Quantitative Trader

Chicago, IL

We are looking to build a new team that will leverage our analytical and modeling advantage into trading. Members of this new group will work with a strong team of Quant Developers and Quant Traders on part of our automated options trading desk. The successful candidate will bring enthusiasm for problem solving, financial mathematics, and strong initiatives in generating trading ideas for developing & testing strategies.

What you’ll do as a Quant Trader at Akuna:

  • Write and optimize data analysis code and calculation intensive models
  • Develop quantitative models and back-test & implement trading strategies in Python (C++ is a plus)
  • A strong interest in finance and learning to develop trading strategies is a plus
  • Provide Python mentoring to team members and traders

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in technical field – Math, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of professional experience in quantitative analysis and modeling
  • Understanding of option theory
  • Financial or trading industry experience required
  • Python programming experience required
  • Experience with volatility arbitrage strategies a plus

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Quantitative