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SPX Floor Trader Trainee

Chicago

At Optiver, we strive for excellence in all things we do. We are looking for a Junior SPX Floor Trader that shares this mindset along with a passion for tackling the toughest of challenges. If you are someone who has the aptitude to multi-task while staying focused, the ability to be a problem solver in a fast-paced environment, and an interest in a trading career, apply today.

Who we are:
At Optiver, our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing 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. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe.
Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds, and foreign exchange.

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 queue to 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 Traders
  • Maintain and update S&P Trading team’s visualization and graphics enhancements
  • Build skills and trading acumen as a Floor Trader trainee
  • Track trading strategies and report on profit and loss (PnL) results

Who you are:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Possess a high aptitude with mathematics
  • Have a working knowledge of financial instruments, trading exchanges and markets
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Able to make lightning-quick decisions
  • 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 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.

At Optiver, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Optiver recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected characteristics. 

 

 

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