• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi-US
  • 2019-02-18

MQA - Options Market Making/Equity Derivatives Quant - AVP/VP

MQA - Options Market Making/Equity Derivatives Quant - AVP/VP

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,New York
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Trading
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 18072699


About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

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Business Overview:

Citi's Equity Division seeks a Quantitative Analyst for its North American Equity Derivatives desk. The division includes OMM, a global electronic trading business that quotes and trades options on listed exchanges.

Key Responsibilities:

The candidate will work closely with quants, traders and developers with the following responsibilities:
  • Develop the automated market-making platform
  • Drive improvements in the trading algorithms and system
  • Generate and execute ideas to improve business performance
  • Contribute to advanced analytics infrastructure and tools



The ideal candidate would have worked previously in a quantitative/modeling/analytics capacity with minimum 5 years relevant experience. Financial industry experience with an automated/algorithmic focus desirable. Preference will be given to those with Equity Derivatives experience and knowledge of market micro-structure.

  • Strong skills in mathematical/statistical analysis and modeling
  • Good technology skills with a proven track record of producing production-quality code
  • Significant experience in key languages (C++, C#, Java, Python, kdb, SQL)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Team player
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Applicable licenses: Series 7, 63
  • A BS, MS or PhD degree from a top tier academic institution in a quantitative or technical field