Web based systems Developer, javascript, HTML, Node.js, trading systems, Hedge Fund. Help drive technology transition to web based and cutting edge technologies. Chicago or NYC based.

  • Sector leading salary level and bonus potential
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fides & Co
  • 23 Sep 16

Web developer, html, Javascript, node.js, C#.net (legacy). World leading Hedge Fund hiring for strong software engineers to join their advanced trade execution User Interface development team. Chicago or New York based. No financial experience necessary, eCommerce experience highly relevant.

The Execution development team creates and manages the user interfaces and associated components that power portfolio management, trading and market intelligence efforts with best-in-class user interface and data visualization.  They build interfaces that are user-friendly, intuitive, and sift through vast amounts of data to show trends, patterns and outliers.  This team partners closely with members of the trading and portfolio management teams within the organisation.

The legacy interfaces are currently written in C#/.NET, all new development however has transitioned to web technologies (HTML, Javascript etc) and NodeJS. Therefore this is an opportunity to help drive the transition into new technologies at a time where the business is progressing into cloud based and big data/no sql technologies as well as dev ops methodologies.

Key job responsibilities include:

Design, develop, and deploy user interfaces to facilitate high-volume, business critical trading
Understand business processes and needs and design technical solutions and enhancements to drive business success
Contribute to software architecture, designing user interface mechanisms that are robust, performant, and scalable
Design and develop software following best practices to allow for reusability, maintainability, and scalability
Develop testing and deployment plans that detect and minimize software defects
Facilitate communication and collaboration with team members, the trading desks, and the level 1 support team



Strong proficiency in HTML and Javascript and preferably Python and Node.js

Experience either from a financial markets environment or from a major eCommerce site or from somewhere of equal performance level requirements

Sound understanding of computer science concepts and software design techniques

Analytical, intellectually curious and skilled at problem-solving
Enthusiastic attitude and collaborative approach
Strong written and verbal communication skills
High degree of integrity



Experience working in a trading environment

Experience building responsive front-end tools
Experience using WPF or WinForms
Experience in data visualization and charting
Understanding of various investment asset classes



Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent preferred
Top-tier computer science university preferred