Quantitative Researcher Quantitative Researcher …

Spark Investment Management LLC
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Aug 19
Very Competitive, $300K+
Spark Investment Management LLC
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Aug 19
Very Competitive, $300K+
The Quantitative Researcher will use quantitative skills in a small-team environment while starting at a higher level than in a purely analytical role, allowing you to build off work others have done and profit from others’ expertise.

Job Description

 

If you

  • are good with computers but don’t want to be a pure programmer;
  • have the real-world skills to work in different areas and combine these inputs into focused projects and working hypotheses;
  • and have exceptional quantitative skills,

then you are a rare breed. You can polish all your fundamental skills and develop even further at Spark while earning more than in other opportunities.

 

As Quantitative Researcher, you will work toward implementing quantitative finance solutions.  You will earn outstanding compensation, build your skill base, and tackle the variety of interesting and difficult projects our entrepreneurial environment has to offer.

 

You will develop real-world expertise in trading to leverage your skills.  The Quantitative Researcher will use quantitative skills in a small-team environment while starting at a higher level than in a purely analytical role, allowing you to build off work others have done and profit from others’ expertise.  Your work will include complicated computer assignments and statistical analysis but also the next steps toward implementing your analysis and conclusions.  A background in machine learning, optimization, or statistical modeling will be helpful but can also be picked up on the job if you have a strong computer and quantitative base.

 

As the quant trading sector matures, the difficulty of inventing strategies increases.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to generate more revenue from already-profitable strategies without having to first invent them. If you can bring high-level technical skills and a strong work ethic, along with a desire to improve your general skills, we can help you succeed. 

 

Job Qualifications

 

This position requires good computer skills, strong communication skills to work with people in different areas, and exceptional quantitative skills.  High-level skill in software can compensate for individual deficits in mathematical knowledge and ability.

 

Because you will be involved with trading and we value your quantitative and computer skills as well as your other multifaceted abilities, this opportunity is superior both in starting compensation and long-term potential.  This position requires a PhD, and your future career path can specialize or broaden within Spark depending on your inclinations.  When you submit your resume, please include your GPAs and standardized test scores.  If you have awards or medals in mathematical or scientific competitions, be sure to include those in your application materials. 

 

Company Description

 

The next generation in hedge fund management.  For over a decade, our outstanding people, many of whom have PhDs, have been developing the next generation of technologies, ideas, and strategies.  We have been highly successful because of both our technically superior strategies and our brilliant people.  We have a close-knit group, distinguished by their interest in our shared success, half of whom are graduates from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell.  This lucrative synthesis of human and machine cognition in an intellectually rich, supportive environment is at the core of Spark.  We have experience with H-1B and green card sponsorship, and visa status is not a constraint.  All submissions kept confidential.

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