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Graduate Equities Trader

Life Trading is seeking a full-time Graduate Equities Trader for our Manly office.

The Company:

Life Trading is a small trading company with an atmosphere that is relaxed and flexible. We are focussed strongly on results and excellence, and emphasise a work-life balance and a team culture.

Job summary:

Working in a high calibre team based in Sydney and London, you will be trading equities with a focus on statistical arbitrage and systematic trading. You will also analyse market data to enhance current strategies and develop new ones.


  • Research and Development – 70%
    • Perform advanced data analysis in Python and MS Office, including analysis using our existing backtesting frameworks. 
    • Collaborate with developers and quant researchers for specification of improvements and new features that can aid the Equities team
    • Research quantitative methods to automate existing strategies to identify and efficiently trade opportunities.
  • Trading – 20%
    • Work as part of a 24hr trading team.
    • Manually add, delete and modify orders on multiple exchanges using Bloomberg and brokers with the intent to trade profitably.
    • Prudently manage trading risk within given parameters.
    • Assist and collaborate with other traders and developers in all trading teams.
    • Assist in development and analysis of trading signals, risk management and execution.
  • Admin – 10%
    • Follow and apply the company values and adhere to company policies.
    • Report to the Head of Equities.
    • Possible working hours till 4am on occasion.
    • Improve and automate existing admin procedures.
    • Adhere to all relevant exchange rules and regulations.
    • Assist in management of corporate actions.

Essential requirements:

  • Final year student or recent graduate with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related disciplines with a strong emphasis on programming.
  • Proven ability to multitask.
  • Fluent English.

Preferable requirements:

  • Exceptional skills in:
    • Time series analysis
    • Python, Pandas or similar
    • MS Office
  • Basic knowledge of Bloomberg.
  • Experience of working in a small team.


  • If you would like to apply for this position, please send a covering letter with your application, outlining why you would be suitable for this role.  
  • All positions at Life Trading are subject to a police and bankruptcy check.
Closed 10 days ago
Closed 10 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen

  • Locations:





    Jul 2022 (approx)

  • Closing Date:16th Jun 2022, 12:59 pm


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