Careers

QB’s culture is founded on curiosity, creativity and hard work, based in tested quantitative research. Our team is smart, innovative and constantly hunting for inspired solutions to reduce execution costs for our clients. We value individuals who are detail oriented and seek perfection in their work.

Senior Quantitative Researcher (NYC)

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As a Senior Quantitative Researcher, you will join a team working on large high frequency financial data sets to translate ideas into actionable execution signals and modeling transaction costs. Example problems include micro-structure characterization of different futures markets, development of statistical models for volume and volatility curves, analysis of market impact across futures and cash interest rate markets, discovery and development of high frequency trading signals.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in a science or engineering field
  • Strong Computer Skills with hands on experience in tools such as R, Matlab, Python
  • Experience working with large data sets and building predictive models
  • Strong statistical knowledge
  • Ability to work independently, to develop and test hypotheses
  • Minimum 1 – 3 years industry experience

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Quantitative Researcher (NYC)

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We are looking for quantitative researchers with a strong passion for financial data exploration and analysis to join our company.

Skills and background:

  • MS in quantitative analysis, financial engineering, or related field required.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, probability, market microstructure such as market impact models and optimal trading.
  • Strong computer skills such as R and Python.
  • Ability to develop and test hypotheses.
  • Minimum 1 -3 years experience

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Algorithmic Execution Desk Support (NYC)

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We are looking for a smart, confident, self-motivated and autonomous candidate with experience in supporting electronic execution or algorithmic trading systems and users of those systems (futures, options or equities).
Do you have experience with monitoring and troubleshooting trades in electronic trading systems while under pressure? Have you performed 1st & 2nd level support of electronic traders and their execution systems before? Have you worked in a 24-hour “follow-the-sun” electronic support team? Do you have a strong passion for algorithmic trading and optimal execution? Are you naturally very attentive to details and a strong communicator?

Then you may be perfect for our global support team! Our ideal candidate will be thoroughly involved in all aspects of our trading system and client support – including; first line client support, monitoring and assessing trades in real-time, consulting institutional clients on their execution, and analyzing clients’ algorithmic order flow. Our team provides seamless technical, product and market knowledge in a one stop shop.

This position is ideal for candidates with current experience in electronic trading support or algorithmic trading system support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor client orders within proprietary algorithmic trading environment
  • 1st level phone support of traders, including confirming trade status and performing cancellations
  • 2nd level troubleshooting of system-level trading issues anywhere between EMS/FIX and Exchange
  • On-boarding and training new clients (both systematic and discretionary traders)
  • Analyzing client order flow, algorithmic behavior, and monitoring trade slippage
  • Interact daily with electronic trading clients via phone and instant message
  • Consult clients and recommend algorithms based on client trading objectives
  • Additional analytical duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree
  • Linux or Unix scripting experience
  • Ability to handle pressure while troubleshooting real-time trading systems
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a trading or IT environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Suggested / Preferred:

  • System Administrator or Trading System Support experience
  • Experience working in global, 24-hour electronic trading support team
  • Knowledge of exchange traded futures and government bonds
  • Working knowledge of FIX and ability to perform FIX Certifications
  • Knowledge of electronic trading systems

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Algorithmic Execution Desk Support (London)

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We are looking for a smart, confident, self-motivated and autonomous candidate with experience in supporting electronic execution or algorithmic trading systems and users of those systems (futures, options or equities).
Do you have experience with monitoring and troubleshooting trades in electronic trading systems while under pressure? Have you performed 1st & 2nd level support of electronic traders and their execution systems before? Have you worked in a 24-hour “follow-the-sun” electronic support team? Do you have a strong passion for algorithmic trading and optimal execution? Are you naturally very attentive to details and a strong communicator?

Then you may be perfect for our global support team! Our ideal candidate will be thoroughly involved in all aspects of our trading system and client support – including; first line client support, monitoring and assessing trades in real-time, consulting institutional clients on their execution, and analyzing clients’ algorithmic order flow. Our team provides seamless technical, product and market knowledge in a one stop shop.

