Head of Recruitment

| Chicago

IMC– Where Technology drives Trading

 

Trading nowadays happens in a highly competitive technological landscape; the best trading idea alone doesn’t cut it anymore. Instead, only the best trading ideas that are enabled via robust, scalable and fast technology win.  Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you?

 

LEADING RECRUITING AT IMC:

  • Architect the overall strategy and vision for recruiting within the United States.
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment across all levels, including campus, lateral and senior level hires, including sourcing, recruiting, negotiating and closing of candidates while delivering the highest quality candidate experience.
  • Partner closely with the hiring managers to assess organizational needs and develop thoughtful and innovative direct sourcing, pipelining, referral, social media, networking, agency and campus strategies.
  • Ensure IMC is using the appropriate selection and assessment methodologies to evaluate candidates across technical, personality and other relevant skills and attributes.
  • Lead a team of recruiting professionals, focused on driving accountability and implementing rigor and discipline into the recruiting process, supporting their growth and development, and shaping their strategies and team alignments.
  • Manage agency and search firm relationships, including the negotiation and execution of contracts.
  • Develop and utilize metrics and reporting to ensure productivity and effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
  • Provide direction and consultation on emerging trends and evolving recruiting practices, providing an “outside in” view, (e.g. branding and marketing, events, perks and offers) particularly among IMC’s competitors for talent in technology and financial services.
  • Serve as an integral face of IMC and culture ambassador for the firm.

 

WHAT MAKES IT FUN?

  • We are looking for the best technical talent in the market. At IMC, you will be a true partner with our hiring managers whilst having full autonomy with leading an expanding team of recruiters
  • You will be able to set the strategy and vision with the team in order to obtain clear goals and initiatives that will drive our business to the next level
  • IMC is in a high growth phase and you will have an opportunity to be leading this extremely important goal for the organization

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience within the financial services, technology or other appropriate industry.
  • Excellent academic credentials; bachelor’s degree from a top tier college or university preferred.
  • Experience leading a team and must have worked in both experience and campus recruitment.
  • Experience recruiting professionals at all levels and creating innovative strategies for targeting different levels of candidates.
  • Professional pedigree working with organizations known for their forward-thinking talent practices and bar for talent.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills; listens and communicates effectively; inspires; builds strong relationships; strong influencing skills.
  • High energy with presence, poise, sound judgement and gravitas; confident, credible and is able to earn the respect of the professionals in the firm.

 

OUR CULTURE:

We are at the core a trading firm, however we value trading and technology equally and we believe that cooperation between traders and technologists is one of our great strengths. This is also reflected in our organizational and remuneration policies. We believe in fostering a truly flat environment in which great ideas can be recognized as well as put into practice from anybody within our organization
 
WHO WE ARE:

IMC Financial Markets is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.

Today, IMC Financial Markets is 500+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
IMC values sharp intellect over prior fintech experience when hiring
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An Insider's view of IMC Trading

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.

Stephan

Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.

Theo

Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.

Veronica

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.

Andy

Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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