Trading Systems Developer at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Equities trading. We are in search of a talented Trading Systems Developer to join our engineering team that is responsible for building our next generation trading and risk systems!

Our Trading Systems Team is responsible for designing and developing all aspects of our trading system including order management systems, market data parsers, security master servers, risk systems, and all integration points with third party APIs -- continuously evolving and improving our system for scalability, performance, and reliability. You will be collaborating with global Risk and Trading team members to coordinate a seamless cycle of gathering requirements, implementation, release, and ongoing support. 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop high quality, high performance trading systems software written in C++ to meet deliverable timelines and requirements
  • Adhere to and embrace proper software development life cycle process and Agile methodologies
  • Build business level subject matter expertise in trading systems functionality and processing
  • Work closely with the Risk and Trading teams to define and implement API services that are scalable and easy to consume
  • Manage application deployments, fixes, updates, and related processes
  • Actively troubleshoot any issues that arise during testing and production, catching and solving issues before launch
  • Provide second level support for production on an ad hoc basis
  • Identify bottlenecks in the system and address them as needed so that the system can scale well with the business needs
  • Stay aware of industry trends and develop innovative solutions for managing our risk exposure

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred
  • Excellent software design skills and advanced knowledge of data structures
  • Must have strong C++ knowledge and debugging skills in a Linux environment
  • Working knowledge of multithreading concepts and distributed systems
  • Experience working with database interfaces such as ODBC, JDBC, Hibernate etc.
  • Experience with performance tuning and exposure to latency sensitive development techniques
  • Hands-on familiarity with CI/CD tools such as GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Jira
  • Experience with open-source technologies such as Kafka, NATS, ELK stack etc. a plus
  • Experience in building trading systems to support multiple asset classes is a strong plus
  • Working knowledge of RESTful Web-Services, JSON, networking protocols
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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
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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