Director of Front Office Technology

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 a trading technology leader to help deliver the next phase of evolution of our trading stack. Specifically, you will join the technology management team with the responsibility of managing teams engaged in defining, developing, and deploying trading software using a team-based, holistic development approach. This leader will focus on guiding the logic and execution components of our automated electronic trading software, in addition to the teams that are accountable for the overall performance of the trading infrastructure.  

What You'll Do

    • Lead, manage and hold accountable technical teams 
    • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence while promoting continuous learning and development of best practices in trading technology 
    • Guide Team Leads through quarterly and annual project planning that advances the technical capabilities of their respective groups 
    • Assess current and future business needs and match them up with existing technical capabilities 
    • Participate in recruiting initiatives to ensure teams are balanced and resourced effectively 
    • Identify key technical investments needed and come up with a roadmap that balances the organization's tactical and strategic goals 
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards in the development and deployment of trading technology software 
    • Help define trading technology architecture and roadmap 
    • Work closely with key stakeholders in trading 
    • Identify and develop talent 
    • Drive the culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing 
    • Drive reusable and metric-based software development approach, emphasizing identification and development of common patterns and building blocks  
    • Lead by example, creating quality prototypes and contributing to production code base 

What You'll Need

    • 10+ years of experience working on high frequency trading systems 
    •  5+ years in a leadership role with experience building and leading multiple teams  
    • Passion for developing talent and empowering others to reach their full potential 
    • Proven knowledge of modern trading systems, including market and reference data, algorithmic trading and market-making, mass-quoting, safety controls, order management, alpha signal generation, simulation, trade matching and reconciliation 
    • Strategic thinking and proven project management skills 
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