Are you excited by the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic trading environment that values the integration of Quants directly into trading operations? Do you thrive in an innovative environment? As a Quantitative Researcher, you will partner with our trading groups through quantitative problem solving, trading strategy generation and back-testing, and statistical analysis.
We believe in the power of teams to make a difference in financial markets. We love solving tough problems together, in ways that make us all proud. Quantitative analysis/research is a key driver of innovation at CTC and one of the pillars upon which our firm is built. In this role you will strategically partner with Trading and Technology to build, strengthen, and scale the firm's trading capabilities, which is central to our continued growth and success. As a Quantitative Researcher, you will sit embedded on the Trading desks, working close to the “tip of the spear” in a dynamic environment. We maintain an environment of collaborative innovation and intellectual curiosity while continually challenging ourselves to stretch the limits of our creativity. Take advantage of this opportunity to apply the scientific method to business problems as part of the Quant team at CTC.
- Strategy generation in partnership with traders
- Model development and back-testing
- Statistical analysis of market data
- Pricing of financial derivatives
What it takes for you to be successful:
- Pursuing a PhD in a quantitative field (e.g. Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Math)
- Expertise in C/C++ and Python required
- Research experience
- Highly motivated, humble, and a collaborative team member
- Effective verbal and written skills
- Demonstrated record of success (academics, publications, awards, etc.)
- Formal finance training is not required
Who we are
Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is a highly analytical, team oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, disciplined approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. We take decisive action to position ourselves at the forefront of the financial markets.
We actively trade in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. We have grown dramatically since our inception in 1995 and are recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.