As a Quantitative Researcher, you will join a team of PhD-level analysts dedicated to the data-driven development and improvement of our trading models at SIG. Our quants apply their problem-solving skills and mathematical creativity to find solutions in today’s competitive and constantly changing financial markets. Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds; before joining us at SIG, many of our researchers were recognized for their accomplishments through fellowships, grants, academic competitions, and publications in refereed research journals.
At SIG, Quant Researchers spend most of their time on the trading floors, seated side-by-side with fellow quants, traders, and technologists. This enables our quants to be highly involved in the day-to-day discussions that shape our trading activities and transform quantitative methods into trading opportunities. Because of this collaborative and dynamic environment, Quantitative Researchers are able to directly see both the applications of their results and the impact of their work.
What we're looking for
Graduating PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in quantitative fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Operations Research
Exceptional problem-solving skills
Solid communication skills, both in the ability to understand others and to make yourself clearly understood
Strong, practical computing skills; a specific language proficiency is less important than your ability to get computers to accomplish tasks efficiently and reliably
Experience working on in-depth research projects
Finance experience is a plus, but not required
Visa sponsorship is available for this position
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We bring together the brightest minds, the best technology, and an expansive library of data. Only by tapping into our diverse perspectives and our commitment to education, can we truly reach our potential. This ability to think together (but not always alike) has propelled our success. WE’VE GOT WINNING DOWN TO A SCIENCE.
WHAT WE DO
Committing our own capital, we develop trading strategies to buy and sell financial instruments on exchanges around the world. By building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are able to stream billions of quotes per day. Our traders, quants, and technologists work side-by-side to implement our proprietary trading strategies, making us leaders in the financial markets.
*We don’t post salary ranges externally so any salary estimate you see listed on a third party website was not provided by SIG and may not be accurate.
**SIG is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SIG via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid written search agreement will be deemed the sole property of SIG, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SIG.
Relaxed dress code: jeans and sneakers are the norm, shorts all summer long
Food, beverages, and snacks available all day
A 9,000 square-foot gym with cardio, cross fit and strength machines, plus yoga and indoor cycling classes
Discounts for dining, entertainment, shopping, travel, and attractions
Social events including a poker tournament, dinners, and sporting events in Philadelphia
On-site Wellness Center staffed with full-time Nurse Practitioner
On-site services such as barber, dry cleaning and laundry, auto repair and detailing, and ATM
Opportunities to give back to the community through SIG sponsored events and donation drives
About Susquehanna International Group
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Within SIG is a large and growing Quantitative Research department. Quantitative Researchers apply their problem-solving skills and mathematical creativity to create solutions in today’s competitive and constantly changing financial markets. Quants are highly involved in the day-to-day discussions that shape our trading activities, and they are able to directly see both the applications of their results and the impact of their work.