Got Crazy Python Skillz? Want To Manipulate Markets? Then This Job Is For You
Computer hackers running US market structure? Check please. Or else, you can watch CNBC's fluff piece on how HFT is a little bad, but not all that bad. P.S. can CNBC disclose who provided the funding for its little forray into HFT coverage (which is just 1.5 years too late).
From a job posting by a reputable Chicago quote stuffer. Note the extensive requirements that the candidate understand fundamental economic and financial analysis. Yes, these are the kinds of people that control the US stock market.
Python developer needed for math/trading applications and research at leading HFT firm. The person we are searching for will have a strong background with python programming and the ability to work with very large historical datasets. You should have a very strong math background as well. This can involve writing very complicated python scripts and programs! You will work very closely with traders and quantitative analysts in their equities trading group on state-of-the-art trading strategy and research systems. We will definitely consider candidates from outside the financial industry for these roles, and this job is an excellent way for people who are interested in working for a financial firm to gain entry to the industry. We are particularly interested in candidates that have experience using python and/or C++ in fields like bioinformatics, physics, defense and others that work with massive datasets.
- Strong python programming experience developing applications and scripts using complex regular expressions
- Experience with C++ programming is a plus
- Strong math knowledge and education
- Experience working with massive datatsets/historical data
This company is a top-tier electronic, algorithmic trading firm, located in Chicago, IL. This firm is one of the most advanced high frequency electronic trading firms in the world and uses python throughout the company, as well as other languages. This firm has a culture that rewards creativity and hard work. No third parties, and no consultants please. We will not consider candidates from outside the USA. No telecommuting. We offer very generous compensation (best in the industry), fantastic benefits and very generous relocation packages.
Courtesy of Themis Trading