Technical Architect
PEAK6 Investments, L.P. - Chicago, IL

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As the Technical Architect, you’ll be responsible for creating the architectural framework and managing a group of senior software engineers and UI architects our Core Architecture & API team. You’ll lead the Java & Ruby development of our web, mobile, and tablet products in an Agile environment. The Technical Architect will also help lead strategic product & technical planning to ensure a world-class customer technical experience that is scalable to meet expected growth.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate and strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery and mentoring teams. Our business requires creative engineering balanced with high quality and customer focus.

Key Skills and Responsibilities
  • Lead development team to ensure the technical architecture is robust, scalable, highly available, and consistent with best practices
  • Manage staffing and career development of technical resources, including participation in recruiting activities such as resume review & interviewing candidates
  • Set technical direction for the Core Architecture & API team, ensure adherence to good coding standards, as well as document current architecture and lead design of future architecture
  • Participate in strategic and operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources and budget.
  • Work with other technologists and product owners to determine cadence, timing and staffing for releases.
  • Ability to function at high level as well as detailed, able to lead development efforts and mentor others around architecture and possess a good understanding of the kernel and O/S.

Requirements
  • High frequency trading development/architecture experience is required
  • 8+ years of web–based development work experience including high-volume, highly parallel architectures using low-latency messaging schemes.
  • Demonstrable architecture skills
  • 4+ years architecture experience developing frameworks and SOA-based solutions including things like big data, domain modeling, API modeling
  • 2+ years managing a software development team
  • Expertise in Java, c/c++ and functional languages
  • Working knowledge of front-to-backend web-based technologies versed in alternative architectures and OS projects
  • Some mobile development experience

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PEAK6 is a financial institution founded on one simple notion - there has to be a better way. By asking the tough questions, and...