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Jr. Risk Analyst
Optiver Department Risk
Location Chicago
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Title: Jr. Risk Analyst
Location: Chicago

Optiver is looking for a Junior Risk Analyst to join our ambitious, results-driven Risk team who is focused on analyzing and improving our risk framework. The ideal candidate has an affinity for financial markets and a strong quantitative & technical background. As Junior Risk Analyst, you will work closely with traders to develop and improve our risk systems, methodologies, and limits.

What you'll do:
•  Conduct data analysis to improve and enhance our risk framework
•  Perform stress tests and analyze the risk of various trading positions 
•  Clearly communicate risk data and positions to key internal stakeholders 
•  Proactively keep track of relevant news that might impact our trading positions and strategies 
•  Report risk violations to the Head of Risk and the Trading department
•  Collaborate with software developers to develop/maintain risk tools
•  Proactively identify, capture and evaluate risk incidents 
•  Analyze orders/quoting behavior of our electronic execution strategies
•  Monitor regulatory capital limits

What you’ll need:
•  Bachelor's degree in quantitative subject 
•  1-3 years’ experience in analyst role
•  Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
•  Basic understanding of options pricing theory and the ability to understand trading strategies
•  Basic knowledge of programming or scripting (Python or similar) required
•  Ability to analyze large datasets using SQL or similar
•  Experience using Excel and VBA
•  Excellent numerical skills
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
•  Strong sense of ownership
•  Ability to make informed decisions in fast paced, trading environment 
•  Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

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