Head of Equity Options Execution - Investment Bank

  • $300,000-$400,000 Total compensation
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Palm Mason
  • 24 Aug 16

C++, Low latency, Messaging, Equity Options, Algorithmic trading, Electronic Trading, Front Office, Investment Bank, Director

One of the top Investment Banks in the industry is hiring a Director to head up their Equity Options Execution technology group. This individual will drive the architectural direction and deliver low latency solutions for Equity Options execution and hedging. This individual will be required to interact across many areas of the electronic trading team to assess and drive best practices and will ultimately be responsible for functional implementations, stability and scalability of the platform as it grows across all regisons. 


  • Provide technical leadership in building and delivering a suite of world-class algorithmic trading algorithms for listed options for US, EU and Asia
  • Contribute to the global options execution platform vision and play an instrumental role in shaping the future of technology for the group
  • Collaborate with remote development teams to implement trading frameworks, algo containers and automated testing solutions
  • Developing the low latency co-located execution platform - primarily C++ and low latency messaging
  • Collaboration with Market Connectivity group to drive and evolve to a consistent strategy across the regions
  • Working with the Strats team to write Price personalization strategies for Execution Pricing
  • Driving the Strategy to develop our interpolation based pricing service
  • Driving a convergence strategy for Pricing to ensure delivery of consistent Risk across the Execution stack
  • Working with Quants on DBA to further optimize and improve functionality and performance of our models


  • Experience in C++ and low latency development
  • Experience in leading small teams
  • Experience with FIX protocol, Market Data, Client and Market Connectivity Products
  • Knowledge of Options and Equity Cash Markets
  • Knowledge of Algorithmic trading/Systematic trading/Smart Order Routing