Systems Engineer

| 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? 


Systems Engineers are responsible for maintaining a robust, best in class, extremely low latency Linux trading environment.  A passion for technology, problem solving, and optimization are critical to what we do.

The right balance of speed and quality is crucial. We value good engineering practices and scalable solutions over pagers and on-call rotations.  We take our responsibilities for stable financial markets very seriously.

As Systems Engineers we work with development, trading, and other technology teams to implement solutions to a variety of technical problems.

We focus on automation, DevOps, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery so we can deploy everything – hardware, software, solutions – rapidly and repeatably.
We manage the deployment process of solutions as they are developed.  We do our best to get changes to production as quickly as possible as improvements can have a very clear effect on our profitability.

We leverage our big data infrastructure to build analytical reports and push data driven improvements.

We write code (Python, Java, Go, etc.), we re-engineer processes, and we communicate and collaborate with others to constantly improve our technological advantage.


One of the most fun aspects of the job is that we have a very quick feedback loop.  We release early and often to get incremental benefits as they are developed
We operate at the bleeding edge of technology.  If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will actively invest in developing and utilizing the solution
We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices.

Much of our technology stack is shared between all 3 regions, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.

To get the best results we encourage everybody to gain understanding of both the trading strategy and how exchanges work on a technological level.

Working at IMC is also an opportunity to learn about financial markets. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.

We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds.  What they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.


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.


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 400+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Zug. 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


We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
233 South Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidy
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Volunteering Opportunities
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