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Quantitative Developer/Trader

Old Mission Capital
Quantitative Developer/Trader
Chicago, 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.

Old Mission Capital, a global quantitative proprietary trading firm is currently hiring an experienced quantitative trader/developer to join our Chicago office.

This Quantitative Trader/Developer will have experience as a trader or developer in the space of market-making, stat arb or similar. The job responsibilities will include conception, implementation, and piloting of trader tools, quantitative research projects, and contributions to options market making algorithm design. This Quantitative Trader/Developer will work closely with traders and software engineers to build new and enhance existing quantitative models, signals, tools, and algos at a desk-wide level. This role will also consist of detailed research and post-trade analysis of live trading strategies as well as investigating new strategies and/or business opportunities. This position allows you to use your market making experience with our technology and make an immediate contribution to our firm.


  • Contribute to the development and design of our next generation options algorithm stack.
  • Use large quantities of data to develop and back-test signals to be used by our trading system.
  • Collaborate with other members of the trading desk to develop and rapidly iterate on tools and dashboards used to enhance live trading.
  • Develop options specific research infrastructure and libraries.
  • Explore trading ideas by analyzing market data and market microstructure for patterns.
  • Participate in the idea generation process with respect to options research.

Required Skills: 

  • A degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or one of the hard sciences.
  • 2+ years of experience on a trading team as a developer or trader.
  • Strong creative, quantitative, and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with and joining multiple large datasets.
  • Programming skills in C++ is a must and experience with Python is highly desired.
  • Track record of successful design and execution of novel, complex, open-ended projects.
  • Options experience preferred but not mandatory, candidate must be interested in the options space.
  • The ability to work and solve problems as part of a team, often in a high-pressure environment.
  • Successful candidates will have a passion for the financial markets and are strategic thinkers. Must be organized and detail-oriented and the ability to manage multiple work streams.
  • Proven trustworthiness and performance under the highest ethical standards.
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