Trader, Global Quantitative Strategies

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

About Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS)

Global Quantitative Strategies is the systematic investment business within Citadel. The business trades Equities, FICC, Credit, and Volatility products in an automated fashion around the world with horizons ranging from intraday to 20+ days. We apply leading-edge research techniques and technology to generate and monetize insights about the future. The business has grown materially since its inception and has aggressive growth plans.

Trading professionals on the Global Quantitative Strategies team support overall trade operations related to systematic trading strategies, which include ensuring effective trade execution (both automated and manual) within parameters established by Quantitative Research (QR). Traders work in a team environment that closely integrates trading, quantitative research and technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and improve on existing operational environment to ensure a best-of-breed monitoring environment and response to any issues that may affect successful execution of trading strategies
  • Apply relevant technologies to detect and debug issues that affect live trading, including connectivity with exchanges and FIX issues
  • Develop effective reporting tools and processes to ensure accurate analysis of profit and loss, risk monitoring and position reports
  • Act as a liaison between QR, Trading Strategies, and middle and back office operations to ensure proper oversight of all post-trade activity for Global Quantitative Strategies
  • Support the Research team systems and resolve any application errors that may occur on the desk
  • Provide market color and follow closely on macro events

Skillset Requirements

  • 2-6 years experience in electronic (systematic or algorithmic) equities, FX or futures trading business; trade assistant, execution services, operations or IT role preferred
  • Proven track record of developing and enhancing new ideas to improve trade operations
  • Strong exposure to a broad range of traded products (e.g. equities, futures, RV Fixed Income, OTC) and electronic trading venues
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university, preferably in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Technical skills (e.g., Python, SQL, R, UNIX familiarity or programming language familiarity) will be necessary, combined with strong written and oral communication skills to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail

Opportunities in New York and London

About Citadel

Citadel is a global investment firm built around world-class talent, sound risk management, and innovative leading-edge technology. For thirty years, Citadel’s hedge funds have delivered meaningful and measurable results to top-tier investors around the world, including sovereign wealth funds, public institutions, corporate pensions, endowments and foundations.

With an unparalleled ability to identify and execute on great ideas, Citadel’s team of investment professionals, operating from offices including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, deploy capital across all major asset classes, in all major financial markets.

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