Software Engineer - Trading Data Fabric Team

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our traders work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities and are the masters of a diverse set of commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and equity index options. From the beginning, we began iteratively investing in our proprietary technology and committing to building our systems from the ground up. Our trading models and software systems are continually re-engineered, optimized, and maintained to stay on top of the industry. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of our technology teams who utilize and perfect our innovative technology solutions. 


High-performance proprietary development is the source of our success and competitive advantage at Belvedere, further fueling our passion for performance. We are a team driven by intellectual curiosity, seeking answers that will change not only how we trade in this technological age, but also the future landscape of the trading industry. We place a high premium on defining, developing, and deploying high-performance trading software using a team-based, holistic development approach. We look for passionate team members that excel and their contribution is critical to our continued success. 


Trading Data Fabric (TDF) builds and manages a data platform that enables Belvedere to capture and stream high-volume, high-quality data and utilize cloud-scale compute for quant research and trading. We manage pipelines that capture real-time market data, trading actions, and complex internal valuation and position data. These stream into real-time trading engines and our data warehouse for historical analysis.


Our Software Engineers are responsible for system development, pipeline implementation, data warehouse architecture, data quality automation, and operational oversight. They participate in all aspects of our software development lifecycle, from design to testing to deployment, and have both a love of technology and an interest in the financial markets.


Don’t know a lot about finance or trading? No sweat. Belvedere Trading University (BTU) program will teach you everything you need to know once you join the team. 

What you'll do

  • Become a key contributor defining the data platform and services that enable leaders across the firm to evaluate trading performance and make critical decisions 
  • Design, implement, and refine high-volume data systems from ingestion through transformation and to warehouses, dashboards, and downstream consumers 
  • Balance optimization, simplicity, and cost efficiency to create reliable and extendable systems 
  • Partner with team members and data platform customers to guide roadmap and strategy
  • Identify opportunities to expand our system and leveragenew technologies 
  • Communicate with project managers and team leadership to develop work strategies and estimates 
  • Work in a collaborative team environment encouraging constant learning and innovation from all levels of the company to build the future of technology and finance 
  • Participate in our in-house learning and development curriculum via peer-led lectures to obtain knowledge about the fundamentals of trading and our proprietary trading systems 

What you'll need

  • C++ REQUIRED
  • Polyglot – Experience with all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle, comfortable learning and working in multiple languages. Preferred understanding especially in Java, C#, and Python.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to dive deep into data storage technologies and business-specific data models to fully understand the nature of a problem, its volumes, and natural variability
  • Performance Minded – Ability to optimize and analyze the impact of scaling a process over petabytes of data
  • Owner Mindset – Thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment
  • Intellectual curiosity and passion – Desire to continuously learn in a team environment and solve challenging problems
  • Careful Communicator – Effectively communicate project updates to teammates and product managers 

Core Values

The secret to our award-winning culture is our Core Values: Team Belvedere, Me In Team, Own It, Iterative Innovation, and Passionate Discourse. We live and breathe these values every day.


Our Stance

Belvedere is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, military, and veteran status is prohibited. Belvedere encourages initiatives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. Belvedere is committed to providing a positive environment in which team members are treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Our firm believes in a dynamic culture of inclusion and diversity, where people thrive on individual and organizational characteristics, values, experiences, and backgrounds.

 

Please note that Belvedere Trading does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of Team Belvedere. No phone calls, please.

 

Through our efforts to provide a safe environment for you and our team members, all interviews for this position will be conducted virtually via phone or video. We will continue to actively hire and onboard new team members virtually through the remainder of the year unless otherwise noted. Any questions regarding the virtual recruiting process, please reach out to [email protected].

 

Work Schedule: Regular and reliable attendance during standard business hours with the ability to be on-site prior to the start of business on occasion 

Amount of Travel Required: None

Sponsorship: Not available for this position

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Location

Our offices are located right on the Chicago Riverwalk in the loop with loads of summertime dining alfresco options. We are near Union Station and across the street from Ogilvie Train station for easy access to all neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicagoland area.

What are Belvedere Trading Perks + Benefits

Belvedere Trading Benefits Overview

At Belvedere Trading, our core values not only shape our functionality as a company but ensure that our team members are healthy and happy inside and outside the office.

Belvedere provides competitive health insurance along with sponsored wellness programs. We provide a network of support through our continuing education series, mentorship, and advisor programs. Team members have access to unlimited PTO and are encouraged to do something they love with that time. Our team members receive a stipend for lunch every single day along with snacks and beverages in the office. Team members across all departments come together at our various events that focus on wellness, charity, networking, and general social activities.

Our benefits and perks have been enhanced to support a virtual environment as well, including an increase in team building activities, virtual yoga and meditations sessions, weekly photo competitions, swag delivered directly to team members’ homes from our Team Belvedere Store, along with snack boxes delivered directly to team members. Our culture expands well beyond the walls of our office!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Team Belvedere has participated in the Chase Corporate Challenge, Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon, One Tail at a Time, Rocktoberfest, Habitat for Humanity and many more!
Partners with nonprofits
Belvedere Cares provides 1:1 matching for charitable donations. As a firm we support local educational initiatives focused on grades K-12 and health care initiatives in under-served populations.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Inclusive job descriptions. Establish clear and objective criteria for hiring. Promote team engagement.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
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Dental insurance
Vision insurance
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Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Be Well Belvedere is a voluntary, incentive-driven wellness program offered in order to assist our teammates in leading stronger, healthier lives both personally and professionally.
Team workouts
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Mental health benefits
We offer an employee assistance program, mindful meditation, and Calm Memberships through our Wellness Program.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
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Family medical leave
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Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Belvedere Trading hosts many family-focused events throughout the year, including Kids' Day, Parents' Day, Family Picnic, Family Halloween Party and others.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Belvedere Trading has outings that focus on wellness, charity, networking and social components throughout the entire year.
Free daily meals
We provide free snacks within the office and team members receive a daily stipend towards lunch everyday.
Free snacks and drinks
Belvedere Trading provide healthy snacks such as yogurt, fresh fruit, hummus and carrots along with some fun snacks such as chips, fruit snacks and nutella packs.
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
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Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, career mentoring, and leadership mentoring.
Continuing education stipend
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Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Belvedere Trading, we provide perks for all demographics by constantly evolving our benefits to best suit and support our team members.

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