Quantitative Research & Trading

Quantitative Research & Trading

Selby Jennings: A Specialist Quantitative Research & Trading recruiter in Germany

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist talent partner for financial sciences & services in Germany. Our global Quants team provides permanent, contract, and multi-hire talent solutions.

For nearly 20 years, financial firms and professionals have benefited from our extensive experience and global network. From streamlining processes and upskilling workforces to staying cutting edge by employing flexible working models, we advise enterprise leaders on when to strike and how. We also provide expert insight into Quantitative Research & Trading salaries in Germany, and assist them through their career moves.

If you're interested in securing exceptional Quantitative talent in Germany, request a call back today. If you're a Quants professional on a mission for Quantitative Research jobs, the Selby Jennings global Quants team delivers exceptional recruitment to industry-leading firms, from global investment banks, boutique hedge funds, and management consultancies, to software providers, and everything in between. Submit your CV/resume today and one of our talent consultants will get back to you if a role fits your profile.


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Benefits of working with Selby Jennings

We are a specialist talent/recruitment partner. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings Quantitative Research & Trading team located in Berlin:

Experience

We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading recruiter in financial sciences & services.

​Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working with the world’s largest financial institutions to innovative fintech start-ups and beyond.​

​Knowledge

Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

At Selby Jennings, we believe in fostering long-term partnerships based on trust, integrity, and mutual success. We strive to provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific requirements, offering flexible options to accommodate your Quantitative Research & Trading hiring preferences. Whether you need to fill critical positions quickly or are seeking strategic talent acquisition solutions, we have the resources and expertise to deliver results. Submit your vacancy to us today.

Take the first step towards overcoming your talent shortage today by completing the form. Our team looks forward to speaking with you to explore how we can partner with your organization to meet your Quantitative Research & Trading recruitment needs efficiently and effectively.

Quantitative Research & Trading Jobs

Portfolio Optimization/Construction Researcher

We have a current opportunity for an Optimization QR on a permanent basis. The position will be based in New York. For further information about this position please apply. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications --> PHD degree in Operations Research, Physics, Mathematics, or another quantitative discipline --> 5 years of experience conducting portfolio optimization at a financial firm --> Strong technical skills in Python

Up to US$200000 per year + + Bonus
New York
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Futures Execution Quant Researcher

We have a current opportunity for a Futures Execution QR on a permanent basis. The position will be based in New York . For further information about this position please apply. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: --> Advanced degree in a quantitative field --> 5+ years of trade execution experience at a hedge fund, investment bank, or prop trading firm --> Proficiency in Python or KDB

US$200000 - US$250000 per year
New York
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Fixed Income Quant Developer

We have a current opportunity for a FI Quant Dev on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply. An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: --> An advanced degree in a quantitative discipline --> 3+ years of experience working at an investment bank, asset management firm, or hedge fund --> Python proficiency, experience with SQL

US$170000 - US$170001 per year + + Bonus
Boston
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Quant Researcher, Derivatives

We have a current opportunity for a Quantitative Researcher, Derivatives on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Boston. For further information about this position please apply. An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications --> PHD in a quantitative discipline from an esteemed university --> 5+ years of experience working on systematic derivative strategies at an asset management firm, hedge fund, or investment bank. --> Proficiency in Python and ML (deep/reinforcement/casual learning)

US$200000 - US$200001 per year + + Bonus
Boston
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NLP Researcher

We have a current opportunity for an NLP Researcher on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Chicago or New York. An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: --> PHD in a quantitative discipline, with a strong publication record --> 5+ years of experience in applied data analysis & predictive modeling (using NLP and LLMs) --> Proficiency in using statistical methods for analyzing, estimating, and forecasting time-series data --> Python proficiency

US$250000 - US$250001 per year + + Bonus
New York
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Machine Learning Engineer