This position is ideal for candidates with current experience in electronic trading support or algorithmic trading system support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor client orders within proprietary algorithmic trading environment
  • 1st level phone support of traders, including confirming trade status and performing cancellations
  • 2nd level troubleshooting of system-level trading issues anywhere between EMS/FIX and Exchange
  • On-boarding and training new clients (both systematic and discretionary traders)
  • Analyzing client order flow, algorithmic behavior, and monitoring trade slippage
  • Interact daily with electronic trading clients via phone and instant message
  • Consult clients and recommend algorithms based on client trading objectives
  • Additional analytical duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree
  • Linux or Unix scripting experience
  • Ability to handle pressure while troubleshooting real-time trading systems
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a trading or IT environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Suggested / Preferred:

  • Trading System Support experience
  • Experience working in global, 24-hour electronic trading support team
  • Knowledge of exchange traded futures and government bonds
  • Working knowledge of FIX and ability to perform FIX Certifications
  • Knowledge of electronic trading systems

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Algorithmic Execution Desk Support (Sydney)

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Do you have experience with monitoring and troubleshooting trades in electronic trading systems while under pressure? Have you performed 1st & 2nd level support of electronic traders and their execution systems before? Have you worked in a 24-hour “follow-the-sun” electronic support team? Do you have a strong passion for algorithmic trading and optimal execution? Are you naturally very attentive to details and a strong communicator?

Then you may be perfect for our global support team! Our ideal candidate will be thoroughly involved in all aspects of our trading system and client support – including; first line client support, monitoring and assessing trades in real-time, consulting institutional clients on their execution, and analyzing clients’ algorithmic order flow.

This position is ideal for candidates with current experience in electronic trading support or algorithmic trading system support. We have a strong desk presence in NY and London and we are looking to build on this.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor client orders within proprietary algorithmic trading environment
  • 1st level phone support of traders, including confirming trade status and performing cancellations
  • 2nd level troubleshooting of system-level trading issues anywhere between EMS/FIX and Exchange
  • On-boarding and training new clients (both systematic and discretionary traders)
  • Analyzing client order flow, algorithmic behavior, and monitoring trade slippage
  • Interact daily with electronic trading clients via phone and instant message
  • Consult clients and recommend algorithms based on client trading objectives
  • Additional analytical duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree
  • Unix scripting experience
  • Ability to handle pressure while troubleshooting real-time trading systems
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a trading or IT environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Suggested / Preferred Skills:

  • Trading System Support experience
  • Experience working in global, 24-hour electronic trading support team
  • Knowledge of exchange traded futures and government bonds
  • Working knowledge of FIX and ability to perform FIX Certifications
  • Knowledge of electronic trading systems

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North America Hedge Fund Sales (NYC)

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Demand for QB’s award-winning agency algorithms and TCA services has never been stronger, so we are looking to grow our sales team in New York.

The ideal candidate will be an intelligent, energetic, confident and an established financial services sales professional with a strong track record of selling electronic execution services to hedge fund traders and portfolio managers across North America.

Do you have a deep understanding of futures and fixed income markets and the means by which the hedge funds execute these products? Do you have senior buy-side trader/PM relationships and a demonstrable track record of selling electronic execution to this community? Are you passionate about agency algorithms, TCA and capable of explaining the engineering and concepts involved?

Then you may be perfect for our team!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Originate (lead generate), negotiate and close the sale of our agency algorithms and Transaction Cost Analytics (TCA) to traders and portfolio managers at hedge funds across North America.
  • Generate senior level (CEO, CIO, COO, Head of Trading,
  • Senior PM) in-person meetings with prospective clients.
    Leverage personal network to generate prospective client meetings.
  • Explain the quantitative methodologies and research behind our agency algorithms.
  • Educate clients on TCA insights and findings.
  • Drive and steer the electronic integration process and end-to-end workflow for each client.
  • Daily maintenance of relationships with traders and senior management at client firms.
  • Frequent travel, physical client interaction and networking.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • In-depth knowledge of global futures and US Treasury markets.
  • Literate in agency algorithms and trading technology concepts/terminology.
  • Experience selling electronic execution services (preferably agency algos) to financial institutions.
  • Great attention to detail and methodical at following up.
  • Effective at collaborating with risk, tech, ops, quant and support teams.
  • Working knowledge of main EMS/OMS platforms.
  • Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with electronic trading systems.
  • Ability to frequently travel in North America.
  • FINRA Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses.

