IMC Trading
IMC is a proprietary trading firm and market maker in various products listed on exchanges globally.
Chicago, IL

Digital Design Engineer at IMC Trading (Chicago, IL)

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IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.


We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.


Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.


  • As a Digital Design Engineer working on the R&D team, you work on novel solutions to accelerate trading decisions to the technological limit. You will work on forward-looking solutions that anticipate future requirements.
  • You will work in a small and globally distributed team that takes responsibility for the complete solution.
  • We use SystemVerilog and C++ to build complex software and hardware systems. We have automated our testing and verification as much as possible and have fast turn-around times.


  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 4+ years of experience working with FPGA/ASIC design, testing, and verification module design
  • Experience working with hardware development tools
  • Experience in System Verilog/Verilog, C++, and Python
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Experienced with network and system-level protocols, packet-based data processing, and computer architecture


To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.

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What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

IMC Trading Benefits Overview

At IMC, we believe in taking care of our people. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s a look at some of the perks you can expect when you work at IMC Chicago:

GO GLOBAL: With IMC, your success can take you around the world — or at the very least to our offices in
Chicago, Sydney, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, New York, Zug, and Mumbai.

FOOD'S ON US: We’ve got your lunches covered! Available daily, in addition to stocked kitchens. Choose from a variety of different restaurants each weekday – your meal is delivered to the office.

PLAN AHEAD: We’ll match your 401K contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 4% of your base salary.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES: Commuting is a part of life in Chicago, so we cover up to $130 per month toward public transportation or a discounted parking garage.

GET COVERED: Your well-being is our priority. Medical, dental, and vision premiums are covered 100% for you and your dependents. We also cover 100% of Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance premiums. Additionally, our paid parental leave policy offers 16 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, and 15 paid days for non-primary caregivers.

GIVE BACK: The IMC Foundation supports non-profits around the world, as well as the causes that matter to you. We’ll match your donations and support your community service.

SWEAT IT OUT: We’ll reimburse you for gym or fitness studio memberships, workout apps, and race registrations so you can stay active in ways that motivate you. In the event you overdo it, take advantage of our free, 20-minute on-site massages.

SPECIAL EVENTS: At IMC we celebrate with events such as concerts, a summer family BBQ,  Cubs games, our annual holiday party, sports teams, and cross-team dinners…just to name a few! We also come together for our annual IMC Weekend Away – an all-inclusive trip where you and your colleagues can relax and have fun together at a fantastic vacation destination.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
IMC Chicago's Partnership group is highly diverse, and we are committed to improving our internal DEI initiatives.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
IMC's team fitness initiatives include sponsored race teams as well as virtual/in-person fitness sessions including Barre, Yoga, HIIT, Meditation and more!
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
IMC hosts a company weekend trip each year.
Free daily meals
We provide free breakfast and lunch every day.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
IMC also provides Happy Hour meals weekly, in addition to daily breakfast and lunch.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We strive to update and adjust our perks in alignment with what our employees value! We keep a consistent pulse on our offerings, and are always willing to listen to IMCers' suggestions on how to improve our workplace.

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