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Junior Commodities Quant Analyst

Millennium Management
Junior Commodities Quant Analyst
London, GB
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Job Description

Junior Commodities Quant Analyst

Main responsibilities


  • Work closely with the team to gather requirements and take ownership for the development of bespoke technology solutions to assist with their investment research process

  • Implement software engineering best practices and develop high quality code

  • Collaborate with the team to help develop alpha generating proprietary trading signals

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Analytics and front office tools

  • Automate data retrieval and custom analytics in various delivery formats that combine internal and external data sources

  • Take ownership of the development infrastructure required by the above

  • Participating in the investment process by helping designing new interactive tools as well as ad hoc analysis

Experience required

Required experience:

  • Proficient in code design and programming skills, with primary focus on Python

  • Mathematically minded with exposure to financial mathematical theory and statistics

  • Demonstrable quantitative and problem-solving skills as well as research skills

Desirable experience:

  • Advanced degree (MSc or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a similar field

  • Previous experience working within a trading operation, preferably energy or other commodity trading, with a full understanding of the trade life cycle

  • Experience designing front office visualisation tools (previous Plotly/Dash experience is a plus)

  • Understanding of financial products, preferably including derivatives and options.

Technical requirements

Essential technical skills:

  • Python is our primary development language

  • SQL Databases : Oracle, MS SQL Server

  • Source Control Management (GIT)

Desirable technical skills:

  • Plotly/Dash

  • Linux

Candidate qualities

  • A passionate and versatile individual with a strong interest in energy commodity trading

  • Able to work effectively under pressure with traders and demanding front office users

  • A very proactive individual able to handle development and support activities simultaneously

  • Attention to detail and strong focus on accuracy of information

  • Able to multitask, switch focus and prioritise own tasks under pressure

  • Takes ownership of any issues that come up and facilitates their resolution quickly using own initiative while managing expectations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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