Senior Software Engineer

| 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 that 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 25 members and we follow a management philosophy that values the autonomy of our engineers.

At tastyworks you’ll be part of a team of engineers that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports our 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 C++, Java, Javascript, and Ruby. You'll work on front-end and back-end systems in an effort to expand and improve our product suite.

 

PREREQUISITES

  • The ability to learn quickly in areas in which you don't already have deep expertise
  • A mastery of one language and framework, and the ability / willingness to deploy and manage production systems built using these in a production context
  • The ability to jump into a brand new framework or language and quickly become productive in it
  • 5+ years of professional experience working as a software engineer on a team, preferably with some experience as a technical lead or mentor

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in multiple languages across different parts of the tastyworks stack and / or front-end trading client applications
  • Provide technical leadership for more junior members of the team, by both managing small project teams and providing general technical mentorship
  • Provide concise, constructive, and thoughtful peer reviews for both more junior engineers as well as for other senior engineers. Your peer reviews will cover general codecraft, quality of implementation, and overall business domain correctness.
  • Translate requirements and technical direction into production-quality code
  • Evaluate and build proof of concept implementations leveraging new technology or novel architecture in order to spike a path for new projects
  • Contribute to scaling existing technology by profiling current architecture and refactoring existing code and / or leveraging new technology within existing systems
  • Write comprehensive tests for your code
  • Perform infrastructure work as necessary with support from the infrastructure team to support application development projects
  • Take ownership over several of tastyworks’ systems

 

*tastyworks is part of a broader family of companies that work to serve all of the needs of the retail trader. We aim to fill the financial vertical with: tastytrade, educational content; tastyworks, a platform and tools for trading derivatives; The Small Exchange, retail-accessible futures products; quiet foundation, a free investment advisory service; dough, a content-filled, easy-to-use stock-trading app; and luckbox, a monthly print and digital financial magazine.

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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 office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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