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Maven Securities

Maven is a market-leading proprietary trading firm, allocating internal capital between discretionary, systematic and market-making strategies.

We were established over a decade ago and have grown into a significant market participant by hiring exceptional people and giving them the tools and autonomy to realise their full potential.

We have delivered excellent results for our shareholders since inception while always maintaining a focus on improving financial markets, and using our own success to support broader initiatives.

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Key Info

Website: https://www.mavensecurities.com/

Careers Website: https://www.mavensecurities.com/emerging-talent/

Business Sector: Financial Services
HQ Locations: London, UK
Office Locations: Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sydney, Monaco, Singapore
Number of Employees: 440
Nationalities employed: 43

Co-CEO - Trading:  Ian Toon
Co-CEO - Non Trading: Richard Simpson

Women/diversity in Leadership:

Group Chief People Officer: Rebecca Russell
Head of Emerging Talent: Kate Elder
Head of Project Governance: Joanna Bell
Director of Operations (Chicago): Stavriana Kamarinou
Director of Operations NY and Legal Counsel US: Marisa Gondrez
Group Head of Business Development: Danielle Greenberg
Vol Futures Trading Desk Team Lead: Yanni Du

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Our mission & Values

 

We are passionate about using our own success and the talent of our staff to benefit others.

We are fortunate to be in a position to make a positive and lasting impact on environmental and societal issues; we consider this a responsibility as much as an opportunity.

Maven has consistently allocated capital and employee time to drive forward initiatives that we are passionate about; whether it’s to address inequality, build a greener future or support educational initiatives in our communities.

 

 

 

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In this 40-minute session, hosted by SheCanCode, Steve Janaway, VP of Engineering, Bloom & Wild; Nicole Yip, Principal IT Engineer, Marketing & Channels Technology, The LEGO Group; and Nathan Baggs, Head of Technology Training & Graduates, Maven Securities, take a look at the role of empathy in the workplace and how companies can create an empathetic culture.

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Blogs

Maven Securities IWDInternational Women's Day: Women in Finance

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Maven Securities x UpTreeOur partnership with Uptree: Connecting Maven with students from underrepresented communities

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MavenEmerging Talent Programs

 

Our Emerging Talent Programs provide opportunities to join Maven at an early stage and we believe everyone is entitled to a fair opportunity and make extraordinary efforts to seek potential candidates from a diverse range of establishments and backgrounds. Our programs aim to quickly equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful in your career. We offer dedicated classroom learning, online courses and hands-on projects from day one.

Open Programmes:

Our Maven Minds | Women in Trading & Technology Programme is a spring week designed to give students a first-hand overview of what a career at Maven Securities could look like and a unique opportunity to understand the skills and knowledge needed, as well as being able to network with Maven employees and immerse yourself in our friendly and highly rewarding culture.

This programme is aimed at getting more women, who are underrepresented in Technology and Trading, into the industry, but it is open to all applicants. We are looking for students in their first year of study of a three-year course or second year of a four-year course, from any STEM background to join us on this programme. Applications are now open: to apply please click here

Maven Securities are also delighted to partner with Blackbullion to launch our first Maven Minds: Scholarship Programme this year. All candidates who apply for our 2024 Maven Minds Woman’s Programme will be considered for this opportunity. To apply to our scholarship please click here

Blackbullion is the financial wellbeing platform and app equipping students with money skills for life. The platform also houses the UK’s largest hub of support funds, scholarships and grants for students. Success should be determined by ability, regardless of socio-economic background and we are committed to supporting students from all backgrounds to reach their potential.

To find out more information about Maven or our programmes please visit our Emerging Talent page or email us at [email protected].

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Our Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

Our mission is to change the face of the industry by increasing the diversity of talent within our organisation and levelling the playing field of opportunity.

We are proud to partner with several organisations, making a significant impact on levelling the playing field for all:

The Talent Foundry: Offering 6th form students across the UK from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds coaching, work experience and employability skills workshops.

MyPlus Consulting: Training & tools to ensure we are disability confident in our strategy and recruitment processes. With their support, we are able to better our business with an inclusive workplace, which offers equal opportunity to all.

Aon: Gender pay gap analysis

Rare Recruitment: Social mobility-focused recruitment firm, partnering with Maven to use their Contextual Recruitment System to support our DE&I mission and ensure an inclusive recruitment process.

Wiser: Reaching diverse undergraduate talent for our Graduate & Intern roles & partnering on pipeline programs focused on underrepresented talent.

Tintagel Tutoring: Providing Maths tutoring for 11+ to secure secondary school grades.

Colour In Tech: Focused on one mission - to make Europe the most inclusive tech hub in the world. We do this by building programs that create access to some of the world’s most innovative companies for ethnic minorities.

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Working at Maven

We’re only as strong as the sum of all parts, and Maven’s real edge is the community and culture we have grown amongst our employees. We look out for each other, support creativity and innovation, and share our challenges as a team.

On joining our community, we work with you to really understand how we can help you succeed. We’ll aim to give you access to the latest technology and equipment you need. We like to think of ourselves as much a Tech firm as we are a Trading firm. We aim to keep you challenged and motivated, taking your direction as your interests change.

We’re very fortunate to be able to offer our employees plenty of opportunities but we don’t want to stop there. We’re working to make a change in our wider community and make sure opportunity isn’t restricted to the few. Visit our blog to see our current charitable initiatives.

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Our interview process

Application Review: The requirements for the programme will be listed in the job description, so please check you meet these before applying.

Inductive Reasoning or Numerical & Verbal Assessments (Role dependent): These assessments take approximately 45 minutes. We recommend doing a few practice assessments beforehand.

Coding Assessment: We only use this assessment for our Technology programmes and it is available in Python or C++. Trader programme applicants do not undertake this stage.

On-demand Video Interview: This is a recorded video interview, in which your communication skills and motivation will be assessed.

Face-to-face Interviews: Our first interviews are conducted either face-to-face or over the phone (depending on location and role).

Assessment Day: For the final stage of our recruitment processes, we will be bringing the successful candidates into our offices to complete an assessment day.

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Meet some of our team

Amanda (Developer)
“I sometimes find being a female developer in fintech quite isolating, but it means a lot to me that Maven has a women-only network and makes sure I have the support I need.”

Austin (Developer, recent graduate from Maven's Graduate Developer Program) "I have just started in a permanent team after finishing the grad program. The grad program was really great and prepared me very well for continuing with Maven. Tech at Maven is very fast paced and you will usually be dealing with a couple of tickets at a time. Due to this you are constantly learning which is very positive."

Claudia (Developer, recent graduate from Maven's Graduate Developer Program) “I enjoy working at Maven as we work with the latest available technologies and look for innovative and efficient ways to solve problems. Most importantly for me, Maven provides a challenging and supportive environment to learn technically and personally, developing essential skills to be well-rounded and successful.”

Nathan (Head of Technology Training & Graduates) "Working at Maven has provided new and interesting challenges that have stretched me technically and ensures I'm always striving to learn new things."

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Tech Stack

Modern C++
C#
Python
Julia
Linux
FPGA
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Perks and Benefits

Pension
Hybrid Working Policies
Onsite gym facilities, massages and classes
Virtual GP service
Virtual Counselling
Employee Assistance Program
Equity Ownership
Length of service awards
25 Days Annual Leave, Plus Public Holidays with length of service increase
Medical & Dental Insurance - Individual and Family Packages
Enhanced/Paternity Leave
Group Life Assurance

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