PROJECT MANAGER at Trading Technologies

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Trading Technologies creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Manager who is passionate about solving complex problems, has a desire to learn new skills and thrives in a fast-paced, continuously changing environment. The ideal candidate prides themselves on being organized, values ownership, is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to help wherever necessary. In this role you will be responsible for motivating and leading agile project teams through planning, execution and delivery of high quality software. You will work closely with product managers, engineers, testers, customer success, operations, and support to lead high impact projects.

WHAT WILL YOU BE INVOLVED WITH?

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships and ensuring the team operates based on standard Agile and Scrum principles
  • Project manage key initiatives that may span multiple teams and drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Continually manage team priorities and project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Ensure project issues are tracked, managed and resolved, and help navigate impacted teams to successful project completion through servant leadership
  • Report status and effectively escalate and mitigate risks by communicating with stakeholders and management 
  • Reflect on your individual and team’s engagement, effectiveness and efficiency and continuously introduce and implement optimization ideas. 
  • Facilitate discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution within and across teams
  • Clearly communicate, improve transparency, and radiate information within and across teams
  • Ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to
  • Strive to gain knowledge that can enable you to become a leader in the organization, contribute to optimizing our culture and building high performing teams

QUALIFICATIONS & TT CULTURE

  • What You Bring to the Table:
    • BA or BS in Business, Information Technology or related field
    • Previous project management experience with a strong understanding of the software development life-cycle 
    • Experience with Agile Project Management tools – preferably JIRA
    • Experience applying SCRUM principles and practices
    • Strong analytical, planning and organizational abilities.  Role will require executing multiple projects at any given time.
    • Proven interpersonal abilities and able to gain momentum and build trust quickly
    • Excellent communication abilities (both verbal and written)
    • Proficient in time management, setting priorities and taking the initiative.
    • Proven ability to drive tight deadlines and complex projects through completion
    • Knowledge of the financial industry and trading systems is a plus
  • What We Bring to the Table:
    • Competitive benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking
    • Flexible work schedules, 22 PTO (paid time off) days per year with the ability to roll over days into the following year, robust paid holiday schedule with early dismissal, generous parental leave (for all genders and staff, including adoptive parents) and backup child care
    • Tech resources, including: company-provided Mac or PC laptop and/or mobile phone of your choice, fitness tracker (including Fitbit or Apple watch), “rent-to-own” plans that deduct the buyout price of company-provided tech resources overtime; and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, etc.
    • Stipends and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships and health/wellness initiatives (including weight-loss, smoking cessation or Fitbit steps)
    • Complimentary breakfast, snacks, fruit and beverages
    • Casual dress code and inspiring, motivating office environment
    • Forward-thinking, culture-based organization with collaborative teams that promote diversity and inclusion through efforts such as TT Women in Tech
    • Internal culture committee dedicated to evolving company-wide camaraderie through onsite, offsite and international team-building events
    • Game room, meditation room, fitness classes and onsite bar (TT Tech Tap) providing complimentary beer and wine
    • Office is conveniently located above Union Station and close to various public transportation
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Location

Office is conveniently located above Union Station in the financial district, and is within immediate walking distance to transit and entertainment.

An Insider's view of Trading Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Friendly and with great camaraderie, teams brainstorm together to solve issues, and often gather around the game room or whiteboards to collaborate. It’s no surprise to find my team filming engaging vidoes around the office for companywide meetings, but by 4:00 or 5:00 pm, most people are meeting at the onsite bar for a drink before heading home.

Lindsey

Head of Culture

What does your typical day look like?

We kick-off our day with a team scrum meeting, to give everyone an opportunity to share challenges and collaborate with details of ongoing projects. From there, we rotate dispatch and on-call responsibilities for round-the-clock support, which empowers each engineer to focus on special projects as well as maintain focus on family or personal life.

Josh

Manager of Systems Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

TT supports employees through an ongoing process of promoting from within. TT invested in my career by continually taking me to the next level - from Service Desk Team Lead, to Systems Administrator, and now my current role as a Systems Engineer. Although my hard work painted the end picture, TT provided me with the canvas and the brushes to do so.

David

Systems Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As part of Engineering, it is not uncommon to have help and participation in test case review and feedback from the Product or Development teams. Likewise, we all contribute to thoroughness of Feature Requirements and Design Reviews. Part of what makes TT special is the "we're in this together" mentality that goes into the development lifecycle.

Jess

VP Test Engineering

What are Trading Technologies Perks + Benefits

Trading Technologies Benefits Overview

We offer a wide range of perks and benefits to keep our employees happy and healthy, including - but not limited to - remote work (WFH), a relaxed and casual office environment, robust paid-time-off (PTO) plans, company-provided tech resources, training budgets and tuition assistance, a charitable giving program, back-up family care, wellness initiatives, and competitive medical, dental, vision and 401(k) plans.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Through fundraisers, donation drives, service days, nonprofit sponsorships, we help you give back to your community. TT also matches employee donations to charitable programs of up to $2,500 per year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Led by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, we advocate for all through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) like our TT Women in Tech group.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
TT employees can contribute up to $2,700 annually toward medical FSA and up to $5,000 annually for dependent care FSA, and up to $270 per month for transit or parking.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers up to $120 annually for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
TT offers four different medical plans for employees to choose from, including a PPO plan, a high-deductible PPO plan and two HMO plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to two times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wellness subsidy to offset medical premiums, subsidized gym memberships and health/wellness initiatives, including weight-loss, smoking cessation or exercise equipment.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
TT's team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
TT's 401(K) retirement plan - managed by Empower Financial - offers many different investment options.
401(K) Matching
TT provides employees with a 401(k) match. We match 25% of the first 6% of annual salary deferred; matching occurs with each employee deferral in order to grow portfolios quicker!
Performance Bonus
TT employees receive an annual discretionary bonus.
Match charitable contributions
TT will match 100% of employee donation - capped at $2,500 per employee annually - to charities of the donating employee's choice.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
TT provides the CorporateCARE Backup Care Program for backup child, adult and pet care
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
TT's remote work program includes full-time work from home for all positions.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave. Employees with less tenure than 12 months are eligible for prorated pay.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
TT employees receive 22 PTO days per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
When in-office and not working remotely, we still love our casual dress code (think shorts in the summer and puff vests in the winter).
Commuter Benefits
TT offers pre-tax transit and parking benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday through Friday, and an array of free snacks and canned beverages.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Shuffle Board, and Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday through Friday, and an array of free snacks.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted in our onsite bar (known internally as the Tech Tap), and both beer and wine are available 24/7.
Parking
We offer employees a discounted rate fo on-site parking at a nearby parking garage.
Fitness Subsidies
Employees can have up to $20 per month reimbursed for a gym membership or at-home fitness equipment.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees are eligible for up to $240 per year for reimbursed for home office equipment.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
TT will reimburse tuition expenses for pre-approved courses at 75% up to $7,500 annually.
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Professional development course offerings and reimbursements. Open kitchen and craft beer bar. Health and wellness benefits, such as gym discounts. Charitable matching for donations. 22 days of paid time off, plus holidays. Flexible spending accounts for medical and transportation. Life and disability insurance. Employee assistance services. Beautiful new office with relaxed environment.

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