Volant Trading

  • Founded 2006
  • 51-200 Employees
  • 16-30 Engineers
  • Finance/Insurance

About Volant Trading

Volant is an equal partnership of exceptional traders, quantitative strategists, and technologists who seek out and share each others’ expertise every day as they collaborate toward a collective goal. Founded in 2006, our consistent track record of success is a testament to what can be accomplished when smart, motivated people from a variety of disciplines are given the opportunity to work together collegially.

In our highly-competitive, ever-evolving industry, we know we are only as good as the caliber of the people on our team. That’s why Volant is full of creative, well-rounded self-starters who thrive when they’re firing on all cylinders. Building dynamic teams around the world, we have never lost sight of our original commitment to provide a culture of meritocracy and the free flow of ideas.


Volant is a global proprietary trading firm that specializes in providing liquidity through options market-making, equities, futures, and FX trading. By combining trading expertise with state-of-the-art technology, we are able to provide two-sided prices in hundreds of thousands of instruments worldwide.

In the highly competitive landscape of electronic exchanges, trading floors, and the inter-dealer broker market, Volant is there, making markets better.


Our trading systems process massive amounts of data, value complex sets of derivatives, search for elusive trading opportunities, execute at sub-microsecond granularity, and stream quotes to exchanges around the clock—and around the world.

Because Volant’s best-in-class trading technology is critical to our success, our engineering team is always ahead of the curve, constantly incorporating emerging innovations and cutting-edge technology to our automated trading systems and sophisticated data analysis tools.

Our technologists and traders work side-by-side, an environment that allows us to quickly build and execute smart new approaches.


The execution services division of Volant Trading, called VOLEX Execution Services, uses our ultra-low latency infrastructure, along with specialized knowledge of the options market, to offer a high-speed liquidity sweep capability. Designed for option traders, VOLEX Take OutTM aggressively sweeps displayed and hidden liquidity, and processes orders in sub-millisecond timeframes.

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Tech Stack
  • Linux
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • C
  • C++
  • Python
  • R

  • Medical and Dental PPO through United
  • Healthcare
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings
  • Plan with Employer Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Internal Education
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pre-Tax Transit Benefits
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage