Natural Gas Options Trader (191) at Maven Securities

London, United Kingdom
· 2 weeks ago
Full time
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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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Maven Securities

440 employees

Maven implements both fundamental and quantitative trading & market making strategies across global financial markets, utilising only the group’s capital. We see ourselves just as much a technology firm as a multi-strat trading firm. We aim to equip our traders with the best tools we can. We channel the advances in computer learning, processing power and network capacity into streamlining and improving all aspects of the trading operation, from front office to settlements. This is paired with meticulous and attentive execution and conservative risk management. If you would like to learn more about working at Maven please visit: