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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.

Are you an experienced engineer who is passionate about delivering a high impact platform through well-architected services, strong development practices and durable systems? Do you want to work closely with engineers who will push boundaries of design and scale? CTC is seeking a C++ Software Engineer to join the Platform team! The team is responsible for the design and development of CTC's enterprise platform solutions.

What You’ll Do

As a Software Engineer in the Platform team you will design, implement, curate, and support the adoption of a common set of highly performant C++ libraries and assets used across the enterprise. You will have an opportunity to be a high impact contributor on the firm's use of C++ by developing standards, leading working groups, and collaborating with other C++ experts in the firm.

You must have a broad and deep understanding of software engineering concepts, an expert understanding of modern C++, and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Adaptability, drive for results, attention to detail, analytical skills, and team spirit will be essential attributes for succeeding in this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

What We’re Looking For



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.  

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.

Platform Engineer (C++)