Cutting Edge Liquidity

BlackEdge Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in option market-making.  BlackEdge has grown rapidly since its founding in 2009 and is a leading liquidity provider for exchange–cleared instruments. It seeks to capture market inefficiencies utilizing technical innovation and risk management expertise.  




BlackEdge Capital is currently seeking new team members in the following roles:

Junior Trader


  • Assist Senior Traders with model fitting and risk management in an active trading environment.
  • Reconcile position with clearing firm and exchange
  • Prepare risk summaries
  • Participate in Mock trading and other training sessions
  • Work on and manage special projects and trading tools 

Desired Qualifications

  • Four Year Degree from top university
  • Prefer engineering, Mathematics, or science based degrees
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in intense, team-based situations
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Prefer thorough understanding of computer programming & software development
  • Ability to work 50-60 hours a week with occasional weekends
  • Prefer no trading experience

Software Developer


  • Communicate effectively and interface with a diverse group of end-users across multiple disciplines.
  • Drive the development and delivery of various front-office applications spanning various asset classes
  • Enhance and maintain the large codebase of these systems
  • Work with traders to gather development requirements and ensure stable deployment of software

Desired Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Math from a top program
  • 2-4 years of software development experience with C# 
  • Hands-on experience with SQL and relational databases
  • Understanding of design patterns and architectural best practices
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced high-pressure trading environment
  • Varied skill set and desire to work on disparate challenging problems
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Prefer working knowledge of multi threaded programming and socket programming
  • Prefer knowledge of financial markets (stocks, options, futures & commodities) in a volatility based domain


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to recruiting@blackedge.com



Come visit us this fall on campus!



University of Michigan Engineering Career Fair - TBD

UM Info Session -TBD

Wisconsin Fall Engineering Career Connection - TBD

UW Info Session - TBD

Social Responsibility

Off the trading floor, BlackEdge Capital is committed to giving back to the community.  Since its founding in 2009, Blackedge Capital has been a corporate sponsor of over 10 local and international organizations whose missions range from creating safe drinking water in Ethiopia, to helping impoverished youth in our local community of Chicago.  BlackEdge is committed to being a carbon neutral entity. We seek to build a company with driven, responsible employees.  Giving back to our community and the world at large is a reflection of that goal.


Some of the organizations BlackEdge has been involved with can be seen on this page.

Contact Us

811 W Fulton Market, Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 224-2400