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Quant Trader

Voloridge Investment Management
Quant Trader
Florida, US
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Job Description

We are looking for a motivated Quant Trader who is seeking to join an entrepreneurial environment where team collaboration, dedication, ethics, and tenacity are highly rewarded. We seek individuals who have a proven track record of delivering results and willingness to work outside the regular job function when needed. Our traders must remain calm yet highly focused and effective when under duress, such as when a time-sensitive process fails, in this role you will be collaborating proactively with several different teams, including management, operations, technology and external brokers / counterparties. This individual will join our team to assist in all aspects of our daily trading operations, which include trading, market research, portfolio analysis, and a host of other activities essential to the ongoing operations. Hours can include non-standard shifts: Asian or European hours.

Summary of Job Functions

  • Learn to perform and execute the daily trading operations, which include trading, accounting, data management and a host of other essential activities. Ensure that all trades are executed, allocated, and booked in accordance with current organizational policies and procedures
  • Develop a zero-tolerance attitude for trading and accounting errors, working tirelessly to reduce risks of errors and to quickly eradicate any that may arise
  • Ensure business-essential processes and tasks are performed by themselves or another team member with accountability during a full trading shift
  • Research trade and any other operational problems, taking appropriate corrective action including contacting vendors and internal associates
  • Assist in strategy team initiatives and projects, including updates to internal apps and processes as well as the development of internal analysis and reporting tools
  • Research trade and any other operational problems, taking appropriate corrective action including contacting vendors and internal associates
  • Monitor systematic trading book and overnight processes as needed
  • Maintain currency in all policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year college degree (or higher) - mathematics or engineering degree / background
  • The ability to work daily, onsite in our Jupiter, FL office
  • Technical experience is a must, including
    • Advanced Python programming experience
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
    • Working experience with SQL Server and/or other relational databases
    • Aptitude towards numerical data manipulation and analysis

Preferred Skills and Previous Experience

General skills / experience: Note that a background in finance, investment management, or any other Wall Street experience is preferred, but not a prerequisite, Strong Product experience across equities, futures, or credit – including institutional implementations, data, prior experience supporting quantitative trade processes

  • Previous experience in a trading or investment operations role
  • Familiarity with Python Libraries: Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib
  • Exposure to (or desire to learn) the FIX standard
  • Experience working with data analysis tools such as Tableau
  • Programming experience with C# / VBA
  • Meet pre-defined milestones and objectives in a rigorous training program.
  • Desire to take ownership and work autonomously while being part of a close-knit team

Compensation and Benefits

  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidate
  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 401K
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