Sunday, May 6, 2012

Junior Trader (48-518)

Rapidly growing Chicago-based proprietary trading firm seeks a Junior Trader. This entry-level position is perfect for a talented college graduate who is highly motivated, a fast learner and enjoys working in a collaborative and fast-paced technical environment. No prior industry experience needed. On-the-job training will be offered.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or related technical field
  • Strong GPA (3.75 or higher)
Required Skills:
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to do development in a programming language (e.g. VBA, C++, C+, R)
  • Math aptitude , analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform light development in a programming language using multi-dimensional arrays, nested loops, complex conditionals and simple file I/O
  • React calmly and quickly in an electronic trading environment
  • Demonstrated interest in trading
  • Fast learner
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment
  • Maintains integrity at all times
  • Values teamwork but can think and work independently
  • Self-motivated and self-directed in personal growth and learning
  • Communicates effectively while under pressure
  • Adapt easily to changing situations
  • Maintains focus with a strong drive for success
  • Ability to work on a competitive team
  • Demonstrates mental discipline and ability to solve problems under pressure
  • Willing to work the overnight shift
    • Asian market (4pm - midnight)
    • Euro market (Midnight - 9am)
Please note: only individuals whose qualifications match our current needs will be contacted for further screening and/or interviews.

Thank you for your interest in XR Trading.

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