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Milliman Software Developer (Trading Tech)

Milliman, Trading Technology, Software Developer
Chicago, IL
Who We Are
The Chicago office of Milliman Inc. is looking for bright, enthusiastic and qualified
candidates to work in their Financial Risk Management (FRM) practice.
Milliman’s rigorous, distinctly innovative approach to risk management is built on a
foundation of actuarial expertise and shaped by some of the most advanced thinking in the
industry. Whether you're looking to improve capital efficiency, comply with regulatory
requirements, or guard against market volatility, Milliman offers a complete range of
operational, strategic, and financial risk management solutions and tools.
We have a focused, multi-disciplinary team of actuaries, financial engineers/capital markets
professionals and software developers working together to develop risk management
solutions for the financial services industry. We currently advise some of the world's largest
insurance companies in areas such as hedging strategy and operations, portfolio risk
management, and capital requirements.
We hire the best in the business—and then trust them to do their work their way. It's about
personal responsibility, creativity, flexibility. We believe great work happens in great work
Our culture is highly collaborative with value placed on high quality work and innovation.
The Department/Team
The Trading Technology Department consists of 23 technologists across development,
quality assurance and DevOps teams. We are a full stack team providing all technology
required by FRM’s global trading operations. These trading operations include the portfolio
management, trading, and trade operations teams. Our systems include financial
mathematics to calculate risk, order management and routing systems to send orders,
market data, reporting, and trade reconciliation for a wide variety of financial instruments
traded around the world.
Your Role/What You’ll Do
The Software Developer will work with other developers on the team in the creation and
support of trading, risk and back-office systems which are used on a global basis. They will
ideally have pre-existing expertise to create, maintain and enhance such systems to support
our growing business. This includes both client and server-side software, database, and
potentially intranet-based web development. The person in this role will be able to take on
responsibilities only limited by their abilities and will be able to work with a fair degree of
independence. The ability to work and communicate clearly with other technical and nontechnical team members including traders is a must.
Your Qualifications
Degree in Mathematics or Computer Science preferred, alternatively substantial
project experience would be considered in conjunction with different degrees
Solid and knowledge and recent experience with C# required
SQL knowledge required
Ability to take on projects and operate with minimal oversight
Willingness to own products and take responsibility for their support
Strong communication skills
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server preferred
Sharp critical thinking skills, sound judgment and decision-making ability, and both
the ability and willingness to clearly articulate your ideas
Experience developing software in the trading industry
Experience with more tradable instrument types, both exchange and OTC, preferred
Proactive communication and working style
An inherent sense of the value of collaboration
The ability to work both collaboratively and independently and to see the value of
both in an iterative development process
Proven ability to work in a fast-pace environment where the client is always first
Milliman Benefits
At Milliman, we focus on creating an environment that recognizes – and meets – the
personal and professional needs of the individual. We offer a competitive benefits package
which includes:
Medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their families, including
eligible domestic partners.
A 401(k) plan with matching program
Paid Parental Leave up to 12 weeks
Adoption Assistance
Profit sharing as a discretionary contribution to employees’ retirement accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO) starts accruing on the first day of work and can be used for any
Milliman pays 100% of the premiums for life insurance, AD&D, an both short term
and long term disability coverage
Voluntary benefits such as additional life or accidental death and dismemberment
coverage for yourself or dependents
Flexible spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for
dependent care, transportation and applicable medical needs
HMO and PPO Medical Insurance options, Dental, Vision, Commuter benefit,
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account and a Health Care Flexible Spending