Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS) is Citadel’s quantitative trading business. Agile teams of passionate quantitative researchers, engineers and traders work together to generate and monetize insights across the global capital markets. The business trades Equities, FICC, and Volatility products in an automated fashion around the world with horizons ranging from intraday to 20+ days. We apply leading-edge research techniques and technology to generate and monetize insights about the future.
Established in 2012, GQS has rapidly become an industry leader. Our commitment to excellence and collaboration has generated outsized impact at Citadel, and we invite team members who share our ambition to be the best.
Trading professionals on the Global Quantitative Strategies team support overall trade operations related to systematic trading strategies, which include ensuring effective trade execution (both automated and manual) within parameters established by Quantitative Research (QR). Traders work in a team environment that closely integrates trading, quantitative research and technology.
Evaluate and improve on existing operational environment to ensure a best-of-breed monitoring environment and response to any issues that may affect successful execution of trading strategiesApply relevant technologies to detect and debug issues that affect live trading, including connectivity with exchanges and FIX issuesDevelop effective reporting tools and processes to ensure accurate analysis of profit and loss, risk monitoring and position reportsAct as a liaison between QR, Trading Strategies, and middle and back office operations to ensure proper oversight of all post-trade activity for Global Quantitative StrategiesSupport the Research team systems and resolve any application errors that may occur on the desk Provide market color and follow closely on macro eventsSkillset Requirements
2-6 years experience in electronic (systematic or algorithmic) equities, FX or futures trading business; trade assistant, execution services, operations or IT role preferredProven track record of developing and enhancing new ideas to improve trade operationsStrong exposure to a broad range of traded products (e.g. equities, futures, RV Fixed Income, OTC) and electronic trading venuesBachelor’s degree from a top university, preferably in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field Technical skills (e.g., Python, SQL, R, UNIX familiarity or programming language familiarity) will be necessary, combined with strong written and oral communication skills to thrive in a collaborative environmentAbility to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environmentExcellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail