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Junior Java Software Engineer

Chicago, Illinois Ion Group Ltd


We are working on a new generation trade processing and reporting solution that has been launched in the market and is growing rapidly. This is a real time trade processing system that handles activities like trade and position management, risk management, collateral and interest, margining, fees and commissions, balances, market processing and reporting (regulatory, statements and business intelligence).
Our systems connect to 50+ exchanges globally to provide real time trades and market data.
Our solution is highly scalable and caters for all types of customers – FCMs, global and regional banks, asset management firms etc. We focus on our customer needs and quick time to market.


We are looking for people with a can-do attitude who are passionate about solving complex problems. We are interested in people with strong technical skills and a background in test automation. Customer needs are our top priority. Our solutions are modular and based on SOA. Our technology stack mainly consists of Java, C#, HTML5, Guice and Oracle. We use reporting tools like Jasper and BIRT. Our test automation is driven using Robot Framework. We follow an agile methodology. As a global organisation our teams are distributed in multiple geographical locations. Good team players and clear & timely communication are key aspects.

0-2 years of software development experience in a commercial environment with a good understanding of object oriented concepts
Experience in Java required
Excellent problem solving skills
Familiarity with SQL
Exposure to Agile development practices such as Lean and Scrum
Experience with automated build and testing utilities such as Jenkins, Junit, Maven, Robot Framework
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, information technology, engineering or another related discipline

Experience in C# is a plus

You have strong technical and design skills. You are a great communicator and enjoy actively participating in group discussions. You are a strong lateral thinker with excellent analytical skills. Additionally, you have strong technical and design skills. You have a team oriented approach to problem solving and have a solid understanding of data structures and design patterns. Your work ethic is unparalleled and you enjoy taking ownership of your responsibilities. You are comfortable prioritizing tasks and organizing your workload with minimal supervision.

ION is a market leading FinTech company providing pioneering software and consultancy services to customers around the globe. We serve large financial institutions, niche trading firms, central banks, and multinational corporations. Our mission is automation through innovation. We simplify complex processes, streamline, and digitize businesses, building a competitive advantage for our customers. Our products help the world’s leading organizations do more, in a better and simpler way than ever before. ION software underpins the global fixed income, FX, and derivatives markets, and we are a leading market provider of treasury and commodity software. With a dynamic team of 7,000+ employees, 60+ global offices, and over 2,450+ clients worldwide, ION provides an unparalleled experience for those who share our passion for growth and technology evolution.

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