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Machine Learning Researcher

Old Mission Group
Machine Learning Researcher
New York, US
175,000 - 300,000
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Job Description

Old Mission is a global proprietary trading firm that leverages state-of-the-art technology and research to identify and execute profitable trading strategies across multiple asset classes around the world. Our offices in Chicago, New York, London, and Singapore are all composed of naturally-curious individuals who thrive in a team environment and constantly strive for improvement.

Old Mission does not seek capital from outside investors, allowing us the flexibility to aggressively invest in our team members and keep them engaged in the firm’s growth.

About the position

We're constantly asking questions to improve what we already do and explore new opportunities to grow the firm. As a Machine Learning Researcher in our NYC office, you'll work directly with our traders, software engineers, and research infrastructure to: 

  • Create machine-learning models, conduct research, and deliver improved predictions from which to run trading strategies 
  • Focus on idea generation, data gathering and research/analysis, model implementation and back testing 
  • Conduct independent research in applying machine learning techniques to a wide variety of datasets and trading problems  
  • Work on a small, new team that applies quantitative expertise and scientific training to solve tough problems; The vision is that this team will focus on short term, high frequency equity prediction using machine learning techniques.
  • Put successful ideas into practice almost immediately which will contribute to the firm’s performance and impact the landscape of global financial markets
  • Follow latest developments in academic research and incorporate research techniques from different fields to our problems 
  • Use a rigorous scientific method to develop sophisticated trading models and shape our insights into how the markets will behave
  • Independently implement research in production using Python / C++ 

Technical qualifications:  

(Must have skills) 

  • Master's or PhD preferably in Machine Learning (Open to Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field) 
  • 5+ years of experience in a related role demonstrating experience in ML research in a professional setting 
  • Proficient in Python programming  

(Nice to have skills)  

  • Experience working within the finance industry  
  • Track record of academic publications that are relatable  
  • C++ experience is a plus  

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the anticipated base salary range for this role is $175,000 to $300,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered to employees.

Old Mission is not accepting unsolicited resumes from any staffing/search firms. All resumes submitted by staffing/search firms to any employee at Old Mission via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid signed search agreement will be deemed the sole property of Old Mission, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Old Mission.

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