Full Stack Developer

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Hudson River Trading is looking to hire an experienced Full Stack Developer. In this role, you will be responsible for automating and developing a wide variety of web-based systems with a Python backend, including our post trade and middle office systems. 

As a Full Stack Developer, your code will impact business logic, provide user-friendly interfaces, and increase the quality of our web-based infrastructure. You will work closely with different teams such as Algo, Business Development, Middle Office, and Trading Tech.

It will be your responsibility to understand end-user needs and communicate effectively around project feasibility and timelines. You’ll interface heavily with both technical and non-technical peers. You will successfully leverage your technical skills to design and create full-stack applications, expand existing infrastructure, and identify opportunities for improvement.


  • Build new web-based tooling to provide insights and enable real-time actions using financial data, operational data, trading activity, and more  
  • Architect and design enhancements for our global web-based systems, mainly using Python and React
  • Working closely with a variety of senior technical and non-technical users, own projects from end-to-end, including inception, gathering and refining requirements, forming and executing a structured plan, and managing ongoing support and iterations to the initial plan
  • Work on tasks with a variety of time scopes, from quick fixes for existing processes to long-term direction setting
  • Maintain and improve existing internal and external processes and infrastructure
  • Understand and provide guidance on a large variety of data sources, minimizing unnecessary complexity through complete solutions


  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 4+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of working Python programming experience
  • 3+ years of working Javascript/Typescript experience on a modern web framework (React preferred)
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Excellent multitasking and time management skills
  • Ability to navigate large interconnected projects with close attention to details
  • Ability to work independently, but also collaborate effectively with team members
  • Ability to look at code, figure out how it works, and identify how to make it better
  • Be able to explain complicated topics, such as software design or business logic, to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Driven by curiosity
  • Thrives within a team that consistently challenges you to improve


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 welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. 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.
Feel like you belong at HRT? 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


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. We also have offices in Austin, Boulder, New York City (HQ) , London, Dublin, Singapore, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

What are Hudson River Trading Perks + Benefits

Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Continuing education stipend

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