Trading Tools Developer - Systems Engineer at IMC Trading

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LIFE AT IMC AS TRADING TOOLS DEVELOPER - SYSTEMS ENGINEER

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.

OUR TEAM

We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.

OUR CULTURE

Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.

Job Description

IMC is currently looking for a multi-talented and passionate Trading Systems/DevOps Engineer to play a critical role in maintaining and perfecting our trading systems.  You will be part of highly experienced team, facing the daily challenge of managing a critical, high volume data flow in a complex trading environment distributed over a high speed data infrastructure.  In this role you will be exposed to many technical and trading challenges while ensuring high availability, stability and performance of the end-to-end environment. 

The skills necessary to excel could range from system administration, network troubleshooting, database tuning, development, release management and performance engineering. This role provides daily challenges as no day is the same as the next.  In other words, this role, unlike any other at IMC, opens up possibilities to make considerable impact as part of a dedicated, dynamic team, both locally and globally.

What we ask for

  • Qualifications in Computer Science, IT Engineering, or Technology.  Previous experience within financial services preferred but not required.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with Linux operating system.
  • Experience with deploying, running and monitoring applications (experience with Docker a plus).
  • Excellent command of Python and/or Bash scripting.
  • Experience and/or desire to utilize Big Data technologies.
  • DevOps focused mindset.
  • Broad experience across Mongo, MySQL, Java, and Puppet is beneficial but not a prerequisite.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide continuity and stability to the production environment.
  • Provide quick response to production issues to help eliminate down time thereby ensuring high availability and performance of our trading platform.
  • Coordinate, prioritize and plan the changes to our trading software thereby ensuring smooth exchange migrations, quick time to market for new features and software.
  • Contribute towards improving the trading strategy as well as the trading infrastructure.
  • Translate trading requests into concrete technical requirements, work with various focus teams in our organizations towards generating innovative and scalable solutions and finally implement those solutions in order to continuously enhance our systems and processes.

OUR HIRING PROCESS

To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

IMC Trading is located across two floors of the iconic Willis Tower. Our office is convenient to travel to with various train & bus stops close by.
Why IMC Feels Like “A Group of Friends That Does Exciting Stuff Together
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An Insider's view of IMC Trading

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.

Stephan

Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.

Theo

Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.

Veronica

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.

Andy

Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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