Saturday, August 21, 2010

Night Desk Options Trader at Trading Firm

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We are an established electronic/proprietary trading firm in Chicago’s financial district. Our firm is seeking talented individuals to join our Chicago-based interest rate options trading operation. Our goal is to establish a robust presence in options by developing trading methodologies that will blend tested analytics with capable traders. We are seeking individuals who can improve our options strategies through the use of technology in a team-oriented environment.

Our management philosophy encourages creativity and independent thinking while balancing teamwork and cooperation. Members of our team are provided cutting-edge technology for competing in this challenging trading environment. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a bonus range. Semi-annual bonus calculations are based upon the team’s performance, overall firm performance and individual performance.

Job Summary:

Qualified candidates will have a strong academic background, some programming ability, and at least one year experience as a trader or analyst. This position will cover Asian or European hours. Duties will include quoting options, hedging, developing trading strategies and analytics (with an emphasis on quantitative research through R, VBA, SQL, C#), position reconciliation and risk management.

Requirements

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

· At least 1 year of industry experience. Fixed income or options preferred.
· Strong mathematical aptitude
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with solid GPA
· Possess the ability to learn new concepts quickly
· Is honest, trustworthy and values integrity
· Values teamwork but can still think independently
· Ability to communicate effectively under pressure
· Some computer programming ability (flexible on which language)

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match our current needs will be considered applicants and receive responses.
It is strongly recommended to describe trading experience in detail and list grade point average for all education history when submitting your resume.
Contact: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] Please submit your resume as an attachment.

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