Senior Java Engineer at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in Foreign Exchange and Commodities trading. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry with our technology platform, superior data insights and marketing practices. We are seeking a Senior Java Engineer to join our rapidly growing global workforce based in Chicago!

The Senior Java Engineer will be responsible for taking a lead on making our proprietary trading platform, ThinkTrader, even better. This includes leading, planning, executing, and continually supporting all backend components of our development projects. Designing and implementing backend APIs, while working cross-functionally with other teams to solve any production issues are key aspects to this role. As with all positions at ThinkMarkets, it is important that you are able and willing to work well with all our team members globally.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and architect web-based trading applications using Java 8
  • Aid in the selection and integration of modern technologies for our portfolio
  • Work alongside our frontend team to implement API services that are scalable and easy to use
  • Actively troubleshoot and solve all testing and production issues
  • Understand bottlenecks in trading systems and address as needed to meet business needs
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and discover new ways to enhance the platform for the best possible user experience

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree Computer Science or related field
  • 7+ years of experience developing with Java (experience with Java 8 or newer is a must)
  • In depth knowledge of RESTful APIs and Spring framework
  • Understanding of databases (Cassandra)
  • Experience using open source tools (Kafka, NATS, ELK stack, etc.)
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and source control (GIT and/or SVN)
  • Experience in trading or financial services (FIX protocol)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Objective CLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Cocoa TouchLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • CSSLanguages
    • SolidityLanguages
    • EtherumLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • 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 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
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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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