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.  



Our Space

Cutting edge technology deserves an equally impressive home. We are proud to open our new office space in Fulton Market in Chicago Illinois. Steps from downtown and the red-hot West Loop, the space includes trading floor, office, conference spaces, recreational and relaxation spaces, and fitness center.


© Steve Hall, Hall + Merrick


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

Junior Trader


  • A central role in real-time model fitting and risk management in an active trading environment.

  • Build deep expertise in option pricing dynamics

  • Analyze data to optimize trading strategies

  • Work with quants and devs to design, implement, backtest and analyze trading algorithms

  • Work with developers on improvements that will be released the same day

  • Monitor global macroeconomic conditions.

  • Analyze risk and discuss the implications with the senior traders

  • Participate in mock trading and other training sessions

  • Work on and manage special projects and trading tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Four Year Degree from a top university

  • Prefer engineering, mathematics, or science based degrees

  • Minimum 3.7 GPA

  • Strong quantitative skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience in intense, team-based situations

  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure

  • Prefer thorough understanding of software development

  • Ability to work 50-60 hours a week with occasional weekends

Software Developer


  • Development, delivery, and support of low-latency trading applications and front-ends

  • Ownership of the entire project life-cycle including communication with quants and traders to gather requirements and provide real-time support

  • Collaborative development with other members of the technology team

  • Acquisition of a working knowledge of financial markets and options market making

  • Collection, management, and analysis of large data sets

Desired Qualifications

  • Exceptional problem solving ability

  • Desire to work at the cutting edge of low-latency systems and quantitative finance

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Math from a top program

  • 2-4 years of software development experience with C++ or C# 

  • 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 database experience

  • Prefer knowledge of financial markets (stocks, options, futures & commodities) in a volatility based domain


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to



Come visit us this fall on campus!



University of Michigan Engineering Career Fair 9/17/2019

University of Wisconsin Engineering & STEM FAIR 9/18/2019

Giving Back

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