High Frequency Trading Specialist (closed)
The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking a Securities Compliance Examiner (Market Abuse Unit- High Frequency Trading Specialist) for our Division of Enforcement (Market Abuse Unit).
For complete position description and to apply, please visit: http://www.sec.gov/jobs/ohr/job679456.html
The duties of the Securities Compliance Examiner (Market Abuse Unit- High Frequency Trading Specialist) include:
- • Develop and test market abuse hypotheses implicating High Frequency, Large Volume and Algorithmic trading practices.
- • Design and develop new procedures and methodologies for detecting and investigating abusive High Frequency, Large Volume and Algorithmic trading practices.
- • Provide insight and advice concerning model-driven systems and strategies as they relate to automated trade execution infrastructure, latency, latency arbitrage, co-location and message traffic routing and adjudication.
- • Stay abreast of regulatory and rulemaking developments applicable to High Frequency Trading.
- • Provide expert advice and counsel on issues relevant to the identification and investigation of High Frequency, Large Volume and Algorithmic trading abuses, including Regulation NMS compliance, systemic regulatory violations, internal control violations, and other system-based or platform-driven trading abuses.
- • Serve as primary consultant to unit staff on industry issues and trends that merit special evaluation by the SEC.
- • Conduct, direct or participate in difficult and sensitive inquiries that are broad in scope with entities engaged in complex schemes, novel investment strategies or innovative trading practices.
- • Develop, maintain and disseminate expertise, insights and understanding of developments in areas related to trading and market abuses.
- • Populate the SEC/Unit Knowledge Base with expert insight that continuously shapes investigative strategies and tactics.
- • Train investigative staff on potential abuses associated with securities trading practices.
- • Participate in industry conferences and otherwise communicate with market participants to keep abreast of new trading strategies.
- • Identify, deploy, and/or enhance tools and technologies that improve SEC/Unit detection and investigation processes and staff collaboration.
There is one (1) position that may be filled in any of the following locations:
- • Boston, MA Salary: $131,810-$215,576 per year
- • Chicago, IL Salary: $128,048 -$209,422 per year
- • Denver CO Salary: $123,082 -$201,301 per year
- • Washington, DC Salary: $126,661 -$207,154 per year
- • Los Angeles, CA Salary: $130,903 -$214,092 per year
- • New York, NY Salary: $133,309 -$218,027 per year
- • Philadelphia, PA Salary: $124,183 -$203,102 per year
- • San Francisco, CA Salary: $134,002 -$219,161 per year
You MUST be a US Citizen with at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS/SK-14 grade that includes securities industry background and knowledge such as working at securities-related firms, High Frequency Trading Firms, Quantitative Analysis Firms, Broker/Dealers, and/or related entities; experience in Trading, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, and/or Quantitative Research and Analysis; identifying, assessing, and resolving complex, novel, and unique and specialized issues related to the securities industry; and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with industry executives and senior SEC officials
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. We seek high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork and commitment to excellence. The SEC offers challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package.