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ACM@UIUC Weekly Job Postings
Week of 03/16/14

With postings from:
* Turn
* Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)
* Mesirow Financial
* Blander Technologies

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Title: Programmer
Company: Turn
Contact: Ross Bundy <ross.bundy@xxxxxxxxx> 217-531-4999
Hiring for: 
Description:
Willing to stay in Champaign. (There are jobs in California, but I am
focused right now on hiring for our local office.)
Graduating in 2014. (I only have full-time positions, no intern
positions left for this summer.)
People *with professional experience outside of academia*.
Experience in the following areas:
Web development, preferably full-stack (front and back-end)
http://www.turn.com/career-opportunities/software-engineer-applications-
champaign
Distributed Systems
(I don't have a job description for Champaign, yet, but it will look
very similar to the listing for California.)
http://www.turn.com/career-opportunities/software-engineer-distributed-
systems
Quality Assurance
http://www.turn.com/career-opportunities/software-engineer-test-
champaign
Strong communication skills. We are a remote office, so we will need
people who communicate clearly.
Because this is a new office, I need smart, driven people, who can pick
up things quickly and be productive


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Title: Web Designer / Programmer
Company: Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)
Contact: Dr. Barry Pittenrdigh <pittendr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> (217) 244-0567
Hiring for: Part time
Description:
If youâre a Web Designer or a Programmer
you can help create a new website for the
Scientific Animations Without Borders program.
$10/hour with the potential
for this position to turn into a paid summer job.


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Title: Java Developer Internship
Company: Mesirow Financial
Contact: Abbie Chase <achase@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 3125956239
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Mesirow Advanced Strategies offers qualified meaningful portfolio
diversification beyond traditional equity and fixed income markets.
Through a variety of multi-strategy, multi-manager and custom-designed
alternative asset portfolios, we strive to achieve specific risk and
return objectives for our investors.

The Opportunity:
We are seeking results-oriented interns to help create innovative
solutions to enormous challenges, pushing the boundaries of whatâs
possible on the Intranet. You will join a team dedicated to enhancing
the customer experience for Advance Strategyâs platform. Partnering with
our application and data architects, you will work to improve upon
existing applications and create new applications. To do this you will
need a solid foundation in computer science, an understanding of the
software development life cycle with strong written and verbal
communication skills.

Responsibilities:
âDesign and develop usable, high-quality applications that exceed
customer expectations.
âDevelop reusable components that reduce the amount of work over time.
âCollaborate with other team members on end-to-end product features.
âInteract with extended team members to deliver product releases on
schedule.
âBreak down large user stories into reasonable, targeted deliverables

Qualifications:
âCurrently pursuing a Bachelor in Computer Science or related technical
field and returning to the program after completion of the internship
â1+ years knowledge in one of the following areas - Java, J2EE,
Javascript, IP, TCP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, DNS as well as scripting languages
and Linux shell scripting a plus.

TO APPLY: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=M
ESIROWFINANCIAL&cws=1&rid=1094


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Title: Network Engineer Internship
Company: Mesirow Financial
Contact: Abbie Chase <achase@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 3125956239
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Mesirow Financial Shared Services - Information Technology
Title: Network Engineer
June 9th - August 8th, 2014

The Opportunity:
Are you a student with a passion for Networks, Telecom and emerging
technologies such as Cloud? Do you have interest in getting first-hand
knowledge of Financial Service Industry applications and packages? Do
you want to help invent solutions to important problems and enhance the
productivity of our internal business partners? Mesirow Financial is
seeking self-starting, high performing network engineers to join our
internal Network and Telecom team. Come join us as part of the Intern
program as a Network Engineer. We are looking for an intern (Majoring in
Computer Science or Network Engineering or Mathematics ideally) with
familiarity with computer equipment such as routers, firewalls, and
switches. Experience in programming using object oriented language such
as C# or Java, and/or UI design using technologies such as AJAX,
HTML5.0, and CSS is a big plus. Experience gained in the classroom and
through personal application will be accepted.

We have great opportunities for talented and motivated students who are
interested in gaining valuable industry experience to complement their
academic studies. You will have the opportunity to help with existing
projects as well as unstructured time where you can innovate and use
your own creativity to work on fresh ideas.
You will report to the Manager, Network and Telecom and assist in a
variety of development and maintenance activities related to internal /
vendor software as well as tools. You will also have access to both the
Manager and several Senior Software Engineers to help mentor, motivate
and encourage you as you gain valuable insight into network engineering.

Responsibilities:
âDocumentation and testing network configuration changes
âAssessment of new ideas
âDeveloping prototypes quickly
âResearch competitor offerings
âMiscellaneous network engineering and configuration tasks

Requirements:
âExcellent analytical and math skills, with the ability to work in
teams.
âExperience with documentation tools such as Visio, Excel, or Word
âMajoring in Computer Science or a related technical degree
âGPA of 3.5 or better overall

TO APPLY: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=M
ESIROWFINANCIAL&cws=1&rid=1095


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Title: QA Developer Internship
Company: Mesirow Financial
Contact: Abbie Chase <achase@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 3125956239
Hiring for: Full time, Intern/Co-op
Description:
Advanced Strategies â Information Technology
Title: QA Developer
Duration of Internship: June 9th - August 8th, 2014

Mesirow Financial Advanced Strategies is a qualified meaningful
portfolio diversification beyond traditional equity and fixed income
markets. Through a variety of multi-strategy, multi-manager and custom-
designed alternative asset portfolios, we strive to achieve specific
risk and return objectives for our investors. Our Information Technology
team is looking for an intern with testing experience and a degree which
includes coursework in finance and computer science.

