Feb 21, 2023

Machine Learning Researcher

  • Optiver
  • Austin, Texas, United States
Machine Learning Developer Research

Job Description

Optiver is seeking Machine Learning Researchers to join our futures trading team, also known as Delta One. We’re looking for someone to create and improve machine-learning models, conduct signal/alpha research, and deliver improved predictions from which to run trading strategies. You’d work on a close-knit team that applies quantitative expertise and scientific training to solve tough, interdisciplinary problems.

Our Delta One team is comprised of researchers (like yourself), traders and software engineers. They work in a collaborative environment to design, improve, and execute trading strategies using a machine learning approach. We take pride in seeing the real-time impact of solutions and our quick feedback loop allows us to innovate rapidly in an ever-changing market.

What you’ll need:

  • PhD required in computer science, statistics, data science, mathematics, physics, machine learning or a related STEM field
  • Experience using Python, R, Matlab, or other analytical tools for quantitative research
  • Experience in computationally intensive research and managing and analyzing very large data sets
  • Possesses a strong foundation in Machine Learning techniques. XGBoost is a plus

Who we are:

Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Based in ‘The Domain’ neighborhood, Optiver’s Austin office serves as the firm’s innovation nucleus, with a strong focus on quantitative research, software and hardware engineering initiatives. With tech innovation an integral part of our core business, the booming city proved an ideal backdrop for our heavy investment into machine learning, research infrastructure and big data computing. What’s more, with world-class music, food and art scenes, as well as countless scenic outdoor activities, the quality of life for Austin Optiverians is second to none.