Software Engineer II

Locations: Chicago
ID: 13969


CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

CME Group ( is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.  But who we are goes deeper than that.  Here, you can impact markets worldwide.  Transform industries.  And build a career shaping tomorrow.  We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small.  Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better.  With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known.  But big enough for your ideas to make an impact.  The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless.  Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers.  Those are our people.  And we’re looking for more.

The Software Engineer II engineers secure, scalable and reliable technology solutions, with appropriate mentoring, to advance CME Group in the global marketplace and serve risk management needs of customers around the world.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Applies basic tools knowledge to maintain designs to reflect modifications
  • Considers the importance of industry standards/best practices while working (little exposure)
  • Develops unit test with minimal guidance
  • Exhibits elementary knowledge of database SQL, including basic database modeling and tuning
  • Exhibits elementary language knowledge proficiency
  • Writes application modules and unit tests with guidance
  • Helps with code optimization based on delegated tasks
  • Participates in code reviews and helps with environment build deployments
  • Corrects identified defects and issues and finds own bugs

Looking for a junior software engineer to support the integration of Alfabet with other internal CME systems.  The candidate should have knowledge in Windows environment set up, as well as scripting and some system configuration experience.  The incumbent will be working with CME architects as well as many internal teams together to bring success to the Alfabet integration project.

  • 1-2 years of Java programming experience, family with Groovy will be a plus
  • Experience with Python programming
  • Experience with Windows PowerShell and/or Linux shell script
  • Experience with git/stash or similar source code version control system
  • Relational database experience, SQL Server a plus
  • Must be self-learner, highly motivated, and good communication skills


As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day. 
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.



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