TradeOps Analyst - New York

TradeOps Analyst - NEW YORK

The Trading Operations (TradeOps) team is responsible for managing HRT’s live trading environment. We help HRT create and maintain the most robust and efficient trading platform in the world. This includes configuring, monitoring and optimizing the firm’s trading as well as handling risk, regulatory and development tasks. The Trading Operations team focuses on automating common tasks and preparing for the unexpected. Project areas include: market access, monitoring and compliance, algo/strategy evaluation and management, performance tuning, and automation.

Being a member of Trading Operations at HRT means working on a tight-knit, highly productive team. We're looking for someone who loves technology and wants to work on a broad range of projects using whatever tool(s) best solve the problem at hand. Excellent communication is a must, along with a can-do attitude.

The Role

In a high performance environment, immediate awareness of and reaction to systems and trading issues is essential. That’s where HRT’s TradeOps Analysts come in. You’ll be in charge of managing new initiatives and responsible for ensuring a smooth trading day. You are the first line of defense against any outage and the person most knowledgeable about recent changes to the production trading platform.

Responsibilities include being in charge of morning startup and evening shutdown, responding to external market alerts and outages, and interfacing with exchanges to support trading.

The Profile

  • You attained a Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (CS, Physics, Math, Finance, Chemistry, etc.)
  • You have 3 years experience, preferably at a financial firm
  • You possess a strong working knowledge of Linux systems
  • You have experience with a scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)
  • You are an automation geek. You do not do the same task twice, manually
  • You have excellent communication skills and a willingness to admit mistakes
  • You can debug and analyze problems quickly and under pressure
  • You really like to work with people who challenge you and make you better at what you do​
  • You are skeptical by nature and have a high attention to detail
  • You are excited to work independently in a very fast-paced, high pressure environment


  • Understanding of Market Data/Order Entry systems
  • Interest in how modern electronic markets work
  • Industry experience and/or Series 7 certification is a plus

Job Duties

  • Monitoring of trading system uptime, utilizing networking and hardware skills
  • Developing software tools for trade reconciliation with counterparties  
  • Implementing bug fixes for trading processes, using Python / C++
  • Configuring risk parameters and monitoring risk utilization
  • Starting/stopping/managing firm’s trading and trading-related production processes

Please note: this role requires weekend work to support trading.


Hudson River Trading brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading. At HRT we are mathematicians, computer scientists, statisticians, physicists and engineers. We research and develop automated trading algorithms using advanced mathematical techniques. We have a fun and casual office atmosphere, but everyone works diligently to get the job done. We boast a flat management structure as all our people are motivated by the excitement of being at the forefront of the automated trading world. No politics or red tape impede the generation or implementation of ideas.

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