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Support Engineer


Trading Technologies 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.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking a Support Engineer to join our Chicago team to support our global customer base. This role involves troubleshooting critical issues with the use of log files and issue replication while delivering a first class level of customer service and building relationships with our Tier 1 clients. The Support Engineer will work alongside our Engineering and Site Reliability Engineering teams to solve complex platform issues with either TT’s backend components and architecture or front-end application.  We’re looking for confident, talented and energetic people who thrive in a problem-solving environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will bring their own style, passion and flair for customer support and will excel at navigating relationships with clients to troubleshoot all aspects of our platform.

What Will You Be Involved With?

  • Become well-versed and a knowledgeable resource across TT’s platform and technical architecture in order to effectively troubleshoot front-end functionality and technical architecture issues to an expert level
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering and Site Reliability teams to resolve external customer-facing issues, as well as internal bug fixes and issues
  • Efficiently manage multiple incidents simultaneously in a high pressured environment via various support channels, including but not limited to: inbound phone calls, email, and online chat
  • Become an expert at analyzing both front-end and back-end logs
  • Interact with our customers regularly to understand issues and provide updates
  • Replicate software issues to diagnose and resolve incidents quickly
  • Deliver first class customer service to our global customer base
  • Clearly document and investigate all Support incidents
  • Continual learning of new product features and functionality and the TT architecture.

Qualifications & TT Culture

  • What You Bring to the Table:
    • A minimum of 3 years of prior experience in a technical support-based role is required, preferably with direct experience troubleshooting software and/or hardware issues
    • Preferred financial background, ideally in supporting a derivatives trading platform or equivalent market knowledge
    • Competent IT literacy around Windows and/OS X is required; experience with/Linux operating systems is a plus
    • Familiarity with FIX Protocol 4 or higher is a huge plus
    • Exceptional customer service, written and verbal (including telephone) skills is a critical function of the role
    • Ability to act as part of a global team that facilitates operational coverage based on business need, including occasional work outside of standard business hours
    • Ability to simultaneously work autonomously and to also collaborate within a highly team-driven environment
    • Investigation and diagnostic skills, and an enthusiastic ability to problem solve
  • What We Bring to the Table:
    • Competitive benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax transit/parking
    • Flexible work schedules, 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
    • Tech resources, including: company-provided Mac or PC laptop and/or mobile phone of your choice, “rent-to-own” plans that deduct the buyout price of company-provided tech resources overtime; and a tech accessories budget for monitors, headphones, keyboards, etc.
    • Stipends and subsidy contributions toward personally-owned cell phones and laptops, gym memberships, and health/wellness initiatives (including weight-loss and 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
    • Internal culture committee dedicated to evolving company-wide camaraderie through onsite, offsite and international team-building events

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, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. Additionally, TT participates in the E-Verify Program for our US offices.

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