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eRates Trader

New York, New York

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

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Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!


The Global Rates e-Trading group – part of the FICC Trading group – is seeking a quantitative trader to join the team in New York. The team is responsible for the algorithmic marketmaking of flow Rates products. The role requires a combination of business, quantitative and technical expertise and requires close co-operation with our partners in trading, sales, QSG and technology.

Job Description:
This job is responsible for managing risk and developing trading activities with limited direction from senior staff. Key responsibilities include proactively maintaining and building client relationships, supporting clients with buying and selling financial products, and developing and implementing trading strategies to achieve revenue goals. Job expectations include having in-depth knowledge of risk management, hedging, and trading strategies as well as market characteristics.


  • Partners with global sales teams to help the bank's clients execute trading activities, while sharing knowledge of the current market environment
  • Performs trading activities in compliance with federal regulations, industry standards, and other requirements
  • Assigns accounts to pre-defined trading models and administers trades based on product guidelines
  • Operates as a market maker, buying and selling financial instruments in accordance with established trading strategies and risk parameters
  • Day-to-day running of risk books in one or more of European government bond, US Treasuries or swaps;
  • Ad-hoc data analysis and report generation to better understand our risks and profitability;
  • Data analysis to understand and predict market and client behaviours;
  • Proposing and developing algorithms to price and hedge government bonds and swaps;
  • Monitoring and enhancing existing algorithms;


  • Business Acumen
  • Trade Monitoring
  • Trading
  • Trading Strategy
  • Trading and Investment Analysis
  • Causation Analysis
  • Client Management
  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling
  • Research Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Academic background at undergraduate or Masters/PhD level in a quantitative subject (Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or other analytical background) is preferred
  • Programming skills in Python and q/kdb are an advantage;
  • Good problem solving skills and pragmatic approach;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex ideas clearly;
  • Previous experience of financial markets electronic trading infrastructure advantageous, but not a pre-requisite.


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

New York pay and benefits information

New York pay range:

$130,000 - $225,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.

Street Address

Primary Location:
ONE BRYANT PARK, NY, New York, 10036