Futures Trader Precious Metals

| Chicago, IL, USA
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Founded in 1999, Geneva Trading is a premier global principal trading firm with strategically located offices in Chicago, Dublin, and London. Our relentless focus on trading excellence combined with technological innovation has equipped us with a best-in-class proprietary trading platform, enabling us to compete at the highest levels in the global markets. Rooted in a culture of integrity, collaboration, and an unwavering passion for progress, we foster an environment of personal and professional excellence. Our nimble organizational structure and entrepreneurial spirit attract top-tier talent with a passion for innovation, laying the foundation and driving our consistent success in the industry.

Futures Trader Precious Metals / Base Metals 


We are seeking a futures trader to supplement the team's Precious Metals/Base Metals trading desks. The role will entail modelling/building new strategies along with managing, improving the existing strategy base across the desks. The ideal candidate has experience trading metals on LME, CME as well as OTC markets. We are looking for someone with a blend of strong technical capabilities, adaptability to rapidly changing market conditions, and a talent for collaborative problem-solving. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop, maintain, and optimize Precious/Base Metals trading strategies to ensure accurate pricing across a diversity of trading venues.
  • Vigilantly manage intraday risk profiles and accumulated positions.
  • Work in tandem with overnight trading teams to refine and validate our trading models.
  • Assess trading system performance.
  • Prioritize trading objectives and document evolving trading methodologies.
  • Collaborate with our software development team to oversee the deployment of innovative dashboards and analytical tools.

What You'll Need: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of successful experience in a trading role, specifically in the Precious Metals and/or Base Metals markets.
  • Experience in Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc or Lead.
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals that drive Precious Metals and/or Base Metals behavior.
  • Proficiency in designing and executing trading and hedging strategies based on detailed market analysis.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, complemented by a robust work ethic, organizational finesse, and analytical rigor.
  • Professional poise and excellent interpersonal communication abilities.
  • A performance-driven mindset, resilience under high-pressure scenarios, and the judgment to make informed decisions.
  • Familiarity with proprietary trading platforms is preferred.
  • Coding experience would be a significant asset, although not mandatory.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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We're centrally located in Chicago's Financial District & walking distance from the exchanges. We call Dublin, Ireland our second home.

What are Geneva Trading Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
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Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Geneva Trading offers employees a 401(k) and/or Roth(k) plan.
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
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Onsite gym
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