Electronic Option Trader

| Chicago

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced electronic option trader who enjoys working in a team environment.  As part of Wolverine’s Option Market Making Desk, you will be managing risk across multiple industry groups that results from electronic market making.  You will have the opportunity to work with other traders and engineers to improve our risk management logic and processes.  

 

At Wolverine, we pride ourselves on fostering a collegial environment that encourages creative thinking through informal discussions.  Our flat structure allows you to obtain quick feedback, and gives you the opportunity to take on increasing responsibilities.  

 

Responsibilities

• Manage risk and execution across multiple products.

• Manage parameters that affect option pricing.

• Conduct product-specific research in order to identify idiosyncratic risks.

• Identify macro catalysts within your names.

• Identify and investigate trades using our analysis tools and logs.

• Collaborate with desk engineers and traders to identify and implement new trading strategies, and improve current strategies.

 

Qualifications

• 5+ years of managing risk on an electronic market making desk.

• Strong communication skills and a desire to work in a team environment.

• Familiarity with SQL.

• Familiarity with a scripting language (Python).

• Ability to perform trade analysis and identify solutions.

• Self-motivated, adaptable.

• Commitment to learning and innovation.

• Excellent analytical skills.

 

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Chicago's Financial District: we are within walking distance to all of the exchanges and conveniently located for commuting from all over Chicagoland

An Insider's view of Wolverine Trading

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wolverines know how to work hard and play hard! Work-life balance is a core component of our culture. We believe you cannot be truly satisfied at work if you do not make time for yourself. By 5pm our office is mostly empty and you will not see the lights on over the weekend. Our generous vacation package allows us time to unwind or go explore!

Sarah Mueller

Recruiting Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Wolverine, we are on the cutting edge of big data technology and low latency trading. My day-to-day work involves optimizing system speed to the nanosecond while training statistical models on data sets that grow by billions of rows per day. We are always following the data that indicates the largest impact, so no two days are ever the same.

Abigail LaPier

Quantitative Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Wolverine fresh out of college. What I discovered was a technology driven culture that encouraged me to explore. Wolverine has opened doors to places I didn’t even know existed. And no one stands in the way of a good idea.

Jordan Pezen

Software Engineer

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Wolverine hosts one firmwide outing every month as well as many more throughout the year
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Many educational classes are offered in-house by our Education team, we also take advantage of various seminars and conferences throughout the year
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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