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Software Engineer

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tastyworks, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Full-time

As a Software Engineer you will be part of a team of engineers that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports our other business initiatives. We care about the speed and stability of our back-end systems as much as we care about the customer-facing applications we build. Our architecture is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges, but always with a focus on practicality and performance. You'll help by modifying existing systems, taking on ownership of current systems as well as green field projects, and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Our engineers work with a plethora of tools including C++, Java, Javascript, and Ruby. You'll work primarily in the languages and framework you're familiar with but will have opportunities to expand your skill set into areas where your interests and our technology intersect.

What you’ll do:

  • Work in multiple languages across different parts of the tastyworks stack and / or front-end trading client applications
  • Provide guidance and leadership to more junior members of the team when questions arise about language or implementation specifics and contribute in a meaningful way to our peer review process
  • Translate requirements and technical direction into production-quality code with lightweight guidance from a senior engineer or team leadership
  • Work independently on smaller-scope tasks, as well as under the guidance of senior engineers to contribute to larger projects
  • Write comprehensive tests for your code
  • Engage in light infrastructure work to support application development work where applicable
  • Continue your growth by learning new systems and working towards ownership of tastyworks' systems


Who you are:

  • The ability to learn quickly in areas in which you don't already have deep expertise
  • A mastery of at least one of our languages or frameworks and experience dealing with it in a production context
  • A willingness to learn new languages, frameworks, or technologies beyond your current expertise
  • Demonstrable professional experience working as a software engineer on a team


Team Perks:

  • Performance Bonuses
  • Subsidized Engineering Training Program
  • Stock Purchase Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Wellness & Mental Health Programs
  • Charitable Donation Matching
  • Two Paid Volunteer Days Off
  • Daily catered lunch when in the office
  • Full kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Dog-friendly office
  • In-building gym
  • CTA stop a block away, Shuttle to/from Metra
  • Office located in the West Loop - Chicago's growing center of tech, great cuisine, and high-end bars


Our Company:

The tastytrade family of companies empowers individual traders differently. Founded in 2011 as an online financial media network, tastytrade, Inc. expanded to include other companies like a brokerage firm (tastyworks in 2017), a research lab (quiet foundation in 2018), and a magazine (luckbox in 2019). In 2021, London-based IG Group acquired tastytrade, Inc. and assigned it to lead business in North America, including two of their own established brands – IG US (RFED) and DailyFX. This combined team has years of experience like institutional brokers but also a passion for disrupting the entire trading industry.

Our dream is simple: we want more people to find more success with a better trading experience. That’s why we’re investing heavily in the right people, technology, and media to make that happen in the US and across the globe.

The diversity of our offerings and the technology that powers them provide our engineers with exposure to a broad set of tools and the opportunity to dig deep into specific problems. 

We are an ideal environment for those who are self-motivated, engineering-focused, pragmatic, and who truly enjoy creating and operating large, highly available, and performant systems. Our team is lean at roughly 45 members and we follow a management philosophy that values the autonomy of our engineers.

*Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they have every single qualification. Our team is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

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