Software Engineer (Python)

Software Engineer (Python)

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Job Description

LIFE AT IMC AS SOFTWARE ENGINEER (PYTHON)

 

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

 

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.

 

OUR TEAM

We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

 

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

 

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

 

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.

 

OUR CULTURE

Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

 

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.

 

 

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT IMC

 

You’ll be working in a highly motivated team, controlling end-to-end product development.  We work in an environment where slight oversights can be extremely costly, while new features can be extremely profitable.

 

As a team we aim to balance the race to production with software quality and testability.  You’ll be placed in an environment consisting primarily of a large Python analysis ecosystem drawing data from the C++ and Java trading systems. The variety of systems and technologies keeps life interesting.

 

Upon joining you will be expected to manage your own time and tasks.  We rely on our developers to drive change by taking feedback from traders, and shaping that into an implementation. Your ownership of the task continues until a working production release and beyond.  Our most successful developers comfortably work in any part of our stack.

 

You’ll work on both battle-tested and brand new systems and technology, and you’ll produce solutions capable of handling huge amounts of data reliably and in a timely manner. Pragmatic technology decisions are valued over hype, and so we have a mixture of On-Premises and Cloud (AWS) deployments.

 

An ideal candidate will have familiarity with traditional data technologies (Hadoop Ecosystem, SQL Databases) as well new elastic and scale out systems (Object stores such as S3 and scale out compute frameworks such as Dask or Spark).

 

Experience with Kubernetes is a bonus as it will allow the right candidate to start contributing effectively as soon as possible.

OUR HIRING PROCESS

To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.