ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Maven is a market-leading proprietary trading firm allocating internal capital across discretionary, systematic, and market-making strategies. Our collective expertise spans traders, engineers, and technologists, unified by an unwavering dedication to enhance our efficiency as a premier liquidity provider for global listed derivatives. We leverage cutting edge execution and pricing technologies to elevate and improve how financial markets operate.

THE ROLE:

We are seeking an ambitious and proactive Natural Gas Options Trader with a proven track record to join our Options Market Making team. The successful candidate will build out a Natural Gas Desk to complement our existing energy operations. This is a permanent, full-time position available in London, Chicago, or Amsterdam.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Desk setup: Set up the Natural gas Options desk, developing strategic and analytical frameworks and optimising trading systems
  • Trading oversight: Take day-to-day ownership of the Natural Gas Options trading book, managing all relevant market-making activities
  • Leadership: Defining strategic desk goals and ensuring alignment within the team. Supporting development of junior traders through teaching, constant feedback and embodying our core values.
  • Risk Management: Proactive management of desk risks, maintaining rigorous risk management practices and contributing to improvements in firmwide risk frameworks.
  • Strategy Development: Drive improvements to new and existing trading strategies through continuous cycles of analysis and prototyping, working in collaboration with our technologists and researchers.
  • Compliance: To comply with all applicable Compliance policies, procedures, laws and regulations

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Previous Experience: Demonstrated expertise in trading Natural Gas Options.
  • Proven Success: Solid track record of achieving positive P&L and expanding market share.
  • Technical Skills: Strong understanding of trading systems, with desirable programming skills.
  • Analytical Abilities: Outstanding numerical and analytical capabilities.
  • Strategy Development: Familiarity with automated options trading strategies and a proactive interest in their development and optimization.
  • Problem-Solving: Excellent individual and team problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly react to emerging challenges.
  • Responsibility: Ability to assume a high level of responsibility within a dynamic and highly successful firm.

Team focused: Proactive in helping others achieve their goals through supporting a culture of knowledge sharing, and driving collective success.

  • Attention to Detail: Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Core Values: Commitment to embodying Maven’s core values of integrity, fairness, creativity, success, discipline, and accountability

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Group Pension plan 
  • Annual discretionary bonus 
  • Fully catered breakfast, lunch and snacks in our private restaurant. 
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Informal dress code 
  • Private healthcare and life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Monthly company events
  • Private Gym

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