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Quantitative Research Analyst

Citadel Securities
Quantitative Research Analyst
Chicago, US
225,000 - 275,000
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Job Description

Job Description

Our mission is to be the most successful investment team in the world. Quantitative Researcher Analysts play a key role in this mission by developing next-generation models and trading approaches for a range of investment strategies. You’ll get to challenge the impossible in quantitative research by applying sophisticated and complex statistical techniques to financial markets, some of the most complex data sets in the world.

Your Objectives

  • Conceptualize valuation strategies, develop, and continuously improve upon mathematical models and help translate algorithms into code

  • Back test and implement trading models and signals in a live trading environment

  • Use unconventional data sources to drive innovation

  • Conduct research and statistical analysis to build and refine monetization systems for trading signals

Your Skills & Talents

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field
  • Strong knowledge of probability and statistics (e.g., machine learning, time-series analysis, pattern recognition, NLP)
  • Prior experience working in a data driven research environment
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB)
  • Experience with distributed computing using MapReduce
  • Experience with translating mathematical models and algorithms into code (Python, R or C++)
  • Independent research experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Opportunities available in Chicago, New York, Miami.

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the expected base salary range for this role is $225,000.00 to $275,000.00. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

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