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High-Frequency Trading - Quantitative Researcher

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $130000 - $155000 per annum
  • Job reference: HFTQRCHI2-17
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 01/08/2017
High-Frequency Trading – Quantitative Researcher

Our client, a leading proprietary trading firm, is looking to add qualified quantitative researchers to their strategy research team. Headquartered in downtown Chicago, they focus on the trading of futures across multiple asset classes and are looking for motivated, responsible and reliable quant researchers to improve their current systems and develop more proficient trading strategies. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Work alongside senior quantitative analysts in developing an understanding of the financial markets and strategies
  • Develop robust forecasting models using machine learning strategies to build predictive & profitable trading models
  • Analyze financial market data and identify potential opportunities
  • Use gathered data to  drive decisions around strategy and implementation
  • Perform strategy exploration and optimization while using the firm’s in-house technology
  • Improve upon the firm’s current trading strategies and methods 

Job Requirements 
  • Ph.D. or Masters in mathematics, statistics, physics or related field
  • Proven track record in C++ and Python, with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts
  • Proven success with profitable trading strategies
  • Eager to solve challenging problems, with ability to demonstrate their problem solving and math skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, team-driven environment
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