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US Senior Institutional Options Sales Trader
Posted on 6/14/2022
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 8+ years of experience in a sales trading role covering buy-side firms, with a focus on US index/equity options
  • Strong knowledge about the cash equity options market and its participants at the various exchanges
  • Leverage existing contacts within index and equity options buy-side community, and the capability to build new relationships
  • Able to manage the organization of events and effectively present material
  • Willingness to travel and meet face to face with prospective and current counterparties
  • Excellent communication skills and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Competitive attitude, eagerness to constantly improve, team player who thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Deep understanding of rules and regulations governing the equity options markets
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening
  • Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with institutional counterparties in the listed US options space
  • Work closely with traders to understand Optiver's trading strategies and liquidity offering
  • Develop participant profiles, reports and analyses on counterparties
  • Actively update and manage a CRM system
  • Attend and participate in conferences and seminars
Optiver US

201-500 employees

Trading firm that provides market-based services
Company Overview
Optiver's mission is to improve the market unites us. The firm operates as a market maker on many exchanges and asset classes.
  • Transparent bonus structure
  • Top tier benefits
  • Generous vacation time
  • Health and wellness programs
Company Core Values
  • Senior staff’s commitment to mentorship and guidance as you progress in your career
  • Ethos of internal collaboration and external competition—when the firm does well, we all do well
  • Organization-wide commitment to excellence and non-stop improvement
  • Facilitation of global transfer opportunities between offices