Jobs: Quantitative Research Analyst – High Frequency Trading Firm

Job description: There is a job opportunity as a Quantitative Research Analyst in Chicago. The client is a leading global proprietary trading firm specializing in market-making and high-frequency trading and has been established for over 9 years with a number of international offices. The role will see the successful individual collaborating with the firm’s senior quants and trading teams to develop, test and implement strategies.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expertise to enhance existing trading strategies.
  • Analyzing markets and tick data to identify new quantitative trading opportunities.
  • Developing mathematical models of the market
  • Automating trading processes

Desired Skills and Experience:  Experience is required in hands-on work within a high-frequency trading environment; it is not essential that this has been in a proprietary team, however the successful candidate will be able to bring new ideas on board. The role requires:

  • 3+ years experience in a high-frequency trading environment, preferably within Commodity Futures, STIRs and/or Equity Indices.
  • Strong skills in data mining, working with large/complex data sets, and performing statistical analysis
  • Strong coding ability, preferably in C++; strong knowledge of R or Matlab
  • Skills with KDB are very desirable
  • Exceptional mathematical, problem solving and analytical skills
    Masters/PhD in Statistics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering,
  • Operations Research or a related quantitative field.
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and oral.

An ability to see the “big picture” and also being able to articulate complex theoretical concepts to colleagues at all levels is important. A demonstrable ability to successfully manage working both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team is also essential.

Please submit a CV and for a more detailed conversation, please contact Justin Holder at: justin.holder @

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