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ML Alpha Researcher | Cryptos

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: £175000 - £500000 per year
  • Job reference: 296253/007_1538432773
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Quantitative Trading
  • Date posted: 01/10/2018

I'm working with a well established systematic trading firm in NYC that has been actively building out a cryptocurrency trading desk in order to complement their current portfolio of high-medium frequency trading strategies. My client is looking for an exceptional quantitative researcher who has already begun to explore the cryptocurrency market or someone who would be open to making the transition from HFT and short-term trading.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching and designing high frequency market making and stat arb trading strategies using statistical analysis and machine learning techniques

  • Establishing connectivity to crypto exchanges and assist with data pipelining

  • Directly supporting the portfolio manager to assist with alpha generation, risk management, and optimization

  • Keeping up to date with latest trends and staying knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency space

Requirements:

  • PhD in a computational subject preferred

  • Strong coding capabilities in Python (Pandas, Numpy)

  • 3 - 5 years of prior experience as a quantitative trader

  • Background in high frequency market making is preferred

  • Experience manipulating and analyzing tick data

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