Senior Software Engineer - Algorithmic Trading Applications Team

Chicago, Illinois
Technology – Execution Systems /
Full-Time /
Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our traders work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities and are the masters of a diverse set of commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and equity index options. From the beginning, we began iteratively investing in our proprietary technology and committing to building our systems from the ground up. Our trading models and software systems are continually re-engineered, optimized, and maintained to stay on top of the industry. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of our technology teams who utilize and perfect our innovative technology solutions. 
High-performance proprietary development is the source of our success and competitive advantage at Belvedere, further fueling our passion for performance. We are a team driven by intellectual curiosity, seeking answers that will change not only how we trade in this technological age, but also the future landscape of the trading industry. We place a high premium on defining, developing, and deploying high-performance trading software using a team-based, holistic development approach. We look for passionate team members that excel and their contribution is critical to our continued success. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. As an Algorithmic Trading Application Software Engineer, you would work closely with traders, developers, and researchers to build, extend, and support high-performance trading applications. Our systems are primarily C++, with Python and C# components, and you should be comfortable working in all parts of this tech stack. You will work in an environment with an automated daily release cycle and a focus on top-quality and scalable software development practices such as code reviews and automated testing.

What You'll Do

    • Architect and implement low-latency algorithmic trading applications 
    • Partner with trading and technology teams on key operational performance and scalability  
    • Full-cycle application development, network programming, and platform tuning  
    • Apply a data-driven approach to system improvements 
    • Continuously contribute to the team’s performance architecture 
    • Create new features and help improve existing systems 

What You'll Need

    • 6+ years of technical experience in building automated trading systems 
    • Proven coding ability in modern C++ 
    • Strong computer science foundation in OOP, data structures, algorithms, concurrent programming, messaging, and networking 
    • Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, collaborative environment 
    • A desire to continuously learn and proactively improve processes 
In addition, depending on the scope of your role and responsibilities, your continued employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of compliance-related certifications during the onboarding process or throughout your tenure with Team Belvedere.

Women and underrepresented groups frequently apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.
We encourage you to break that mold and apply. No candidate is perfect; all have a lot to offer.
We welcome your application.

Core Values
The secret to our award-winning culture is our Core Values: Team Belvedere, Me In Team, Own It, Iterative Innovation, and Passionate Discourse. We live and breathe these values every day.
Our Stance
Belvedere is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, military, and veteran status is prohibited. Belvedere encourages initiatives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. Belvedere is committed to providing a positive environment in which team members are treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Our firm believes in a dynamic culture of inclusion and diversity, where people thrive on individual and organizational characteristics, values, experiences, and backgrounds.
Please note that Belvedere Trading does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of Team Belvedere. No phone calls, please.
Work Schedule: Regular and reliable attendance during standard business hours with the ability to be on-site prior to the start of business on occasion 
Amount of Travel Required: None