QUANTITATIVE RESEARCHER, GX2 SYSTEMS

| Chicago

GX2 Systems seeks a Quantitative Researcher to join our quantitative and software development team to analyze and improve the performance of the algorithmic trading strategies that form the foundation of our trading platform, ExMode.  ExMode is a platform for executing spreads of multiproduct, customized, relative value spread relationships that are executed precisely at the limit price of the spread level, always in balance, and never legged.  GX2 uses market microstructure, predictive algorithms to automate the functions of a broker-dealer trading desk.

The ideal candidate has prior systematic trading experience within the US Treasury or related futures markets.  This candidate should have experience in strategy prototyping and simulation, as well as, experience taking strategies from concept to the production trading environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze financial market data to identify patterns and potential opportunities.
  • Research and develop alpha signals.
  • Build predictive and profitable trading models for market-making and inventory management.
  • Manage the lifecycle of the research process, from idea generation, data analysis and management, and prototyping to the backtesting of predictive models.
  • Measure ex-ante strategy performance and impacts of strategy parameter changes.
  • Conduct research to improve risk management, market coverage, and to meet compliance/regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to present both summarized and detailed research results along with resulting recommended action items.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a STEM discipline or related field of study with an emphasis in Statistics, Optimization, Quantitative Finance, or related field.
  • Outstanding analytical skills and passion for investigative research.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form.
  • Experience with the following: SQL, R, Python, C#, C++, kdb (Q).
  • Familiarity with the Linux OS.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Proven ability to work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong independent work ethic.
  • Exacting attention to detail.

 Skills that enhance consideration:

  • Proven experience monetizing statistical patterns across global securities and futures markets.
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg terminal and API.
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Location

We're centrally located in Chicago's Financial District & walking distance from the exchanges. We call Dublin, Ireland our second home.

What are Geneva Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Geneva Trading offers employees a 401(k) and/or Roth(k) plan.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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