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Quantitative Researcher / Python Developer

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Kforce's client, an emerging and well-respected boutique hedge fund specializing in options trading is looking to hire a talented and creative Quantitative Researcher/Python Developer to assist in building systematic trading models.

Summary:
The ideal candidate will work directly with senior portfolio manager in the execution, development, and implementation of systematic volatility and options based trading models. The role requires a self-starter with advanced computer programming skills, broad knowledge of machine learning algorithms and data science, a demonstrated interest in quantitative trading and markets, and creativity to invent and customize models when necessary. The Quantitative Researcher must have excellent communication skills and willingness to explain ideas to non-technical colleagues and clients. This role provides an opportunity for creativity and intellectual freedom in a boutique company with direct connection between performance and compensation.

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience. Excellent meritocracy driven bonuses possible based upon ability to generate solid results and returns for clients from their models.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience required; MS/PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning or Data Processing preferred

  • 5 years of work experience in machine learning or experience in data analysis and processing

  • Demonstrated advanced computer programming skills (Python, C, R, VBA)

  • Broad knowledge of machine learning, data engineering, data mining algorithms (decision trees, HMMs, probability networks, association rules, clustering, and neural networks)

  • Demonstrated interest in systematic trading and options theory

  • Creativity and intellectual curiosity

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • This company is a small entrepreneurial company that is best suited for a results oriented self-starter; must be capable of working independently and taking control of a project from start to finish by oneself

  • Intellectual interest in solving problems in financial markets a must

  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial/non-linear mindset a must

  • Willingness to cooperate and communicate with non-technical personnel a must



Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience modeling or trading options or volatility derivatives

  • Demonstrated passion for designing trading strategies



Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-Austin
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $70,000.00 - $180,000.00 /Year
Store Type Information Technology
Other Compensation: Competitive
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US-TX-Austin
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Kforce Technology
Company:
US-TX-Austin
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$70,000.00 - $180,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Information Technology
Store Type:

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Kforce's client, an emerging and well-respected boutique hedge fund specializing in options trading is looking to hire a talented and creative Quantitative Researcher/Python Developer to assist in building systematic trading models.

Summary:
The ideal candidate will work directly with senior portfolio manager in the execution, development, and implementation of systematic volatility and options based trading models. The role requires a self-starter with advanced computer programming skills, broad knowledge of machine learning algorithms and data science, a demonstrated interest in quantitative trading and markets, and creativity to invent and customize models when necessary. The Quantitative Researcher must have excellent communication skills and willingness to explain ideas to non-technical colleagues and clients. This role provides an opportunity for creativity and intellectual freedom in a boutique company with direct connection between performance and compensation.

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience. Excellent meritocracy driven bonuses possible based upon ability to generate solid results and returns for clients from their models.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience required; MS/PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning or Data Processing preferred

  • 5 years of work experience in machine learning or experience in data analysis and processing

  • Demonstrated advanced computer programming skills (Python, C, R, VBA)

  • Broad knowledge of machine learning, data engineering, data mining algorithms (decision trees, HMMs, probability networks, association rules, clustering, and neural networks)

  • Demonstrated interest in systematic trading and options theory

  • Creativity and intellectual curiosity

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • This company is a small entrepreneurial company that is best suited for a results oriented self-starter; must be capable of working independently and taking control of a project from start to finish by oneself

  • Intellectual interest in solving problems in financial markets a must

  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial/non-linear mindset a must

  • Willingness to cooperate and communicate with non-technical personnel a must



Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience modeling or trading options or volatility derivatives

  • Demonstrated passion for designing trading strategies



Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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