As a Senior Software Engineer (Risk Management), you’ll be part of a team of engineers that builds out the retail brokerage business and supports our other business initiatives. We care about the speed and stability of our back-end systems as much as we care about the customer-facing applications we build. Our architecture is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges, but always with a focus on practicality and performance.
What you’ll do: * Maintain production systems, specifically risk management and trade event systems * Apply your knowledge of Reg T, Portfolio Margin, and SPAN margining to an existing production codebase and work closely with the risk management team to implement new functionality * Serve as a team lead for Java development * Write clean, maintainable, and tested code that is ready to scale * Carry responsibility for troubleshooting and resolving high stakes issues as they occur * Translate vision into actionable items, either directly or through working with a project manager
Who you are: * Proven experience with back end, high concurrency, high throughput Java Services * A long history of deploying and managing production systems built in Java * Experience with Akka is a positive, although not a hard requirement * Deep knowledge of standard risk management calculations (Reg T, Portfolio Margin, Span and theoretical option pricing) * The ability to learn quickly in areas in which you don't already have deep expertise * The ability to jump into a brand new framework or language and quickly become productive in it * 8+ years of professional experience working as a software engineer on a team, preferably with some experience as a technical lead or mentor * Experience with other languages, such as Ruby, Python, C++
Team Perks: * Sustainable work day * Daily catered lunch when working in the office * Full kitchen with snacks and beverages * Dog-friendly office * In-building gym * Common rooftop deck with seating areas, landscaping, grills, and yard games * CTA stop a block away, Shuttle to/from Metra * Monthly dev outings (e.g. escape rooms, movie nights, ax-throwing, laser tag, bowling, etc.) * Located in the West Loop, Chicago's growing center of tech, great cuisine, and high-end bars
The tastytrade family of companies (tastytrade, tastyworks, dough, quiet foundation, and The Small Exchange) empowers individual investors by providing educational media, intuitive and powerful trading software, high-speed order execution, innovative derivatives products, and portfolio guidance. The diversity of our offerings and the technology that powers them provide our engineers with exposure to a broad set of tools and the opportunity to dig deep into specific problems. We are an ideal environment for those who are self-motivated, engineering-focused, pragmatic, and who truly enjoy creating and operating large, highly available, and performant systems. Our team is lean at roughly 40 members and we follow a management philosophy that values the autonomy of our engineers.
tastyworks 1000 W Fulton Market #220 Chicago, IL 60607