Mako is a London based options market making and sales advisory firm with a global trading footprint, operating in the Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities and FX derivatives markets.
Mako has been part of the evolution of options market making from open outcry in the trading pits of London, Amsterdam and North America through to screen based trading and the more recent drive toward automation, latency sensitive execution and algorithmic strategies. Our success in this journey is underpinned by our expertise in managing risk and our entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. We aim to drive growth by melding traditional approaches with advanced and sophisticated electronic trading strategies and tools.
What you'll do:
Work as part of a small, highly motivated team working alongside the trading floor at our City based offices.
Expand your technical expertise by working directly with experienced traders and developers.
Apply your analytical and creative skillset, working to solve complex problems. Design front end software solutions, ranging from bespoke tools for individual desks to industry-leading automated trading logic.
Improve our effectiveness in the marketplace.
Develop an understanding of trading principles and options theory across a variety of asset classes
What you have:
Demonstrable programming experience in C++. Python experience is desirable.
A highly motivated, enthusiastic personality with a passion for software and technology and its application to trading.
A desire to be challenged and to understand things outside of your current skillset.
An upper second class degree in any analytical subject.
Knowledge of options theory is not required but an interest in it is encouraged
What we can give you:
A collaborative and entrepreneurial environment to work in with a flat management structure
Short development cycles and the ability to see the impact of your software in production directly
Competitive salary and bonus
Generous benefits including private health and dental insurance
Access to a private gym in the Mako London Offices.
Responsibility from day one and ownership of achievements.