Software Engineer I

Locations: Chicago
ID: 13993


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 Order Entry team, which is part of the Trade Execution Systems department, develops and supports mission critical applications for the Globex trading platform. The team works on high performance, low latency applications that are gateways to the customers trading on Globex and process millions of messages every day. Using the latest in development and testing processes, we build applications that are of the highest quality and reliability. We are looking for individuals who enjoy being part of a great team and have a curious mind, to join us in continuing to deliver applications and features that enhance our customers’ trading experience at CME. 
The Order Entry team is a highly cohesive team of developers, SETs (Software Engineer in Test) and QA Analysts. The individual joining the team in a Software Engineer I position, will work closely with the SETs and application developers to makes applications more testable by developing software to support testing efforts. This requires good development skills and an ability to interface efficiently with all the support groups, other QA groups, and other development groups and working independently, with some oversight.  The individual must also exhibit quick learning capabilities in picking up and mastering new concepts--business, technical and process oriented.
Develops and implements designs for automated testing framework.
Develops software for making APIs more testable.
Works with Sr and Lead developers and SETs in implementing automation opportunities and overcoming testability challenges.
Qualifications and Skill Set:
Bachelors Degree: Information Technology (Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering).
Prior experience using source management systems (e.g. GIT) is required.
Knowledge of core Java, algorithms and software design principles is required.
Experience/knowledge of SQL and any inter application messaging concepts is a plus.
Knowledge of any open source ATTD frameworks like FIT/FITnesse, Cucumber, Jbehave. Messaging would be a plus.
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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