Responsibilities:
âTest case definition, creation and execution supporting new
functionality and regression
âResult validation against user and system requirements
âDocumentation of findings - Execution Results, Defect Reporting
âAttend and represent QA in daily Stand-Up, meetings
âParticipate in Iteration Planning, Tasking and Retrospective activities
âWork with analysts and development personnel in order to develop an
understanding of business requirements/ expected system behavior and
communicate findings

Required Skills:
âMajor in Math or Computer Science
âAn inquisitive nature with a desire to learn
âConfidence in questioning results if expectations are not met
âKnowledge of the software development life cycle, including the agile
delivery methodology
âKnowledge of financial services
âKnowledge of information systems, including web-based application
development
âAbility to communicate effectively- orally and written

TO APPLY: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=M
ESIROWFINANCIAL&cws=1&rid=1097


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Title: Technologists and Quantitative Researchers
Company: Blander Technologies
Contact: Quentin Ybarra <quentin.ybarra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 620.778.2866
Hiring for: Full time
Description:
Blander Technologies is a research-driven trading firm in Chicago led by
Ben Blander (UofC math PhD and former head of Citadel's high-frequency
group).

Weâve completed Blander Techâs first recruiting class, which includes
2014 graduating students from MIT, Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford.

Weâre visiting UIUC on Tuesday, March 18, to meet students who are
interested in learning about us and our full-time opportunities (and
possibly short internships) in 2015 and beyond. Weâre open to meeting
students from all concentrations and graduating years, from first year
through PhD.

Below is when weâre available to meet, followed by more info about
Blander Tech.

If youâd like to join us for coffee or a meal, contact Quentin Ybarra
and let him know some times youâre available.
quentin.ybarra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
620.778.2866

Tuesday, March 18
9a - 11a: coffee at Starbucks - 501 E Green St (half hour slots)
12p - 1p: lunch at Mia Zaâs - 629 E Green St.
2p - 6p: coffee at Starbucks - 501 E Green St (half hour slots)
6:30p - 8p: dinner at Timponeâs - 710 S Goodwin Ave

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BLANDER TECHNOLOGIES, research-driven trading startup
http://www.blandertechnologies.com/
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Blander Technologies is a research-driven, proprietary trading firm in
Chicago.

Weâre an emerging startup led by Ben Blander, former head of Citadelâs
high frequency group and a key contributor in growing their P&L from $75
million in 2005 to $1.15 billion in 2008 (Source:
http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/Popups/PrintArticle.aspx?ArticleID=
2593339)
Previously Ben earned a PhD in Math from the University of Chicago.

Early associates joining Blander Technologies have brought industry
experience from Citadel, Goldman Sachs, Sun Trading, Tower Research
Capital, KCG, and Eladian.

New associates are joining from the 2014 graduating classes of MIT,
Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford.

Weâre building a new type of trading firm dedicated to research through
open, collaborative innovation. All our associates operate from
somewhere on the continuum between these two roles:

- Technologists: Your goal is to enable alpha generation and improve the
research infrastructure through technology innovation. Youâll also be
expected to have a strong interest in understanding and contributing to
our trading strategies.
- Quantitative researchers: While the focus is on identifying trading
opportunities, you can add even more value with strong communication
skills and some coding proficiency to accelerate the innovation process
and help others leverage your work.

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WHY TRADING?
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If you want to work on cutting-edge technology to solve really tough
problems, while getting near-immediate feedback on your best ideas, the
trading industry is hard to beat. Every day weâre competing with some of
the smartest, most driven people in the world trying to take your money
-- and if you donât stay at the very top of your game in research,
technology, and economics, they will.

And while the highly-publicized wave of high-frequency or âflashâ
trading based on sheer speed of execution might have reached its limit,
we see continued opportunities with our strategy of using statistical
research to outsmart the competition.

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WHO WEâRE LOOKING FOR
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Weâre looking for highly analytical people (math, computer science,
physics, engineering, etc.) who want to help build the research-driven
trading firm of the future. And to do that, youâll need the following
qualities:

> Persistent Drive to Improve - Do you have an innate desire to rise to
the next level, even after great accomplishment? Our people have been
very successful in their careers elsewhere and are joining Blander Tech
to make even more impact.
> Creative, Systematic Problem Solving - You must enjoy learning and
implementing new concepts quickly, combining knowledge from different
domains, and take a data-driven approach to testing new ideas.

> Team Mindset - We want people who are as committed to making the team
better through sharing ideas as they are driven to improve their
individual performance.

> Mental Flexibility & Self Awareness - Youâll have to frequently adapt
based on new data, results, and feedback on your trading ideas and your
performance.

> Orientation for Making Money - Although we value academic training,
our work is not an academic exercise. We take a hackerâs approach to
testing ideas, dropping projects that consume time without high upside,
and focusing our next efforts on what will create the most value for the
firm.


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