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Senior Java Engineer - Automated Trading

Company: CMP.jobs
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

We are a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago, with a satellite office in Boulder, Colorado. Our teams work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities by combining their deep expertise in commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and equity index options with a cutting-edge technological system. Our trading models and software systems are continually developed, optimized, and upgraded in order to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. We work closely with our technology team to continuously and iteratively improve our proprietary solutions.

High-performance proprietary development is the source of our success and competitive advantage here, 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 are looking for passionate team members whose contributions will be critical to our continued success.

The company is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with cloud and data pipeline experience to aid in the research and development of our fully automated market-making system. The Senior Java Engineer is responsible for working directly with leaders, software engineers, and quantitative researchers within our research department to implement high-throughput valuation models in a cloud-native environment. You will be working to design and implement modeling system details, optimize systems to sustain hundreds of terabytes of throughput and assist in integration of cloud-scale technologies into a latency-sensitive trading platform. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, eager to contribute to a rapidly growing team, has sound technical knowledge, and possesses exceptional communication skills.

What You'll Do
Build a suite of software using Java, Flink, and Pulsar to identify pricing inefficiencies in live trading markets
Assist with development of in-house hybrid cloud application frameworks
Understand the full lifecycle and intricacies of a trading platform
Interact with hybrid cloud messaging, data, observability, and deployment platforms
Share ideas, experience, and knowledge with other members of the team
Provide feedback to leadership on team health and processes to continuously improve productivity, tooling, and code quality
Coordinate directly with stakeholders and firm leaders to plan work and design solutions

What You'll Need
5+ years developing applications using Java
Experience developing applications with Apache Flink
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with individuals at all levels of the organization
The ability to architect and implement efficient technical solutions using cloud-native technologies
An understanding of the trade-offs between high-throughput and low-latency systems
A keen sense of ownership and drive to succeed
The ability to collaborate and contribute in a team setting
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment
Careful attention to detail, and the vision and skill to push beyond expectations

Extra Credit
Experience with C++
Experience with Apache Pulsar
Experience with Google Cloud Platform

Who We Are
We strive for excellence as a team and individually and expect merit-based responsibilities and compensation (Me in Team).
We value innovation delivered incrementally (Iterative Innovation) and expect all to act like owners (Own it).
We communicate passionately and with compassion to reach the best solutions (Passionate Discourse).
These values help guide us as a firm and as individuals. We are excited to bring those who have similar beliefs to join our team.

What We Offer
The company offers great benefits, semi-annual performance bonuses, a casual environment, and the satisfaction of seeing your work make a difference. Here, we encourage all employees to play an integral part in our growth and the creative process. Our employees health is important, so we provide full benefits and a robust wellness program including in-office yoga, health seminars, and discounted gym memberships. We also recognize the positive effects of a strong work-life balance by having an unlimited, paid time off policy. Most importantly, The company likes to have fun, both inside and outside the office walls!


Women and underrepresented groups frequently apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that mold and apply. No candidate is perfect; all have a lot to offer. We welcome your application.

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

Our Stance
We are 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. We encourage initiatives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. We are 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.



Hybrid Work Structure
This position will be based in Boulder, Colorado with the option to work in a hybrid structure with a minimum of two days in the office.

Keywords: CMP.jobs, Boulder , Senior Java Engineer - Automated Trading, IT / Software / Systems , Boulder, Colorado

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