SPX Floor Analyst

| Chicago

At Optiver, we strive for excellence in everything 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 Floor Analyst position.

What you’ll do:

  • Communicate real time trade information from CBOE’s SPX pit to Optiver’s in house trading floor
  • 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 Floor Trader Trainee
  • Track trading strategies and report on profit and loss results

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A high aptitude with mathematics
  • A working knowledge of financial instruments, trading exchanges and markets
  • Solid skills with Windows based software (Excel)
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Lightning quick decision making abilities
  • Knowledge of Python and scripting a plus
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver is a leading global trading firm. We provide the most up-to-date and competitive prices to anyone wanting to buy or sell financial instruments. Achieving this requires excellence in everything we do. We constantly look for opportunities to advance and improve our pricing, trade execution, and risk management. This rigorous approach helps us realize our mission each and every day: improve the markets.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve really come to appreciate what “proprietary” in “prop trading” means for our development culture. It enables a quick feedback and iteration loop where improvements are sometimes identified, designed, & implemented in a matter of hours. It also promotes a close-knit team culture where ideas come from all levels.

Owen

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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