Head of Software Engineering

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams. 

We are seeking a Head of Software Engineering to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this position, you will lead on our software development team in designing and developing financial applications for trading, wealth management, payments, and banking. The right candidate will enjoy working a fast-paced, dynamic trading environment with the latest technologies in a fast paced, high energy financial services group. You will help us continue to provide best-in-class web and mobile applications for our customers around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage a global team of software engineers while keeping a constant pulse across departments to ensure team projects and goals are successful and timely
  • Deep technical understanding of software delivery in a financial services environment
  • Work with product and business leaders to determine technology stacks, development sprints, goals, architecture, and development team structures
  • Iterate with our UX, Product, Infrastructure, and Marketing teams in an agile environment to bring features from conception to launch
  • Ability to articulate complex engineering, trading systems, and development challenges to business users and management
  • Play a key role in people-related initiatives including recruiting, onboarding, performance reviews, training, career advancement, for the global software development team

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and/or PhD in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in developing complex, enterprise level, globally distributed applications in a financials services trading or banking environment.
  • Knowledge of market fundamentals for Equities, FX, and Options as it related to trading and trading platforms.
  • 5+ years of experience directly managing a team of software engineers in distributed geographic environments
  • Full Stack Software development experience in Java, Python, JavaScript/React and/or C++
  • Preferred experience in developing for Mobile iOS and Android in native code.
  • Experience with distributed computing and API design
  • Experience with RDBMS and NoSQL storage architecture (Oracle , MySQL, and SQL)
  • Experience in a mixed platform environment across Linux, Windows, and virtualized servers
  • Knowledge of modern DevOps Frameworks (GIT, Jenkins, Maven, Chef, etc.)
  • Proven ability to integrate legacy platforms with modern development initiatives
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, balancing change management and competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical & technical skills, displaying an exceptional breadth and depth of technological knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (must be able to give honest, direct, and actionable feedback)
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

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

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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