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The Systems Development team builds and maintains the platform of infrastructure and software that is shared by all Systems teams to provision, monitor, and manage our servers and networks. As a systems developer, your main focus will be on tool development in Python. You’ll be improving and integrating our existing tools and libraries across the platform as well as designing and building new ones to make our trading, research, installation, and monitoring systems easier to manage and more reliable. Strong Python skills and development experience are required, along with general Unix experience.

We are looking for coders who like being challenged, hate to climb corporate ladders, and love working in fast-paced environments. Responsibilities are broad, bureaucracy is limited, and opportunities for improvement and impact are vast. In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with design and implementation of platform transitions for monitoring, DCIM, and IPAM from in-house to open source applications
  • Helping design and build the next generation system for python deployment
  • Upgrading, supporting, and improving Systems-wide python code
  • Building and maintaining CI / CD pipelines
  • Automating existing processes
  • Troubleshooting complex issues
  • Helping set development standards for all of Systems
  • Participating in an on-call rotation

The Profile

  • BS and/or MS in Computer Science or a related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, including programming in Python
  • You love automation - why do the same task twice manually?
  • You’re a team player but also work well independently 
  • You’re a seasoned multitasker, skilled at juggling multiple tasks, while retaining a high level of attention to detail
  • You’re familiar with and have interest in working with open-source software

The Skills

Required:

  • Strong Python programming
  • Ability to debug and analyze problems quickly
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new skills effectively
  • Strong grasp of computer science fundamentals and software design patterns
  • Solid understanding of Linux/UNIX operating systems 

Preferred:

  • Understanding of Debian operating system
  • Familiarity with systems configuration management and monitoring technologies 
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous deployment tools and processes

Our Culture

Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we come from all sorts of backgrounds: mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and engineering. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automated trading. Our culture celebrates great ideas whether they come from HRT veterans or new hires. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues, whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Seem like something you might be interested in? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

HRT is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop; we are steps away from all major train stations and offer views of the Chicago River.

What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
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