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Business Analyst

Chicago, IL
Electronic Trading Technology Team is responsible for developing critical trading infrastructure for a variety of our businesses with focus on performance, stability, and automation.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

Key job responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for driving various projects under the Quantitative Strategies Technology group
  • Responsible for designing and executing strategy to drive trading, research, and operational initiatives forward.
  • Responsible for collaboration with trading desks, business managers, Support, DevOps, and Technology development teams.
 

Skills/Characteristics:
Mandatory:
  • Knowledge of financial products, trading and order management systems.
  • Some experience leading large scale projects or product deployments
  • Experience in working with development teams, ability to understand technical/development items.
  • Contribute to entire life-cycle of the project/product (analysis/design/testing/rollout/post-rollout)
  • Exposure to working with SQL, Unix/Linux, Python, R, Tableau etc.
  • Analytical mindset with an ability to analyse complex-problems and determine a direction forward
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented, self-starter and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with uncertainty, ask a lot of questions and clarify scope of projects
 
Desirable:
  • Server-side scripting experience on Linux using shell scripts, python, and SQL/KDB.
  • Understanding of financial markets and protocols.
  • Prior experience in C++, Java, Python development.
 
Education:
* Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.

Summary
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding trading environment. This person will be intellectually curious, intuitive, rigorous, trustworthy, and have the highest ethical standards. In addition, (s)he will be effective addressing a number of internal and external audiences in a professional manner. This person will add value by working on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through.
 
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