Trading Operations Specialist in Plantation, FL at TradeStation

Date Posted: 9/5/2021

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Trading Operations Specialist
Plantation, FL or Chicago, IL
At TradeStation, we believe in empowering our customers to claim their individual financial edge. We are committed to creating a financial ecosystem that is a step ahead by delivering the best technology, services, education, and support to traders and investors. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and a relentless search for innovation.
We are a team of amazing people who work together in a high-performance, goal-oriented culture to provide our customers with exceptional products and services. We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and an unlimited PTO policy.

The Trading Operations Specialist is a key member of the operations and client support teams supporting trade processes, order routing and trade execution, client reporting and portfolio reconciliation functions. This role will be responsible for monitoring client and firm risk for all tradeable assets, including cryptocurrencies, and provide an enhanced level of customer support working our overnight shift.  The role also requires strong computer skills, attention to detail, positive professional attitude, and ability to work in an elevated-stress environment.  The individual is required to act decisively and exercise independent judgment in the daily responsibilities of the position.
  • Real-time Risk Management and Risk Mitigation covering our overnight Futures and Crypto businesses
  • Order creation and execution for all tradeable assets which trade during the overnight shift
  • Active risk monitoring of live Crypto trading platform for signs of disorderly trading or abnormal activity
  • Post trade processing and resolving trade settlement/reconciliation issues in a timely manner
  • Identify workflow/system improvements and work with supervisor and operations team to enact enhancements
  • Monitor financial and trading operational internal controls and procedures and escalate accordingly
  • Establish and effectively monitor account level trading and broker restrictions
  • Review daily and periodic vendor reports and reconciliations; identify potential issues and resolve with vendor
  • Monitor client cash flows; communicate and process according to firm procedures
  • Understanding of Futures markets, including product specs and margins
  • Willingness to work non-standard hours, weekends and overtime as needed
  • Ability to exercise discretion, independent judgment, and act decisively
  • Customer service focus with experience in active listening, eliciting information, comprehending customer issues/needs, and recommending solutions
  • Possess sound judgement and flexibility to change direction and make quick decisions in a fluid and stressful environment
  • Hands-on trading experience and general market knowledge to understand key risks
  • Ability to learn and assimilate information from multiple people and sources
  • A friendly professional demeanor and ability to excel in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite especially Excel
  • Strong analytical and detail-oriented aptitude; a high degree of accuracy is required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn and adapt to change
  • Proven ability to succeed in a high risk, high pressure environment.
  • Task oriented with the ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage projects and tasks through to completion
  • Strong individual contributor who works effectively as a member of a highly functioning team
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Active Series 3 license required; Series 7 and 63 licenses preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years financial industry experience with an emphasis on trading support and trade settlement