Randstad Jr. Developer in Chicago, Illinois

Jr. Developer

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job details:

  • location:Chicago, IL

  • salary:$35 - $68 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:569801

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Role Responsibilities:

We are seeking an excellent developer with some experience in distributed systems development. The candidate will have exceptional analytical, design and coding skills with focus on quality, open mind and the ability to learn and adapt quickly. The role would involve building strategic front office trading system based on existing legacy one that's set for retirement. Depending on the skill set of the candidate, Additional projects include migrating end of day Risk System to strategic quartz platform, enhancing regulatory dashboards.

Skill Requirements:

Essential Skills

  • Exceptional development skills in Python

  • Design, Architecture skills for distributed applications

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills in a high-pressure environment

  • Must possess a solid degree in Computer Science and Finance or financial mathematics

  • Strong multi-threading skills, algorithms and data structures

  • Strong understanding of design patterns including why and where a pattern should be used

  • Candidate must be a strong team player with excellent communication skills

  • Solid knowledge of testing tools, unit tests, mocking, patching

Desired Skills

  • Capital Markets knowledge, Interest Rate Derivatives like Swaps, Options product and pricing knowledge

  • Experience working in a front office trading platform development team

  • Experience working with global development teams

  • Knowledge or experience of agile development (e.g. XP, SCRUM, Kanban) and continues integration


  • Strategic Thinking: Strategic vision, Technical knowledge, Innovation & Creativity

  • Business Results: Analytical ability, Execution, Change leadership

  • Personal Effectiveness: Communication, openness, decisiveness, energy & drive, courage, character