Software Engineer - Chicago, FinTech! in Chicago, IL

Employer: ITG

Location: Chicago, IL

ITG is looking for an experienced, motivated Software Engineer to join our Algorithmic Trading development team. 

Here at ITG, technology is our middle name. Literally. With nearly half of our staff working in technology roles, our technologists empower our business to provide best-in-class service to our clients around the world. From conceptualizing ideas to bringing them to market, ITG engineers work alongside our business units to build technology for institutional traders that enables them to improve returns for investors.


  • Build and support low-latency trading algorithms under the guidance of management
  • Enhance the next-generation trading platform underpinning these algos and solve highly technical and complex problems on multiple projects 
  • Understand different trading strategies/tactics and contribute by recommending enhancements to them
  • Conduct system modeling, prototyping and analysis while designing software applications 
  • Take full end-to-end ownership of software, including analyzing and supporting it in beta and production phases
  • Work in a fast moving and rapidly changing environment using agile methodology
  • A bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience or master’s and three years’ experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate quantitative topics and concepts with ability to perform adhoc quantitative analysis for product management
  • Experience with real-time trading applications
  • Demonstrated ability to handle concurrent projects with strong ability to prioritize based on demand
  • Self-motivated team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with special attention to system performance and design
  • Knowledge of Equities and Derivatives trading, and US market microstructure is a plus
  • Experience with Algorithmic Trading, High Frequency Trading, Low Latency Trading, and Order Management Systems is a plus
  • Exposure to different technologies, such as C++, Linux, low latency, kernel bypass, machine learning, cloud and high-performance storage
  • Projects with quick life cycles, from concept to client in three months
  • A smaller team environment with 3-8 developers
  • A great place for upward and geographic mobility
  • Direct exposure to the decision makers and senior leaders on the business side
  • A company that’s investing a sizable amount in its technology department
  • Teams that are passionate about continually learning, improving and raising the bar
  • A community that values hard work as well as work-life balance
  • A company that is committed to giving back to surrounding communities, from LA to Hong Kong and Sydney and the 11 locations in between

Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills:

c# python sql linux c++

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