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Exchange & Algo Framework Software Engineer

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.

Our Exchange & Algo Team develops and manages all of Belvedere Trading’s exchange-facing platforms for the traders. This highly visible team controls the order execution process and market data, along with reference data for our electronic trading systems across the 20+ exchanges we interact with.
We’re looking for a proven Software Engineer that has previous experience with building high-performance systems. This high-profile role will consistently partner with both tech and trading teams and have influence over how data is being used in our algorithms and quant studies.

What You'll Do

  • Develop high-quality trading software (C++17 and beyond)
  • Recognize system deficiencies, architectural needs, and implement effective solutions
  • Monitor and ensure that the systems are running correctly
  • Understand the team’s system integration with the rest of the Belvedere system
  • Architect and implement low-latency exchange connectivity and algorithmic trading platform
  • Support market data feed handlers, reference data handlers, and exchange order gateways
  • Collaborate with product managers to develop solutions for trading systems
  • Identify latency issues and tune and optimize the platform accordingly
  • Ensure exchange connectivity is compliant with exchange or regulatory rules
  • Partner with other teams and business units to provide core components for their requirements

What You'll Need

  • 3+ years of technical experience
  • Strong focus on testing and automation
  • Proven experience working in C++,and Python scripting languages
  • Fluency in commonly used exchange protocols
  • High-quality standards for architecture, design, and implementation
  • Well-versed in all areas of delivering technical solutions
  • Experience in proprietary trading or exchange environment preferred
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.
Any questions regarding the virtual recruiting process, please reach out to recruiting@belvederetrading.com.
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

In today’s global market economy, those who most effectively meld technology with a passion for trading are those who will find success in identifying and capturing opportunities.

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