Overview

We are looking for a Statistical Machine Learning expert to be a member of our Quantitative Research team.  This is a newly developed group and the opportunity would provide someone the ability to start on the ground floor to create and develop our Quantitative Research Team.  You will be using large data sets to create trading strategies, improve trading, quantitative research and data mining. This work will be challenging, fast-paced, and competitive. You will collaborate with quants and traders to develop and improve trading strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor development of new and existing data sets
  • Collaborate with other traders and team
  • Improve existing models with new learning algorithms, alternative feature transformations, feature selection techniques, improved evaluation metrics, and increased model diversity

Requirements

  • 2+ years of application development and implementation experience (C++, Python, R or Matlab)
  • 5+ years of machine learning related experience
  • Creative thinkers who are driven, self-motivated, and eager to solve challenging problems
  • Exceptional programming skills
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and data mining techniques, such as linear and non-linear regression analysis,      neural networks or support vector machines
  • Capable of managing large data sets and developing statistical models
  • Interested in applying machine learning within trading
  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Physics, Applied Mathematics Computer Science/Machine Learning, or other highly quantitative field (or related subject)
  • Desire to work within a collaborative, team-driven environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Preferred financial background, but will consider those from non-financial backgrounds.

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