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Software Development Full-Time Chicago, IL November 30, 2017


Are you a software engineer who is passionate about helping with strategy development? Would you like to be responsible for production data collection, integration of vendor data, making improvements to our research infrastructure, and working with quants to bring prototype models and signals into production? CTC is seeking a Software Engineer for our Delta Desk Development group. Our team develops systems that implement trading strategies in Futures and Equities products. As a member of our team, you will work closely with traders and quants to improve our pricing libraries and backtest systems. You will need strong C++ and Python skills and familiarity with linear algebra and statistics is required.


  • Design and develop software components
  • Deliver and support software into the production environment in a timely and robust manner
  • Collaborate with developers on other teams
  • Partner with support teams to ensure that the software is easy to manage in a production environment
  • Assist in developing requirements and propose solutions


  • 5+ years of financial industry experience
  • Experience with building and supporting backtest frameworks
  • Relevant work experience in C++ and Python, including Boost Python
  • Experience in linear algebra and statistics
  • Experience with interacting with large datasets
  • Experience with multi-threaded and distributed programming
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience in Java a plus
  • Working knowledge of Windows
  • Highly motivated to understand complicated workflows and produce high quality solutions
  • A love of problem solving
  • Strong analytic and design capabilities, ability to work individually or in a team environment
  • Technical curiosity in learning and maintaining technical acumen
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related engineering fields

Who we are

Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is a highly analytical, team oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, focused approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. We take critical action to position ourselves at the forefront of the financial markets.

We actively trade in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. We have grown dramatically since our inception in 1995. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, we trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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