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Jump Trading Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable

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.

Jump Trading Reviews

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    "Excellent place to be"

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    Former Employee - Algorithmic Trader in London, England
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    I worked at Jump Trading full-time (More than 8 years)


    I found my time at Jump to be really, insanely valuable and would encourage anyone to join. It is an excellent place to be if you are motivated and want to work with really smart, dedicated people who are (mostly) not dicks. Without question this was the best place that I have worked, and I fear that it will remain so going forward.

    London office space is really nice. Lighting a bit of a problem, but workable.

    You need to know your stuff (which, if you get through the interview process, is quite likely) and be able to defend your position when you are right; I found admitting and owning it when wrong to be valued.

    You can expect people to do their jobs, do them well, and go the extra mile.

    The company seems generally quite willing to work with employees and (given you lay the groundwork with your target group) willing to move people into new roles after they have proven themselves. This is particularly true for people who have been with the firm a few years and shown skill and dedication to the job. It seems to be more true now than it was in the past.

    The London office is probably one of the best places to work on the planet. (And I'm leaving!)


    Friday lunches will fatten you up.

    Chicago office space is a bit of a bunker (but I think a well designed one if you are interested in getting things done).

    Some people are a bit egotistical; most are not. Given the overall high skill/ego ratio, and the low number of dicks, this is probably a pro.

    An individual's experience will be highly dependent on what group they join, particularly in the front office.

    Tough interview process.

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    five different interviews over about 4 hours, two over teleconference from america, very friendly mostly technical interview. Each interview went over the same things, very interested in linux and linux experience, interested in networking - a good knowledge of the industry may prove very helpful. very nice offices in the heart of the city.

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