Hardware Engineer at IMC Trading

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Responsibilities:

The Hardware Engineer at IMC Americas, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois will be responsible for deploying expertise in ASIC or FPGA design to create efficient RTL designs using Verilog, SystemVerilog or VHDL to accelerate trading decisions to theoretical limits; working in a small team with ownership over the complete hardware solution; designing and optimizing parallel computing algorithms to analyze high-dimensional data using C++, Java, Python, and high-throughput, low-latency accelerators using Verilog, high-level synthesis and electronic design automation (EDA) tools; designing and mapping hardware architecture for domain-specific algorithms to FPGAs; measuring and monitoring the performance of deployed solutions and developing strategies to improve productivity and verification; automating testing and verification to the extent possible; and integrating knowledge of network protocols and infrastructure to ensure that solutions are capable of high-throughput, low-latency connectivity.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master's degree in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or related technical field
  • 1 year of experience in FPGA/ASIC hardware engineering or graduate-level research in electrical or electronics engineering
  • Must have some experience with each of the following: (1) designing and optimizing parallel computing algorithms to analyze high-dimensional data using C++, Java, Python; (2) designing and optimizing high-throughput, low-latency accelerators using Verilog, high-level synthesis and EDA tools; and (3) designing and mapping hardware architecture for domain-specific algorithms to FPGAs. Experience can be gained through employment or graduate-level research.

 

In lieu of master's degree plus 1 year of experience, will accept bachelor's degree plus 5 years of experience in same fields.

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    • SpringFrameworks
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Location

IMC Trading is located across two floors of the iconic Willis Tower. Our office is convenient to travel to with various train & bus stops close by.
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What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.

Stephan

Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.

Theo

Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.

Veronica

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.

Andy

Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
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Generous PTO
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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