Back End (Java) Developer – Powerful Salary – Chicago, IL

Skills: Java Developer    Posted 4 weeks ago
About the role

An exciting opportunity for a candidate with middle and/or back office developer experience to join a hedge fund that invests in globally diverse investment products. The role is focused on all aspects of the trade’s lifecycle, post trade allocation, security pricing, corporate actions and settlement. The candidate will be a part of a small, nimble team with direct exposure to the senior management including Head of Operations, COO and CFO. Our team works closely together to onboard new strategies/solve operational problems offering team members the ability to expand traditional skill sets.

The candidate will also interact daily with partner brokers and administrators. An ideal candidate will have great communication skills, high level of attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment. We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits. The role can be based in our Austin, New York or Chicago office.

Skills & requirements:

  • Hands-on experience working with database technologies such as PostgresSQL, SQL Server, MySQL
  • Experience with general mid-back office systems (accounting systems like Geneva, investments, asset service, allocation process, market data, trades submission)
  • Experience programming with Core Java
  • Experience programming with Python
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures and their application to problem solving
  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux command line utilities and shell script
  • Knowledge on security clearing process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to well work in cross functional teams
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong enthusiasm to learn
  • Results-oriented with strong communication and customer focus

Key responsibilities:

  • Data processing (data load, normalizer), Connectivity (reporting, trade submission)
  • Develop back office system to ensure data accuracy.
  • Ensure appropriate in house trade risk settings
  • Process and investigate corporate actions
  • Produce daily internal reports (holding recon, price recon, pnl recon)
  • Develop tools to increase operational efficiency and reduce risk via process improvement
  • Partner with product managers to help middle office and back office setup on new strategies, and new trade types.
  • Manage portfolio account system (Geneva data report extract)

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in the finance industry is a plus

Computer science degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Tyler Dietrich at 813-437-6859 or via email at Call as soon as possible; interviews are being schedule as soon as this afternoon!

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