Role details

Global Commodities - Automated Trading Specialist

London   •   £80,000 - £100,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Globally recognised investment bank within their automated trading team
  • Java, Python, C++ skills are a must

About Our Client

The clients Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust them with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

Job Description

The trading strategist will work as part of the Automated Trading Strategies front-office team on the Commodities floor in London with primary focus on Commodities markets, primarily Precious and Base metals, Energy and Indices. The environment is fast-paced and challenging. The individual must be responsible, independent and able to work in smooth coordination with the larger team to drive the desk's revenue. The individual needs to work closely with the desk to drive revenue and expand the business. Apart from that, he/she is also expected to cover a wide range of responsibilities. These include designing trading and execution strategies; researching micro-patterns and trends; building, maintaining and upgrading applications & tools; supporting day-to-day operation. Some on call time will be expected.

* Work with trading professionals in various countries to tailor pricing algorithms for various Commodities

* Derive manual/semi-manual/automatic hedging solutions with risk managers to extract the best values out of our flows

* Work in close collaboration with sales to explore ways to expand our e-commerce footprint in the region

* Look for unique automated trading opportunities in EMEA to drive our trading revenue

* Understands firm's approach and policies for managing risks in relevant business and applicable legal and regulatory rules, and follows policies.

* Balance potentially competing needs across clients, internal partners and the firm.

The Successful Applicant

These points have been carefully considered as being essential for the role. Your background must accurately reflect all of these for your application to be considered.

* Interest in market microstructures and quantitative Commodities trading in global markets

* Attention to detail, adaptable and hungry to learn

* Design and programming skills, with primary focus on Python and Java

* Interest in applying agile development practices in a front-office trading environment

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills as this position involves frequent interaction with different teams in the firm

* Demonstrable proficiency with market and product terminology

* Ability to think strategically and creatively when faced with problems and opportunities. Always looking for new ways of doing things and understanding the benefits of leveraging the firms scale.

* Understands the different types of risk and able to discuss in detail ways of managing these risks.

* Ability to thrive on the challenge of competitive pressures and remain focused on client needs.

* Ability to communicate concepts and ideas, both verbally and via documentation, and be able to defend their validity and target messages to different audiences.

* Self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work independently

What's on Offer

A competitive base of between £80k-£100k is on offer plus benefits and an attractive bonus structure.

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