Risk Analyst

| Chicago
Title: Risk Analyst
Location: Chicago

 
Who we are:
Optiver is a proprietary global market maker, trading on major financial markets around the world.  We opened our first office in Amsterdam and now have locations in Chicago, Shanghai, and Sydney. Optiver employs over 900 highly educated professionals worldwide who are continuously improving the way we work and striving for excellence in everything we do. Being good is not good enough, and it is everyone’s responsibility to make our company better.  Founded in 1986, Optiver has been profitable every year of its existence. 

What you’ll do:
•   Pro-actively keep track of relevant news that might impact our trading positions and strategies
•   Identify, monitor, measure, report and communicate market risk exposure for trading activities and the company’s IT risks (i.e. automation risk in electronic trading)
•   Perform stress tests on our trading positions and monitor regulatory capital limits
•   Collaborate with software developers to develop/maintain risk tools
•   Analyze orders and quoting behavior of our electronic execution strategies and analyze incidents through discussion with technical experts in IT / Development
•   Establish relationships with the IT, Trading and Business Operations groups in order to better assess Optiver’s risk profile
•   Provide analysis independently and draft recommendations to Trading and Risk Management

What you’ll need:
•   Bachelor’s degree in a financial, technical or related field
•   At least 1 year relevant experience in IT and/or Risk within the Financial Industry
•   Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•   Basic knowledge of programming (Python or similar)
•   Basic understanding of Options pricing theory and/or the ability to understand trading strategies
•   Understanding or desire to learn Risk Management / Business Analysis activities and techniques
•   Ability to make tough decisions in a high pressure environment 
•   Proficiency in Excel, VBA and/or SQL proficiency preferred
•   Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you’ll get:
25 days paid vacation, attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages provided daily; weekly in-house chair massages; casual dress; game room and more!

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Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Commuter Benefits
Daily Meals Provided
Dental
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Vision
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