Options Trader job

Job Description

Flow Traders is looking to hire an Options Trader specialized in index options trading in a market making capacity. In this challenging position, together with your team, you will be responsible for setting up our index options market-making desk at our Amsterdam office.

We are at the intersection of finance, technology and scientific research. Financial markets have made a rapid shift from trading in the pit towards algorithmic trading, and Flow Traders has developed into an entrepreneurial and team driven FinTech Company.

What You Will Do

  • Formulate innovative and profitable trading strategies
  • Collaborate with our Software Engineers and Quantitative Researchers to develop pricing, volatility models and fitters that allow us to capitalize on opportunities swiftly and adequately
  • Manage and optimize our daily positions in terms, risks, greeks, pricing and trading in our index options book

What You Need to Succeed

  • Minimum 3-5 years of automated options trading experience in a market making capacity, preferably in European markets
  • Experience in liquid on-exchange markets but also OTC
  • A deep understanding of market structures in option markets
  • University degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Engineering, Finance, Technology, Sciences or a related field
  • Experience with development languages is a plus
  • Excellent mental arithmetic and analytical skills
  • Competitive, entrepreneurial and able to deliver under pressure
  • A distinct ability to spot arising opportunities and the assertiveness to seize them

Recruitment process
To be considered for the Options Trader position:

  1. Apply through our website with a CV and cover letter
  2. A phone interview with a Recruiter with a focus on motivation and cultural fit
  3. A technical interview with two senior Traders
  4. Final interviews with a Head of Trading and Managing Director 

We Offer
We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Our own company boat
  • In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
  • In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
  • Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
  • Weekly chair massages
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year, such as the Year End Party that exceeds expectations
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!