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Headlands Technologies, a proprietary quantitative trading firm, is looking for a Trade Operations Engineer who has a strong interest in the trading business. The Trade Operations team manages the live production trading system at Headlands Technologies. The role is primarily focused on risk management as well as managing and improving our day to day operations. We are looking for an ambitious individual who is self-motivated to learn, develop new skills and works well in a collaborative environment.


As part of the Headlands Technologies Trade Operations team, the Trade Operations Engineer will be a key member of a team that is responsible for the live monitoring of trading and associated risk management. This requires an ability to perform under pressure, handle time sensitive triage work with a very low error rate and a strong understanding of the trading system. In addition to the triage responsibilities, you would be expected to contribute to the configuration of our applications, software deployments as well as writing bug fixes and making smaller scale code updates. This involves working with our complex environment of interdependent processes that run on a global scale. Headlands strives to build a world class trading system and needs bright, talented and hardworking people to help us achieve our goals.

Required Skills & Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a strong analytical focus

· Experience or a keen interest in finance and trading (professional history not required)

· Flexibility with hours to work within a team to provide trading coverage

· Strong problem solving and communication skills

· Experience using Linux operating system

· Experience in software analysis for bug fixing and development

Desired Skills & Experience:

· Experience with C++ and Java

o Experience reading code to help diagnose bugs

o Fixing bugs with minor code updates

o More substantial development (software improvements, or writing new software)

· Experience using Git

· Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Stash, Confluence etc)

Headlands Technologies Overview:

Headlands Technologies is a leading global quantitative trading company based in Chicago, Austin & Amsterdam. Founded by noted industry veterans, Headlands Technologies develops and implements quantitative trading strategies in exchange-traded financial products, trading exclusively for its own account. The company trades in a variety of asset classes, markets, and geographies. The firm currently employs over 75 professionals and is rapidly expanding.