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Jump Trading Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Finance
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 and Singapore working to ... 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

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 60 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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    "Cool hybrid of tech company / finance company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Jump Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are excellent
    - Tech side of things feels like a tech company
    - Attending conferences / training is encouraged
    - Friday lunches catered, and an onsite barista at Chicago office!

    Cons

    - Office lacks common areas, and so there's an eat-lunch-at-desk culture that seems hard to change
    - There's a lack of good gyms or cafes in the area around 600 W Chicago

    Advice to Management

    I've worked here over a year and have never met the owners Billy and Paul! It would be nice if they could be encouraged to give a presentation or something occasionally.

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    Apply through campus career service website. Got interview 1 weeks later. Talk briefly about the resume and research experience. Then coding question about implementing a simple algorithm. did not get an offer

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