Algorithmic Trader
Jump Trading, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, London, Singapore and most recently New York, we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. We enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure.

Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages.

The individual in this role will join a trading team based in Chicago and have 2+ years of 2-3 years of EQUITY TRADING experience that they can apply towards the creation of new trading strategies. Duties and responsibilities include

Continuously reconcile and manage trading positions

Communicate with exchange trade support in case of emergencies

Interact with IT support personnel to confirm system issues if any

Start up computers and log into various proprietary systems

Update parameters for current day's trading using in-house applications

Writing scripts or modifying existing ones if there is a business need

Manage compliance issues and ad hoc reporting for the team

Update various databases, e.g. financial events calendar, product specifications, etc.

Other duties as assigned by manager

Required Experience:
2-3 years of EQUITY TRADING experience required

Ability to follow specific instructions and general guidelines in the context of product operations support

Strong understanding of Linux fundamentals

Windows knowledge highly desired

Experience with Perl or Python a strong plus

Experience with Bloomberg and Corporate Actions required

Understanding of how corporate actions impact markets

Familiarity with SQL

Shell scripting (ksh or bash)

Proficient with Excel, comfortable working with spreadsheets on a daily basis.

Detail-oriented, organised, and excellent documentation skills

Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects in a busy, demanding environment

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral - required to operate within a global team

Keyword: Operations Trade Support
From: Jump Trading, LLC