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Experienced Recruiter-Trading & Technology

| Chicago

IMC– Where Technology drives Trading

 

Trading nowadays happens in a highly competitive technological landscape; the best trading idea alone doesn’t cut it anymore.  Instead, only the best trading ideas that are enabled via robust, scalable and fast technology win.  Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve?  Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?

 

EXPERIENCED RECRUITING AT IMC:

 

  • Responsible for innovative sourcing strategies to find top talent.  Full-lifecycle recruiting includes setting sourcing strategy, reviewing resumes, crafting the selection process, interviewing candidates and managing the offer and sell process.
  • Build, manage and strengthen relationships with external recruiting agencies.
  • Use data to drive decision making in process.  Provide consistent reporting on recruiting activity and metrics.
  • Stay “ahead of the curve” on emerging trends in the market and the latest creative recruiting channels particularly among IMC’s competitors for talent in trading and technology.  Play an active role in the branding and marketing of the IMC brand.
  • Represent the IMC brand externally to top talent and convey our unique opportunities and company culture.

 

WHAT MAKES IT FUN?

 

  • We’re looking for THE BEST trading and technology talent in the market.  At IMC, you’ll be a true partner to our hiring managers and an integral part of building our teams and growing our business.
  • Drive decision-making in the Recruitment space by using data and analytics to inform our process and hiring strategies.
  • Push the boundaries of talent acquisition.  You will have the ability to bring creative ideas to the table and the support to make an impact.
  • Collaborate across the globe and partner closely with the recruitment teams in Europe and APAC to learn and share best practices from the Chicago market beyond.
  • Be a part of the IMC team.  We rely on each and every person to help us meet our organizational goals. Your hard work and dedication matters and will be recognized.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • 5+ years of internal facing recruiting experience in a fast-paced and dynamic industry (trading, technology, financial services, start up, etc).
  • A network to identify relevant talent preferably for traders, quants, software engineers and infrastructure focused technologists.
  • Direct sourcing skillset – the ability to identify and source passive candidates via LinkedIn, talent communities, referrals, etc.
  • Excellent academic credentials; Bachelor’s degree from a top tier university preferred.
  • Experience recruiting professionals at all levels and adjusting approach to fit different levels or types of candidates.
  • Experience working with organizations known for their forward-thinking talent practices and high bar for talent.
  • Career history that demonstrates loyalty and tenure coupled with continued growth and success (increased complexity and responsibility in roles).
  • Effective communication and follow through to meet the expectations of multiple stakeholders.
  • Energy and passion combined with poise and sound judgement to establish credibility and earn the respect of professionals in the firm.
  • Strong self-motivation and multi-tasking skills.  This role will require effectively setting (and resetting) priorities. Flexibility and resilience is key to pivot as priorities change.
  • Mental agility to adapt to our dynamic environment and businesses.

 

OUR CULTURE:

 

We are at the core a trading firm, however we value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths. This is also reflected in our organizational and remuneration policies.  We believe in fostering a truly flat environment in which great ideas can be recognized as well as put into practice from anybody within our organization
 
WHO WE ARE:

 

IMC Financial Markets is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe.  Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do.  High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.  Today, IMC Financial Markets is 500+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney.  What does this mean for you?  The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.
 

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Technology we use

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

Location

We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
IMC values sharp intellect over prior fintech experience when hiring
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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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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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