Senior Risk Analyst

Operations | Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

Who are we

WEBB Traders is a fast-growing, global proprietary trading company, driven by data and technology. We act as a market maker, using our own capital to trade on global stock and derivatives exchanges. By leveraging a large network of interdealer brokers and the latest advancements in electronic trading technology, we add liquidity to the financial markets specialized in cash equity and derivatives.

Since our very first trade in 2009, WEBB’s headquarters have been based in Amsterdam, nowadays supported by a strong presence in Paris and London. With our 70 employees of over 25 different nationalities, we are united in our great ambition to grow WEBB into a global leader in arbitrage and liquidity.

Join us to accelerate your career in the unique trading culture of openness, community, enjoyment, and boundary-free entrepreneurship.

Are you a tech-savvy Senior Risk Analyst, ready to take your next career step? Are you capable of perfectly aligning risk management with algorithmic trading?

WEBB has the ambition to become a global leading trading firm. Data analysis and automation are two core pillars of our growth, and our strong risk management framework is a key foundation for it. WEBB Traders is looking for a senior, data-driven risk manager in Amsterdam to take our company's risk management function to the next level. Reporting to the Management Board, you will take the lead in strengthening our controls in collaboration with the traders and engineers, and develop world-class risk tools that help identify weaknesses and opportunities. You ensure we keep the company safe, simultaneously elevating our controls into strategic edge.

Your role

  • Designing and implementing WEBB’s risk management strategy.
  • Ensuring WEBB’s risk management is future-proof, with a strategic focus on algorithmic trading.
  • Data-driven innovation of WEBB’s risk framework to proactively address risks and identify opportunities for the company.
  • Monitoring day-to-day trading behaviour and trading books positions (real-time) to ensure business activities remain within the defined risk appetite.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders across the firm to improve our controls and risk-mitigating solutions; discussing ideas with peers, traders, and engineers, and ultimately proposing them to the board.
  • Providing substantial countervailing power to a highly demanding trading team.
  • Increasing awareness of risk management throughout the company.
  • Guiding and mentoring your fellow risk team members.
  • Providing guidance on new business activities from a risk management perspective.


Who are you?

  • You are a risk professional who has a great affinity with data analysis and algorithmic trading.
  • You are eager to drive change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Your mindset is on innovation and continuous improvement, you follow the developments in risk management closely.
  • You are able to balance risk and reward on a case-by-case basis.
  • Your personality is characterized as down-to-earth, steadfast, firm, and your integrity is beyond reproach.
  • You have a compelling communication style and enjoy working closely with various stakeholders (traders, engineers, management board, clearing members).
  • You possess great organizational skills to drive key firm-wide risk projects from initiation to completion.
  • You have the ambition to become the lead of WEBB’s Risk Management team.

What you bring to WEBB

  • You have a number of years of experience with algorithmic trading risk management.
  • You have extensive experience with equities, derivatives, commodities, algorithmic trading, HFT, market making, and IT risk management.
  • You are intimately familiar with models for margin/haircut calculation both in European and US regimes.
  • You have a fundamental understanding of clearing models.
  • You are proficient with Python and SQL.
  • You possess a Master’s degree in quantitative study, you have strong analytical skills.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Your future work environment

Challenge yourself. Be part of the dynamic work environment and grow along with us

Develop yourself. Join internal and external learning & development opportunities to enhance your personal and professional growth

Treat yourself. Enjoy healthy and delicious meals delivered by Alma Sustainable Catering

Stay fit. Sports facility access via ClassPass

Keep the spirit up. Fun activities with your teammates on a regular basis and Friday drinks too

Team up. A great office vibe in the heart of Amsterdam

It’s on us. Travel costs reimbursement or a Swap-bike

And finally… A competitive reward package including benefits and bonus scheme

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