Jr Software Developer

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Ketchum Trading
  • 22 Sep 16

Ketchum Trading, a privately-held proprietary trading firm, seeks a Jr. Software Developer. The firm deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including futures, equities and ETFs. An ideal candidate would possess a passion for technology; have a desire to take ownership of their work; and be able to work both independently and collaboratively to maximize team throughput.


  • Build high-performance/low-latency components for both live trading and simulation
  • Refine and increase automation and robustness of trading infrastructure
  • Implement performance analytics (e.g. slippage, fill-rate, and market impact reports)
  • Measure and optimize software, hardware, and network performance

To qualify for this role, you must have:                                       

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • Strong C++ skills with at least 3+ years of development experience
  • At least 2 years experience in the finance industry
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English

A plus:

  • Experience in futures and equities/ETF's
  • Knowledge of R

What we offer:

  • Competitive financial rewards, relative to firm performance and team-based contributions
  • Employee benefits that include exceptional insurance, 401k match, health club and tuition reimbursement
  • Friendly and collegial work environment
  • Opportunity to learn from successful industry experts

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