Trading Assistant - Full-Time Position

  • Job Description:
    • Your Role/Responsibility:
      The Trading Assistant (TA) position represents our entry-level role at CTC. As a Trading Assistant, you will find yourself working in multiple areas across the trading unit which include: an electronic trading desk, an exchange floor, a risk management desk, or in a more quantitative role supporting a trading group. As a Trading Assistant, you will either work on the floor or in an electronic trading environment, where you will play a vital role in identifying trading opportunities and communicating with teammates, traders, and risk managers in various locations throughout the trading day. In a more quant focused Trading Assistant role, you will support a group through dynamic problem solving, trading strategy formulation, back-testing, statistical analysis, prototype application design, and modeling and pricing of traded financial derivatives.
      Because of the dynamic nature of this business, we nurture an environment of continuous learning and growth through an in-house education department. Through formal classroom work, mock trading, and real-time practical exposure, you will gain a holistic introduction to the derivatives market while sharpening your quantitative skill set.
      What you can expect:
      •    Introductory understanding of options pricing, theory and trading philosophies
      •    Rotation through different product areas
      •    One-on-one mentorship from senior members of trading teams
      •    Strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration
      What it takes for you to be successful:
      •    Effective verbal and written communication skills
      •    Highly motivated, humble, and a collaborative team member
      •    Strong quantitative and analytical skill set
      •    3.5 GPA preferred
      •    Pursuing a BS or MS in Mathematics, Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, or Liberal Arts a plus
      •    Expected graduation between December 2017-June 2018
      Next Steps:
      •    If your skills align to our open position, our Campus Recruiting Team will follow up with you via email about the next steps in our recruitment process.  
      Who we are:
      Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is a highly analytical, team oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, focused approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. We take critical action to position ourselves at the forefront of the financial markets. We actively trade in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. We have grown dramatically since our inception in 1995. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, we trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.
      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.