Software Engineer Intern - Summer 2020

  • Job Description:
    • Are you excited to play a meaningful role in creating CTC's next generation of trading infrastructure and applications? Do you thrive in an innovative environment? If so, we encourage you to consider Chicago Trading Company.
      Our Story – Chicago Trading Company (CTC):
      Chicago Trading Company is a forward-thinking, technology-focused proprietary trading firm that helps the world price and manage risk. Our fun and trusting culture inspires us to solve the industry's most challenging problems and take smart risks in a collaborative environment. We strive to be the most innovative firm in the industry that makes a positive impact on the markets, the lives of our employees, and all the communities to which we belong.
      Started in 1995 by a team of Traders, we are proud to call ourselves an industry leader that keeps making markets and each other better. As we look to the future, we strive to scale our successful options market making business to expand into new markets, new technologies, and new geographies. Our technology and information platforms will play a paramount role in that growth and expansion.
      Watch this brief video to learn more about who we are:
      The Role – Software Engineer Intern:
      As a Software Engineer Intern, you will work alongside highly motivated and talented individuals, designing, solving and testing complex coding problems that will deliver solutions to our trading tools and risk applications. These distributed real-time systems will require you to have a proven understanding of computer science concepts, software development skills and methodology, and effective communication and teamwork abilities. Your internship at CTC will expose you to the design and implementation of these systems, which will allow you to build upon your technical skillset.  There are a variety of languages you could get experience working with including (but not limited to):  Java, C++, Python, Angular, and Groovy.  Software development cycles at CTC are short and releases of proprietary software are frequent. This is a fast-paced and dynamic team environment where our engineers quickly see the results of their effort, and the impact that work has on our businesses.
      What you can expect:
      Beyond your role in CTC’s Technology business, the internship program gives you insight into our culture and an inward look into what our business is all about. You will participate in two classroom learning experiences including a week-long Basics of Options class, and a series of trading simulations (Mock Trading). You will also attend planned social activities and talks from various business leaders to improve your professional growth, and build not only your network with our employees, but also with fellow interns.
      • You will get hands-on experience with and exposure to our trading technology
      • You will work in an impactful role mirroring that of a full-time Associate Engineer
      • You will have weekly one-on-one meetings with your manager to ensure you are progressing and learning throughout the program
      • You will receive one-on-one mentorship from a member of our software development team
      • We place a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration built through various educational and social activities
      • We provide summer housing with your fellow interns in downtown Chicago
      What it takes for you to be successful:
      • You have a foundation in data structures, object-oriented programming, and algorithms, and can apply them to real-world problems
      • You have an interest in learning about options trading, pricing and risk management. No prior knowledge or experience in finance is needed.
      • You thrive in a team-based environment filled with motivated and driven people that value a healthy work-life balance
      • You have a demonstrated record of success (academics, awards, etc.)
      • You can effectively communicate ideas that showcase your analytical skills
      • You seek constructive feedback to grow your capabilities
      Key requirements:
      • You are pursuing a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a similar field with Java, C++, or Python experience
      • You expect to graduate between December 2020-June 2021
      • You have a demonstrated record of success (academics, awards, etc.)
      • You are willing to relocate to Chicago, IL for the summer
      • You are either eligible to work in the United States with no restrictions or you are eligible to work in the United States temporarily/will require visa sponsorship for permanent authorization
      Why should you consider interning at CTC?
      • Be part of a fast-growing, industry-leading global technology company
      • Excellent support system to ensure your learning and development
      • Fun, collaborative, team environment
      • Opportunity to work with and learn from forward-thinking leaders in our industry
      • Competitive pay, free housing downtown Chicago, and free breakfast, lunch, and snacks!
      Our process:
      • Following the application process, you will receive an online assessment to test your programming skills. The assessment will be sent out to you the Thursday after you submit your application, so you have the weekend to complete it.
      • Based on your assessment results, you may be invited to a first-round interview on campus or over the phone (if we are not interviewing on your campus). You will be notified about your first-round interview status in early to mid October.
      • Final round Super Day interviews will be held in our Chicago office from Friday afternoon, November 1st to Saturday, November 2nd. We will contact you on October 25, 2019 about your candidacy for the final round.
      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.