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Junior Options Execution Trader

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Junior Options Execution Trader

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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  


As a Junior Options Execution Trader, your first year will be spent training in Chicago with experienced traders. At the completion of this training you would return to Montreal to be part of a team focused on executing the option strategy for the Global Macro, World Economics, and Equity Trading teams. You will work closely with experienced traders, software engineers and quantitative researchers to develop trading strategies and ensure optimal system performance. This role will report directly to the head of the Options trading team in Montreal.



  • Inform, develop and execute the option strategy for the Montreal trading teams
  • Identify, evaluate and realize new market opportunities and revenue streams
  • Adjust approach based on market factors to capture unique opportunities
  • Suggest improvements to the systems and coordinate across roles to prioritize development efforts
  • Communicate relevant news, market events, and trade behavior to team members
  • Generate feedback on trade performance to refine strategies
  • Assist in the growth and development of junior traders


Required background:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, or Computational Finance (or equivalent)
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment under pressure
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build and improve
  • Must be motivated, dependable, and responsible


What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back

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