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Citadel Securities - Systematic Risk Trader

We’re Citadel, a worldwide leader in finance that uses next-generation technology and alpha-driven strategies to transform the global economy. We tackle some of the toughest problems in the industry by pushing ourselves to be the best again and again. It’s demanding work for the brightest minds, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here, great ideas can come from Anyone. Everyone. You.

As a Systematic Risk Trader, you will be responsible for real-time management of the trading systems used by one of the largest trading firms in the world. 

If you aspire to:

  • Be part of a team that manages trading and operational risk of one of the largest players in European equities
  • Work in an environment that integrates technology, research, and trading
  • Learn from executives and upper management who are experts in their fields
  • Grow with the business, take on new challenges and increasing responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mix analytical disciplines with creative problem solving to build tools that bring trading strategies to life
  • Find ways to both systematically and opportunistically increase profitability
  • Efficiently capture information used to support decision making or identify missed trading opportunities
  • Manage trading and operational risk across an industry leading market making franchise
  • Partner with quantitative researchers and engineers to drive continuous technological improvements


  • Able to quickly interpret market developments to spot risks and trading opportunities
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and financial skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail – natural desire to always push for a deeper, more detailed understanding of both trading system and market mechanics


  • Prioritize under pressure while maintaining complete composure
  • Naturally curious and entrepreneurial minded, self-starter with minimal required guidance is a must
  • Function well in a fast-paced and dynamic trading environment
  • Able to multitask and make trade-off decisions in real-time
  • Superb problem solving skills
  • Turn ideas into actionable items

Required Knowledge:

  • Systematic market making and trading
  • Trading system architecture
  • General market structure of European Equity markets
  • Trading Operations
  • Scripting and Database analysis abilities


  • Bachelors’ degree from a top university in finance or a related field is required

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