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Brokerage Systems Technical Operations Specialist

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT +2 locations

• Monitor all aspects of the Interactive Brokers global brokerage system. • Communicate with exchanges to configure, test, and implement new… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Regulatory and Financial Controller IBUK

Interactive Brokers London, England

Interactive Brokers UK (“IBUK”) is a rapidly growing FCA authorized firm that is a subsidiary of a large international financial services company… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Customer Service Representative - Technical Support

Interactive Brokers Zug

Timber Hill (Europe) AG, the European subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group, operates a state of the art technology oriented business model focused… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Professional Services Representative

Interactive Brokers Chicago, IL +2 locations

Interactive Brokers Group LLC is expanding its Professional Services department at our main call center in Chicago, IL. We are searching for… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Network Engineer

Interactive Brokers Zug

Timber Hill (Europe) AG, the European subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group, operates a state of the art technology oriented business model focused… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Accountant

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT

• Daily accounting of the proprietary trading business segment • Interaction with clearing departments in Greenwich, Switzerland and Hong Kong… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Engineer - C++

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT

• Brokerage trading platform development and maintenance. • C++ software… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer

Interactive Brokers Andheri East

Interactive Brokers Group, an industry leader in direct access brokerage services, is seeking a Java senior software engineer to help make our… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Proprietary Clearing Associate

Interactive Brokers Zug

We are looking for a Proprietary Clearing Associate with the responsibility to reconcile the proprietary trading portfolio and its trades to our… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Compliance Assistant

Interactive Brokers Greenwich, CT

As Compliance Assistant you will manage a variety of administrative duties for the Compliance Department including: • Preparing Forms U4, Forms… Glassdoor

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Interactive Brokers Chairman, President, and CEO Thomas Peterffy
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    Current Employee - Programmer/Business Analyst  in  Greenwich, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Programmer/Business Analyst in Greenwich, CT (US)

    I have been working at Interactive Brokers full-time for more than a year


    I've been at "IB" for roughly two years after a rather tortuous journey at several large banks. There are basically two primary businesses at IB : 1. The market maker (electronic trading) and 2. The automated brokerage. I work for the latter. Probably the greatest feature (as a programmer) working for this company is that management, and management's management, are all programmers. As a result, the intricacies and difficulties of writing good code are understood by higher-ups and rewarded. For example, you will never have to waste your time explaining to a panel of bureaucrats the differences between Java and Excel at IB.
          In terms of "culture", IB is certainly a for-profit business and as a result, management does expect their employees to contribute to the business while at work. It is generally frowned upon to shop for clothes or view Facebook during the day, although I must admit that we do (gasp) discuss non-work related topics along with taking the occasional afternoon stroll down Greenwich Ave. without the least fear of managerial reprisals. At IB, There is not much emphasis on team-building field trips or pinball-matchine break rooms like some companies have, although this is not what I personally look for in an employer, especially not when the economy sours. My impression is that IB's philosophy is to reward their employees with higher salaries and bonuses, rather than the aforementioned corporate perks.
          In contrast to some of the criticisms I have read below about management being intransigent, I have found new business ideas and technology to be readily embraced here... HOWEVER, be ready to make a business case for them. The utter absence of bureaucracy means decisions are made based on risk and potential profit, i.e. rationally.


    There are a multitude of very smart people at this company, with a wide variety of different skills and knowledge. I think that it would be beneficial to have monthly presentations on different aspects of the business or different technologies people are using. Nothing like this is ever discouraged, it's just that no one is particularly proactive about it. We are a bunch of computer nerds so we like this stuff (or at least I do).

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