Apply Now

Applications processed via employer's online application form

Job Details




Belfast, Northern Ireland


Trading Operations Specialist

  • We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm, headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. It’s been over 20 years since we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology to use in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid growth capital, operational control, trading, and e-sports, while always providing value to the customer. Throughout the years, we’ve built and operated several financial technology firms, and we continue to evolve. You’ll find a bit of everything here, and we’re always looking to take on new endeavours. 

    We are looking for an Operations Specialist to join us in our Belfast Centre of Excellence as part of the Apex Clearing team. 

    About the role:

    We're looking for a motivated self-starter to join our expanding Operations team in Belfast. As a Specialist, you’ll be joining a team that executes on critical market-related and client-reporting functions.

    You will support the Accounts, Corporate Actions, Settlements, Banking and Asset Transfer (ACAT) teams by performing a variety of risk and regulatory functions.  This is an opportunity to support Apex’s core products for our introducing broker-dealers.

    What you’ll do day-to-day: 

    • Partner with the business. Monitor critical exceptions and help drive resolution.  Examples include asset transfers, corporate action event processing, account creation / restriction, mutual fund trade processing. Other work may include fraud monitoring and prevention, performing reconciliations and internal reporting.
    • Take care of Apex clients. Answer customer inquiries and requests for information via email and phone.  These range from simple to complex. 
    • Expand industry knowledge. Attain functional knowledge of FINRA, SEC regulations as it pertains to department functions. Understand workflows for a broad spectrum of client transactions and related reporting. Follow and enforce firm policies and procedures as it relates to these rules. 
    • Challenge the Norm:  Help develop and modify current processes in order to reduce risk and improve efficiencies.  Provide input to initiatives that will help change our business and the industry.

    About you:

    • Proven experience in the Financial Services Industry
    • Experience working in brokerage or financial services operations
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office; MS Excel in particular
    • Knowledge of trading operations, market mechanics, and the regulations that shape our business
    • Ability to learn quickly, meet deadlines, think critically, and apply creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues and implement process improvements
    • Self- motivated and able to work independently
    • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
    • Be a great team player who is willing to work cross-functionally to provide the best solutions for our customers
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent practical experience

    Bonus points:

    • 2+ years working in brokerage, or financial services operations
    • Familiarity with brokerage operations and consumer technology
    • SQL and a strong understanding of data organization


    Life at PEAK6:

    We want you to like coming to work so we work really hard to make your job fun and different from any other.

    We offer:

    • 28 days annual leave plus 10 NI national holidays
    • Pension matched up to 7%
    • Private health insurance for medical and dental
    • Life Insurance
    • Great work/life balance and flexible working hours
    • Monthly catered lunches
    • Unlimited drinks and snacks
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Poker tournaments
    • Charitable matching gift program
Apply Now

Applications processed via employer's online application form