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  • Chicago, IL
  • Gina Gomulka

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Senior Software Engineer – Team Lead

Next Step Systems • Chicago, IL

Posted 5 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 5 to greater than 15 years
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00 /Year
Banking - Financial Services, Securities, Computer Software
Information Technology, Engineering, Management
Relocation - Yes


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Job Description

Senior Software Engineer – Team Lead


We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer / Team Lead for a market making group.  The team is focused on implementing trading strategies in Futures and Equities products.  As a member of the team, you will partner with quants, traders, and skilled software engineers to revamp an end-to-end trading system.  You will leverage your deep work experience to deliver value from user stories to hands-on implementation in a fast-paced environment.




  • Define and gather trading workflow, quantitative modelling, and system performance requirements collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
  • Work with a skilled team of software engineers to establish a pragmatic architectural vision that emphasizes testability and maintainability.
  • Develop an implementation roadmap in partnership with Quant and Trading to deliver incremental improvements in trading performance while drastically improving the system architecture.
  • Collaborate with senior members of the technology architecture team to review and improve your team’s approach to building a platform that has the potential to be leveraged more broadly.
  • Maintain an efficient and effective engineering team by empowering and managing staff to meet schedules and resolve technical or operational problems.
  • Implement functionality, participate in team code reviews, and provide valuable feedback on performance, logic, and maintenance issues to ensure code-level consistency.

Job Requirements



  • At least 10 years of experience total, 3 or more years leading a software development team.
  • 5+ years of C++ experience in the financial industry.
  • Experience with multi-threaded, distributed, and high-performance programming.
  • Experience with Linux and either Java (preferred) or .NET.
  • Strong ability to manage resources, scope, and time to delivery projects effectively.
  • Ability to build trust and influence within the company, your area, as well as with external partners.
  • A love of problem solving that is on par with your analytic and design capabilities.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related engineering fields.


Keywords:  Chicago IL Jobs, Software Engineer Team Lead, C++, Multi-threading, Java, Linux, Windows, .Net, Financial, Trading, Software Developer, Programmer Analyst, Architect, Chicago Recruiters, Information Technology Jobs, IT Jobs, Chicago Recruiting


If you are an employer and recruiting for similar IT professionals / positions, please contact our Technical Recruiters at Next Step Systems.  We are a national IT Recruiting Firm / Agency specializing in full-time direct hire Information Technology employment opportunities.


Company Will Sponsor Visas!  Company Will Relocate Candidates!


No Corp-To-Corp Or Third Party Recruiters; W-2 Direct Hire Only.

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