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Trader Assistant
Posted on 3/8/2022
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelors degree in a numerical topic such as Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering or Maths
  • Highly motivated individual with extreme attention to detail and a desire to achieve operational excellence
  • At least 2 years experience in a mid office or front office desk support role in a bank, hedge fund or asset management firm
  • Comfortable operating in a high consequence environment like proprietary trading
  • A desire to support and learn from the experienced traders you will be supporting
  • Demonstrated experience performing as part of a high throughput team
  • Desire to excel and exceed expectations for all tasks
  • Comfortable with doing manual work with a desire to improve and automate the processes as you learn them
  • Operational responsibility for the Index, Sectors and ETF options market making trading teams
  • Ensuring trading systems are up and ready for the market open
  • Booking voice trades executed in the broker market
  • Using exchange systems to take in give ups
  • Ensuring the desks position is reconciled vs our back office systems at all times
  • Acting as the single point of contact for IT issues on the desk and coordinating with the IT support teams to quickly resolve issues
  • Submitting exercise instructions to exchanges
  • Booking assignments from exchanges pre-open
  • Liaising with treasury to ensure all short positions have locates in place
  • Monitoring electronic executions from broker/dealer platforms
  • Collating and analysing algo performance data
  • Maintaining a database of broker commissions and related costs

1,001-5,000 employees

Proprietary trading firm
Company Overview
DRW's mission is to build revolutionary finance. The company is doing this by building a system that applies modeling, technology and quantitative research to identify opportunities in the global financial markets.
  • Daily catered breakfast & lunch
  • Massages
  • Social events
  • Gym subsidy
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Monthly tastings
  • Game room
  • On-site yoga classes and meditation
  • Employee led affinity groups
  • Mentor/mentee outings
  • Trivia nights
  • Educational opportunities
  • DRW-sponsored sports teams
  • Poker tournament
  • Private mother's suite
Company Values
  • Integrity - In order to collaborate thoughtfully and build strong relationships, we value transparency and hold ourselves and our people accountable.
  • Critical thought - We like solving problems and discussing technical and research topics. We question what we think we know.
  • Learning - Continual growth and exploration, both formally and in our day-to-day interactions, helps build our skills individually and as a team.
  • Challenge consensus - We achieve the highest standard of success by challenging our decision making every day. Our formula? Strong opinions, loosely held.
  • Preparation - Always be prepared for the expected and the unexpected. We adapt as the markets evolve, and in-depth research helps us do that.
  • Respect - Our work environment is diverse, and that diversity makes us stronger. We collaborate thoughtfully, and hold each other in high regard.
  • Sense of urgency - In a fast-paced industry, we adapt and are always ready to act. Priorities shift, objectives evolve and we move quickly to adjust.