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Java Front-End Engineer

Role OverviewApplication
Job Type:
tastyworks, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Company Name: tastylive

As a Java Frontend Engineer, you will be part of an experienced team that builds out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business and supports our other business initiatives. Our applications are very reactive and responsive to our customer's needs. We care about design and appeal as much as we do about keeping the apps stable and speedy.

What you'll do

  • Work on a JavaFx/OpenJfx desktop application 
  • Integrating Swing-based UI components into the JavaFx application
  • Assist in maintaining a Java library that contains shared model classes and business logic.
  • Create release builds/installers for each supported operating system: Windows/MacOS/Linux
  • Improve the code quality of a large code base by participating in code reviews via pull requests
  • Participate in an agile development process
  • Partner/collaborate with other teams
    • Requirements from the project team
    • Review/Testing from the QA team

Who you are

  • Professional experience with JavaFx/OpenJfx 8 or better
  • Comfortable working with Swing
  • Familiar with HTTP request/response specification
  • Understand REST concepts with JSON request and response bodies
  • Used a dependency injection framework such as Dagger or Spring
  • Worked with Java build system such as gradle or maven
  • Follow good unit testing practices in regards to coverage and mocking (ie JUnit, mockito)
  • Doing pull-requests to submit work for review and review work done by other peers
  • Experienced with command line tools such as git and custom shell scripts
  • At home in an IDE such as IntelliJ or Eclipse

Team Perks

  • Hybrid or Fully remote work supported
  • 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
  • Fifteen days of vacation per year
  • Five sick days per year
  • 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, Inc. family of companies empowers individual traders differently. Founded in 2011 as an online financial media network, tastylive is now affiliated with 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. 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.

Location: We have two great offices in the West Loop of Chicago and are currently hybrid meaning we’d love to see your face a few days a week!  

*This role can be fully remote

19 N Sangamon St. 
Chicago, IL 60607 

tastyworks | IG NA
1000 W Fulton Market #220
Chicago, IL 60607 

*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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