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Quantitative Trader

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New York City, NY

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Founded in 1998, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. Working at Tower means collaborating with bright minds from around the world to create cutting edge-technology and tackle challenging technical problems. We’re engineers and pioneers who use scientific principles to identify market opportunities and who think Mondays look better in jeans and a t-shirt than in a suit and tie.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Our traders execute lightning-fast algorithmic strategies based on patterns in market behavior in over 150 markets worldwide. As a Quantitative Trader, you’ll draw upon your computer science, mathematical, and analytical abilities to develop complex and nimble code used to grow our business and increase the efficiency of the global financial markets.
Your responsibilities may include any of the following, which will require you to exercise discretion and independent judgment:
Designing, implementing, and deploying high-frequency trading algorithms
Exploring trading ideas by analyzing market data and market microstructure for patterns
Creating tools to analyze data for patterns
Contributing to libraries of analytical computations to support market data analysis and trading
Developing, augmenting, and calibrating exchange simulators
Communicating with internal and external trade support, market centers, and other parties to handle real-time trading issues and improve understanding of specific markets
Shaping the future of Tower through regular interviewing and infrequent campus recruiting trips
QUALIFICATIONS:
You are talented, driven, and hungry for a challenge. You believe that there’s no limit to what we can accomplish together in a creative, collaborative setting which pairs passion with brilliance. If you refuse to settle for a career that offers anything less, we want to meet you! Tower encourages PhD, bachelor’s, and master’s students in computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, and related fields to apply. 
Additional requirements include:
Familiarity with machine learning (a plus)
Experience with data analysis, market research and data modeling (a plus)
Brilliant problem-solving abilities
Software development experience as demonstrated through course work, research projects, or open source activities, preferably in C , Python or R/Matlab
The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication skills
A working knowledge of Linux/Unix
Financial experience is not required but interest in financial markets is a plus.
BENEFITS:
Tower’s dual offices and garden roofdecks are located in TriBeCa and SoHo, neighborhoods in downtown Manhattan. While we work hard, 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 performance-based bonuses
401(k) with company matching
5 weeks of paid vacation per year plus 9 paid holidays
Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
Reimbursement for health and wellness expenses
Free tickets to New York events, including the US Open and TriBeCa Film Festival

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