IMC Trading
IMC is a proprietary trading firm and market maker in various products listed on exchanges globally.
Chicago, IL
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LIFE AT IMC AS A RISK ANALYST

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.

OUR TEAM

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 CULTURE

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.

IMC – Where Technology Drives Trading
 

Are you someone who is passionate about continuous improvement and challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy the process of problem solving where you recognize areas to develop and enhance? Does your curiosity and desire to learn drive you? 

Risk Management at IMC
 

IMC is currently looking for a Risk Analyst to be a part of the US Risk Management Team. The risk management team operates closely with our trading and technology teams in order to manage the inherent risks in IMC’s trading strategies related to market, credit, liquidity, operational, and regulatory risks. We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to work in the risk management space and who will bring a critical and proactive approach. It will be your challenge to support the risk assessment and management responsibilities for US Risk initiatives. In addition, you will be responsible for the technical implementation of various risk management monitoring tools and reports. To excel in this role, you will use your experience, analytical skills, and technical ability to add value, not bureaucracy to the business. 
 

Risk Analyst
 

As a Risk Analyst at IMC, you’ll assist with the day-to-day risk management function while exploring and implementing enhancements to our risk framework. You’ll also:

  • Assist in monitoring the market risk of IMC’s trading strategies across various exchange-traded products including single-name equity options, index options, FICC options, ETF’s, and single stocks

  • Assist in the building, revision, and enhancement of risk methodologies and operations for IMC’s trading strategies

  • Review and assess documented operational incidents for root cause identification, potential financial impact, and proposed solutions

  • Assess the risk management team’s current operational risk framework related to incident management and the reporting of key risk indicators

  • Assess and challenge potential solutions to complex business processes associated with operational and technology risk

  • Contribute to risk management’s risk control self-assessment by analyzing the potential impact and likelihood of risk events

  • Develop and enhance real-time risk monitoring and reporting tools for IMC’s key risks

  • Partner with software development, data engineering, and trading support team members to propose and implement solutions within trading and support team reports
     

You Have:

  • A strong desire to work within risk management and a keen interest in the financial markets

  • Solid technical skills with knowledge of data processing and analysis technologies (SQL, Hadoop, Python, Business Intelligence packages or similar)

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and project management skills

  • The ability to communicate complex information and ideas to key business stakeholders

  • A proactive attitude and an out of the box-thinker who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • An academic background in quantitative fields such as statistics, finance, or computer science

  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience is preferred but not necessary

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.

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Where we are

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.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
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What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

IMC Trading Benefits Overview

At IMC we believe in taking care of our people. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s a taste of the perks you can expect when you work at IMC Chicago:

GO GLOBAL: With IMC, your success can take you around the world — or at the very least to our offices in Amsterdam and Sydney.

FOOD'S ON US: We’ve got your weekday breakfast, lunch and snacks covered! Choose from a variety of different restaurants daily – your meal is delivered right to the office.

PLAN AHEAD: We’ll match your 401K contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 4% of your base salary.

TRANSPORTATION: Commuting is a part of life in Chicago, so we cover up to $130 per month toward parking, public transportation or a bike-share membership.

GET COVERED: Your well-being is our priority. We offer fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as STD, Life, and LTD. Additionally, our parental leave policy offers 16 weeks of paid primary caregiver leaver and 15 days of paid parental leave for non-primary caregivers.

GIVE BACK: The IMC Foundation supports non-profits around the world, as well as the causes that matter to you. We’ll match your donations and support your community service.

SWEAT IT OUT: We’ll reimburse you for gym or fitness studio memberships, workout apps, and race registrations so you can stay active in ways that motivate you. In the event you overdo it, take advantage of our free, 20-minute on-site massages.

SPECIAL EVENTS: At IMC we celebrate with events such as concerts, a summer family BBQ,  Cubs games, our annual holiday party, sports teams, and cross-team dinners…just to name a few! We also come together for our annual Weekend Away – a trip where you and your colleagues can hang out at a suprise location!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
IMC has committees and groups such as the Sustainability Committee, DEI Council, Book Club, Gaming Club and more.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
IMC offers pet insurance and emergency pet care. Unfortunately, we do not allow pets onsite due to the WIllis Tower building restrictions.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
IMC's team fitness initiatives include sponsored race teams as well as virtual fitness sessions including Barre, Yoga, HIIT, Meditation and more!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
IMC employees are encouraged to communicate with their managers and re-prioritize tasks/projects to avoid working outside business hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
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
IMC hosts a company weekend trip each year.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast, lunch and snacks every day. We also have our own in-office barista!
Game Room
IMC's game room includes ping pong, a pool table, Foosball and gaming consoles. Employees are encouraged to use this room when they need a break!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
IMC offers pet insurance and pet care, however pets are unfortunately not allowed in the Willis Tower.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Depended on individual needs.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Depended on individual needs.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Depended on individual needs.

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

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