Senior Trader

Amsterdam Permanent

Updated 18/02/2022

  • Opportunity to join a competitive high frequency trading firm
  • Be among the first employees to build the new office in Amsterdam

About Our Client

Our client is a proprietary market-making firm with offices in Chicago, New York, London and is expanding with a new office in Amsterdam. By providing liquidity in a full range of financial instruments across multiple asset classes, value is being added to the markets in which the client participates. They serve as a leader in the global derivatives marketplace by designing and building cutting-edge technology.

An innovative trading strategy is applied that integrates technology with a quantitative automated market-making approach. It is possible to respond quickly to constantly evolving markets, because the team members - traders, software engineers and quants - work side-by-side in an open, collaborative environment.

The firm is extremely cooperative, collaborative, innovative, intellectually stimulating, and respectful. In addition, the firm is highly competitive in the industry and seeks to continue building toward being the best liquidity provider in the world. Unlike a lot of other firms the traders work closely with the dedicated technology team in developing and enhancing existing strategies. The right person for the role will play a key part in building the Amsterdam office.

Job Description

As a senior trader you will partner with highly motivated individuals while managing all aspects of a team including deploying profitable strategies in US, European, and/or Asian asset classes of equities, ETF's, futures, and/or options.

Strategies could include analysis and modelling of order book micro structure, order flow, cross asset information, time series, momentum, mean-reversion, volatility, correlation, etc. Strategies will utilize the fastest tick to trade infrastructure. This infrastructure includes optimized connectivity within the exchange data center, microwave, and the fastest available intercontinental fiber connectivity between exchange data centers. In addition, the use of FPGA deployment throughout, and storage of all data flowing in and out of exchanges and within infrastructure time stamped at nanosecond resolution.

The firm will provide years of accurately time stamped tick data, quantitative analysts, and support from both software and hardware development teams.

The Successful Applicant


  • Degree Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year university
  • Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related technical field
  • Strong GPA (3.5 or higher)

Required Experience

  • 3-5+ years working experience in high volume electronic / systematic / high frequency trading (preferably in futures)
  • Outstanding and consistent Return on Capital (ROC)
  • Familiarity with numerous trades in areas such as equities, treasuries, metals, ETFs, futures, or options
  • Demonstrated the ability to use sound judgment and maturity while trading and managing a large risk capital book
  • Knowledge of generating trades from data driven analysis
  • Experience holding team members accountable for driving results
  • Experience back testing strategies including microstructure research
  • Practical experience in applying advanced machine learning techniques to trading problems

Required Skills

  • Advanced quantitative, research and statistical skills with a tenacity to create or find a powerful, sophisticated strategy and solution at a medium to high frequency
  • Aptitude and experience in developing, monetizing, and evolving high frequency algorithms
  • Extremely analytical and probabilistic mindset with superb problem solving skills
  • Confident vision of building and leading teams driven to compete and win
  • Motivation and resourcefulness in quickly solving hard problems through the creative application of technology
  • Ability to manage numerous trading development priorities with ease
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration with team members and other departments in order to drive productivity
  • Values teamwork and is capable of thinking independently
  • Ability to generate trading ideas and design overall strategies at a high level using the tools available
  • Willing to learn the intricacies of a world-class high-frequency trading floor environment and know how to contribute in a meaningful manner
  • Ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • Strong mathematical aptitude and entrepreneurial mind
  • Programming proficiency in C++ and/or Python
  • Working knowledge of TensorFlow and Pytorch is a plus
  • Experience with Slurm or another distributed compute cluster environment
  • Excellent verbal communication including during under pressure situations

What's on Offer

A competitive salary package

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