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Are you passionate about the markets?

Avatar has a collaborative and fun working environment, providing aggressive compensation that is based heavily on performance.  Focused primarily on equities trading and catering to experienced traders with proven track records, Avatar is fully staffed to provide superior technology, support, and trading capital for all equities strategies and holding periods.

Open Positions

Equities Trading Jobs

Experienced Algorithmic Equities Trader

New York • Chicago • Remote

Seeking experienced algorithmic traders with proven track records in equities to join our proprietary trading desks in New York, Chicago, or remote.

Candidates must possess strong C++ and/or Python skills and a current active Series 55, 56, or 57 license. Two years of experience required with a live proven track record.

Experienced Prop Trader (US Equities)

New York • Chicago • Remote

Avatar Securities, LLC is looking for experienced equity and equity options traders with proven track records in equities to join our proprietary trading desks in New York, Chicago, or remote.

 Two years of trading experience required with a live proven track record. Visit our Experienced Traders career page to find out what Avatar can do for you.

Quantitative Trading Jobs

Quantitative Trader - Entry Level

Chicago

Seeking an entry level trader with no prior professional trading experience.  Individuals must be disciplined and able to take direction. A background from a top school in statistics or engineering is encouraged, and a strong work ethic is required. C++ and Python experience is a plus.

Compensation is entirely performance-based with no cap. Training is comprehensive. Traders will be taught a proven strategy and given all trading and risk capital required.

Experienced Equities Quantitative Analyst

Chicago • New York • Remote

Seeking experienced equities quants to join our proprietary trading desks in New York, Chicago or remote.  Will work directly with our development team using our proprietary and third-party APIs to build new strategies.  2 years of experience required with a live proven track record a plus.

Trading Developer Jobs

FIX Developer

Chicago • New York

Seeking a Junior to Mid Level C++ developer with FIX messaging experience and strong communication skills. Previous experience in an equities trading environment is highly preferred. Required to have a deep understanding of the following:

  • C++ Experience
  • FIX Messaging Experience
  • Equities OMS Experience
  • Order Routing and Order Management Logic
  • Order Marking Logic

Responsibilities for this role include integration of new routes and interfacing between the back-end development team and strategy implementation team.

Junior Roles / Internships

Junior Fundamental Trader

New York • Remote

Seeking driven individuals with buy side or hedge fund analyst experience to join our proprietary trading desk in New York.  Candidates will be mentored by successful traders and given a direct path to become a proprietary trader.

Candidates must possess quick decision-making skills and the ability to determine the value of incremental news and analyst reports.  Previous fundamental analyst experience is a must.

Winter/Summer Internships

New York • Chicago

Avatar does not have a formal internship program, but trading groups accept summer and winter interns as needed.  We are currently not accepting internship applications at this time. 

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