Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Senior Trader - Long End US Treasury Futures & Cash Bonds

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DRW Trading Group is a proprietary trading organization. Using internally developed methods, models and technology, we trade across a wide range of asset classes both domestically and internationally. All of our trading activity is for our own account, and all of our methods and systems are developed solely for our use. Unlike hedge funds, brokerage firms and banks, DRW has no customers, clients or investors.

Founded in 1992, our mission is to empower a team of exceptional individuals to identify and capture trading opportunities in the global markets by leveraging and integrating technology, risk management and quantitative research. With that spirit, DRW has embraced the integration of trading and technology and has devoted extensive time, capital and resources to develop fast, precise and reliable infrastructure and applications. Our technology, along with our commitment and creativity, has greatly enhanced our ability to improve and expand our operations, solve complex problems and capture new opportunities.

DRW is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in New York City and London and employs over 450 people worldwide from many different disciplines and backgrounds.

DRW is currently seeking a Senior Treasury Trader to oversee and undertake daily trading in both futures and cash in long end US treasuries.


* Identify and capture current opportunities; research and introduce new trading strategies for the long end of the curve
* Communicate daily with the rest of the fixed income team regarding new opportunities and strategies
* Engage in daily trading of on the run cash and futures contracts in the long end of the curve
* Trade long end off the run treasuries
* Carefully manage the curve and delta risk of a long end portfolio
* Assist in the growth and development of junior traders


* Minimum of three years experience successfully managing a US Treasury cash and futures flow book
* Previous experience trading a long end treasury book highly preferred
* Must have strong risk management skills and an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the treasury and repo markets
* Bachelor's degree
* Must be proficient in Excel and Bloomberg
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong quantitative skills
* Strong team player
* Demonstrate a flexible working manner
* Strong problem-solving skills essential
* Proven ability to develop creative solutions
* Proven ability to investigate issues within own area of work and pursue goals and objectives until achieved

Culture and Community

DRW is committed to a culture of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our employees are self-motivated, competitive and intellectually curious. The key to DRW's success lies in an interdisciplinary, team approach that enables us to discover opportunities and solve complexities in the financial markets. We advocate a healthy work-life balance and offer challenging activities and benefits for our team members including:

# Fully stocked game room
# Excellent health, dental and vision insurance
# Poker tournaments
# 401k matching program
# Book club
# Tuition reimbursement
# Charity and volunteer activities
# Guest speakers
# Massages
# Sports teams
# Daily catered breakfast and lunches
# Wine and beer tastings
# Yoga classes

Related Keywords: US Treasury cash bonds, US Treasury futures, Excel, Bloomberg, Long End

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