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Options Trader (Chicago)

Eclipse Trading is a derivatives proprietary trading firm, specialising in options market making.

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Options Trader (Chicago)

Options Trader (Chicago)

Eclipse Trading is one of Asia's leading proprietary derivatives trading firms. Founded in 2007, we have over 120 staff across 4 office locations – Hong Kong (our HQ), Sydney, Shanghai and Chicago. Our trading expertise and strategies are deployed across several Asian markets and although we mainly specialise in equity derivatives, we also trade delta one, ETFs, commodity derivatives, and crypto currency products. Technology is inextricably linked to our trading strategies, creating an environment powered by intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and innovation.

Responsibilities and Duties

As part of our strategic expansion plan for our Chicago office, we are actively seeking for an options trader who will play a pivotal role in executing and managing options trading strategies. Your focus will be on driving profitability while effectively managing risk. Utilizing your extensive market knowledge and analytical abilities, you will make informed trading decisions.

What you offer

  • Execute and oversee options trading strategies, including market making, volatility trading, and hedging.
  • Monitor market conditions, news, and events to identify potential trading opportunities and develop trading tactics based on proprietary research and market analysis.
  • Collaborate with other traders and quantitative researchers to optimize existing strategies
  • Work closely with traders, developers, and support staff to improve trading infrastructure and systems.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience as an Options Trader in a proprietary trading firm or financial institution
  • Proven track record of profitability and consistent trading performance in options markets.
  • Strong knowledge of options pricing models, volatility analysis, and quantitative trading strategies.
  • Proficiency in options trading software, market data feeds, and order management systems.
  • Deep understanding of financial markets, including equity options, index options, and futures.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make quick and informed trading decisions.
  • Ability to thrive and make decisions in a fast-paced trading environment and handle pressure effectively.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

What we offer

  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment
  • A flat management structure, where everyone's voice is valued
  • Work life balance within a multi-cultural environment
  • Fully stocked kitchen for breakfast and lunch
  • Attractive benefits package with discretionary bonus

Eclipse Trading is an equal opportunity employer and we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential pillars of our success as a company. We are dedicated to embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential.

All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

Due to the high number of responses that we receive, we are only able to respond to successful applicants.