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Market Structure and Policy Strategist

Jane Street
Market Structure and Policy Strategist
New York, US
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Job Description

About the Position

We’re looking for an experienced strategist to join our Institutional Sales and Trading team. You will be responsible for helping the firm develop its views on important policy, trading, and market structure issues for internal and external purposes.

The main responsibilities of this role are two-fold. The first is to help our traders and salespeople digest and evaluate the latest thinking from regulatory officials and policymakers, synthesizing and relaying learnings to internal parties and crafting guidance where necessary. We’re looking for someone who’s organized, logic-driven, and can update quickly based on new information. Your contributions will help inform how Jane Street responds to new regulations and adjusts our policy processes in the future.

The second will be to craft multi-asset content that represents the latest thinking on market structure and trading strategy from minds around the firm. You’ll work closely with internal stakeholders to develop technically strong, intentional, and impactful materials that will be distributed to clients and other external partners. At Jane Street, we consider our nimble approach to problem-solving and our overly collaborative nature to be some of our greatest strengths — we always look for the best, not quickest, solution to the challenge in front of us. This idea extends to our approach to content development; we’re looking for someone humble and articulate who can communicate effectively and help synthesize complex ideas.

You should be an enthusiastic team player who enjoys engaging in collaborative discussions, generating creative solutions, and sharing your prior knowledge and experience with others to make our work stronger.

About You

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in financial services, with a preference for someone who’s coming from a bank, brokerage, or proprietary trading firm
  • Has experience writing compelling content on policy, trading, or market structure topics for any major asset class (and preferably across multiple asset classes)
  • Knowledgable about the regulatory affairs space and how it applies to Jane Street’s business
  • Eager to build relationships across the firm; comfortable asking questions and gathering feedback from a variety of stakeholders
  • Able to synthesize complex topics and formulate ideas into compelling and engaging written content
  • Can prioritize tasks effectively and manage projects from ideas to execution
  • Humble attitude about what you know and don’t know; not afraid to ask questions and admit mistakes
  • Can think outside the box and respectfully challenge existing methods (i.e., Are we taking the right approach? Are we using the right tools?)
  • Strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Fluency in English required
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