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Junior Sales (NYC)

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Demand for QB’s award-winning agency algorithms and TCA services has never been stronger, so we are looking to grow our sales team in New York.

The ideal candidate will be an intelligent, energetic, confident individual with 2 – 5 years of experience in the securities business working at a broker-dealer/bank/FCM, preferably in an execution or sales related role, and ideally with futures and/or fixed income experience.

Are you passionate about your work, have a strong desire to learn, and interested in advancing your career at a leading institutional fin-tech company, learning about the future of execution?

Then you may be perfect for our team!

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the sales team in a multitude of ways including general administration, organization, marketing collateral.
  • Shadow senior sales people and assist with client coverage, support, onboarding.
  • Assist with client requests, analysis and reviews
  • Originate (lead generate), negotiate and close the sale of our agency algorithms and Transaction Cost Analytics (TCA) to traders and portfolio managers at various client types across North America.
  • Leverage personal network to generate prospective client meetings.
  • Explain the quantitative methodologies and research behind our agency algorithms.
  • Educate clients on TCA insights and findings.
  • Drive and steer the electronic integration process and end-to-end workflow for each client.
  • Maintain relationships with traders and senior management at client firms.
  • Travel, physical client interaction and networking.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of global futures and US Treasury markets.
  • Knowledge of agency algorithms and trading technology concepts/terminology.
  • Client facing experience
  • Knowledge of Salesforce
  • Great attention to detail and methodical at following up.
  • Effective at collaborating with risk, tech, ops, quant and support teams.
  • Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel in North America.
  • FINRA Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses.

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C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading Systems (Chennai, India)

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We are looking for a candidate with advanced programming skills in C++ on Unix systems. The role will primarily involve design and development of low-latency algorithmic trading software, managing large tick data sets and market connectivity. You will work closely with the Algo Development team in delivering cutting-edge technology to meet the firms trading needs.

A succesful candidate will be an individual contributor who is a passinate coder and enjoys applying his technical skills to solve complex business problems in the area of High Frequency Trading.

Should thrive in a small team environment with a collaborative attitude.

Required Skills:

  • Expert level programming skills in – C++ on LINUX
  • Inter Process Communcation , Network Programming, Multi Threading
  • Excellent analytical Problem Solving ability
  • Highly Motivated with ability to multitask

Desired Skills:

  • Data Visualisation techniques
  • Functional Programming Languages such as Q/kdb, Lisp
  • Prior Eperience in Electronic Trading

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DevOps Engineer (NYC)

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We are seeking a DevOps Engineer to help support our growing Electronic Trading Infrastructure. Ideal candidate would come with a strong background in Linux Systems. The role will involve projects with immediate business impact such as latency optimization, exchange expansion and infrastructure development to accommodate a growing company. You will work closely with the development team and will be responsible for supporting a proprietary low latency distributed trading system used for agency execution of Futures and Fixed Income instruments. This includes software deployment, system administration, and building tools to help real-time monitoring and automation.

 

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication and collaboration
  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Expert scripting in Bash/Python
  • 3+ years experience in Linux Systems Administration
  • Knowledge of server hardware design
  • Experience with Version Control software
  • Ability to handle pressure while troubleshooting real-time systems

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with financial markets and electronic trading infrastructure
  • Familiarity with best practices in cybersecurity
  • Working knowledge of Kx KDB systems
  • Experience with Cloud based infrastructure (AWS)