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Senior Python Quantitative Developer, Chicago

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: (up to $1000 a day or circa $150,000 - $175,000 plus bonus/benefits)
  • Job reference: CE77
  • Sector: Technology, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 14/07/2017
Senior Python Quantitative Developer
Derivatives Trading Firm, Chicago
Circa $150,000 - $175,000 plus bonus/benefits (Relocation assisted if needed)

Our client is a fast growing Mid-Sized Proprietary Trading Firm which over the past eight or so years has established itself as a one to watch. The team trades a number of products globally and following a profitable 2016, the team is looking to make additional hires over the coming months.

Technology is the focus for them and as such we are seeking a Python Developer to work on core infrastructure and front office tools for pricing/risk. You will work closely with traders, quants and other technologists, quickly becoming an expert in the financial markets. Solid Python development skills are required – with knowledge of NumPy, SciPy, Pandas etc.

As well as solid Python, you will ideally have strong knowledge of C++/with a good academic background and grasp of computer science fundamentals.

Your role will involve the following;
  • Designing and developing infrastructure in Python (NumPy, SciPY, Pandas etc)
  • Developing tools for pricing/risk
  • Design/development of spreadsheets (Excel/VBA)
  • Working closely with trading desk as well as quants/technologists

The candidate will require the following skillset;
  • Python programming skills
  • Experience in a financial institution (bank, hedge fund or trading firm)
  • Knowledge of risk/pricing is a BIG plus
  • Passion for learning and picking up new technologies
  • Solid education
You will join a young, exciting and ambitious company with a very dynamic culture. The team is flexible at looking at candidates at all levels of experience. Compensation will be competitive.

For more information please get in touch with clare.cooper(at)selbyjennings.com or call me on 646 647 3940
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