Risk Associate

| Chicago
  • IMC is a global, proprietary trading firm and a market maker in securities listed on exchanges across the globe. Brilliant people and cutting-edge technology drives everything we do. We employ a broad range of people with varying backgrounds, what they have in common is their superior technical expertise, their extraordinary smarts and their collaborative approach. We will not accept less.


    IMC is currently looking for a Risk Associate to be a part of the US Risk Management Team.  Our risk management team operates closely with our trading and technology teams in order to manage the inherent risks in different trading strategies across various technologies.  We are looking for someone who can bring risk management expertise and at the same time who has a critical, proactive, and hands-on approach.  It will be your challenge to support the risk assessment and management responsibilities in terms of market, credit, liquidity, operational, and regulatory risks with a particular focus on market risk.  In addition, you will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing risk management’s intraday monitoring tools and reports.  To excel in this role you will use your experience and your analytical skills to add value, not bureaucracy to the business. 


    What makes it fun & rewarding?


    You will-

    • Identify and manage the risks in IMC’s existing and new trading strategies across various exchange-traded asset classes including index, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and single name equities
    • Monitor intraday and overnight market risk at both the portfolio and single product levels and discuss key exposures with our trading desks
    • Analyze financial market developments and help build risk methodologies and processes for new trading strategies
    • Liaise with software development, data engineering, and trading support team members to develop and implement risk tools for real-time monitoring and reporting of IMC’s key risks
    • Assess and challenge potential solutions to complex business processes associated with operational and technology risk
    • Contribute to risk management’s risk control self-assessment through analyzing the potential impact and likelihood of risk events
    • Collaborate with risk, trading, and development team members to design and employ risk controls in IMC’s execution and strategy software solutions


    What is ideal for our team?


    • Experience with analyzing and managing the risk associated with a portfolio of equities, futures, and options
    • Detailed knowledge of exchange traded derivative products with an emphasis on their risk characteristics
    • The ability to communicate complex information and ideas to key business stakeholders
    • Working knowledge of data processing and analysis technologies (SQL, VBA, Python, or similar)
    • Familiarity with big data platforms to perform analysis (Hadoop preferred)
    • A proactive attitude and an out of the box-thinker who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
    • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the financial risk management field, preferably at a proprietary trading firm or a clearing organization
Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


We occupy the 42nd and 43rd floors of the Willis Tower, enjoying 360 degree views of our beautiful city.
233 South Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

IMC is proactive about giving! What impresses me is not the financial generosity (which is large) — it's the time generosity. We have two giving managers who make sure everyone gets a chance to participate. Whereas in other companies, philanthropy feels abstract and mainly a tax write-off, here it is woven into everyday office culture.


Hardware Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We tackle complex, massively scaled projects and thrive on a quick turnaround cycle. Since we're our own clients, everyone is their own product manager. This frees us up to focus on the hardest parts of problems, not aesthetics. The code we push is trading around the world within a day or two, and as a result we see immediate results of our work.


Software Developer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started at IMC as an intern. I’d never studied anything finance-related before. Through training, IMC brought me up to speed in a way that was fun, interesting and made me excited to learn about trading. I also think about problems differently now: there is never one set answer but multiple potential solutions to any problem.


Software Developer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I’ve been at IMC for nine years. When I started, we were a trading company with good technology. Now, we’re a technology company that trades. Traders used to be nervous when we were doing upgrades. Now, if we go a day or two without being able to upgrade, traders start craving the new thing that’s coming.


Head of Technology

What are IMC Trading Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Global travel opportunities • Regular social events including an annual company weekend away • A focus on wellness with onsite massages, gym reimbursements and in-office health events • Opportunities for giving back through IMC's foundation

More Jobs at IMC Trading9 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
IMC Trading
Data + Analytics
IMC Trading
Data + Analytics
IMC Trading
Data + Analytics
IMC Trading
IMC Trading
IMC Trading
IMC Trading
IMC Trading