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Trading Analyst
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Group One Trading | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Group One Trading is one of the largest proprietary option trading firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, we maintain a physical presence on the CBOE, NYSE AMEX, NYSE ARCA, NASDAQ and PHLX. At present, Group One is an options market maker and/or specialist with every major exchange group and continues to expand its presence on exchanges as the options trading space grows and evolves.

Group One Trading, LP, a dynamic options trading firm, is actively seeking motivated individuals, who work well in high-pressure environments, to support our operations in Chicago. Although knowledge of the options industry is an obvious asset, we are seeking recent college graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, specifically in the areas of mathematics, economics, physics, engineering or computer science. Candidates should be comfortable working in a trading environment, and possess excellent communication, analytical, computer, problem-solving, and time management skills. Successful candidates will learn the intricacies of options trading and the skills needed to make a successful career in market making.

Our training program teaches analysts the essentials of stock options trading and the skills that make for a successful career on the trading floor. Trading Analysts will receive a guaranteed salary during their time in the program, with the expectation that 'graduates' will go on to become highly compensated Group One Traders.


* Keen awareness of critical situations, ability to shift from fast market to slow market conditions quickly and efficiently.
* Anticipate the needs of traders throughout the day, quick comprehension and delivery of tasks.
* Balance/resolve position discrepancies before opening bell; notify trading staff of unexpected position changes intra-day.
* Ability to filter information to trading staff by necessity; reporting pertinent information to management in a timely fashion.
* Articulately voice needs of the trading staff to IT, vendors, clearing firm, brokers/other market makers, and the exchange if necessary.
* To be well versed with all methods of communication provided by Group One these may include but are not limited to IM, telephone, and email.
* Participation in and successful completion of the training program within the specified time frame for each phase.
* Excellent computer skills including some programming skills. They should become fluent with both the usage and rules of all applications that provide market research, theoretical/analytical data, order entry applications, and stock/option execution.
* Retention of knowledge and ability to apply past experience to current situations is critical.

About Group One Trading

Group One Trading, L.P. (www.group1.com) is one of the largest proprietary options trading firms in the country, with a presence on the exchange floors in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.