Quantitative Researcher job

Job Description

As a leading liquidity provider, Flow Traders is at the intersection of scientific research, finance and cutting edge technology. Financial markets have made a rapid shift from trading in the pit towards algorithmic trading and as such, our firm has developed into a thriving technology company operating within a financial environment. With the growth of our team in New York, Flow Traders is hiring a Quantitative Researcher. This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates looking to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the FinTech and Trading industry.

First and foremost, a successful Quantitative Researcher, must be an expert in mathematics and statistics. The ideal candidate loves to work with numbers and has experience coding automated trading algorithms. You should have an innate desire to generate and back test new trading ideas, with generation of alpha and automated strategies as ultimate output goals. On a daily basis, you will work alongside Traders and Quantitative Researchers on state of the art trading solutions and apply cutting-edge machine learning techniques. If you have the passion to solve and code mathematical problems, while having a direct impact on the business, then this opportunity is for you.

What You Will Do

  • Collaborate with Traders and Quantitative Researchers to optimize and improve trading strategies
  • Research and analyze financial data to find exploitable patterns
  • Design and implement complex quantitative models and automated trading algorithms


What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor, Master or PhD degree in Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years professional working experience
  • Proficient in a scientific programming language (e.g. Python / MATLAB / R)
  • Experience with JAVA and/or C ++ (or similar), a plus
  • Strong mathematical and statistical skills
  • Logical thinker who proactively seeks creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to take ownership and deliver under pressure
  • Thrives in a competitive but team oriented environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Recruitment Process

  1. Submit your resume and a motivational cover letter
  2. Complete our aptitude test
  3. Complete quantitative problem solving & mathematical assessments with members of the Quant and Trading Teams over video interview
  4. Final Interview at our New York office


We Offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with the best working environment, the latest technology, continuous support, and we go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other perks and benefits, such as:

  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental Insurance and 401k
  • In-house lounge with a bar, poker & billiards tables
  • Daily catered lunch, cold brew coffee on tap and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Weekly table massages and bi-weekly haircuts
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Reimbursed gym membership and other wellness initiatives
  • and more!