Project Manager - Trading Systems

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

ThinkMarkets is seeking a Project Manager - Trading Systems to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of new projects through a full SDLC cycle involving the latest technology, specifically focusing on our trading and risk management systems.  Working directly with leadership, senior management, and compliance functions, you will have the opportunity to lead and manage global projects that are visible across the entire business and global userbase. The Project Manager holds the key project relationship with senior executives from both Business and Trading Technology and is an integral member of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage the project portfolio of trading and risk management in terms of sprint planning, prioritization, and resource management
  • Possess a deep understanding of the technologies and systems used in capital markets, equites, options and FX trading from order management to market data
  • Ability to clarify functional and technical challenges between the development teams quantitative teams and leadership
  • Experience with managing complex trading platform deployments and release cycles across multiple asset classes from Equities, FX, and Options
  • Forecast, plan, and budget resources, requirements, and deployment strategies with the technology team to a global user base
  • Define and track project objectives while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Systems or similar
  • 7+ years of experience in Project Management within trading/financial industry
  • Broad knowledge of business functions such as trade capture, pricing, risk (e.g. market, credit, VaR), order management systems, hedging and market making
  • Experience working with Web/Mobile FX trading platforms and/or other relevant back-end and front-end systems
  • Excellent client-facing communication skills with the ability to understand and communicate issues clearly using appropriate technical vocabulary
  • Working knowledge of technologies like React, Java, RESTful APIs, and more
  • Knowledge of FIX protocol and integrations for Market Data and Trading
  • Experience with Python , Machine Learning and R a strong plus
  • Experience of working in Agile environments (SCRUM experience is an added advantage)
  • Hold a Project Management certification such as PRINCE2, PMP, CPMP or similar

Our Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage available
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Transit deduction options
  • Global Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k and Roth 401k (retirement planning) options available and competitive company match
  • Generous Paid Holidays
  • Monthly gym reimbursement
  • Fresh beverages and snacks in office

Please attach a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.

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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 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
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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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