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Quantitative Researcher – Equities

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Quantitative Researcher – Equities

IMC is looking for experienced quantitative researchers to develop high-frequency, low-latency equity trading strategies and predictive models.  Candidates will join an effort of combining IMC’s extensive options expertise with signals in the underlying equity market.  Candidates will be responsible for performing large scale data analysis to derive unique predictions of equity market behavior that will then be leveraged by IMC’s best-in-class technology to act on those predictions across both options and equities markets. 

Once on board, candidates will join a growing team that will be essential to all aspects of IMC’s trading.  They will contribute not only to signal generation but also work w/ developers in design and implementation of a robust framework that allows for new ideas to be researched, tested, and put into production in a timely manner. 

Your Core Responsibilities: 

  • Understand the current suite of models and algorithms with the aim to make any short-term improvements. While building a foundation to further leverage these models
  • Find innovative ways to monetize existing algorithms through specific deep-dives and broad data analysis
  • Rapidly research, test, and prototype new algorithmic ideas, preferably with Python.
  • Once validated, see through the high quality implementation of ideas to full-scale production trading.

Your Skills and Experience: 

  • 3+ years experience as a quantitative researcher with specific experience in the equity option or equities space.
  • Experience with equity signal generation and predictive modelling. [required]
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (graduate or post graduate), with strong academic results, preference in mathematics, science, financial engineering or computer science.
  • Experience working on a marketmaking system, preferably in a more automated environment [preferred]

About Us

IMC is a leading trading firm, known worldwide for our advanced, low-latency technology and world-class execution capabilities. Over the past 30 years, we’ve been a stabilizing force in the financial markets – providing the essential liquidity our counterparties depend on. Across offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our talented employees are united by our entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional culture, and commitment to giving back. It's a strong foundation that allows us to grow and add new capabilities, year after year. From entering dynamic new markets, to developing a state-of-the-art research environment and diversifying our trading strategies, we dare to imagine what could be and work together to make it happen.

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