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SPX Floor Analyst

Chicago

At Optiver, we strive for excellence in all things we do. We are looking for a SPX Floor Analyst that shares this mindset. If you are someone who has the aptitude to multi-task while staying focused, the ability to be a continuous resource and problem solver in a fast-paced environment, and passion for the financial markets, we encourage you to apply to our SPX Floor Analyst position.
 
Who we are:
 
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

What you’ll do:

  • Communicate real time trade information from CBOE’s SPX pit to Optiver’s in house trading floor in Amsterdam
  • Report on Optiver Floor Trader’s decisions and execution
  • Analyze and assign importance to floor information cue in order to best enhance Optiver’s trading decisions
  • Act as facilitator and intermediary between in house Trading Team and exchange based Floor Traders
  • Coordinate information flow amongst Optiver’s Floor Trading Team
  • Maintain and update S&P Trading Team’s visualizations and graphics enhancements.
  • Build skills and trading acumen as a Floor Trader Trainee
  • Track trading strategies and report on profit and loss results

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A high aptitude with mathematics
  • A working knowledge of financial instruments, trading exchanges and markets
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Lightning quick decision making abilities
  • Programming experience in Python or VBA is preferred
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you’ll get:

  • Work alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Performance based bonus structure that is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
  • Ownership over initiatives that directly solve business problems.  

Alongside this you will get great other benefits such as 25 paid vacation days and market holidays, fully paid commuting expenses and health insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, training opportunities, 401(k) match up to 50% and charitable match opportunities, regular social events and clubs, and many more.

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