ETF Trader (SG)

Job Description

Grasshopper is a leading Asian proprietary trading group and a major liquidity provider for global exchanges.  We are expanding and seeking a self-driven team player looking for a challenge, to join us as an ETF Trader. 

At Grasshopper, you will be working in a diverse and dynamic environment. With more than 10 nationalities working in an open office, communication is essential to performance. To remain as the “small giant” of proprietary trading, we give employees a high level of autonomy and encourage them to get creative, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.

We do not have customers; we do not indulge in politics; we are not typical.  We are motivated problem solvers, thirsty technologists, and adept risk takers.

OVERVIEW:

We are seeking an experienced ETF Trader to join our Equities Trading team. The ideal candidate has trading experience at a proprietary trading firm or market maker, possesses a strong quantitative background and focuses on leveraging technology to drive profitable results. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business.

As an ETF Trader at Grasshopper, you will be part of a highly collaborative team that seeks to be a leading market maker in the Asian Markets. In this role, you will be tasked with executing successful strategies that will increase the overall profitability of our business.

Responsibilities

  • - Generate and implement innovative and profitable trading strategies that will increase our presence and profitability in the Asian markets both on and off-screen
  • - Manage and optimize your intraday trading positions together with your team
  • - Collaborate with Quantitative Researchers to improve quantitative pricing models and ordering algorithms
  • - Focus on technical improvements on the desk while also automating various daily processes

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • - A good Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Data Analytics, Commerce or Economics.
  • - Minimum of 3 years of experience in ETF market making
  • - A deep understanding of the Asian equity markets
  • - Excellent quantitative problem solving and analytical skills
  • - Proficiency in Python and/or SQL, highly desired
  • - Possesses quick and decisive thinking and the ability to perform and thrive in a dynamic and stressful environment
  • - Ability to communicate concisely and effectively
  • - A personality void of ego and is able to self-manage and grow without excessive structure
  • - View Integrity as a core value
  • - Salary package commensurate with experience.

The kind of people who thrive in Grasshopper

About Grasshopper

Grasshopper is an Asian proprietary trading firm and liquidity provider competing on the global stage. Our cutting edge in-house technology puts us at the forefront of developments in electronic trading. An unbroken record of consistency and profitability is underpinned by firm values of curiosity, empowerment and flexibility that guide our future success.

At Grasshopper, you will be working in a diverse and dynamic environment with a flat hierarchy. With 65 employees and 15 nationalities working in an open office, communication is essential to performance. To keep our edge as the “small giant” of proprietary trading, we give employees a high level of autonomy and encourage them to get creative, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.

We Value You

We respect and listen to all our employees. You will get the chance to make an impact by having your voice heard by everyone, including the management.

We are in the business of developing people. We focus on substance and delivery - as long as you perform and communicate, you will be recognized and rewarded. We are dedicated to supporting our staff and ensuring they develop professionally and holistically to maximize their potential.


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