Careers

JOIN THE RIVAL TEAM

At Rival Systems, we are always looking for people who have a passion for technology. We built a trading platform that we believe is a faster and more accurate than any other – and are only interested in hiring professionals who want to keep it that way. If you have that kind of drive, there is a career opportunity for you here.

If you’re interested in joining our team, email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current Opportunities

Applications Developer

Description

Rival Systems is a technology company specializing in building advanced trading and risk management systems for professionals in the trading industry.  Our team has been working directly with traders over the past 13 years to build Rival - the most advanced multi-asset trading and risk management platform available.

Our employees’ health and well-being are critical to our success. Rival offers a wide array of benefits that are among the most competitive in the industry including an annual discretionary bonus, comprehensive healthcare plan, flexible spending accounts, life and accident insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, financial planning services, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness incentives, and paid holidays and vacations.

Rival is seeking to hire an Applications Developer to be a member of a development team charged with developing, implementing, and testing trading applications.  The ideal candidate will have experience in systems design, programming and integration of high-volume, high-availability applications.  This position will be located in our Chicago, Illinois office.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume (attached in MS Word or PDF format) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please specify “Applications Developer” in the subject in of the email.  Rival Systems, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.  Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Rival Systems, LLC.  No phone calls, please. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior development team members to understand business requirements and design efficient and scalable desktop solutions based on technical expertise and experience
  • Develop, test, deploy and maintain applications and modules
  • Assist in creating and maintain up-to-date work plans
  • Keep pace with new technologies, directions and the latest industry trends
  • Follow firm and industry standards, procedures and methodologies for development of efficient application systems (i.e. design, design reviews, architect reviews and code reviews)
  • Perform related duties as required

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of C#, HTML5/Javascript development experience in a Windows-based environment.
  • C++ development experience in a Linux-based environment a plus
  • Experience working on real time, multithreading applications preferred
  • Experience with end user GUI design and implementation with solid software development and debugging experience a plus
  • Understanding of large-scale system design and implementation with solid software development and project management methodology experience is a plus
  • Strong understanding of system architecture and design
  • Strong commitment to working collaboratively in a team and being held accountable for achieving business goals
  • Ability to successfully work in a high-pressure, dynamic trading environment
  • Good team player with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Enterprise Sales Executive

Description

Rival Systems is a powerful technology company that offers the most advanced multi-asset trading and risk management platform in the professional trading industry.  Our team has been working with professional traders and risk managers over the past 13 years to build our suite of best-in-class products.  Rival Systems is poised to expand our market share. 

We are seeking an Enterprise Sales Executive to impact our growth and expansion by prospecting and closing new client accounts.  This person will be an exceptional sales professional that will receive a tremendous career opportunity in an early-stage, technology company.  This role will work in the Rival Sales team and will report directly to the EVP of Global Sales.  The position is located at Rival Systems’ office in Chicago, Illinois. 

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume (attached in MS Word or PDF format) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please specify “Enterprise Sales Executive” in the subject of the email.  Rival Systems, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.  Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Rival Systems, LLC.  No phone calls, please.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary, uncapped commission plus annual bonuses
  • Healthcare benefits for health, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings account (HSA) with employer contribution
  • Retirement Plans (401k) with employer contribution
  • Complimentary Basic Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pre-tax transit benefits
  • Access to internal gym
  • Access to internal cafe

Responsibilities

  • Obtain comprehensive knowledge of Rival Systems’ proprietary trading and risk applications
  • Proactively create hundreds of new opportunities from cold leads
  • Respond to all inbound prospect requests expeditiously
  • Diligently qualify all new leads to profile prospects and contacts properly for future meetings
  • Schedule and conduct in-person and/or phone meetings with prospects (remote or on-site)
  • Assist Sales Engineer with excellent product demos for Rival Trader and Rival Risk
  • Responsible for investigating and understanding prospects’ client software, hardware and networking needs
  • Drive a strategic approach to nurturing and developing new sales opportunities
  • Draft excellent, persuasive proposals and respond to all request-for-proposals (RFPs)
  • Achieve monthly, quarterly and annual goals for customer acquisition and revenue (New Business Revenue and Monthly Recurring Revenue)
  • Input all activities and tasks into Salesforce.com to manage leads, opportunities and client relationships, as well as maximize communication flow with Rival Systems’ Sales and Executive management teams
  • Onboard and transition new clients seamlessly to internal Rival Systems team members
  • Represent Rival Systems with high professional standard at all prospect meetings, conferences and events

