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Quantitative Researcher (Mid-Freq)

Hudson River Trading
Quantitative Researcher (Mid-Freq)
New York, US
175,000 - 300,000
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Job Description

HRT is seeking quantitative researchers to join our effort in developing mid-frequency systematic trading strategies. Candidates will apply rigorous statistical methods on a wide range of datasets and implement trading models based on novel predictions of market behavior, all while leveraging HRT’s world-class research and trading infrastructure.

Successful candidates will be part of a growing effort and have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of strategy development, including alpha generation, portfolio construction/optimization and trade execution algorithms. Researchers are responsible for not only prototyping and conducting research into various strategy components, but also writing code to productionalize their ideas; thus, interest and experience in programming are essential.

HRT employees enjoy a collegial and non-siloed environment; candidates will work closely with other researchers to develop new ideas and refine existing trading models.


  • 3+ years of prior work experience in stat-arb required
  • Degree in a quantitative or technical discipline (e.g. statistics, computer science, physics, mathematics, economics)
  • Exceptional academic credentials
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research using large noisy real-world datasets
  • Exceptional attention to detail and desire to understand issues deeply
  • Outstanding work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong numerical programming skills, including proficiency in Python for data analysis and machine learning. Experience with C++ a plus

Annual base salary range of $175,000 to $300,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits.

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