessation).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
tastytrade offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees (both public transport and rideshare).
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
We have a Ping Pong pong table and Pop-A-Shot at our tastyworks location.
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our engineering team hosts a mentorship program for younger or newer additions to the team.
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