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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Junior Algorithmic Trading Developer - C++ (NYC)

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We are looking for a junior developer with strong programming skills in C++ on Linux to join our Algorithmic development team. This role is ideal for someone who is looking for challenges in the area of Algorithmic trading in futures and fixed income markets.

The role will primarily involve development and support of low-latency algorithmic trading systems and execution strategies. The candidate will also play an active role in automating the QA cycle and release management.  Our Algorithms are deployed in various time zones (US, EU & Asia) and as a key development team member the candidate may occasionally be required to troubleshoot production issues anytime of the day or night.

Skills and background:

Required:

  • Excellent knowledge of C++ on Linux
  • Excellent analytical problem solving ability
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Highly motivated with ability to multitask
  • Minimum 2+  years development experience

Desired:

  • Familiarity with futures and fixed income markets
  • Prior experience in KDB/Q, a plus

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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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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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