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CTC is a cutting-edge proprietary trading firm with a long-term vision and a clear focus on helping the world price and manage risk. Our fun and trusting culture inspires us to solve the industry’s most challenging problems and take calculated risks in a collaborative environment.

We strive to be the most innovative firm in the industry today, tomorrow, and long into the future while upholding ethical excellence. We believe that CTC makes a positive impact on the markets, the lives of our employees, and all the communities to which we belong. Started in 1995 by a team of forward-thinking Traders, we are proud to call ourselves an industry leader that keeps making markets and each other better.

CTC is continuously looking for strong C++ Engineers to help us build out our next-generation technologies in many different areas of the firm including Execution, Exchange Connectivity, Platform, and Research & Data Engineering. In these areas you will be involved in projects that have direct and meaningful impact on CTC's daily performance. In our fast-paced team environment, our engineers can quickly see the results of their effort, and the impact that work has on our businesses.

In areas like Execution, you will work with traders to build new execution strategies and enhance existing ones. In Platform Engineering, you may be building out a robust common framework library for the firm or building messaging API’s for developing distributed, real-time trading systems.

Flexibility, drive for results, attention to detail, analytical skills, and team spirit will be essential attributes for success in any role here at CTC. As a C++ Engineer, you must also have a broad and deep understanding of software engineering concepts, sharp software development skills, and excellent communication and collaboration skills.




Our Benefits

We strongly believe in the well-being of our employees and their families so we offer outstanding benefits to support you both professionally and personally. These benefits include generous medical coverage, paid parental leave, free breakfast and lunch (plus healthy snacks, of course), wellness reimbursement, quarterly recharge days, and a variety of other benefits focused on providing the best employee experience. 

(Disclaimer: Interns and Contractors are not eligible for benefits at CTC) 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At CTC, we aim to cultivate a workplace that celebrates diversity and each person feels included, engaged and empowered. Where each of us feels we belong. We are committed to having a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 

If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to apply for a position, please contact us at info@chicagotrading.com. Note that emails sent to this email account for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

C++ Software Engineer