Equity Index Derivatives Trader

What You’ll Do:
Derivatives Traders are expected to own, maintain, grow, and be responsible for key revenue streams for one or more products on our trading desks. In this role you will be responsible for all risk and PnL, and expected to leverage your experience and knowledge in making critical decisions in real-time. You will collaborate with team leads, other traders and risk managers to leverage and continually improve Valkyrie’s trading systems and operations.  You will look to effectuate systemic improvements to the overall trading strategy to ensure the long-term viability and competitiveness of the strategy.  
What You’ll Need:
  • 2 + years derivatives trading experience with responsibility for PnL and risk
  • 2+ years operating electronic market-making software
  • A robust ability to manage and assess risk in a derivatives portfolio
  • A passion for trading and financial markets
  • Strong math and numerical aptitude
  • Relentless desire to constantly improve
  • A desire to develop and innovate the strategies and models that drive our trading activities
  • A tenacious determination to problem solve
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to dig into problems
  • Proactive attitude
  • Quantitative analysis skills are a plus
  • Advanced degrees preferred
What You’ll Get:
  • Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
  • Top-tier medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation assistance packages
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Training opportunities and continuing education
  • Catered lunch, snacks, and beverages
  • Group outings and company parties
  • Casual dress environment

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A day in the life of a trader.
  • Researching ideas to improve our models, risk parameters, and trading strategy
  • Moving quickly as market watchers to seize fast-paced opportunities
  • Collaborating with the software team to create system improvements
  • Learning from each other every day
  • Exploring what the future of market making holds, and rising to meet those challenges