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Data Scientist

Location: NY / JC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire


Job description

Client is seeking a quantitative analyst who combines deep mathematical, statistical, and computer science knowledge with exceptional problem-solving abilities. The quant analyst will work directly with the firm’s founders from the initial design through a project's coding, testing, and deployment. As a small company, projects will cover a broad spectrum from seeking hidden value in data to conceiving new trading ideas and the simulations needed to test them. Creative and obsessive personalities preferred

Responsibilities include:

  • Write software to develop, analyze, and implement trading strategies
  • Design experiments to test hypotheses about factors that drive markets
  • Develop methods and tools to evaluate and optimize the firm’s trading signals and executions
  • Explore complex, unorthodox, and unstructured data sources
  • Analyze academic quantitative finance literature
  • Deal with other quantitative issues that arise

Requirements include:

  • Bachelors / Master’s Degree and 3-5 years relevant work experience or a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering from a top university
  • Advanced mathematical skills
  • Top problem solving and attention to detail
  • Superior programming in Java/C++/Python and some exposure to machine learning and optimization techniques
  • Prior knowledge of financial markets not required, but a strong interest in financial markets is a must

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Computer Software


  • Investment Management


  • Research

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Finance