Java / Python Software Engineer

ES-14306

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Java / Python Software Engineer is wanted to one of our partner companies that is an innovator in electronic options trading. With an 18-year track record of success, the company serves the international financial community by providing orderly, liquid markets in financial derivatives. The firm is at the heart of the modern trading process and at the forefront of mathematical finance and financial automation.

As a Software Engineer on the Back Office Product Team, a regular day could include working closely with PEAK6’s Finance and Operations team on the systems that power our trading behind the scenes, including PnL reporting, positions, and clearing firm reconciliations. It would also include working collaboratively with other engineers on the team to build out the future of PEAK6’s Finance and Operations software. Additionally, Software Engineers regularly work across teams (engineering, operations and trading) to ensure that their solutions integrate seamlessly to support great experience for operators in a live trading environment. You will be a member of a mixed Budapest / Chicago scrum team working in English.

Tasks:

  • Development of an application related to machine tools and automation
  • Participation in test automation
  • Creation of high quality, maintainable code while keeping the Clean Code principles
  • Continuous development and sharing of your knowledge
  • Active participation in the whole development cycle (implementation, code review, developer test, bug fixing, documentation)
  • Close cooperation with the German development team

You will be responsible for: 

  • Collaborating with operations, finance and technology teams on back office processes, creating applications for both end-users as well as more robust automation to ensure firm position and PnL are correct before the trading day and throughout
  • Owning execution of key initiatives that align with strategic business plans for the operations space
  • Contribute to the full product development lifecycle of critical tools that enable assignments, reconciliation, etc, and firm position visibility
  • Ensuring quality and correctness of applications through understanding the applications and how they are used by operations and finance
  • Monitoring applications in production for performance and effectiveness, always looking for areas to improve existing workflows
  • Troubleshooting production issues quickly and efficiently

 Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Natural Sciences or related
  • Good programming skills in at least one programming language (preferably Java or Python, but specific language experience is not a must)
  • A willingness to learn new languages, frameworks, and development techniques (be willing to learn Java, Python, Airflow, Kafka)
  • Looking forward to a career as software developer
  • Good English language communication skills
  • Finance, banking, business to business experience is not necessary but is a strong plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with high attention to detail.
  • A learning mindset
  • Familiarity with Linux platform
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to thrive in a dynamic and self-directed environment

The company offers:

  • Opportunity to further development
  • Competitive salary package
  • Supportive coworkers

 Location: I. district Budapest (hybrid home office / in-office mix with a flexible 3 days / week in our office in)

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