LIFE AT IMC AS DATA SERVICES SOFTWARE ENGINEER (JAVA & PYTHON)
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.
Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.
We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.
Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.
Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.
Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.
Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.
While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.
DATA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT IMC:
As a software engineer in our Data Services team you’ll create and maintain data services that empower IMC’s innovation and research. That will involve:
Developing and extending in-house data toolkits based in Java, Kotlin and Python.
Integration with services and systems built on C++.
Consulting with traders and developers on data solutions: assist them in identifying a solution which best matches both their problem space and our internal data infrastructure and guide them in building and deploying that solution most effectively.
Improve the usability of financial analytics platforms built around our big-data ecosystem.
Identify, develop and implement evolutionary and revolutionary improvements to IMC’s data infrastructure.
WHO YOU ARE:
Strong development skills in Java and Python. Kotlin development skills are considered a plus.
2+ years of experience with Hadoop and SQL interfaces is required.
Experience working in a Linux command-line environment is required.
Experience with releasing and running code in a container-based environment is required. Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is preferable.
C++ development skills are considered a plus.
Some experience operating big data platform is preferable.
Experience with developing solutions using Spark is preferable
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and conduct root-cause analysis.
User-focused: driven to deliver a usable product to users, rather than by technology itself.
WHAT MAKES IT FUN?
IMC is on the cutting edge of financial applications, processing terabytes of data daily for mission-critical trading
We always aim to use the right tools for the trade, regardless of hype. If something new can potentially bring an advantage we will often try, adopt and incorporate that new technology.
We work end to end. On the Data Services team you will be involved in every stage of developing your solutions, from architecture to implementation. You are empowered to make decisions and improve the solution at every layer, from the API down to the hardware.
The landscape is always changing creating new and exciting challenges. What we focus on today is very different than what we focused on two years ago.
We really believe in sharing knowledge and technology between the different offices. Much of our technology stack is shared globally between our offices, and we provide opportunities to travel between the regions both for personal growth and to assist where it has the biggest impact.
Working at IMC is a great way to gain exposure to and learn about financial markets and technology. We know from experience that a lot of people really enjoy learning about a field beyond their immediate area of expertise, it’s one of the things that makes this job more interesting than others.
OUR HIRING PROCESS
To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website . Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.