Trading Analyst

Key responsibilities

As a member of the desk your responsibilities may include some or all of (but not be limited to) the following:
- Use trading metrics and data analysis methods in the decision-making process to improve existing strategies.
- Conduct preliminary research into new strategy ideas.
- Collaborate with quant research team to provide real-time feedback on model optimization.
- Assist with project work relating to expansion into new markets or onboarding of new direct clients.
- Supervise trading strategies and provide first level support to ensure smooth running of the business.
- Team up with developers to improve automated tools for monitoring trading and alerting of internal and external anomalies.
- Risk management of the global portfolio across multiple asset classes throughout the day.
- Liaise with brokers/exchanges, trading operations and back office on trade/position reconciliation issues, risk limits and margin requirements.
- Partner with direct counterparties of XTX to examine and optimize trading parameters to provide the best possible liquidity on an individualized basis.

Candidate attributes

-Graduate from a top university in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ethical. You adhere to principles that objectively would be considered as moral and of high integrity.
-You are highly motivated, current and former colleagues consider you exceptionally hard working, meticulously detail oriented, conscientious, proactive and above all, trustworthy.
-Outstanding aptitude evidenced by a track record of resolving problems of both a practical and analytical nature.
- Innovative. You continually think about how improvements in technology and processes can achieve better results. You are conscious of the long-term cost of short-term decisions but demonstrate good judgement on when to be pragmatic.
-Economic curiosity. Potentially you have undertaken courses in this field or finance from which you have gained theoretical knowledge.
-Team player. You enjoy working in a dynamic team and are comfortable with being challenged to improve your work.
- Independent thinker with desire to understand issues deeply.

Technical skills/Experience

- Proficiency in Python and SQL.
- Previous experience of electronic markets in FX, Equities or Futures is desirable.
- Previous experience working on a highly automated trading desk is desirable.