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Proprietary Trading Clerk / Assistant

Proprietary Trading Clerk / Assistant


Job Description:

Eagle Market Makers (EMM) is a proprietary trading firm based in Chicago, IL currently seeking to fill open positions in Chicago and Cedar Rapids, Iowa for their Trading Apprenticeship Program. EMM has been in the futures trading business for over 30-years. Beginning on the floors of the CBOT, the firm successfully transitioned to the electronic trading environment of today’s world. EMM actively participates in US, European, and Asian futures markets.

Trading Clerks support the efforts of the firm’s experienced traders. Training is intensive and hours must be flexible. This program presents a great opportunity to grow an in-depth understanding into the world of futures trading. You will be in close contact with senior traders and learn the craft first-hand.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support daily operations of multiple trading desks
  • Reconcile start-of-day positions and perform settlement reporting procedures at end-of-day
  • Monitor and manage ongoing positions and resting orders
  • Execute algorithmic trading strategies through multiple platforms
  • Maintain effective communication with senior traders on a daily basis
  • Develop market knowledge and skills: product specifications, transaction costs, economic data releases, order flow, matching algorithms
  • Adhere strictly to rules, regulations, trading policies, and guidelines

Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, accounting, computer science, statistics, economics, business administration, finance
  • Passion for financial, commodity, and agricultural markets and trading
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to stay focused
  • Excellent work ethic and ability to collaborate
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stay calm and make even-tempered decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter approach, high level of energy and enthusiasm working in an entrepreneurial environment with significant growth potential
  • High degree of creativity and ability to think outside the box
  • Programming experience desired (C#, C++)