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Jump Trading Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Jump Trading combines sophisticated quantitative research, best-in-class technology, and an entrepreneurial culture to create a leading global, quantitative-based trading firm. Jump has more than 500 employees across offices in Chicago, New York, London, Shanghai and Singapore ... Read more

Mission: Employees have the autonomy to pursue projects that interest them, while sharing knowledge collaboratively with colleagues. We help employees to scale their intelligence – giving them all the tools they need to be challenged and ... Read more

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Jump Trading – Why Work For Us?

We are looking for brilliant, motivated, and intellectually-curious people to join our firm.

  • Trading Teams - devise and implement new strategies by collaborating with extraordinary researchers from diverse technical and quantitative disciplines

  • Core Technology – cooperate on the unparalleled infrastructure that is the backbone of our research platform and powers our high-speed trading on more than 75+ exchanges

  • R&D - push the limits of high-performance computing to break through some of the most challenging technology problems facing the industry

  • Quality Assurance - validate components of the trading system using deep functional knowledge and progressively-developed tools in order to ensure a high-quality production environment

  • Vendor Data - collaborate with experienced data scientists to identify fluctuations and uncover opportunities in raw data

  • Quant Support/Research Engineering– team up with physicists, mathematicians and the Linux gurus responsible for all  of Jump’s Linux systems, including low-latency trading systems and large-scale, distributed-systems environments

    While at Jump Trading, new employees will encounter many exciting disciplines and technologies including: multiple domain experts; machine learning; a petaflop of computing power; state-of-the-art hardware; numerical optimization; and high-performance computing.

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    "Heavily invests into employees like there *is* tomorrow"

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    Current Employee - Working for One of the Trading Teams in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)


    Jump invests in it's employees as if we all are going to stay with the company for decades. Which is what many of us plan to do, as long as one's trading team stays profitable.

    Examples speak better than words:
     1. Almost any data set is available internally, and catered lunches and a lot of company-arranged events make it so that different trading teams know each other and talk and cross-pollinate data, ideas and even technical tricks (the latter is very different from most Jump's competitors where different trading teams are secretive and don't share),
     2. Jump pays for all sorts of internal trainings (I took Advanced Python and one of big data classes, planning to take FPGA class next)
     3. I saw two teams dissolved for bad performance this year, however almost all of the former employees of those teams... ended up joining other more successful trading groups within the firm, internally


    Structure is very flat, which could be viewed as a disadvantage. For example, if your idea of career growth is to have important-sounding job titles and promotions every other year... that's not going to happen! Instead, as you grow within the company you'll get to mentor junior colleagues and/or play with increasingly more sophisticated technical "toys".

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Jump Trading (Chicago, IL) in May 2018.


    Online coding challenge followed by tech interview and **3** onsites. The last onsite includes a visit with the partner (oh what a pleasure) and the CIO. The recruiter took a long time to get back with an offer and was incredibly rude when I rejected the offer. As someone interviewing there, you should expect that we are interviewing elsewhere. You shouldn't be rude and so demeaning when we turn down an offer to work there.

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    • Python specific questions, C++ specific questions regarding OOO and language nuances   Answer Question
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