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DATE ADDED: Sat 09/05/2020

Delta-1 Systematic Trading Quant Researcher - VP/ED Level

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Negotiable

Delta-1 Systematic Trading Quant Researcher - VP/ED level

London based

My client is looking for a senior quant for the Equity Delta One business. The broad objective is to drive and implement the automation and optimization of the trading desks operations, including client trade pricing and hedging, managing risk and electronic execution and market making. This should make extensive use of data and quantitative techniques, including machine learning.

You will be business driven, have a deep expertise of quant trading in equity cash, Futures and ETFs markets, strong knowledge of statistical methods, risk and alpha modelling, deep expertise in programming languages (python, KDB, java), as well as excellent communication skills.


  • Work on the Delta One trading desks to build trading algorithms, analytics and processes that automatize and optimize trading.
  • Build data-driven trading algorithms for quoting and hedging client trades and managing positions. Build electronic strategies for trading "basis" and market making across cash, Futures and ETFs. Optimize trading with high to low frequency alpha signals.
  • Contribute from idea generation to production implementation: perform research, design prototype, implement analytics and trading algorithms to manage client flow and risk inventory, support their daily usage and analyse their performance.
  • Lead more junior members of the team.


  • Strong graduate degree (MS or PhD) in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Quantitative Finance, Economics, Computer Science...).
  • Extensive experience of algorithmic trading across equity cash, Futures and ETFs, and more generally of Delta One business.
  • Strong expertise in high to low frequency alpha research, portfolio risk modelling and optimization, market impact, market microstructure. Working knowledge of statistics and machine learning in financial industry.
  • Strong programming in Python, KDB, C++, Java. Ability to handle and analyse complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
  • Experience working with equity high frequency market data and back testing. Knowledge of standard equity datasets: fundamentals, news…
  • Business driven, excellent communication, deep interest in the Delta One business, electronic trading and automation.