We are Gelber Group -- Passion for Trading. Powered by Technology.

For 40 years, we have set the bar as one of the industry’s most innovative and enduring proprietary trading firms. We are headquartered in Chicago with offices and remote team members across the United States and Europe. Our success derives from a relentless pursuit of new trading ideas and careful attention to technology. Our culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration empowers each member of our team to have a meaningful impact from the day they join Gelber. We believe our talented staff are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing them the resources they need to succeed. With 16 distinct trading groups, we trade a little bit of everything here – with diverse styles and approaches across all major global marketplaces – and we are always looking to expand into new opportunities. Our flat organizational structure ensures a true meritocracy and attracts individuals with an edge to contribute to our consistent success.

As a Software Engineer on our Integrations Team at Gelber, you will have a real opportunity to have a long-term career in Engineering at a successful trading firm. You will work side by side with other talented Engineers and interface with Traders every day. This role is for someone who flourishes in a fast-paced environment, has a strong work ethic, clear communicator, and has a strong interest in the financial markets. This position will report directly into the manager of our Integrations engineering team who reports directly into the Director of Execution and our Chief Technology Officer.

This position will require in person presence in our Chicago office located in River West right next to the Merchandise Mart and convenient to public transportation. This position will be flexible for hybrid once fully onboarded.

What you’ll do:

  • Communicate with Algorithmic Traders, understand their needs, and be able to translate those needs into code and communicate them to the rest of the engineering team
  • Responsible for managing projects from conceptualization and requirements gathering to user adoption
  • Playing a significant role in design, implementation, and maintenance of proprietary C# trading platform that powers all algorithmic trading at Gelber
  • Bridging the gap and communication between trading and technology and being that technical touchpoint for all of algorithmic trading

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience coding in C#, Java, or C++
  • Experience with Python is needed
  • Strong communication skills specifically when it comes to understanding requirements and translating that into code
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience in the financial market domain, preferably from working in trading, banking, exchanges, or clearing is preferable, but not required
  • Ability to take and pass the SIE and Series 57 FINRA exams

Benefits Highlights

Gelber offers a wide range of benefits to full-time employees, including:

  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) retirement program with discretionary employer match
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical coverage provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (PPO and HDHP/HSA) and dental coverage; generous employer cost-sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement for Undergraduate and Graduate courses
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care; pre-tax commuter benefits for parking and transit expenses
  • Life insurance and long-term disability coverage
  • Health club membership with on-site facilities (and reciprocal memberships)
  • Generous vacation time (15-day accrual in first full calendar year of employment; prorated accrual in initial year), paid holidays, and paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Catered lunches 3-days a week and monthly continental breakfasts
  • Social events including sponsored 5k races and annual holiday party
  • Enjoyable work environment including a game room (pool table, golf simulator)
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Charitable giving and company matching opportunities
  • Casual, relaxed dress code

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