Python Web Application Developer
Spot Trading - Chicago, IL

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Python Web Application Developer - Chicago IL

Do you want to join a team of developers who are trying to solve hard problems in the financial industry? We provide Spot with next-generation trading technology that enables traders, quants, research analysts and other developers to trade in the ultra-competitive high-frequency trading space.

What are some examples of things that we work on?
We have developed near real-time reconciliation tools for trade comparisons
• We are building systems to support 24-hour uptime
• We are evolving our systems to become event-driven and becoming fully automated
• We are building self-monitoring and reporting systems
• We are developing a web platform to allow access to our low-latency backend systems from anywhere
Skills and Qualifications We are looking for someone with the following skillset:
Server-side coding experience with a solid background in in data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming
• Excellent knowledge of Python
• Visual / UI design experience (Bootstrap and/or similar)
• Excellent knowledge of JavaScript including AJAX, jQuery and CoffeeScript
• Experience with MVC frameworks such as Knockout, AngularJS, or Backbone.js
• Experience with writing unit tests (Mocha, Karmaa, Jasmine, qUnit, Funcunit or similar)
• Experience with both RDBMS and NoSQL systems
Things that would really peak our interest:
A portfolio of work we can take a look at
• Websockets: sockjs,, or similar
• Experience with reverse proxy / DNS systems
• Prior experience with distributed real-time search and analytics engines (i.e. ElasticSearch),
• Prior experience with data-visualization tools (i.e. Kibana, Graphite)
• Prior experience with authentication and security