Feb 09, 2023

Quantitative Researcher

  • Flow Traders
  • Hong Kong

Job Description

Flow Traders is looking for a Quantitative Researcher to join our growing trading team in Hong Kong. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm, working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.

A successful candidate is curious and seeks to provide their quantitative expertise to our trading desks. The ideal candidate must be an expert in mathematics and statistics, have an affinity for numbers and have strong programming experience. You should have an innate desire to generate and backtest new trading ideas, with generation of alpha and automated strategies as ultimate output goals. If you have the passion to solve and code mathematical problems, while having a direct impact on the business, then this opportunity is for you.

What you will do

  • Create new trading strategies by identifying opportunities in the market through extensive research and analysis
  • Collaborate with Traders and Quantitative Researchers to build, test and optimize current trading models
  • Research and analyze large financial datasets to find exploitable patterns
  • Design and implement complex quantitative models

What you will need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant STEM fields
  • Up to 2 years of working experience within the quantitative research field. Fresh graduates with strong Python coding skills will also be considered.
  • Python programming knowledge is a must, experience with other scientific programming language (e.g. MATLAB, C++, JAVA, R or similar) is beneficial 
  • Strong analytical skills to easily manipulate large datasets
  • Ability to reason logically, deliver under pressure and take ownership
  • Competitive attitude, eager to learn, proactive and able to work in a team
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to communicate complex problems in an efficient manner

Recruitment Process

  1. Submit a CV and Cover Letter (optional)
  2. Speak with a recruiter
  3. Meet with members of our Quantitative Research team
  4. Attempt a challenging quantitative exercise
  5. Meet with our Head of Trading

What We Offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage
  • In-house lounge with a bar, pool table and console games;
  • Daily catered breakfast and lunch with healthy snacks and drinks available throughout the day;
  • In-house hairdresser and massage therapist;
  • Personal trainers, weekly boot camps and a subsidized gym membership;
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.