Director of IT

Technology Chicago, Illinois




Geneva Trading is searching for a talented and experienced Director of IT to take charge of our IT department, ensuring smooth sailing and exceptional performance. In this critical role, you'll be at the helm of our Support/Help Desk, Trading Application Support, Systems Engineering, Datacenter, and Networking operations. The ideal candidate is a proven leader in managing IT infrastructure and application services, with a keen eye for cybersecurity. In our fast-paced environment, you'll excel by leveraging your strategic leadership and decision-making skills, driven by data and business intelligence. If you're ready to make a significant impact and bring fresh ideas to Geneva Trading's IT department, we're excited to welcome you on board as our Director of IT!


What you’ll Do


  • Lead, manage, and mentor the IT department teams, including Support/Help Desk, Trading Application Support, Systems Engineering, Datacenter, and Networking teams.
  • Develop and implement IT strategies, policies, and procedures to support business objectives, utilizing data-driven insights and business intelligence to drive effective communication and collaboration across teams.
  • Play an integral role in product development by contributing to documentation and translating complex infrastructure concepts into clear and actionable insights for traders, engineering leaders, and other business stakeholders.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure, including data center operations, network architecture, systems engineering, and cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Manage budgets, establish and maintain strategic vendor relationships, negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors and partners.
  • Drive continuous improvement in IT service delivery by implementing effective incident management, capacity planning, and performance monitoring processes, leveraging data analytics and business intelligence to optimize operations.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, including the development and enforcement of comprehensive Written Information Security Policies.
  • Provide regular updates to executive leadership on the status of IT projects, budget, and overall performance of the IT department, utilizing data-driven reporting and analytics.


What you Need

  • Bachelors degree in any of the Information Technology related field.
  • Proven experience in a senior IT leadership role, preferably in a trading or financial services environment.
  • Strong background in managing IT infrastructure, including data center operations, systems engineering, network architecture, and cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement IT strategies, policies, and procedures that align with business objectives, incorporating data-driven insights and business intelligence.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into clear and actionable insights for various stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills, with experience in strategic sourcing and procurement in technology.
  • Expertise in Linux, cloud architecture, and other relevant technologies.
  • Results-driven management style, transparent decision-making, and conflict resolution skills.


Who we Are


Geneva Trading LLC is a global principal trading firm founded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and Dublin. Our dedication to the improvement and optimization of our best-in-class proprietary technology allows our firm to compete on all levels in the global trading industry. We pride ourselves on a collaborative culture of integrity, trust, passion, and dedication to personal excellence. Our flat organizational structure and casual environment attracts individuals with the drive to innovate and has led to our consistent success. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.