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Exponential Trading

  • < 100 employees

About Exponential Trading

  • Banking & Financial Services

Trading is arguably one of the most exciting sectors to work in, it is rewarding, competitive and every day is different. You will be challenged and pushed to your limits all this whilst wearing casual clothes!

Proprietary trading is different from traditional bank style trading in that we trade all our own capital and have no external investors. We use cutting edge technology developed in house to enable us to seize market opportunities at an extraordinary pace. Our trading strategies are highly innovative and so tightly kept. At one time we have several strategies we are executing and are constantly researching and developing new trading strategies.

Why Exponential Trading?

Exponential is the ‘New name in trading’, full of passion and energy, we are small and nimble, therefore you get to see a direct impact of your hard work. Exponential Trading offers an intensive training course which is run by the Founder of the company and senior traders - unlike some of the larger well-known Trading firms, our philosophy is the faster you are on that trading floor the better!

At Exponential everyone is equal, the traders work hand in hand with the Software Engineers, everyone contributes to the success of the company and everyone’s voice is heard. Exponential has recently moved into superb new offices with fantastic harbour views, along with a fully kitted out kitchen, recreation room and the all-important ping-pong table! We have an in-house chef which everyday cooks a fresh, delicious and nutritious lunch for all our staff.  

The culture at Exponential is second to none, diversity is encouraged and celebrated. Everyone is respectful of each other and you can expect some great social activities including an annual company holiday (Byron Bay 2019) and regular team dinners.

What you can expect?

You can expect long hours, and you will have to take on board a huge amount of information in your first few weeks. You will have a combination of on the job learning and learning directly from some of our Senior traders in action on the trading floor - often in the height of market activity. You will have some classroom-based theory and drills. You will work on some real-life past trading scenarios that will test your decision making, communication skills and appetite for risk. You will have to think on your feet and be able to communicate your decisions effectively. The training is structured with detailed course notes that have been put together with all the knowledge and wisdom of our most Senior Traders and Founder. You will literally be learning from the best. In general, you can expect to spend 6 weeks on the theory, 6 weeks doing trading simulations, then finally you will be mentored/ co-trading with a senior trader. You can expect to trade your own book within 1-2 years.

In return for your hard work, we celebrate success! You will be recognised not only financially, with a generous base salary, and a twice-yearly bonus linked directly to your performance, but also many other benefits such as a generous well-being allowance and fully catered breakfast, lunch and snacks every day.

Candidates can expect a steep learning curve but will be supported and mentored every step of the way.

What we expect?

We expect 100% commitment and passion. We will teach you the theory and fundamentals of trading – however, you need to be resilient, you will be constantly striving and questioning how you can do better, you will have the edge.

Application Process

We are looking for exceptional people who’re looking for exceptional careers. It’s not for everyone but, it’s very rewarding for those who have what it takes....if you’d like to know more....

Exponential hire recent graduates for Junior Trader roles. To be eligible you must have a distinction average and have studied one of the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Actuarial Studies
  • Engineering

You will be invited to our office in Sydney CBD to sit a Maths and Options test. You will be given some direction of appropriate reading and research prior to the test. This is a paper-based test with no calculator allowed, you will be introduced to a senior trader who will talk you through the test and give you a brief introduction to the company. Our bar is set high so you will have to apply yourself 100% during the testing process. The next stage would require further research and presentation style interview and market-making theory game, followed by an introduction to the full team. After we have put you through your paces during the interview process, we would make a formal offer to successful candidates and welcome you to the Exponential Family.

Application open/close dates

Our applications open on Monday 25th February 2019 for our 2020 Junior Trader Intake, these will close when our quota is full so get your application in quickly!



  • Sydney
Business & Management
Engineering & Mathematics
IT & Computer Science