Senior Java Engineer - Automated Trading

Boulder, Colorado / Chicago, Illinois
Regions – Combine Development /
Full-Time /
Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago, with a satellite office in Boulder, Colorado. Our teams work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities by combining their deep expertise in commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and equity index options with a cutting-edge technological system. Our trading models and software systems are continually developed, optimized, and upgraded in order to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. We work closely with our technology team to continuously and iteratively improve our proprietary 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 are looking for passionate team members whose contributions will be critical to our continued success.

Belvedere Trading is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with quantitative modeling experience to aid in the research and development of our fully automated market-making system. The Senior Java Engineer is responsible for working directly with leaders, software engineers, and quantitative researchers within our research department to implement high-throughput valuation models in a cloud-native environment. You will be working to design and implement modeling system details, optimize systems to sustain hundreds of terabytes of throughput and assist in integration of cloud-scale technologies into a latency-sensitive trading platform.  The ideal candidate is highly motivated, eager to contribute to a rapidly growing team, has sound technical knowledge, and possesses exceptional communication skills.

What You'll Do

    • Build a suite of software using Java, Flink, and Pulsar to identify pricing inefficiencies in live trading markets
    • Assist with development of in-house hybrid cloud application frameworks
    • Understand the full lifecycle and intricacies of a trading platform
    • Interact with hybrid cloud messaging, data, observability, and deployment platforms
    • Share ideas, experience, and knowledge with other members of the team
    • Provide feedback to leadership on team health and processes to continuously improve productivity, tooling, and code quality
    • Coordinate directly with stakeholders and firm leaders to plan work and design solutions

What You'll Need

    • 4+ years developing applications using Java
    • 2+ years of experience with development of quantitative models in some capacity
    • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • The ability to architect and implement efficient technical solutions
    • An understanding of the trade-offs between high-throughput and low-latency systems
    • A keen sense of ownership and drive to succeed
    • The ability to collaborate and contribute in a team setting
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment
    • Careful attention to detail, and the vision and skill to push beyond expectations

Nice to Have

    • Experience with C++
    • Experience with Apache Pulsar
    • Experience developing applications with Apache Flink
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform
$140,000 - $180,000 a year
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 embody 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.

Hybrid Work Structure
This position will be based in Boulder, Colorado with the option to work in a hybrid structure with a minimum of two days in the office.