Trading Platform

London, New York

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Job Description

Role Summary:
Our trading system facilitates a diverse array of algorithmic trading strategies and styles, across numerous asset classes on almost every major trading venue in the world. Our Trading Platform Team owns the key products that underpin this system, driving technology from concept to reality to deliver immediate, real world impact for one of the largest players in global markets. We work at the intersection of product design, cutting-edge technology, and electronic trading.
As a member of the Trading Platform team, you will be responsible for working closely with technologists and traders alike to bring best in class product solutions to the trading platform across the automated trading life cycle – from order entry to position and risk management to inter-system messaging and post-trade services. As part of our broader systematic trading organization, you will be integrated with colleagues who manage our production trading systems and risk, ensuring their diverse needs and requirements are incorporated to shape and deliver the products you own, which you will bring to life in partnership with our technology teams.
Location:
Chicago or New York (US Role) | London or Dublin (EU Role)
Responsibilities:
  • Product ownership for cross-cutting components of the trading platform and related initiatives that provide a reduction in systems complexity and a lever for business growth
  • Define requirements and sign-off on product design and architecture to ensure it meets the needs of our trading strategies and production environment
  • Own the build out, delivery, and implementation of these products across trading, technology and other stakeholders
  • Define product strategy, collate feedback, manage the prioritization of requests, and deliver future enhancements
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our trading system as it evolves and grows over time, and help manage the development of the platform in line with our core design principles, industry standards and market structure
  • Own relationships with leaders across various trading teams to best understand their needs, and represent them accurately in conversations with business and technology leaders
  • Communicate effectively and manage stakeholders to arbitrate competing requirements, develop firm optimal solutions and forge compromise on product design and implementation
Qualifications:
  • 4+ years experience in electronic trading, preferably in a product or engineering role
  • Proficiency in trading system design, trading life cycle and key architectural concepts
  • Working knowledge of SQL, Linux and python required
  • Logical thinker with extreme attention to detail, analytical rigor, and desire to work in a fast-paced trading environment
  • Desire for constant improvement – ability to quickly process feedback and iterate to get better every day
  • Demonstrated hustle and drive with a can-do attitude to push through complicated problems and reachdesired outcomes
  • Ability to communicate between stakeholders at different levels of abstraction and clearly explain differentconcepts as it pertains to technology, engineering, and trading
  • Naturally curious and entrepreneurial minded self-starter, not afraid to challenge the status-quo
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • •Bachelor’s degree from a top university; STEM major or demonstrated engineering interest

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.