Lead Software Engineer- SPX Options Desk @ Gelber Group LLC - Chicago, IL

Job Overview

2 months ago

Lead Software Engineer- SPX Options Desk

Gelber Group LLC - Chicago, IL

We are Gelber Group - Passion for Trading. Powered by Technology.

For 40 years, we have set the bar as one of the industry’s most innovative and enduring proprietary trading firms. We are headquartered in Chicago with offices and remote team members across the United States and Europe. Our success derives from a relentless pursuit of new trading ideas and careful attention to technology. Our culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration empowers each member of our team to have a meaningful impact from the day they join Gelber. We believe our talented staff are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing them the resources they need to succeed. With 16 distinct trading groups, we trade a little bit of everything here – with diverse styles and approaches across all major global marketplaces – and we are always looking to expand into new opportunities. Our flat organizational structure ensures a true meritocracy and attracts individuals with an edge to contribute to our consistent success.

As the Lead Software Engineer on our SPX Options Trading Desk at Gelber, you will have a real impact on the expansion and technology of the desk. You will work side by side with other successful Traders and the Partner and Head of the Desk to improve and direct the technology used by the desk. This role is for someone who flourishes in a fast-paced environment, has a strong work ethic, clear communicator, and has a strong interest in the financial markets. This position will report directly into the Head of the Desk who reports directly into Senior Leadership.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and define technology and strategy for the SPX Options Trading Desk
  • Responsible for managing projects from conceptualization and requirements gathering to user adoption
  • Design and develop user interfaces based off the desk’s needs
  • Manage, recruit, and mentor other technical individuals on the SPX Options Trading Desk
  • Playing a significant role in design, implementation, and maintenance of proprietary trading platform that powers the SPX Options Trading Desk
  • Bridging the gap and communication between trading and technology

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience coding in C++ and experience with C#/Python, nice to have
  • Experience with working with Vola is not required, but strongly preferred
  • Experience working on the frontend and the user experience
  • Experience working with Options is preferred, but not required
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication, and ability to work with others in a competitive environment
  • Ability to take and pass the SIE and Series 57 FINRA exams

Benefits Highlights

Gelber offers a wide range of benefits to full-time employees in order to meet you and your covered dependents needs. Our comprehensive benefits offering includes:

  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement program
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical coverage provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (PPO and HDHP/HSA) and dental coverage; generous employer cost-sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement for Undergraduate and Graduate courses
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care; pre-tax commuter benefits for parking and transit expenses
  • Life insurance and long-term disability coverage
  • Health club membership with on-site facilities (and reciprocal memberships)
  • Generous vacation time, paid holidays, and paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Weekly catered lunches and monthly continental breakfasts
  • Social events including sponsored 5k races and annual holiday party
  • Enjoyable work environment including a game room (foosball, ping pong, Golden Tee)
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Charitable giving and company matching opportunities
  • Casual, relaxed dress code

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