Group One Trading
  • 18-Jul-2017 to 19-Jul-2018 (CST)
  • Trading Analysts
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Group One Trading  is one of the largest proprietary option trading firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, we maintain a physical presence on the CBOE, NYSE AMEX, NYSE ARCA, NASDAQ and PHLX. At present, Group One is an options market maker and/or specialist with every major exchange group and continues to expand its presence on exchanges as the options trading space grows and evolves.

Group One Trading, LP, a dynamic options trading firm, is actively seeking motivated individuals, who work well in high-pressure environments, to support our operations in Chicago. Although knowledge of the options industry is an obvious asset, we are seeking recent college graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, specifically in the areas of mathematics, economics, physics, engineering or computer science. Candidates should be comfortable working in a trading environment, and possess excellent communication, analytical, computer, problem-solving, and time management skills. Successful candidates will learn the intricacies of options trading and the skills needed to make a successful career in market making.

Our training program teaches analysts the essentials of stock options trading and the skills that make for a successful career on the trading floor. Trading Analysts will receive a guaranteed salary during their time in the program, with the expectation that 'graduates' will go on to become highly compensated Group One Traders.


  • Keen awareness of critical situations, ability to shift from fast market to slow market conditions quickly and efficiently.
  • Anticipate the needs of traders throughout the day, quick comprehension and delivery of tasks.
  • Balance/resolve position discrepancies before opening bell; notify trading staff of unexpected position changes intra-day.
  • Ability to filter information to trading staff by necessity; reporting pertinent information to management in a timely fashion.
  • Articulately voice needs of the trading staff to IT, vendors, clearing firm, brokers/other market makers, and the exchange if necessary.
  • To be well versed with all methods of communication provided by Group One these may include but are not limited to IM, telephone, and email.
  • Participation in and successful completion of the training program within the specified time frame for each phase.
  •  Excellent computer skills including some programming skills. They should become fluent with both the usage and rules of all applications that provide market research, theoretical/analytical data, order entry applications, and stock/option execution.
  • Retention of knowledge and ability to apply past experience to current situations is critical.
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