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HFT Quantitative Researcher - PhD (2023 Start - Chicago)

HFT Quantitative Researcher - PhD (2023 Start - Chicago)
Chicago, US
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Job Description

Optiver is seeking Quantitative Researchers to join our futures trading team in Austin and Chicago, also known as Delta One. We are looking for someone to help develop next generation models for a range of trading strategies. Our team of quantitative researchers apply sophisticated and complex statistical models to financial markets around the world.

Who we are:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

What you’ll do:

  • Conduct research to discover new trading signals
  • Build predictive models from our vast proprietary datasets
  • Develop algorithmic trading strategies to optimize our executions

What you’ll need:

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, or another highly quantitative field with an anticipated graduation date of Summer 2023 or sooner
  • Strong knowledge of probability and statistics/machine-learning
  • Experience with python, or other analytical tools for quantitative research
  • Experience working in a data driven research environment, conducting independent research
  • Strong communication skills, effective working in a team

What you’ll get:

  • Work alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Performance based bonus structure that is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
  • Ownership over initiatives that directly solve business problems.

Alongside this you will get great other benefits such as 25 paid vacation days and market holidays, fully paid health insurance, daily breakfast and lunch, training opportunities, 401(k) match up to 50% and charitable match opportunities, regular social events and clubs, and many more.

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