Quantitative Trader

  • Based on experience
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Volant Trading
  • 24 Oct 17 2017-10-24

Volant is a technology-driven trading firm made up of a close-knit group of quantitative traders and technologists. For over 10 years we have specialized in automated options, futures, and equities trading from our offices in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchy, and cross team collaboration.

Responsibilities

Quantitative Traders build, pilot, and improve our trading and risk systems.  This involves detailed research and analysis of live trading strategies as well as investigating new strategies or business opportunities.  As a Quantitative Trader, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Combine your market making experience with our technology to add immediate value to our growing business
  • Apply a data-driven approach to trading
  • Create systematic trading strategies, utilizing the firm’s superior technology
  • Use analytical methods to identify market inefficiencies, streamline trading systems and improve risk management techniques

Qualifications

We are looking for candidates who have proven: 

  • 1-3 years work experience in automated market-making
  • Ability to apply quantitative skill and logical reasoning to solve complex problems
  • Interest in strategic games and/or competitive activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Proficiency in at least one of: Python, R, Perl, VBA, C, C++, or Java