Legal and Compliance Developer

New York, NY

Posted: 05/04/2018 Industry: IT Perm Job Number: 10746128

Post-Trade and Markets Technology (PMT) team at Citadel is responsible for the core applications and services supporting both Citadel Funds and Citadel Securities; up to 40% of all North American trades on any given day are routed through Citadel' s PMT team. 

Applications span market connectivity, real-time market & firm-wide execution data, investor & fund accounting, trade management, clearing & settlement, rec & control, OTC products, cash management, treasury, margin, market surveillance and other legal & compliance business functions, systems cover every asset class, support all transaction types and are utilized by every trading desk at Citadel.

The global scale, volume and mission criticality of applications and services require our teams to tackle unique and challenging problems.


The Role:

Software Developer


We are looking for a talented, experienced Java, Strong SQL critical, JavaScript GUI experience (i.E. React/AngularJS) developer to build impactful software applications for Legal and Compliance. The role will focus in 2 specific functional areas.

Trading Compliance: Build and maintain compliance applications/tools and reporting related to Asset Management and Securities Trading. Applications include ability to create rules for position concentration, borrow and restrictions based on jurisdictional, fund/ firm and other considerations as per related laws. Compliance officers are given tools which interface with trading systems to monitor on an intra-day basis position concentrations, as well as override the rules and restrictions at an individual order level. Reports enable monitoring the compliance of trading flow to all published rules and restrictions on a T+1 basis.


Internal Compliance: Build and maintain compliance applications/tools and reporting to increase efficiency of legal and compliance teams. Legal and Compliance officers have a single portal to view and record notes pertaining to compliance reports generated from various teams. Compliance officers also have applications to log interactions so that they can memorialize for internal and regulatory audit purposes. Reports generated by Legal and Compliance development include disclosure reports, takeover panel reports and the reports generated may or may not result in a regulatory filing.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Design, develop, and deploy applications to facilitate high-volume business critical decisions.

  • Design and develop software following best practices to allow for reusability, maintainability, and scalability.

  • Produce clean, testable code with associated unit tests.

  • Learn / expand knowledge of web frameworks and assist in web strategy design and implementation

  • Communication and collaboration with team members and compliance as well as trading desks.

  • Responsible for all phases of the technology life cycle


    Required Skills

  • 5+ years of hands on development experience with Java, Python and/ or other Object Oriented programming language.

  • Ability to articulate latest trends in technology as well as distinguish between buy and build opportunities.

  • Strong SQL skills and worked with various databases with ability to do data modeling.

  • Analytical, intellectually curious and skilled at problem solving.

  • Open and flexible to change (programming language, evolving specs, different business areas, etc.)

  • Enthusiastic attitude and collaborative approach.


    Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with web frameworks such as React/Angular.

  • Experience in data visualization and charting.

  • Previous experience working in a technology team within a financial institution

  • Prior team leading experience

  • Worked with teams in multiple geographical locations including offshore teams.


    Background / Experience:

  • Technical education should include an undergraduate degree, preferably in a STEM field.



  • We would prefer this role to be based in Chicago, but are open to candidates located in NYC where we also have team members.

Susan Abrams

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