Senior Full Stack Developer

| Chicago
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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 Senior Full Stack Developer to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. This role is pivotal in the development of backend services and vendor integrations. You will take ownership of ThinkMarkets platforms, while demonstrating strong leadership skills and mentoring junior developers.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in detailed requirements, design, development, documentation, and integration efforts in an Agile Software Development environment
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle, ensuring the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Lead development code reviews to ensure the delivered code is clean and efficient
  • Responsible for translating business requirements to technical requirements and ensuring they align with the enterprise architectural plan
  • Manage the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of project design decisions
  • Research and evaluate alternative solutions and deliver proposals to meet business needs
  • Perform and oversee application release processes
  • Continually evaluate development standards and processes to identify improvement opportunities
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with management and stakeholders
  • Understand and communicate technology and industry trends and roadmaps
  • Proactively identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to complex problems
  • Contribute to monitoring and visibility standards to delivery
  • Liaise with members of global teams to address production issues in a timely manner

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, with emphasis on Information Technology
  • 5+ years of experience in enterprise software development
  • Proven proficiency in the following technologies: Java, Spring Framework, Enterprise Java Beans, Hibernate ORM, Docker, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. Etc.
  • Experience working with Websockets, RESTful, and SOAP APIs
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools such as Github, Gitlab, or Bitbucket
  • Working knowledge of agile lifecycle management tools such as Jira
  • Experience with build tools such as Jenkins, Maven, and Gradle
  • A team player with a background in working within an Agile software development process leveraging industry standard software like Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence
  • Proven proficiency in unit testing
  • Demonstrable expertise in scaling and performance tuning of web applications
  • Experience with deployment of distributed software stacks
  • Working knowledge of industry standard information protection, data security guidelines, secure coding techniques, and best practices
  • Experience working on a globally distributed team, ideally in the Financial Services industry

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office
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Technology we use

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  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JIRAManagement
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    • KenticoCMS

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 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
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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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