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Trade Desk Operations Engineer

Job Summary

  • Company: Cognitive Capital, LLC
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois (Chicago)
  • Compensation: Salary and bonus based on qualifications and perfo
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's (BA/BS)
  • Career Level: middle
  • Years of Experience: 2-5 years

Job Description

About Us: Cognitive Capital, LLC is a proprietary trading firm that adds value to
capital markets by providing liquidity through automated trading technology. Our
quantitative researchers, portfolio managers, software developers, and trade desk
operations engineers create and implement the algorithms and software used to execute
the firm’s trading strategies. We foster an ethical, data-driven, and collaborative
culture that focuses on building robust, scalable systems.

About the Position: We are seeking a motivated team player with technical aptitude and
market awareness to support the operation of our automated trading system in Chicago.
The qualified candidate will be supporting U.S. trading hours.

• Perform daily procedures relevant to the trading system for equity and futures
• Monitor and evaluate system status continuously to ensure smooth operations.
• Monitor and spot-check trades and displayed system values in real time.
• Step in and manage the trading system when limited staffing requires it.
• Deal with trading exceptions, such as unacknowledged orders or broken trades.
• Facilitate change management and ensure that new software and hardware function as
• Identify and respond to system incidents, perform troubleshooting procedures, and
escalate as necessary.
• Participate in follow-on investigation for root cause analysis of identified issues.
• Adjust for and respond to Corporate Action related events.
• Work with colleagues to identify and develop opportunities to enhance and improve
trading system procedures.
• Add, maintain, and ensure integrity of trading system parameterization data.
• Enhance and further automate existing processes by writing scripts with accompanying
• Create and maintain documentation of trading-related procedures.

• Bachelors degree in a quantitative or technical discipline.
• At least 2 years relevant work experience.
• Knowledge of markets and trading.
• Proficient with UNIX/Linux and Windows.
• Demonstrated experience with Perl, Python, or Ruby scripting and SQL preferred.
• Detail-oriented and well-organized.
• Able to multi-task and work under pressure.
• Able to exercise sound judgment when solving or escalating problems.
• Able to work independently.
• Series 7 or 57 preferred (The successful candidate will be required to pass the
Series 57 exam if not previously obtained).

Cognitive Capital, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates interested in applying to this role should e-mail