Volant Trading

  • Trade Operations Specialist

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

    This is full-time opportunity for a Trade Operations Specialist who will assist the trading desk with “live time” operational responsibilities to ensure trading processes are operating under accurate trade data and information.  This is a dynamic role supporting many key trading functions within the firm.


    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.


    • Track and reconcile clearing positions while following up on trade breaks/fails
    • Manage reporting and reconciliation processes regarding Inter-Dealer Broker trading
    • Communicate Issues/Notifications regarding Exchanges, Clearing, and Brokers
    • Track changes regarding exchange transaction fees and fixed fees
    • Daily Fee Reconciliation
    • Optimize Operational Efficiency by Automating Tasks where possible
    • Point of Contact for communicating trader alerts to Volant staff
    • Work closely with Finance to verify invoices and follow up with external parties
    • Act as a Liaison between trading team and Finance, Compliance, and Risk


    The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

    • 2+ years of professional experience in a trading/finance or related field and/or 2+ years related experience
    • Operations experience in a trading/banking environment
    • Attention to detail is required
    • Superior communication skills
    • Ability to work in a live trading, high pressure environment
    • BA/BS or relevant experience
    • Comfortable with large data sets
    • Strong Excel skills and/or familiarity with SQL Databases
    • Willingness to take on operational responsibilities as needed

    The ideal candidate may also possess the following though not required:

    • Experience in a trading firm:  HFT / Prop / market making / derivatives
    • Experience with Python
    • Series 7 or 57

    Volant Trading is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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