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Quantitative Researcher - Machine Learning

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $175000 - $225000 per annum
  • Job reference: AC09082017
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 10/11/2017
Quantitative Researcher – Machine Learning

Our client, a leading high-frequency trading firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking to add a quantitative researcher, with a focus on Machine Learning, to their growing ML team.  This opportunity will allow you to work alongside a small & focused team of researchers to recognize patterns & make automated trading decisions. The ideal candidate will have prior industry experience working in ML strategies and the desire to help build out a team. (Industry experience not required however preferred). 

Job requirements:
  • PhD. in mathematics, computer science, financial engineering (or related field)
  • 1+ years experience working in Machine Learning on large data-sets. Deep learning experience is a bonus
  • Some programming skills in Python, R or Matlab. C++ is a bonus
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced & developing environment
  • Strong communication skills, written & verbal
  • Prior industry experience is a bonus, however not required. Candidates coming from top technology firms, with Ph.D. and 1 at least year experience will be considered. 
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