Project Manager (Trading Systems)

Project Management · Chicago, Illinois
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

ThinkMarkets is seeking a Project Manager (Trading Systems) to join our growing Chicago team. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of new projects through a full SDLC involving the latest technology, specifically focusing on the front-end of trading applications. The Project Manager holds the key project relationship with senior executives from both Business and Trading Technology and is an integral member of our team.


  • Actively manage the project in terms of sprint planning, prioritization and risk identification with offshore development teams
  • Provide business systems planning of applications used globally
  • Develop and analyze trading team requirements
  • Managing and building current and new trading platforms
  • Effectively manage resources, governance, timelines and profitability
  • Apply business analysis skills to complicated business needs and make recommendations for preferred solutions 
  • Gather support requests and filter them for support/development resolution
  • Globally monitor external and internal IT development departments in delivering trading platform from inception to go-live
  • Define and track project objectives while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs 


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Systems or similar
  • 6+ years of experience in Project Management within trading/financial industry
  • MUST HAVE experience managing IT solutions in a fast-paced trading environment, across multiple product lines
  • Hold a Project Management certification such as PRINCE2, PMP, CPMP or similar
  • Technical proficiency to challenge technology constraints and trade-offs with technical team (internal or external)
  • Excellent client-facing communication skills with the ability to understand and communicate issues clearly using appropriate technical vocabulary
  • Experience working with Web/Mobile FX trading platforms and/or other relevant back-end and front-end systems
  • Working knowledge of technologies like React, Java, RESTful APIs, and more
  • Knowledge of compliance and legal aspects of systems delivery and usage in a business environment
  • Knowledge of FIX protocol
  • Experience of working in Agile environments (SCRUM experience is an added advantage)


Please attach a cover letter along with your resume in order to be considered for this position.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience