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Senior Options Quantitative Researcher

Tower Research Capital
Senior Options Quantitative Researcher
Chicago, US
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Job Description

Tower Research Capital, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks an experienced Options Quantitative Researcher.


  • Developing options pricing and risk models
  • Improving real-time volatility valuation and fitting
  • Researching short to mid frequency volatility alphas
  • Collaborating with other traders and quantitative researchers to optimize existing strategies
  • Mentoring junior traders and/or quantitative researchers


  • 3+ years of experience in a quantitative research role with a focus on options pricing, volatility surfaces, and risk management
  • Experience in researching predictive volatility alphas over various time horizons
  • Understanding of the practical considerations required in implementing and executing trading signals
  • Expertise in detailed implementations of numerical pricing for American options
  • Ability to work with large multi-faceted datasets
  • Passion and drive to take a leading role in a growing options business
  • Relevant programming experience, preferably in Python and/or C++
  • Excellent attention to detail

Anticipated annual base salary range $120,000-180,000, plus eligible for discretionary bonus


Tower’s office is located in River North, a neighborhood in central Chicago, just north of the Loop. While we work hard, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 11 paid holidays
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
  • Free events and workshops
  • Donation matching program

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

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