The challenge— every day is different
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Do you have fun solving puzzles, exploring the latest mathematical techniques or tinkering with new technologies? Do you enjoy learning about interesting problems or working with extremely smart people in a collaborative environment? Do you enjoy competition, testing your skill in an objective manner against the brightest minds in the world?
At Old Mission, you create strategies, technology, and business processes to compete in dynamic global markets.
Traders, starting on day one, are part of a close-knit team contributing to common goals. You will likely have exposure to every aspect of the trade: research, modeling, testing, and execution.
New technologists quickly get up to speed on our entire system. Each line of code you work on—no matter how intricate and specialized—needs to mesh seamlessly with everything else.
Operations and sales professionals are immediately given ownership of critical processes, procedures, and relationships. Opportunities abound in our fast paced, dynamic organization.
Whatever your role, you’re immediately working at scale and measuring impact in real time.
Transparency and openness are in our DNA. Collaboration and intellectual humility are built into our workflow. We offer everything you’d expect in a modern workplace including well-stocked kitchens and plenty of opportunities to socialize.
We assume you can handle responsibility the moment we hire you.
At Old Mission, we feel “learning while doing” is the best way to build skills and a successful career in the financial markets. Our list of interesting things to work on is constantly growing and our willingness to discuss all aspects of the firm’s business lines in an open, collaborative manner is unique to the industry.
In addition, our flat hierarchy means your ideas are judged by their value, not how long you’ve occupied your seat. It’s very likely that you’ll be within arm’s reach of your team leader; the firm’s founders still sit on the trading floor. It’s not only easy, but it’s encouraged to access senior people anytime you want.
Investing in talented people has always been our best trade. Success in the trading industry requires an elite classroom education, mentorship, and the opportunity to experiment in a production environment. You will also be surrounded by bright, engaged and thoughtful people who all have a vested interest in your development as a trader, engineer or operations specialist.
We have a world class educational program for all employees; but the real fun happens on the desk or during ad hoc conversations around the office. If you want to work with an energetic group of inquiring minds who will not only take your questions but also your answers, you’ll fit right in.
Feeling like I have the time to get things right. Even if it’s urgent, I’m not asked to sacrifice quality. That’s really pleasant.
It’s a lot of fun figuring out how things that happened in the past might influence how you think about the world and how it’s changing.
One of the nice things about it being a small company is that the management knows you as an individual.
The most special thing about Old Mission is its size. On my first day, I sat down next to the head of the desk—and that’s who I learned from. Within a year, I had a desk next to the CEO.