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Systematic Index Options Trader

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Systematic Index Options Trader

Our Index Options team chases edge in volatility valuation, detailed execution, and fast technology. We evolve our strategy through both iterating and innovating: improving existing systems, algorithms, or processes, as well as creating new ones that augment our framework. We are a highly collaborative group of generalists and specialists. Together we strive to have deep expertise, ownership, and innovation in the topic areas that are important to winning in the Index Options space.

Your Core Responsibilities: 

  • Maximize PNL through applying and adapting current trading strategies and algorithms, or researching and designing new trading strategies and algorithms.
  • Take responsibility and ownership early in your time here to drive initiatives or strategies forward

Your Skills and Experience: 

  • 2+ years of Index Options trading experience
  • BS, MS, or PhD preferably in mathematics, science, financial engineering, or computer science
  • Experience with programming, preferably in Python
  • Highly analytical and seek to make or validate decisions in a data-driven manner
  • Working in a fast-paced and competitive environment
  • Curious and self-motivated to keep making progress
  • Working in a team environment where multiple specialists will rely on each others’ expertise

About Us

IMC is a leading trading firm, known worldwide for our advanced, low-latency technology and world-class execution capabilities. Over the past 30 years, we’ve been a stabilizing force in the financial markets – providing the essential liquidity our counterparties depend on. Across offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our talented employees are united by our entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional culture, and commitment to giving back. It's a strong foundation that allows us to grow and add new capabilities, year after year. From entering dynamic new markets, to developing a state-of-the-art research environment and diversifying our trading strategies, we dare to imagine what could be and work together to make it happen.

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