LIFE AT IMC AS INDEX BROKER TRADER
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.
Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.
We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.
Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.
Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.
Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.
Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.
While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.
Index Broker Trader
We’re seeking someone with technical skills and a well-rounded background in trading options. During market hours, you’ll respond to quotes in the broker market—over the phone and on the squawks with the trading pits. When the markets are closed, traders actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills. We’re seeking someone who loves participating in markets and building tools to succeed in them. As a trader, you will have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Actively provide liquidity to many market participants leveraging IMC proprietary strategies
- Develop, maintain and enhance trading models, algorithms and systems
- Manage execution and risk of complex trading portfolios
- Research new market opportunities
- Collaborate cross-functionally with Engineers to understand and improve technical infrastructure
WHO YOU ARE:
- 3+ years of experience on an options trading desk
- Experience pricing, analyzing, and trading exchange-traded options
- BS, MS or PhD in an analytical/quantitative related field of study
- Superb analytical and mathematical skills
- Experience with programming in MATLAB or Python is a plus.
- Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving and competitive environment
- Desire to work in a team environment is a must
OUR HIRING PROCESS
To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.