Sr. Back-End Developer

for Swoon Technology Resources LLC in Chicago, IL

MS SQL, SQL, advent, geneva, database, develop 
Chicago, IL
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Huge opportunity for a Sr. Back-End Developer to join a dynamic hedge fund company here in downtown Chicago!  This is a full-time, permanent position that offers Base + Bonus compensation.

The focus of this position will be in Back Office Developmebnt to manage software development, data warehousing and analysis for the Operations team within a global, multi-asset class trading environment. This role requires partnering with the Back Office business users to build and implement process improvements and data management systems required to support daily workflow and activities.


Key Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee creation and deployment of back-end databases and infrastructure that supports Back and Middle Office applications and processes
  • Design, build, administer and optimize database record processing required for daily reporting, file feeds and broker communication
  • Partner with Back Office business users to gather requirements, design, architect and develop creative solutions, while facilitating strong communication between internal groups
  • Work extensively with Back Office and Middle Office users on securities master development, maintenance, and reporting
  • System testing, issue & bug tracking and troubleshooting
  • Evolve existing frameworks as needed for scalability

Job Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience including 5+ years within the financial services industry, specifically at trading organizations (banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading)
  • Experience required in the design and development of clearing/settlement systems,
  • portfolio/pnl accounting systems, and database/data warehousing systems
  • Strong familiarity with multiple asset classes and associated derivatives (equities, fixed income, credit, commodities, etc.)
  • Strong financial background (Business School, CFA) a plus, and familiarity with financial markets, trade processing, OTC operations, broker communications, and data management a requirement
  • Bloomberg platform development skills strongly desirable
  • Advent Geneva experience strongly desirable
  • Familiarity with vendor or proprietary OMS/EMS systems a plus
  • Database administration and development experience (MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase, PostgreSQL) with strong file processing, ETL, and SQL skills
  • Intermediate scripting and Unix experience, in Perl, JavaScript, Unix Shell, etc.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and managerial skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with shifting workloads and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible, hardworking, driven and operate under highest ethical standards

If you are interested in this position, please contact Spencer Riley at (312) 450-8347 or email

Spencer Riley
Swoon Technology Resources LLC