Machine Learning Data Scientist

| Chicago

Position Summary 

We are looking for a Statistical Machine Learning expert to be a member of 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.

 

Qualifications 

• 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.

 

About Wolverine

Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues. The Wolverine companies are headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

 

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

Chicago's Financial District: we are within walking distance to all of the exchanges and conveniently located for commuting from all over Chicago

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Wolverine Trading Benefits Overview

THE BASICS
Highly competitive salary
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
Long and short-term disability
Retirement plans: 401k and Roth 401k
Profit sharing plan
Generous vacation days

ABOVE & BEYOND
Casual dress
Free, chef staffed kitchen
Teambuilding activities
Monthly social events
Company subsidized gym in building

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
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Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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