Global Quantitative Strategies | Systematic Trader

New York

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Job Description

About Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS)
Global Quantitative Strategies (GQS) is Citadel’s quantitative trading business. Agile teams of passionate quantitative researchers, engineers and traders work together to generate and monetize insights across the global capital markets. The business trades Equities, FICC, and Volatility products in an automated fashion around the world with horizons ranging from intraday to 20+ days. We apply leading-edge research techniques and technology to generate and monetize insights about the future. 
 
Established in 2012, GQS has rapidly become an industry leader. Our commitment to excellence and collaboration has generated outsized impact at Citadel, and we invite team members who share our ambition to be the best.
Trading professionals on the Global Quantitative Strategies team support overall trade operations related to systematic trading strategies, which include ensuring effective trade execution (both automated and manual) within parameters established by Quantitative Research (QR).  Traders work in a team environment that closely integrates trading, quantitative research and technology. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and improve on existing operational environment to ensure a best-of-breed monitoring environment and response to any issues that may affect successful execution of trading strategies
  • Apply relevant technologies to detect and debug issues that affect live trading, including connectivity with exchanges and FIX issues
  • Develop effective reporting tools and processes to ensure accurate analysis of profit and loss, risk monitoring and position reports
  • Act as a liaison between QR, Trading Strategies, and middle and back office operations to ensure proper oversight of all post-trade activity for Global Quantitative Strategies
  • Support the Research team systems and resolve any application errors that may occur on the desk 
  • Provide market color and follow closely on macro events
Skillset Requirements
  • 2-6 years experience in electronic (systematic or algorithmic) equities, FX or futures trading business; trade assistant, execution services, operations or IT role preferred
  • Proven track record of developing and enhancing new ideas to improve trade operations
  • Strong exposure to a broad range of traded products (e.g. equities, futures, RV Fixed Income, OTC) and electronic trading venues
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university, preferably in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field 
  • Technical skills (e.g., Python, SQL, R, UNIX familiarity or programming language familiarity) will be necessary, combined with strong written and oral communication skills to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail
Opportunities in New York and London

In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $150,000 to $300,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.

About Citadel

Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. We manage capital on behalf of many of the world’s preeminent private, public and nonprofit institutions. We seek the highest and best use of investor capital in order to deliver market leading results and contribute to broader economic growth. For over 30 years, Citadel has cultivated a culture of learning and collaboration among some of the most talented and accomplished investment professionals, researchers and engineers in the world. Our colleagues are empowered to test their ideas and develop commercial solutions that accelerate their growth and drive real impact.