Junior Infrastructure System Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, United States

* Local Candidates Only*

Sunrise Futures is one part technology company, one part trading company. We use a quantitative approach to produce complex and competitive trading strategies. Our algorithmic, black box strategies are deployed in various markets all around the globe. As we continue to expand into new products, markets, and trading strategies; our company seeks highly talented individuals to join our team.

Although we come from different backgrounds, we are all problem solvers. At Sunrise Futures, we strive to maintain a collaborative and productive environment. Hard work is recognized and highly rewarded in our 100% merit-based workplace. We focus on results rather than politics or bureaucracy, creating an environment where our team can thrive, learn, and excel to their maximum potential. 

In addition to challenging and rewarding atmosphere, our team enjoys extremely competitive compensation including a performance-based bonus. Other perks include company paid medical and dental insurance, 401k with employer match, game room and social areas to relax, on-site gym facility, free snacks and beverages, as well as daily catered lunches.


This is a rotational position that begins with working alongside our Asian trading desk. During this time you will work on software development projects while also providing support for our production trading systems. After one year in this role you will rotate to work with our US trading desk and expand into larger software development tasks. This rotational program will provide you full exposure to our entire trading system while also helping you build up your skill set.


If you’re interested in:

  • Providing technical expertise to support and troubleshoot our production environment in real time
  • Working collaboratively with senior developers and business leaders to expand, enhance , and improve our ultra low latency trading infrastructure platform
  • Analyzing complex technical issues and creating solutions proactively
  • Designing and implementing reliable and efficient software used for algorithmic trading, exchange connectivity, and research


What we’re looking for:

  • Problem solvers who are driven, self-motivated, and “outside of the box” thinkers
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related fields
  • Strong programming skills in C++/OOP/STL and understanding of general programming concepts
  • Ability to work night shift hours, approximately 5:00 pm to 2:00 am Central Time for a one year period
  • Desire and interest to develop a career in the financial industry
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Must be motivated, dependable, and responsible