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
  • Minimum of 3+ years of consultative sales experience in an Enterprise Sales environment and proven experience with large total contract value ($100K+) deals
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience within a commercial trading technology company
  • Verifiable track record of achievements including prospecting and converting cold leads, acquiring new clients, and exceeding revenue quotas
  • Vast experience in cold calling and conversion of cold leads into new business clients and revenue
  • Experience as a professional trader or additional knowledge of options trading, exchanges, clearing processes, networking and hardware/hosting within the professional trading industry is a plus
  • Experience in an early-stage business is a plus
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; strong interpersonal, listening and communication skills to perceive needs of others
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Fervent desire to document processes and procedures
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), Salesforce.com, and WebEx
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Valid driver’s license

Quantitative Developer

Description

Rival Systems is a technology company specializing in building advanced trading and risk management systems for professionals in the trading industry.  Our team has been working directly with traders over the past 13 years to build Rival - the most advanced multi-asset trading and risk management platform available.  Rival Systems is looking to hire a Quantitative Developer with workable knowledge of C++ systems design and development.  The individual will work closely with other quant and application developers to build and maintain models our trading and risk management systems. This is an opportunity to make an immediate impact in an open, merit­-based environment with exponential career growth available.

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume (attached in MS Word or PDF format) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please specify “Quantitative Developer” in the subject in of the email.  Rival Systems, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.  Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Rival Systems, LLC.  No phone calls, please. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement pricing models, volatility surfaces, and predictive models for algorithmic trading.
  • Conduct research, analyze, and present discoveries in a professional format.
  • Work closely with the traders to understand business requirements, design efficient and scalable solutions.
  • Work closely with Client Support Specialists to help support traders.
  • Create and maintain up to date work plans, followed by communicating status to Project Manager.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Requirements

  • Requires Master’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Econometrics, Physics, Computer Science or related advanced degree in quantitative fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years development experience with C++ in a Windows environment.
  • Previous experience in financial industry a must.
  • Artificial intelligence experience desired.
  • Strong understanding of system architecture and design.
  • Understanding of financial models, statistical analysis, and/or simulation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, dynamic trading environment.
  • Ability to be comfortable working independently.

Sales Engineer

Description

Rival Systems is a technology company that offers the most advanced multi-asset trading and risk management platform in the trading industry.  Our team has been working with traders and risk managers over the past 13 years to build our suite of best-in-class products and now we’re looking to expand our market share.  This is a tremendous career opportunity to make an immediate impact in an early-stage, technology company in the trading industry.

We are seeking a Sales Engineer to assist us with our growth and expansion.  This role will work directly in the Rival Sales team servicing prospects and will report directly to the EVP of Global Sales.  The position is located at Rival’s office in Chicago, Illinois. 

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and a resume (attached in MS Word or PDF format) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please specify “Sales Engineer” in the subject of the email.  Rival Systems, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.  Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Rival Systems, LLC.  No phone calls, please. 

Responsibilities

  • Obtain comprehensive knowledge of Rival’s proprietary trading and risk applications
  • Provide support for scheduled in-person and/or phone meetings with prospects (remote or on-site)
  • Perform excellent product demos for Rival Trader and Rival Risk
  • Responsible for investigating and understanding prospects’ client software, hardware and networking needs
  • Strategize and assist Rival Sales members with opportunities and help draft proposals and RFP responses
  • Contribute to achieving the overall Rival Sales goals for customer acquisition and revenue on a monthly and annual basis
  • High daily utilization and data input into Salesforce.com to maximize communication flow with Rival Sales and Executive management
  • Responsible in assisting the onboarding of new clients (if necessary)
  • Responsible for responding to all prospect requests with Rival Sales team in an expeditious manner
  • Represent Rival with high professional standard and deep preparation for meetings and events

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in Sales or as a Sales Engineer in a consultative sales environment within a technology company
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in the trading industry
  • Knowledge of options trading, exchanges, clearing processes, networking and hardware/hosting within the trading industry
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; strong interpersonal, listening and communication skills to perceive needs of others
  • Experience in large contract proposals and negotiations
  • Self-motivated to meet deadlines with proven track record of goals
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Fervent desire to document processes and procedures
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Salesforce.com
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Valid driver’s license

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