Strategy Developer

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 05/18/2017 Job ID: 8990 Category: C++

Strategy Developer

Our client is seeking a Strategy Developer. The candidate should have a passion for finance and a strong sense of good software design. The role will provide the individual with exposure to traders, risk managers, as well as the ability to influence and direct the future of the trading desk. The individual will be responsible for performing quantitative research, daily statistical analysis and optimization of our proprietary trading algorithms. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have strong sense of ownership and be driven to provide technical and quantitative solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Implement and optimize robust low-latency trading algorithms
  • Utilize statistical analysis and data mining skills to research, make forecasts, and develop profitable predictive trading algorithms
  • Analyze performance of trading strategies over different markets and optimize strategies based on the analysis
  • Back test strategies and build predictive models using historical market data
  • Conceive, design, analyze, and measure electronic trading strategies
  •   Acquire, clean, maintain, and analyze data sets to identify trends & patterns

Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years of directly related work experience within a trading firm
  • Proficiency in C#/C++
  • Experience with statistical forecasting and data visualization tools, such as Matlab and R
  • Ability to translate and deliver trading strategy ideas into production
  • Fundamental knowledge of data structures and containers
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate ideas to colleagues within all departments/levels of the firm
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
C++, C#, Data Structures, Data Containers, Statistical Forecasting, Data Visualization

Christy Ghiselli


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