120/hr High Performance Trading System Developer (C#, C++, .NET). 12 Months. 25% Telecommute Contract. Chicago, IL et al. (L-3707) (A)


Are you a C#/.NET/C++ developer?  Have a history working with the backend of trading systems and/or low-latency systems?   Then this gig might be of interest to you.

In short, our client is looking to rebuild their core trading system (currently a green screen, AS400 solution) into one that is based on React and Microservices.  Strong bias for candidates that would consider conversion, at some point, to full time employment.   Plan is for the solution to be based on AWS so plus if there is depth there.  Business logic would be in C#/.NET/C++.  Client will consider resources that are based in:  Minneapolis, New York, or Chicago.

So, if this sounds like you, APPLY TODAY!!

** side note:  flagged as 25% remote as client would have resources work from home when "safer at home" virus orders not in effect.  Estimated at a few months for starters **


(in order of desirability)

  • #1 - C#/.NET/C++ Developer; Backend focus; AWS Microservice Architecture; Trading systems (maybe just financial if low-latency solution experience is high)

  • C++ (indicate in comments which versions)
  • Backend Development Roles
  • Trading Systems (execution, etc.)

  • High Performance Computing (C++, etc.)
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Cloud -- AWS
  • Micro-services -- Low latency environments
  • API Gateway -- Layer 7
  • API Gateway -- Kong
  • React.js (indicate in comments which version(s))
  • Javascript -- Framework -- Node.js
  • OpenFin and/or Finsemble (notate in comments which)
  • FIX Protocol
  • Javascript -- Framework -- Redux (state)
  • Is candidate open to contract-to-hire and/or direct hire? (optional; notate in comments which one or both)
  • If not listed in resume, notate here ALL education details for candidate (institution, degree, year of graduation)
  • Provide either (1) an online profile (LinkedIn URL, etc) or (2) a reference that you reported to. If providing reference, share name, company, phone, and email where email is from the domain of the company. If neither, put NA in comments.

  • Agile
  • 1st Language English or equivalent (i.e. 8 years in US, AUS, Singapore, Europe, etc.)
  • Is the candidate willing, if requested, to authorize background checks and/or education checks as part of selection process?
  • Is the candidate willing, if requested, to take drug screen as part of selection process?
  • Skype ID of candidate (in case agent or client requests video call)
  • Screens with candidate (phone and/or video) may be recorded to enable the overall selection process. Are you comfortable with that?

  • Status: x-Closed
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Role: High Performance Trading System Developer (C#, C++, .NET)
  • Location: Chicago, IL and others. See description for details. Client is open to 25% remote work per week.
  • Compensation: Up to $120.00/hr in a c2c/1099 structure. Limited W2 structure also possible but rate drops to $107.50/hr gross. We say gross as the limited w2 rate shown is before employer/employee taxes (not take home; take home would be lower as its after employee taxes which vary).
  • Payment Terms: Monthly invoice, NET 30 payment off invoice.
  • Expenses: Included in rate above
  • Positions: 5
  • Current pool: 0/28 (In Play/Submitted). Click HERE for summary view of candidates submitted so far.

    Last Update 08/05/20 16:58 PM. Tim Bauer. Closing this out. Client selected our candidate. We'll loop back (or repost) if/when the client wants to bring more people on.. (full detail change log at bottom).
    Shortlist On 08/07/20
    Start On 08/17/20
    Duration Duration is estimated to be 12 months.
    1st Post Date 04/03/20
    1st Screened by Amplified0
    Submitted to Client5
    Interviewed by Client0
    ClientShared after 1st Screen
    AgentShared after 1st Screen. Amplified is not the prime.
    Contact for Lead Tim Bauer
    Interview DetailsFace-to-face interview is NOT required after phone screen. That said, let LEVERAGEncy know on submission if Skype or other options AREN'T an option.
    Work Authorizations Client is only considering candidates with work authorizations of: Any Type
    IndustryOther/Not Classified
    Opp Quality The overall rating for this lead is A. This is based on contract duration being 12, 5 opening(s), and 4 to 6 competitors at our level or better. You can see a graphical ruberic of how these stats translate to a rating here.
    L Number3707
    LayersBetween Amplified and the End Client there are 1 layers. In addition, the end client prefers that Amplified limits the layers between Amplified and the Employer of Record of the candidate to 0.


    08/05/20 16:58 PM . Tim Bauer. Closing this out. Client selected our candidate. We'll loop back (or repost) if/when the client wants to bring more people on.

    07/23/20 13:22 PM . Tim Bauer. This is still going. Slow play as we wait for the lead on the backend to settle in.

    07/09/20 13:27 PM . Tim Bauer. Continue to hold here. Client seems to be more focused on the FE role.

    06/25/20 12:03 PM . Tim Bauer. Still waiting for client to confirm they need more options (hired 1 from us).

    06/11/20 12:52 PM . Tim Bauer. This lead is still going.

    05/28/20 11:20 AM . Tim Bauer. Still waiting on feedback on our 2nd candidate that went to final interview (1st one did get offer). Continue to source passively.

    05/21/20 15:51 PM . Tim Bauer. Candidate accepts offer. Starts next Tuesday. Close out once that happens.

    05/11/20 13:22 PM . Tim Bauer. Move to hold as offer out to a candidate.

    05/07/20 13:48 PM . Tim Bauer. Continue to hold as we wait for feedback on 1st wave of screens.

    05/04/20 20:38 PM . Tim Bauer. Just talked w/ VMS of end client. They are putting lead on hold. Seems they have 40 some submissions forwarded to hiring manager (some ours) so now we need to wait. Given that we'll move this to hold and see what happens.

    04/30/20 13:47 PM . Tim Bauer. Candidate from us in final interview today. Should have sense of how they want to move forward with other slots after that.

    04/29/20 13:42 PM . Tim Bauer. ** side note: flagged as 25% remote as client would have resources work from home when "safer at home" virus orders not in effect. Estimated at a few months for starters **

    04/16/20 11:41 AM . Tim Bauer. Got an update from Cargill last night. They indicated they are completing the 1st shortlist of candidates now and we should know on Friday who they want to talk with (1st Interview). So should have an update at that time.

    04/08/20 15:49 PM . Tim Bauer. Sharing submission to end client. Will see how they respond to Angular (vs React) as JS core.

    04/08/20 14:12 PM . Tim Bauer. Shared to client solid candidate (only concern is $5 over price point)

    04/03/20 16:11 PM . Lead Created

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