Senior Risk Manager

| Chicago

IMC – Where Technology Drives Trading

 

Are you someone who is passionate about challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy the process of problem solving, a process where you recognize areas of improvement and iterate and innovate to improve? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you? 

 

Risk Management at IMC

 

IMC is currently looking for a Senior Risk Manager to be a part of the US Risk Management Team.  Our risk management team operates closely with the trading and technology teams in order to manage the inherent risks in IMC’s trading strategies across various technologies.  We are looking for someone who can bring risk management and technical expertise while at the same time a critical, quantitative and proactive hands-on approach.  It will be your challenge to support the risk assessment and management responsibilities for market, credit, liquidity, operational, and regulatory risks.  In addition, you will be responsible for the technical implementation of various risk management intraday monitoring tools and reports.  The role will also include performing large scale data-analysis for research and statistical analysis. To excel in this role you will use your experience, analytical skills, and technical ability to add value, not bureaucracy to the business. 

 

Senior Risk Manager

 

As a Senior Risk Manager at IMC, you’ll assist in managing the day-to-day risk management functions including monitoring and analyzing market, credit, operational, and liquidity risks. You’ll also:

  • Identify and manage the risks in IMC’s existing and new trading strategies across various exchange-traded asset classes including index, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and single name equities
  • Monitor intraday and overnight market risk at both the portfolio and single product levels and discuss key exposures with trading desks
  • Analyze financial market developments and help build, revise, and enhance risk methodologies and processes for IMC’s trading strategies
  • Develop and enhance real-time risk monitoring and reporting tools for IMC’s key risks while ensuring that the team’s technical solutions are robust and high quality
  • Partner with software development, data engineering, and trading support team members to propose and implement solutions within trading and support team related software
  • Collaborate with global risk, trading, and software development team members to design and employ risk controls in IMC’s execution and strategy software solutions
  • Assess and challenge potential solutions to complex business processes associated with operational and technology risk
  • Contribute to risk management’s risk control self-assessment through analyzing potential impact and likelihood of risk events

 

You Have:

 

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the financial risk management field with a strong quantitative and technical background
  • Experience with analyzing and managing the risks associated with a portfolio of equities, futures, and options
  • Detailed knowledge of exchange-traded derivative products with an emphasis on their risk characteristics
  • Strong technical skills with extensive knowledge of data processing and analysis technologies (SQL, Hadoop, Python, Business Intelligence packages or similar)
  • The ability to communicate complex information and ideas to key business stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • A proactive attitude and an out of the box-thinker who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong academic background in quantitative fields such as statistics, financial mathematics, or computer science

 

 

Who We Are:

 

IMC is among the world’s leading proprietary trading firms, and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Our cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. High performance algorithms, smart strategies and collaborative teams are the core of our business.

Today, IMC is 500+ people working together to build software and trade financial products in our offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

IMC Trading is located across two floors of the iconic Willis Tower. Our office is convenient to travel to with various train & bus stops close by.
IMC values sharp intellect over prior fintech experience when hiring
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An Insider's view of IMC Trading

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.

Stephan

Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.

Theo

Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.

Veronica

Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.

Andy

Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

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