Trading Operations Specialist

Job description


WEBB Traders is a fast-growing global proprietary trading company and market maker active in electronic trading on leading international financial markets, driven by data and technology. We are entrepreneurial and innovative - embracing teamwork and creativity. Our headquarters is in Amsterdam City Centre and is supported by a broader European presence from where the regional, US and Brazil markets are traded.

Are you the tech-savvy trade processing specialist that helps to scale our operations team to support our expanding trading business?

WEBB Traders is looking for an Operations Specialist with a strong technical foundation to join our experienced and dedicated Trading Operations team in Amsterdam. This team supports trade lifecycle management, reconciliation and reporting across cash equity, listed and OTC derivatives products globally. In this position you will work closely with traders, risk managers and IT support to deliver precise and scalable operational support for trade settlement and processing.

You can use and elaborate your technical skills while working closely with software engineers to further automate and enhance robustness of the firm’s operations workflows. You will not only become an expert in the logistics and mechanics of trade clearance, settlement and reporting, but also play a crucial role in the ability of the firm to enable trading efficiently and safely, perform challenging and stimulating data analysis, and participate in the architecture of new systems and controls.

Hence, we look for motivated, detail-oriented candidates with a solid technical foundation and who have a drive toward process improvement.

What you will do

  • Manage the trade processing and various reconciliations to validate the accuracy of our clearing firm's start-of-day files each morning

  • Continuous monitoring of trading activity and real-time reporting systems during market hours

  • Error reconciliation after hours

  • Monitor risk alerts on the trading processes.

  • Developing new Operational tools

  • Liaising with Engineering and Compliance to solve problems and create solutions

  • Monitor costs charged by brokers, exchanges and clearing members

  • Monitoring adjust the structure of the fees in the trading system

  • Manage the Corporate Actions notifications and processing

  • Keep close contact with Clearing members, brokers and other critical parties

  • Work periodic holidays as well as non-standard shifts in times where the global business demands

  • Drive and participate in projects for improvement of processes and expansion of trading activities worldwide

We offer

  • The opportunity to join a highly professional team in a very challenging market

  • Be part of a fast growing and ambitious company

  • Many opportunities to work on your personal development, such as projects, conferences, and study facilities

  • Internal and external training and education in trading knowledge and technical skills

  • A competitive reward package

  • Healthy lunch at the office

  • Free sport facility

  • Travel costs reimbursement

  • Fun activities with colleagues on regular basis


Who you are

  • Affinity for trading and financial markets

  • Experience with managing clearance, settlement and reconciliation of trade processing would be nice

  • Keen attention to detail and eager to find and address the root causes of issues

  • Strong analytical skills and trading operations acumen

  • Adeptness at prioritization and proactive planning with ability to complete multiple time-sensitive tasks efficiently, responding to urgent needs

  • Aptitude for problem-solving, research, and follow up of complex situations quickly under pressure

  • Natural mindset for learning new things quickly with a strong work ethic in an ever-changing environment

  • Desire to continuously improve processes and data quality with scalable solutions

  • Convincing communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong organization skills and technical systems acumen

  • Demonstrated excellent computer literacy/skills, advanced knowledge of Excel and working knowledge of SQL

  • (bonus: basic programming skills, i.e. QlikSense, Python)

Application process

  • Apply on our WEBB site.

  • Please share with us your motivation to work with us and why you think you will fit.

  • Have a chat via cam with us.

  • Do the online Operations Challenge to demonstrate your trading knowledge.

  • Come and visit our office in Amsterdam for interviews and a drink.

  • Accept our offer!