Lead Software Engineer
Chicago Mercantile Exchange - Chicago, IL

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Position Description:

At the center of the CME Globex electronic trading platform is the matching engine. It ultimately controls all logic and messaging responsible for a large portion of the global economy. We're looking for a software engineer to work on the match engine who is most interested in server-side, highly-concurrent, high performance application development on the Java Virtual Machine.


Performance tuning, ultra-low latency systems, and concurrency
Experience with the JVM and Java language (JVM language polyglots should also apply)
Critical thinking
Flexibility to learn new technologies
Automated software verification
Strong communication skills
Ability to contribute immediately to the team
BS/BA in Computer Science or engineering discipline or substantial experience in software development
J2EE not required
Experience with financial market technology (or strong interest and willingness to learn)
Statistics and mathematics expertise a plus
8+ years technology experience

Job Attributes:

Besides core software development and performance tuning, this role can also contribute to system architecture, fault tolerance, requirements elicitation, business functionality, and program management. Your role will be defined by what you bring to the team; responsibility is awarded by merit and strength of ideas. The candidate should be passionate about his or her work in technology, electronic markets, and software development.

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( www.cmegroup.com ) is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.

With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.

We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.

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