Friday, March 27, 2009

Trader Trainer and Coach

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Kershner Trading Group, LLC has an opportunity available for a

Trader Trainer and Coach

for it's Austin, TX office.
We have a highly dynamic workplace where projects change as often as the market.
We are in need of people that are highly skilled and have the ability to change mid-stream.

Are you looking for an exciting career? Would you like to be part of a challenging, entrepreneurial, and creative organization? If you are looking to work in a productive and fun environment then Kershner Trading Group just might be the place for you. Kershner Trading Group is looking for people who are creative, dedicated and motivated to succeed.

Kershner Trading Group seeks outstanding candidates to join an elite team that is shaping the future of the Trading industry! A hands-on, team-based organization, KTG encourages individual leadership and ownership. At Kershner Trading Group, all team members have wide exposure across the organization and are encouraged to offer new ideas for innovative solutions to lead the industry. Take a look at the following opportunity and apply today to join our hard working, free-spirited, and supportive environment.


Position Description:

Kershner Trading Group is looking for someone to coach and lead a diverse group of traders with various levels of experience. The primary responsibilities identified for this leader are the creation, deployment, and maintenance of a successful and scalable training and development system for new traders.

This role will also be responsible for teaching and developing the skills and habits for successful trading, including but not limited to: risk/reward assessment, journaling, strategy development, goal setting, idea sharing, efficiency, and use of the software.

The Trader Trainer will be responsible for the performance of his pod and measured by the success of his/her traders. This role will be expected to present metrics in regards to their pod’s performance and potential. It is expected that this person is able to adjust his/her programs with regard to the needs of his/her pod. Additionally, they must demonstrate the ability to think creatively in building additional programs as new needs are identified.
"With two redundant data centers a resilient network architected
for low-latency, and a large in-house trading floor to manage,
the operational and networking environment provides a
dynamic and challenging future." -Tim
Benefits for the Trader Trainer and Coach position include:

*Generous compensation plans
*3 weeks gifted PTO
*Health
*Dental
*Vision insurance
*Long Term Disability
*Group Term Life
*Voluntary Life and AD&D
*FSA and H.S.A. options
*401K plan and company matching program
*Profit sharing

Compensation is based on experience and

will be structured to reward innovation and results.

To be considered for this position you must complete
an online application at our website

To Apply: Click - 'Apply Now' to view the link to our Career Center

Kershner Trading Group, LLC is a proprietary trading company based in Austin, Texas. “KTG" provides unique opportunities to talented, energetic people, rooted in the philosophy that everyone can do more than they realize, if they try. KTG empowers independent thinkers who have the discipline to set long-term goals, the adaptability to “shift gears" but still stay on course, and are open to being both a student and teacher in a learning organization.

Kershner offers the chance to join a high-performance team comprised of new and experienced traders trading more every day and adapting to new market opportunities, talented technology professionals developing leading edge trading and market analytics systems, quantitative/ business analysts providing tools and insights to fuel business growth and top-notch support staff keeping it all humming in an environment where every day brings new challenges yet maintains the cool, casual “Austin" atmosphere.

What are you capable of?? KTG is currently seeking candidates for the following position who are excited at the prospect of pushing their own professional limits. Think you can do more??

Kershner Trading LLC is an equal opportunity employer. A cornerstone or our business is fair and equitable treatment of people. KTG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, political ideology, disability or other legally protected status.
Requirements
Trader Trainer and Coach

* Former trading experience is essential to the position.
* Familiarity with trading theory and intraday trading strategies, especially those employed at Kershner.
* Coaching, teaching/training experience, minimum 2-5 years (dependent on industry experience and knowledge).
* Demonstrated ability to teach market fundamentals/structure and market mechanics.
* Ability to teach multiple trading strategies and common pitfalls for traders.
* Experience with proprietary trading technology.
* Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly.
* Adaptability and flexibility, especially in developing a training program from ground up and working across departments to achieve goals for the program.
* Must be able to be innovative with teaching methodology using technologies, drill, programs, etc.
* Excellent people and communication skills.
* Demonstrate ability to recruit and assess potential traders.
* Demonstrates organization, ability to track metrics and present results to a program review committee.
* Bachelor’s degree required, preferred fields: Finance, Economics, Psychology, and Education
* Ability to assess progress, strengths/weaknesses, competency, etc in training class and recommend actions and new programs to program review committee.

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