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Trading Operations Analyst

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Job ID 142175 Date posted 01/13/2022 Location : Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Trading Operations Analyst is a subject matter expert responsible for sustaining the live trading environment on a new proprietary trading platform. In this role, you will influence the design of operations specific tools, identify and drive the development of projects and address challenges facing other areas of the World Trading Organization. You will work in functional areas including market access, system monitoring, hardware strategy evaluation and management, performance tuning, trading automation and protocol connectivity. You will be responsible influencing and deploying the strategies to ensure the consistent execution of agreements, customer order fulfilment, claims management, order monitoring and contract administration processes between multiple systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor trading systems and troubleshoot protocols of system communication between internal and external systems.

  • Provide expert knowledge, partnering collaboratively to address customer trading and system functionality issues and record all queries in customer tracking system.

  • Develop automation scripts aligned to the business strategy to ensure streamlined trading operations to achieve higher regulatory compliance.

  • Deploy high volumes of code in the continuous integration and continuous development pipeline using the latest technologies and techniques in software engineering to drive improvements to all systems.

  • Create deployment and monitoring system scripts to extract information from the backend processes to the user visible desktop graphic user interfaces to foster the discovery and investigation of internal and external outages.

  • Design and implement tools to automate daily trading processes and identify continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience with automation scripting languages

  • Experience with trading operations protocols and their implementation

  • Experience providing real time surveillance of electronic trading activity

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of business management software and reporting software

  • Exposure to commodity markets or trading operations and technology

  • Algorithmic trading experience

  • Quantitative trading and/or volatility arbitrage strategies experience

  • Experience with Python/SQL/Linux scripting

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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