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Project Manager

 
  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Trading Technologies

Futures Trading Platform

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Project Manager who is passionate about solving complex problems, has a desire to learn new skills and thrives in a fast-paced, continuously changing environment. The ideal candidate prides themselves on being organized, values accountability, is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to help wherever necessary. In this role you will be responsible for motivating and leading project teams through planning, execution and delivery of high quality initiatives. You will work closely with product managers, engineers, testers, sales, finance, operations, and support to lead high impact projects.

 

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to PMO and accurately reflect project status to ensure project tracking indicators reflect reality.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships and ensuring the team operates based on standard Agile/SCRUM principles
  • Project manage key initiatives that may span multiple teams and drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Continually manage team priorities and project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Ensure project issues are tracked, managed and resolved, and help navigate impacted teams to successful project completion through servant leadership
  • Report status and effectively escalate and mitigate risks by communicating with stakeholders and management 
  • Reflect on your individual and team’s engagement, effectiveness and efficiency and continuously introduce and implement optimization ideas.  
  • Facilitate discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution within and across teams
  • Clearly communicate, improve transparency, and radiate information within and across teams
  • Ensure project management discipline is adhered to
  • Ensure Agile/SCRUM concepts and principles are adhered to
  • Strive to gain knowledge that can enable you to become a leader in the organization, contribute to optimizing our culture and building high performing teams

 

Skills Knowledge and Expertise
  • BA or BS in Business, Information Technology or related field
  • Previous project management experience with a strong understanding of the software development life-cycle 
  • Experience with Agile Project Management tools – preferably JIRA
  • Experience applying SCRUM principles and practices
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational abilities; this role will require executing multiple projects at any given time
  • Proven interpersonal abilities and able to gain momentum and build trust quickly
  • Excellent communication abilities (both verbal and written)
  • Proficient in time management, setting priorities and taking the initiative
  • Proven ability to drive tight deadlines and complex projects through completion
  • Knowledge of the financial industry and trading systems is a plus

 

Benefits
  • Competitive benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking 
  • Flexible work schedules – with some remote work
  • 22 PTO (paid time off) days per year with the ability to roll over days into the following year, robust paid holiday schedule with early dismissal, generous parental leave (for all genders and staff, including adoptive parents) and backup child care as well as tutoring services
  • Tech resources, including, a “rent-to-own” program where employees are eligible for a company-provided Mac/PC laptop and/or mobile phone of your choice; and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, office equipment, etc.
  • Stipend and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships and health/wellness initiatives (including discounted healthcare premiums, healthy meal delivery programs or smoking cessation)
  • Casual dress code and inspiring, motivating office environment
  • Forward-thinking, culture-based organization with collaborative teams that promote diversity and inclusion through efforts such as TT Women in Tech and a committee dedicated to making TT a great place to work for everyone
  • Office is conveniently located above Union Station and close to various public transportation 
 
Company Overview:
Trading Technologies (TT) creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance.
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Trading Technologies (TT) is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment has been, and continues to be a required practice at the Company. Trading Technologies’ practice of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote and base all employment decisions on ability, rather than race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender orientation, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. Additionally, TT participates in the E-Verify Program for US offices.

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