Mako Group is a global trading company based primarily in London. Mako′s heritage in exchange-traded options and derivatives established the firm′s strong presence in the equity, fixed income and commodity markets of Europe, U.S and most recently Asia. This is an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of the Trading team and develop the skills required to excel in a trading position.
The Mako Front Office team’s role is to support the in-house derivatives trading system, written in C++ and running on Linux servers and workstations. All development, maintenance and support of Mako’s technical system is carried out by an in-house team. The Front Office Application Support Analyst will be an expansion to this team. The team works in a dynamic environment whilst providing both 1st and 2nd level support to the trading floor, investigating issues, writing scripts and implementing processes to improve the front office system.
Mako runs a large and complex technology infrastructure comprising of Linux and Windows servers/workstations, complex LAN/WAN networks, enterprise storage devices and advanced telephony systems. Situated within a multi-skilled team, this role will primarily focus on Linux administration, deployment, maintenance and issue troubleshooting. There will be an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Mako’s technology footprint, as well as the business, and to grow your Linux, Network, Windows and Trading Systems experience.
Mako runs a large and complex technology infrastructure comprising of Linux and Windows servers/workstations, complex LAN/WAN networks, enterprise storage devices and advanced telephony systems. Situated within a multi-skilled team, this role will primarily focus on providing Windows desktop and server-side support to Mako’s users. There will be an opportunity to learn about all aspects of Mako’s technology footprint, as well as the business, and to grow your Windows, Linux, Network and Trading Systems experience.
The Mako Operations/Product Control team’s role is to look after the middle and back-office functions for the multiple Mako trading and investment businesses. Asset classes traded include Cash Equities, Fixed Income and ETFs, as well as equity, fixed income and commodities Listed and OTC Derivatives.
GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAMME
A Unique,12-month Programme for Aspiring Traders
Mako’s Graduate Trainee Trader Programme is an immersive and structured programme which gives a unique opportunity for graduates to develop in-depth knowledge and experience of the industry and options markets. Its content provides an educational base for potential Mako traders and operational staff. The programme runs for a 12 month period and not only covers the markets in which Mako operates, but also fundamental option theories as well as operational and risk processes. All graduate trainees work closely with senior traders and front office staff.
Work in a Fast Paced Real-Time Trading Environment
From the outset, graduate trainees are introduced to our fast paced and dynamic trading environment and are assigned stimulating and interactive projects to build upon their knowledge and understanding. Mako’s in-house programme is one of a kind and prepares graduates for a career at Mako by allowing immediate exposure to all aspects of our market-making business.
Learn From Highly Experienced Traders
As a trainee you will be working closely with our senior traders, giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced in the business. In addition, trainees participate in classes covering a rigorous syllabus of options theory and attend regular mock floor-trading sessions in a collaborative and unique environment.
Rotate Across a Wide Range of Product Areas
Graduate trainees rotate across all desks giving the added benefit of exposure across the markets in which the market making team operates. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain an understanding across a wide range of products.
Trainees have the opportunity to add value from the outset. Mako's structure encourages a culture of exploration, challenge and learning. Trainees work on various projects throughout their rotations and have access to a wealth of knowledge across the business. This is the ideal environment for sharing knowledge and generating ideas to drive our business forward.
APPLYING TO THE PROGRAMME
Mako’s graduate programme offers an exceptional opportunity to work with highly experienced traders to get hands on knowledge and to understand the options industry in greater depth. If you would like to apply or find out more, please contact us, below.