We are seeking team players who are passionate about developing next-generation platforms and tools for Machine Learning and conducting cutting-edge research. As an Machine Learning Engineer, you will: Play a crucial role in designing and developing cutting-edge frameworks to drive our trading and research efforts, enabling innovation through foundational models. Collaborate closely with a team of passionate researchers and engineers to ensure compatibility with modern cloud platforms, popular ML frameworks, and modern model architectures. Define and run large-scale experiments contributing to rigorous evaluation and in-depth model analysis. Our team consists of talented engineers recognized as leaders in our field. If you possess the following qualifications, we'd love to explore opportunities with you: Only considering candidates with strong experience building infrastructure for model training. Keen interest in foundational models' training, evaluation, understanding, and innovation. Advanced proficiency in Python development in a Linux environment. Strong understanding of machine learning, deep learning, and generative AI methods and technologies. Direct experience with multi-GPU model training. Demonstrable success in building high-performance software and optimizing algorithms. Familiarity with parallel computing models and frameworks. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, combined with a passion for trading, research, and technology. Excitement about using readily available open-source technologies and prototypes. Excellent communication skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. While we take our work seriously at our firm, we also believe in fostering a fun environment. Here's what you can expect: Ping pong and poker games. Fun team outings. Unlimited office snacks. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gym membership. Full health insurance coverage for employees and dependents.

US$200000 - US$250000 per year
New York
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Senior Options Trader

Role: Equity Quant Trader Location: Paris, France Our client's Paris team is seeking an experienced Equity Options Trader with a proven track record to help expand their business. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of senior traders, contributing to the growth and success of an established and profitable equity desk. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in taking their trading team to the next level. Key Responsibilities Manage a market-making book across global exchanges Utilize a model-based/quantitative approach to trade on EU, UK, and US markets Achieve consistent and steady returns through disciplined trading Provide market-making services, develop relationships, and offer pricing to brokers Report to the Head of Desk / Business Partner Requirements Who Are They Looking For? A candidate with a degree in a field with a strong mathematical background, such as mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance, or computer sciences At least 2-4 years of experience as an equity options trader A proven track record with consistent returns Strong quantitative and analytical skills with experience in model-based strategies to minimize risk A drive for results, competitiveness, discipline, and decisiveness, with a well-balanced and rational character

Negotiable
Paris
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Python Engineer (M/F)

Your future role within the firm Develop ETL pipelines to integrate and test extensive alternative datasets for the Commodities desk, collaborating with quantitative researchers and data engineering teams. Architect, deploy, and manage cloud-based systems for storing and exploring extensive alternative datasets, collaborating with the cloud infrastructure team. Monitor, support, debug, and extend existing Commodities trading and research infrastructure in collaboration with Researchers and Support Engineers. Your current skillset Proficiency in Python, particularly numerical libraries such as numpy, pandas, matplotlib, etc. Basic understanding of cloud services. Basic knowledge of databases (e.g., SQL). Familiarity with development practices - version control with Git, unit testing, etc. A quantitative mindset. Team player with a collaborative attitude. Nice to have Experience in creating dashboards or using data visualisation software (e.g., Tableau, Dash). In-depth experience with cloud services (e.g., DynamoDB, RDS, S3, Lambda, AWS CDK). Advanced database knowledge (query optimisation, relational vs non-relational databases, etc.). Experience with parallel computation. Experience with geographic data using geopandas, xarray. Financial knowledge is a plus but not required. This role can be based in either Zürich or Geneva

Negotiable
Zurich
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Quant Developer (m/f)

A leading Algorithmic Trading firm is looking for a Quantitative Developer to join its team in Zug to focus on the Crypto & Digital Assets space. Responsibilities: Develop predictive models and mathematical algorithms to enhance automated software. Write code and create systems for complex data and processes. Work on a mix of technical and practical tasks to optimize trading strategies. Support traders by identifying areas for improvement. Projects: Design, test, and implement new strategies. Adjust existing strategies. Perform data analysis to understand the market and trading performance. Build tools to automate processes. Project duration can vary, and you have the freedom to approach it in your own way. Qualifications: Master's degree or PhD in maths/statistics/quantitative finance Excellent knowledge of mathematical modeling. Programming experience - Python and/or C++ Interest in trading and digital assets. Ability to take ownership of projects and work independently.

