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Tower Research Capital, a high-frequency proprietary trading firm founded in 1998, seeks a Trader to join our Central Trading Desk team and will be based in the Shanghai office. 

Tower successfully trades a number of different strategies in a variety of markets. We have an extremely high-performance network that processes huge amounts of financial information in real time. 


  • Provide trading coverage for either day trading session or night trading session in collaboration with other local and APAC based traders.
  • Monitoring trading systems during Asian market hours in a variety of markets across multiple trading teams using Tower’s custom tools.
  • Monitoring live trading for risk and compliance issues and quickly respond to unusual behaviors or market conditions.
  • Performing quantitative analysis, providing feedback and contributing to the development of execution algos. 
  • Working with risk and engineering teams to design, write specifications for and test next-generation automated monitoring systems.
  • Working with brokers and exchanges to resolve intraday trading issues.
  • Carefully documenting procedures and log production issues as they occur.


  • A degree in quantitative finance/computer science or a related field from a top university
  • At least 2 years of experience in a trading/support/analyst role
  • Working knowledge of equities, futures, FX markets and options
  • Working knowledge of execution algo (VWAP/TWAP/Participate) 
  • Solid experience with automated trading strategies
  • An understanding of exchange-specific rules and procedures
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with SQL, Python, and Linux, experience with C++ is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English for business purposes


Tower continues to enhance the in-house trading system and strategies that have positioned the firm as a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. While Tower offers challenges and rewards rivaling those of any Wall Street firm, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on quality of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonuses
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Lunch and snacks on a daily basis
  • Private medical insurance
  • Gym membership allowance
  • Free events and workshops

Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.