QA Analyst
Jump Trading, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, London, Singapore and most recently New York, we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. We enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure.

Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages.

As the QA Analyst, you will be responsible for testing sophisticated, highly scalable and multi-tiered trading applications. This hands-on role will work on high performance infrastructure and client libraries. This cross trained role involves both front end and back end testing. Responsibilities include:

Develop and maintain test scripts and test cases for all applications and services released by development

Work closely with current in-house C++ library code base

Work closely with developers to optimize testing process

Identify and implement means of reducing testing cycles through automation

Write new test scenarios to validate/exercise our distributed server system

Coordinate and build test harnesses and scripts for automated testing

Discover and investigate reported software bugs

Work with developers to identify testing needs for trading system

Manage multiple testing projects and scheduling of testing efforts

Required Experience:
5+ Years of C++ in a Linux environment

5+ Years of testing financial trading systems

5+ Years working knowledge/familiarity with Options trading, pricing and risk-related concepts(equity options or options futures)

Solid understanding of electronic trading infrastructure incorporating real-time market data feeds, order submission clients and drop-copies

Ability to identify and implement test automation solutions on both front-end and back-end systems for Options trading infrastructure

Exceptional Python or Perl or ruby scripting skills

Ability to troubleshoot problems at both the application and network layers

Demonstrated proficiency working with multiple exchange specific messaging protocols

Detailed oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Experienced in developing test scripts and harnesses using Perl or Python or ruby

Experience with Boost unit test is a plus

Experienced with Multithreaded programming

Proven track record in quality assurance working with large, complex software applications with high performance, scalability, & reliability demands

Clear understanding of basic software development and testing processes

Confident team player motivated by a fast-paced environment

Bachelors degree in Computer Science or other technical field of study

Keyword: QA Analyst
From: Jump Trading, LLC

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