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Quantitative Researcher

Wolverine Trading
Quantitative Researcher
Chicago, US
212,000 - 357,000
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Job Description

Wolverine has an opportunity for an experienced quantitative researcher or quantitative trader to join a growing options market-making desk within a well-established firm. The ideal candidate will have experience defining research priorities and gleaning actionable insights from large datasets within the US equities and/or index options space. You are excited not only by the challenges inherent to options pricing and exchange market data analysis, but you are driven to understand the entire workflow of a trade and how your research fits into that pipeline. The right candidate will have the opportunity to help define our research priorities and influence the datasets and research infrastructure that are critical to our mission of constantly evolving our trading philosophy.


What We're Looking For:

  • 2+ years of experience conducting or guiding research on large sets of exchange market data and/or options pricing datasets
  • Exposure to and a deep understanding of low latency market making technology and how insights gleaned from research projects are put into a production trading system
  • Strong stats background
  • Expert python skills and knowledge of modern data science packages or expert knowledge of a similar language with a willingness to learn python
  • Strong communication skills and experience working with software and hardware engineers to see your research through to production
  • Knowledge of exchange infrastructure is a plus
  • Experience with C++ or a similar language is a plus

All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.


Why Wolverine?

It's not about the clothes... it's about the person in them. At Wolverine, we've created a strong, collaborative environment with exceptional growth opportunities. Whether your interest is trading, technology, or operations, motivated and innovative individuals can find many pathways to success.

Wolverine Culture:

Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff (don't worry, they won't be wearing a suit either). While we work exceptionally well as a team in the office, our bonds are further strengthened through company events, activities and giving back. Volleyball, soccer, hockey, 5K runs, picnic, parties, and trivia nights provide friendly competition and build better relationships. By getting out of our usual environment and doing out-of-the-ordinary things together, we foster creativity and broaden our imaginations to accomplish new challenges.

Wolverine Benefits:

· Highly competitive salary bonus

· Generous paid time off and flexible scheduling

· 100% coverage of medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits for single coverage

· Generous Paid Parental Leave

· Retirement Plans: 401K and Roth 401K

· Profit sharing plan

· Long- and short-term disability

Perks of being at Wolverine:

· Casual dress

· Free breakfast and lunch from our in-house kitchen with rotating menus (including snacks!)

· On-site gym with a subsidized membership

· Frequent company outings

· Opportunity to give back to organizations that help individuals in need, improve public health and provide others with educational opportunities and resources.

Professional Development

· In-house education team – educational classes and resources are offered by our education team for continuous learning opportunities

· Mentorship Program

What to expect for our interview process:

· Resume Review

· Assessment

· Phone Screen

· Team Interview Series

· Decision

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

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