Software Engineer - Remote or Flexible Hybrid (NYC, Chicago, IL or Lenexa, KS)



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Job Description

Building trusted markets — powered by our people.

At Cboe, we inspire our people to solve complex challenges together because what we do matters. We provide the financial infrastructure that powers the global economy. As a leading provider of market infrastructure and tradable products, Cboe delivers cutting-edge trading, clearing and investment solutions to market participants around the world.

We’re building inclusive ways to support professional and personal development while strengthening the trust we’ve earned as a global market leader. Our teams are empowered to share ideas, actively pursue them and bring on a challenge. As champions of internal mobility and access to opportunity, we encourage our people to “go for it” and equip our managers with the training to coach their teams to the next level. Our Associate Resource Groups champion diversity, equity and inclusion, giving employees a safe space to network, share ideas and create opportunities.

Sound like the place for you? Join us!

The Cboe FX and UST Data Engineering team is hiring a Software Engineer.

This role will design, develop, and deploy large-scale, fault tolerant data systems. We record every event on our 24x5 FX (Foreign Exchange) and UST (U.S. Treasuries) trading platforms. Billions of events are processed daily for books and records, reporting, analytics and market data products. Our proprietary tick database, built from the ground up using Java, is highly available and performant, and is a critical differentiator for Cboe FX and UST. This role entails working in a fast-paced environment where you will build and maintain software applications related to data collection and analytics. Cboe FX and UST is a global team with Software Engineering mostly based in the New York area. It is a hybrid environment where onsite work is optional.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Building/testing/maintaining applications that are highly reliable (24x5), and highly performant to collect/aggregate data on billions of data points.
  • Writing well-designed, testable, maintainable, reusable, secure, efficient code.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve user experience, reduce cost, and improve performance.
  • Supporting APIs and flexible tools to query, summarize, and analyze big data.
  • Automating monitoring and alerting of anomalous market conditions.
  • Generating rich reports that deliver actionable business insights.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation in Confluence.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience with:
    • Java, Python
    • Linux OS and scripting
    • PostgreSQL or similar relational database
    • Git or similar version control
    • AWS services (preferable, not mandatory)
    • Strong knowledge of design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Passion for big data
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability/willingness to interface with non-technical team members to convert an idea/concept into a robust solution
  • Minimum Work Experience: 5+ years
  • Finance industry experience/knowledge is preferable but not mandatory
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Science or a related discipline

Benefits and Perks

We value the total wellbeing of our people – including health, financial, personal and social wellness. We believe standard benefits like health insurance and fair pay are a given at any organization. Still, you should know we offer:

  • Fair and competitive salary and incentive compensation packages with an upside for overachievement
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal days, sick days and annual community service days
  • Flexible, hybrid work environment, where you choose where and how you work
  • Health, dental and vision benefits, including access to telemedicine and mental health services
  • 2:1 401(k) match, up to 8% match immediately upon hire
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tax Savings Accounts for health, dependent and transportation
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Volunteer opportunities to help you give back to your communities

Some of our employees’ favorite benefits and perks include:

  • Complimentary lunch, snacks and coffee in any Cboe office
  • Paid Tuition assistance and education opportunities
  • Generous charitable giving company match
  • Paid parental leave and fertility benefits
  • On-site gyms and discounts to other fitness centers




As required by the New York City Human Rights Law, Cboe provides a reasonable range of minimum base salary for roles that may be performed in New York City. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to geographic location, skill set, level of experience, etc. For New York City only, the range of starting base salary for this role is $92,000-$151,800. Additional incentive compensation and benefits may be available.

More About Cboe

We’re reimagining the future of the workplace by focusing on what matters most, our people. Our journey is an inclusive one. We’re investing deeply in leadership programs and career development initiatives that ensure everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We celebrate the diversity in our communities, inside and out, and welcome new perspectives with equity, inclusion and belonging.

We work with purpose, solving problems with ingenuity, collaboration, and a lot of passion. We’re an engaged and excited team connecting markets across borders and embracing growth in all its forms to achieve incredible outcomes.

Learn more about life at Cboe on our website and LinkedIn.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status.

Any communication from Cboe regarding this position will only come from a Cboe recruiter who has a email or via LinkedIn Recruiter. Cboe does not use any other third party communication tools for recruiting purposes.