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Quantitative Trader, Futures

Quantitative Trader, Futures
New York, US
125,000 - 225,000
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Job Description


Designing, developing and managing profitable systematic trading strategies in US Cash Treasury and Futures FI, FX, Equity and Commodities markets. The candidate is expected to perform its own trading strategy design and research. As such, the role requires high level development in C++ and Python. We expect the candidate to collaborate with the team’s technology and trading experts for production implementation.

The strategist will have the opportunity to deploy its trading strategy with limited infrastructure build time by leveraging an existing successful technology and research platform.

GTS is a leading global electronic market maker, powered by combining market expertise with innovative, proprietary technology. As a quantitative trading firm continually building for the future, GTS leverages the latest in artificial intelligence systems and sophisticated pricing models to bring consistency, efficiency, and transparency to today's financial markets. GTS accounts for 3-5% of daily cash equities volume in the U.S. and trades over 30,000 different instruments globally, including listed and OTC equities, ETFs, futures, commodities, Fixed Income, foreign exchange, and interest rate products. GTS is a Designated Market Maker (DMM) at the New York Stock Exchange, responsible for nearly $12 trillion of market capitalization. Our workplace of 200 plus employees welcomes people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we take pride in our diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Strategy Requirements:

  • CME Futures (all asset classes), Cash US Treasuries
  • High-Frequency to Mid-Frequency (with overnight)
  • 3+ Sharp Ratio
  • Fully automated
  • Minimum 1-year track record in production


Education: B.S., M.S. or PhD in engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, computer science

Seniority: minimum of 2 years of experience working on a prop trading, quantitative trading or electronic trading desk (investment bank, hedge fund, etc.).


  • Significant experience with alpha generation and portfolio management.
  • Strong programming skills - C++ and Python preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Linux and code repository management preferred.
  • Self-motivated, hard-working and creative personality
  • Clear and confident communication skills.

We're proud to employ some of the leading talent in the industry, and we work to ensure our employees enjoy a high quality-of-life.

In accordance with New York City's Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $125,000 to $225,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

What We Offer:

  • A selection of healthcare plans for you and your family, some 100% employer paid; with coverage starting on day one
  • In-office perks – Free lunch daily and access to a fully stocked pantry (when working in the office).
  • Casual dress code (when working in the office).

Unsolicited resumes: 

We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with GTS

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