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Next Step Systems

Back Office Developer, Chicago, IL

We are seeking a talented developer to contribute to the enhancement of its automated trading system. This critical role combines elements of large-scale data management, algorithm implementation and process management. The successful candidate must be a team player, have the ability to build scalable processes, and have effective problem-solving and communication skills.


– Develop processes to collect and analyze data for automated trading systems.
– Define and implement new procedures as needed for data collection and analysis.
– Develop and support tools that interface with external data vendors.
– Support the Finance and Operations group on cost and compliance reporting.
– Develop and maintain Back Office processes such as P&L reporting and position reconciliation.
– Develop and support overnight processes written in Python, Perl and web reporting in Ruby.
– Identify and respond to system incidents and problems, including performing troubleshooting
procedures and escalating as necessary.
– Select and implement software tools to support execution and management of procedures.
– Develop and maintain documentation and standards.
– Work with colleagues to identify and develop opportunities to enhance and improve trading system


– BS/BA degree required, coursework in engineering or computer science preferred.
– 3+ years of relevant Python scripting experience.
– 2+ years of relevant work experience in financial markets.
– Linux experience required.
– Strong database knowledge, SQL, Postgres, MySQL, etc.
– Experience with Perl a plus.
– Highly detail-oriented and well-organized.
– Able to multi-task and work under pressure.
– Capable of building scalable and robust processes.

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