Volant Trading

  • Project Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Volant is a technology-driven trading firm made up of a close-knit group of quantitative traders and technologists.  For over 10 years we have specialized in automated options, futures and equities trading from our offices in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchy, and cross team collaboration.



    The Project Manager will lead project delivery across all firm initiatives. The PM will work closely with cross-functional team members to manage project management, including: resource management, workflow/process improvement, cost management, and quality/risk management. The PM will work closely with the other disciplines in delivering and exceeding our stakeholders’ expectations.


    This role will contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment to build and enhance working relationships within the firm. He/she will lead the effort to use techniques that deliver better results and ensuring compliance to the firm’s best practices.




    • Supporting and driving adherence to workflow management process improvements
    • Enforcing processes and protocols to facilitate quality control (QA, approvals)
    • Ensures the efficient and appropriate use of resources
    • Create a resource allocations process and manage adherence
    • Manage adherence of tracking resource utilization
    • Perform weekly financial reviews and reconciliations
    • Manage the project management methodology process, lead projects and assist others in leading projects to ensure complete, cost effective and timely implementation
    • Determine overall how to capture and apply data against metrics in order to continually measure and optimize overall efficiency
    • Break through silos and resolve conflicts through creative problem solving and savvy negotiating skills
    • Manage projects across cross-functional teams – including external vendors as needed - to consistently ensure that quality deliverables are produced on time and on budget
    • Actively manage project health, including proactive planning as relates to resourcing, delivery timeline and budgeting
    • Identify, resolve/mitigate or appropriately escalate any issues or delays and ensure all targets are met on time and in full.
    • Preparing daily status reports, schedule and lead internal status meetings regularly as necessary to track project milestones and ensure effective issue resolution and quality project delivery is achieved
    • Develop the firm’s ability to effectively use quality and process based techniques
    • Ensure project goals and metrics are outlined, and team members are properly supported in their role



    • 5+ years of Project Management experience
    • 3+ years working in financial services and technology
    • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills



    • Certified SCRUM Master
    • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in trading, software development and web technologies
    • College degree, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
    • Experience working in a trading firm 
    • PMP / PRINCE II certification a plus 


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