Wolverine Trading
Technology that drives trading.
Chicago , IL

Quantitative Trader – High Frequency Futures at Wolverine Trading

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We are looking for highly skilled and experienced traders to join a research effort focused on generating high frequency trading alphas in the futures markets. The ideal candidate has direct experience in the alpha research process and understands the workflow from idea generation to production implementation.  The ideal candidate also has managed short-term quantitative strategies and has significant experience managing risk and operational issues within highly automated trading systems. This opportunity will provide the right candidate the chance to have a large impact on the direction and productivity of a newly formed effort within a successful proprietary trading firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage strategy and portfolio risk and define key risk metrics.
  • Conduct financial data analysis on large datasets to generate profitable trading alphas.
  • Debug real time operational issues within a highly complex and automated trading system.
  • Define key metrics for model validation.
  • Back testing and production performance monitoring.
  • Contribute to in-house data analysis packages and research framework development.
  • Acquisition of new data sets and cleaning/maintenance of new and existing data sets.

Requirements:

  • At least 2+ years of experience generating or implementing short-term trading alphas into production trading strategies.
  • At least 2+ years of experience in trading, managing risk, and dealing with the operational issues associated with short-term quantitative strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of modern statistical techniques.
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
  • Proficiency in at least one statistical package in one of the above languages.
  • Demonstrated experience working with tick data.
  • Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.
  • Experience developing software systems an in object oriented language is a plus.

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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Where we are

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

Technology we use

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    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • STLLibraries
    • BoostLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
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What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
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
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Wolverine hosts one firmwide outing every month as well as many more throughout the year
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Many educational classes are offered in-house by our Education team, we also take advantage of various seminars and conferences throughout the year
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Wolverine Trading

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wolverines know how to work hard and play hard! Work-life balance is a core component of our culture. We believe you cannot be truly satisfied at work if you do not make time for yourself. By 5pm our office is mostly empty and you will not see the lights on over the weekend. Our generous vacation package allows us time to unwind or go explore!

Sarah Mueller

Recruiting Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Wolverine, we are on the cutting edge of big data technology and low latency trading. My day-to-day work involves optimizing system speed to the nanosecond while training statistical models on data sets that grow by billions of rows per day. We are always following the data that indicates the largest impact, so no two days are ever the same.

Abigail LaPier

Quantitative Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Wolverine fresh out of college. What I discovered was a technology driven culture that encouraged me to explore. Wolverine has opened doors to places I didn’t even know existed. And no one stands in the way of a good idea.

Jordan Pezen

Software Engineer

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