Project Manager (Trading Systems)

| Chicago

As Project Manager (Trading Systems), you will be expected to globally manage multiple projects at one time in various phases of development. You will have the ability to meet or exceed established goals including speed to market, data quality & budget. You will be involved in the full project life-cycle from analysis, development, integration, deployment, test and UAT. The Project Manager holds the key project relationship with senior executives from both Business and Trading Technology and ensures that a successful business outcome is the principal measure of success. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in expanding and developing their knowledge by working in a fast-paced online trading company.
 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Provide business systems planning of applications used globally
  • Develop and analyze trading team requirements
  • Managing and building current and new trading platforms
  • Effectively manage resources, governance, timelines and profitability
  • Apply business analysis skills to complicated business needs and make recommendations for preferred solutions 
  • Gather support requests and filter them for support/development resolution
  • Globally monitor external and internal IT development departments in delivering trading platform from inception to go-live
  • Actively manage the project in terms of sprint planning, prioritization and risk identification with offshore development teams;
  • 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 a business-related degree
  • 6+ years’ experience in Project Management, preferably within brokerage firms/financial industry
  • Hold a Project Management certification such as: PRINCE2 Foundation/PRINCE2 Practitioner, PMP: Project Management Professional, CPMP: Certified Project Management Practitioner or similar certification
  • Technical proficiency to challenge technology constraints and trade-offs with technical team (internal or external)
  • Experience managing IT solutions in a fast-paced, trading environment 
  • Excellent client-facing communication skills with the ability to understand and communicate issues clearly using appropriate technical vocabulary;
  • Experience working with Web/Mobile FX trading platforms, or other relevant back-end and front-end systems
  • Experience managing projects across multiple product lines
  • Knowledge of compliance and legal aspects of systems delivery and usage in a business environment
  • Knowledge of FIX and REST APIs integrations and project manage/technically help in integrations with external clients
  • Experience of working in Agile environments (SCRUM experience is an added advantage)
  • Awareness of the Software Delivery Methodologies (e.g. Agile)
  • Proficiency in JIRA and Microsoft Office products
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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!

Mackenzie

Corporate Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Architecting and managing multi-platform, multi-jurisdictional, multi-asset class trading infrastructure and being able to provide a consistent yet localized experience for our clients from more than 180 countries sounds like a complex problem. But for our diverse, global team it is just another fun day at work.

Edwin

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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
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Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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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!
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