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Senior Java Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Who is Allston Trading?

Founded in 2002 by former CME floor traders, Allston Trading is one of the world's leading electronic trading and market-making firms, providing liquidity in financial futures markets. Allston is owned by its current and former employees, a retired founder, and long-term institutional backers Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners. We are proud of our track record through multiple macro-economic cycles and an ever-evolving landscape of technology, regulation and market structure. We have attracted and retained many of the industry's best and brightest trading, analytical and technology professionals.

Headquartered in Chicago, we also have offices in New York, Houston, and London.

What does the role entail?

Senior Software Engineer will work with traders, researchers, and other developers to engineer low latency, high throughput trading systems. They create and improve the libraries and frameworks upon which our trading applications are based and develop new tools. In addition, developers also benchmark and tune critical software services to achieve optimum performance. Our developers interact directly with traders and strategists to capture business requirements and design innovative solutions.

What does it take?

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
* Experience programming in Java on a multi threaded system in a Linux environment
* 3+ years core Java experience
* Experience building latency sensitive systems
* Strong understanding of all aspects of the software stack
* Trading industry experience preferred
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* A passion for technology and innovation
* Excellent communication skills
* Confident team player motivated by a fast-paced environment

What are the benefits?

* Quarterly bonus program
* Catered breakfast and lunch daily
* Weekly shoulder massages
* Flexible vacation policy
* Tuition assistance
* Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
* 401(K) matching plan
* Casual dress code
* Frequent company events
* Employee discount program and much more!

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