NXT – Software Engineer

Chicago, London, New York

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Job Description

At Citadel, Software Engineers are responsible for building the systems that power every aspect of our investment process, from research and analysis to trading, risk management, funding and settlement. Working side by side with investors and quantitative researchers, we use our technical skills to drive critical commercial outcomes. If you’re interested in financial markets and excited by the prospect of having real impact in a fast-paced environment where everyone is inspired to be their best, we’re excited to meet you.
Our most successful engineers are critical thinkers who know how to dissect the problem as proficiently as they know how to build the solution. While we look for technical acumen, commercial acumen is just as important. That includes the ability to flex, change course, and iterate without always having pre-defined specs.
Transitioning to Finance with NXT puts early career software engineers on an accelerated development path. With apprentice style learning, specialized training, network building opportunities and skill-promoting projects we help grow high potential software engineers to high business impact problem solvers.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY:
  • Design, develop, and deploy elegant software solutions across the firm
  • Partner with business leaders to define priorities and deliver custom solutions
  • Receive structured learning on technical and quantitative skills
  • Develop under the direct sponsorship of our firm’s CTO and engage with other C-level leadership
YOUR SKILLS & TALENTS:
  • 2-5 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Solid computer science fundamentals 
  • Highly proficient programing skills in at least one of the following:  (Java, C++, Python) 
  • Proven track record in software design and development
  • Excellent analysis / problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related STEM discipline
Want to learn more about what an actual day is like for a developer or software engineer at Citadel? Hear from our own Ben Siegel at https://youtu.be/gPN5_JV43s8.

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $150,000 to $300,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

About Citadel

Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. We manage capital on behalf of many of the world’s preeminent private, public and nonprofit institutions. We seek the highest and best use of investor capital in order to deliver market leading results and contribute to broader economic growth. For over 30 years, Citadel has cultivated a culture of learning and collaboration among some of the most talented and accomplished investment professionals, researchers and engineers in the world. Our colleagues are empowered to test their ideas and develop commercial solutions that accelerate their growth and drive real impact.