Software Engineer- Python

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 10.AUG.2021
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Location: Chicago, IL Description: Our client is currently seeking a Software Engineer- Python Software Engineer (Applications Team) As a St...


Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Software Engineer- Python
Software Engineer (Applications Team)
As a Staff Software Engineer on the Applications Team, a regular day could include working closely with Client's trading desk and product team to identify opportunities to improve and automate workflows, helping the team manage and reduce technical debt, deploying and measuring usage of tools in production, and writing full stack Python code with other engineers on the team to build out the future of Client's custom trading applications. Additionally, Staff Software Engineers regularly participate in and contribute to regular architecture cadences, drive discussions and decisions on coding standards and practices, mentor other engineers and help reinforce and improve Client's engineering culture.

On the Applications Team, you'll be responsible for:
• Collaborating with trading and technology teams on trading strategy, creating applications for both individual traders as well as more robust applications for broader scale use across the entire firm.
• Owning execution of key initiatives that align with strategic business plans.
• Providing influence and critical inputs into strategic business plans and trading application architecture.
• Owning the full product development lifecycle of critical tools that enable trading and firm portfolio management.
• Ensuring quality and correctness of applications through automated testing as well as manual interaction with the products.
• Monitoring applications in production for performance and effectiveness, always looking for areas to improve the user's workflow.
• Optimizing and monitoring critical path performance.
• Troubleshooting production issues quickly and efficiently.

You'll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:
• Must have proficiency in Python. Any modern JavaScript framework, Go or Java is a nice to have!
• Experience building full-stack Python based applications. Ideally with some exposure to using a modern JavaScript framework on the front end.
• Experience with some combination of the following Python libraries; Pandas, NumPy, PyArrow, Scikit-learn, or Tensorflow.
• Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related.
• 8+ years of software development, with some trading or finance industry experience.
• Excellent problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.
• Familiarity with Linux platform.
• Effective communication skills.
• Passion for mentoring engineers and building software as part of a team

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