Thursday, January 3, 2008

Junior Options Trader


Description
Full-time, salaried position with a growing, results-driven proprietary trading firm. Performance-based bonus. Position leads to a trader role.

Dynamic, informal atmosphere with a focus on innovation and learning. PPO health insurance, employer matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, lunch provided daily, stocked fridge, and other excellent benefits.

Junior traders will:
-Help execute trades using proprietary algorithms
-Research macroeconomic and company-specific news
-Evaluate portfolio risk profiles
-Adjust trading strategies based on market conditions
-Contribute to strategy development and refinement

Simplex Investments, LLC is a Chicago-based trading firm. We specialize in developing proprietary algorithms and technology infrastructure for electronic trading of equities and derivatives.

Requirements
A bachelor’s degree with minimum 3.0 GPA is required. The successful junior trader candidate will also possess:

-Excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills
-Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial drive
-Good communication and interpersonal skills
-High level of computer literacy
-Exceptional attention to detail
-Demonstrated interest in financial markets and trading

Cover letter required.


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