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This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted May 1, 2021.

Company: Venture Capital
– Private Equity, Chicago, IL


Company is seeking a Head Algorithmic Trader to build, optimize and trade market making and liquidity removal strategies in US agricultural futures markets.

This role is for the motivated self-starter who wants the opportunity to start their own desk with incentive based compensation directly tied to a percentage of trading profits.

The Head Trader will be responsible for leveraging the firm’s proprietary technology to build and manage all aspects of the trading team’s operations.

Primary Responsibilities include:
Collaborating closely with strategy developers to build and test algorithmic trading models in CME and ICE agriculture markets and iterate on an ongoing basis to optimize execution, pricing, and risk management logic Providing leadership for the team in a risk management capacity in order to address both market and operational risk Leveraging the firm’s low latency systems to capitalize on short term pricing inefficiencies Performing research and post trade analysis using the firm’s research tools to improve modeling, parameterization and execution of existing strategies Engaging with teammates to cultivate and explore new strategy concepts and ideas with the intention of generating new sources of trading revenue Communicating with management, internal technology groups and risk managers regarding project management, production issues and market developments Managing the team’s trading staff across Asian and European shifts with the objective of maintaining trading operations on a 24/6 basis
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, engineering, business/finance, or related field At least 4 years’ of professional trading experience in domestic or international commodity futures markets Thorough understanding of agricultural market fundamentals Experience with electronic market making in listed derivatives markets Proven track record in similar role at a proprietary trading firm or hedge fund Strong analytical, quantitative, and math skills Expert level understanding of CME Globex and/or ICE architecture and microstructure Experience with Python is preferred Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated strong work ethic and team player focused on contributing to the success of the trading desk
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