The ideal candidate would incorporate into his or her work ethic the principles of The Penserra Mindset, a set of corporate culture initiatives established to promote a positive work environment and prioritize client relationships. The Mindset pillars foster respect for colleagues, recognition of employee accomplishments and investment in learning opportunities.

Trading Operations Specialist

Penserra is a diversified financial services firm offering global equity trading, fixed income trading, investment banking, ETF Sub-advising, and active investment management to some of the largest and most sophisticated institutions in the country. Our firm holds to the conviction that there is a better way for a financial services firm to create value. Powered by our people and innovation, Penserra strives to provide its clients with superior service and exceptional results. Our people are what makes our mission possible and why we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse culture where all our colleagues feel welcomed and valued.

Functional Title: Trading Operation Specialist
Corporate Title
: Associate
Assignment: Full Time
Location: Orinda CA

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• SIE Exam, Series 7, & 63 licenses (to be obtained within the first three (3) months of hire)
• Must have good problem-solving skills
• Must have good critical thinking skills
• Must be inquisitive with an analytical mindset
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Ability to multitask and manage deadlines
• Ability to work efficiently with the utmost attention to detail under stress
• Ability to articulate complex thoughts in detail
• Ability to manage and evaluate large sets of data across a variety of inputs
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
• Must be willing to work overnight in non-US market hours
• Desire to pursue a career path in global equity trading
• Proficient knowledge of Excel with a solid overall familiarity with technology and systems

• Pass the Series 7 and Series 63
• Learn the lifecycle of a trade from execution to settlement
• Become middle office assistant as a first step to becoming a trader
• Learn the terms and vernacular of an equity trader
• Learn the different types of order instructions
• Learn how to implement the different order types
• Learn how to follow and analysis complex data sets
• Ability to interpret and follow accounts’ instructions and make decisions on how to best
execute order for either single stocks or program trading:
o Algos
o Trading desk
o Combination of both

• Orinda, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:
• Bachelor of Arts or Science – ideally in finance, mathematics, engineering, physics or computer science

Required experience: Operations 2 -5 years

Required license or certification: None


Penserra is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, discharge from the military service or based on a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.