Junior Derivatives Trader

What You’ll Do:
Junior Derivatives Traders are expected to learn Valkyrie’s trading strategies, technology, and tools.  After successful completion of our training program, which includes several weeks of live trading, you’ll join an existing team with a successful trading strategy.  From there, your responsibilities will only grow, as you perform and operate under the supervision of a senior trader.  You will be asked to understand and improve critical components of our trading strategy and leverage your system knowledge to identify opportunities. 
What You’ll Need:
  • Degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science or equivalent
  • Passion for the financial markets
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make split-second logical decisions in a high-pressure environment
  • Competitive drive and the maturity to handle considerable responsibility
  • Capability to quickly recover from mistakes
  • Quantitative Analysis skills are a plus
  • Programming experience preferred
What You’ll Get:
  • Competitive salaries and performance bonuses
  • Top-tier medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • Relocation assistance packages
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Training opportunities and continuing education
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and beverages
  • Group outings and company parties
  • Casual dress environment

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A day in the life of a developer.

On the software team, we keep busy. On any given day you will find us:

  • Writing code for software
  • Interviewing candidates to join our team
  • Collaborating with traders and quants on projects
  • Rolling out and releasing pieces of software and feature enhancements
  • Imagining new ways to improve our proprietary software
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
A day in the life of a quant.

On the quant team, we are problem solvers at our core. On any given day you will find us:

  • Researching ideas about data science to improve our trading
  • Learning new ways to use data to solve problems
  • Collaborating with traders and the software team on tackling challenges
  • Building prototypes in python to test before it becomes part of our software
  • Exploring aspects of cutting-edge technology to improve how we do business