Sunday, October 31, 2010

Options Trader

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PEAK6 Investments, established in 1997, is a leading financial institution in Chicago with a demonstrated track record of success in proprietary trading. Specializing in inventory and risk management, PEAK6 Investments employs state of the art technology and proprietary tools and is thoroughly committed to building the next generation of automated trading systems and businesses. PEAK6 is constantly expanding its commercial focus to include leading-edge initiatives in the hedge fund, online media, retail options brokerage and institutional trading segments. Voted Chicago's Best and Brightest Employers to Work For, four of the last five years, PEAK6 Investments offers: competitive salary, performance bonuses, and a great benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation, sickness and disability benefits, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, along with a casual work environment and dress code and the occasional yoga class. PEAK6 currently employs over 400 professionals and is rapidly growing in scope, complexity and depth of operation.

PEAK6 is currently seeking experienced traders to join our Chicago-based team. Ideal candidates will have outstanding theoretical and practical knowledge of trading options combined with the willingness to learn and the ability to educate. The anticipated start date for this class of newly hired traders is expected to begin in February 2011.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

* Engage in daily trading of volatility related products using proprietary trading systems
* Identify and capture opportunities; research and introduce new trading strategies
* Monitor and manage risk

Job Requirements:

* At least 2+ years of experience trading volatility related products
* 3+ years of experience in the financial services industry
* Bachelors degree from an accredited University
* Ability to effectively use technology, research and market intelligence in day-to-day trading
* Expert knowledge of the relevant options pricing and strategies, as well as configuring and monitoring automated system
* Previous experience working in a highly competitive and dynamic environment
* The ability to work independently, self motivated, and proactive in achieving individual and team objectives
* Must have analytical skills and an inquisitive mind
* Must be entrepreneurial in nature
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent attention to detail
* Highest ethical standards
* Team oriented

Requirements See Job Description

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