We offer comprehensive full-time career programs in each of our five positions:

Trader Trainee | Hybrid Trader Trainee | Software Engineer

Business Analyst | QUANTITATIVE Analyst 


PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

Trader Trainee

Trader Trainees work alongside experienced traders and managing partners to develop critical communication and decision-making skills to help contribute to our trading operations, whilst gaining valuable experience with several product groups. Through these experiences we see Trader Trainees transition into Junior Trader roles between 9 and 12 months. Our Trader Trainees: 

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  • Engage in continuous, hands-on training that includes education on option valuation, hedging, portfolio analysis, and mock trading through our Belvedere Trading University Program
  • Assist with order execution, position management, trading checking, and trade reconciliations.
  • Rotate between product groups to gain a broad perspective of the marketplace. 
  • Communicate with technology team members to enhance trading software.
 

Hybrid Trader Trainee

Hybrid Trader Trainees are assigned to specific tech and trading desks during their first 18-24 months on a rotational basis and expected to quickly learn the critical aspects of option pricing both in terms of risk and how our technology works. Throughout the rotational period we work with our Hybrids to customize their experience, eventually leading to a permanent role as a trader, Quantitative Analyst, or a high-powered developer. Our Hybrid Trader Trainees: 

  • Engage in continuous, hands-on training that includes education on option valuation, game theory, hedging, portfolio analysis, and simulated trading games through our Belvedere Trading University Program.
  • Assist with order execution, position management, desk strategy meetings, trade checking, and trade reconciliations.
  • Rotate between trading and technology desks to gain an in-depth perspective of the marketplace and our technologies.
  • Communicate with technology team members to enhance trading software.
  • Learn basics of designing, implementing, and testing enterprise software.
  • Develop strong architecture and development skills.
  • Lead and participate in special projects that enhance trader-facing technologies.
 Both Trader Trainees and Hybrid Trader Trainees are rapidly exposed to options market making through on desk and in-classroom BTU courses. 

Both Trader Trainees and Hybrid Trader Trainees are rapidly exposed to options market making through on desk and in-classroom BTU courses. 

 Our technology team new hires spend their first 3 months at Belvedere as Team T-Rex. Over this period they completed an intensive boot camp before being placed on their first quality team rotation. 

Our technology team new hires spend their first 3 months at Belvedere as Team T-Rex. Over this period they completed an intensive boot camp before being placed on their first quality team rotation. 

Software Engineer

Software Engineers develop and enhance our proprietary trading software platforms that our traders use every day. Our engineers participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from system architecture and design to testing to deployment using a fast-paced, agile methodology. Working in a collaborative, small team environment encourages constant learning and innovation at every level from entry-level positions to the CTO. Our Software Engineers: 

  • Design, implement, and debug complex trading applications.
  • Work with team members to ensure that our software meets requirements and is testable.
  •  Rotate bi-annually across technology teams to gain exposure to different facets of our software and hone new skills as a developer.
  • Coordinate with Product Managers and Team Leads to plan sprints within our scrum-derived agile environment.
 

Business Analyst

Business Analysts are responsible for working directly with traders and software development teams to identify issues and improvements with our proprietary software. BAs will define project requirements and prioritize workflows from data-driven decisions in order to further refine and improve the business value of our systems. Our BAs are involved with each project from inception to completion by communicating daily with the software development team to ensure each project is successfully deployed to the traders. Our Business Analysts: 

  • Work with traders to identify and document trading application issues and improvements and act as first point of contact for the traders after new features are deployed.
  • Prioritize project scope and workflow for software development teams.
  • Communicate effectively with developers, traders, and product owners.
  • Collaborate with Business Insights to use data to drive projects decisions and increase business value. 
 

quantitative analysts

Options Volatility Quantitative Analysts use quantitative models to engage in economic analysis and employ large data sets to assess the trading markets. As a part of our quantitative research analyst group, our quants develop, validate and implement these strategies by applying econometrics, statistics and stochastic modeling techniques to financial data. Our Quantitative Analysts: 

  • Design and develop statistical models of financial data to devise and back test trading strategies.
  • Run tactical tests for traders and massive grid computing. 
  • Understand and work on issues ranging from methodology and technology questions, to new functionality, features and enhancement requests to present and futures business needs and requirements.
  • Research and interpret academic literature on related finance and accounting subjects.
  • Generate ideas for quantitative equity strategies related to stock market effects, financial statements, market microstructure, and other subtle marketplace changes.
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Belvedere Trading combines world-class training programs, a culture of mentorship, and sophisticated theoretical models with the collective experience of its partners and team members. This support network, combined with a commitment to excellence, produces an ideal environment for creating successful traders and technology innovators. We believe that the continued success of our firm depends upon the ongoing education of our team members, the perpetual integration of our cutting edge technology, and the implementation of our unique trading strategies. Belvedere is always looking for exceptionally talented individuals that have a strong desire to succeed in the fast paced, ever changing trading industry for both internship and full-time careers.

Our programs, both at the full-time and internship level, build on a foundation laid by our Belvedere Trading University education and Mentorship program, ensuring mastery early on in a teammate's tenure.  Low levels of turnover reinforce the emphasis placed on culture and satisfaction, further solidifying Belvedere’s team based approach to trading and development.

Recruitment processes for both full-time and summer internship positions begin annually in July. Full-time hires will join the team mid-summer following graduation and intern hires will start their 10-week internship the following June. For winter internships, the recruiting process begins in April for a start date of the following January.