Negotiable
Zug
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C++ Team Lead

What We Offer: Fast-paced environment Excellent international growth opportunities Exposure to world-class financial technologies and global markets Responsibilities: Collaborate on the development and enhancement of the back-end distributed system, enabling continuous firm-wide risk and P&L calculations. Work closely with Quants and Quant Developers globally to create pricing and risk analytics for our in-house pricing library. Contribute to the development of pre-trade analysis and market analysis tools for Portfolio Managers. Mandatory Requirements: Substantial experience in C++ (Expert understanding of the C++11/C++14/C++17 standards is a must). Previous experience leading/managing a team. Proficiency in developing and maintaining back-end distributed systems. Familiarity with source control systems (preferably Git). Bachelor's degree in computer science or another quantitative field (Master's degree is a plus). Excellent communication skills. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Detail-oriented, organized, demonstrating thoroughness and strong ownership of work. Additional Valuable Skills (Nice to Have): Experience with CI/CD. Familiarity with Linux platforms. Knowledge of Fixed Income analytics pricing and risk analytics. Exposure to Docker/Kubernetes. Understanding of financial mathematics and statistics. Previous work in the financial industry.

Negotiable
Les Genevez (JU)
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Senior C++ Engineer (Low Latency )

The firm's performance is heavily reliant on our data processing pipelines' efficiency. You will frequently need to tap into all facets of your developer skills to discover new and innovative methods to optimise your code. Some examples of the 'routine' challenges you would encounter and need to implement include: Rapid communication with exchanges via low-latency networking code; Context-switch-free code; Design and implementation of custom data storage structures with a minimal footprint; Data pipelines using a streaming paradigm; Complex trading logic for the decision engine with the least possible compute time; Reimplementation of existing code using advanced CPU features (SIMD). To accommodate the firm's expansion, they are investing more efforts in the maintainability and manageability of our large, highly optimised, and multithreaded codebases while preserving its primary purpose (low latency). You will need to navigate between these worlds to achieve the best results. In addition to coding, the Tech team constructs and maintains the global (hardware) infrastructure to facilitate trading. In your role, you will regularly be involved in all aspects of the pipeline and different tech stacks; from hardware compositions, network design to data logging pipelines for the traders and quants. Who are we looking for? Owing to the firm's growth, we are seeking multiple C/C++ Developers. As the new team member, you bring the following skillset: Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of C and C++ in Linux An understanding of - and the ability to verify - the assembly the compiler will produce from the code you write Understanding what (GNU/Linux) system calls you invoke will do and cost Knowledge of x64 hardware and how to use it efficiently Understanding what storage structures to select or implement given their use (time complexity) Ability to work with debuggers and profilers Operative coding (git, documentation) Ability to learn from and contribute knowledge to the team Pro-active, self-motivated, honest, adaptable and stress resistant In addition to the above, having a background in one of the specialisations is a plus: Experience with network engineering; either (low latency) networking hardware deployment or networking protocol implementations; Experience with Big Data engineering and knowledge of Big Data best practices and implementations best suited for different use cases.

Negotiable
Zug
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Technology Business Development

We are currently looking for a Technology Specialist, the position will be based in IFC, Hong Kong. For further information about this position please apply. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Partnership Development: Forge and nurture key partnerships that are in line with our corporate objectives, enhancing our market presence and technological edge. Technical Operations Management: Oversee and manage the internal technological needs to ensure the smooth functioning of our systems and processes. Communication and Coordination: Serve as a bridge between our technical teams, key stakeholders, and external vendors, ensuring efficient collaboration and the successful execution of projects. Requirements: A background of 1-5 years in roles such as IT Support, Network Engineer, or Technical Analyst within industries like Fintech, Investment Banking, or Quant Fund Management. Technical Proficiency: Strong command of programming languages such as Python or C++, with a proven track record in developing or managing low-latency trading infrastructure technologies for cash equities or derivatives. Language Skills: Bilingual in Mandarin and English, with the ability to communicate effectively in both languages, a significant advantage for our global operations.

Negotiable
Hong Kong
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