Quantitative Analyst - Options
Allston Trading - Chicago, IL

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Allston Trading

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Allston Trading, LLC is a premier principal trading firm that trades over 40 financial exchanges, in 20 countries, and in nearly every conceivable product class. We sit at the intersection of financial strategy and high-technology; this requires us to hire the best and brightest and give them the tools and freedom they need to be successful. Our vision is to become the industry leader by creating an environment where innovative and collaborative people thrive.

Job Description:
Manage and manipulate massive financial time series, both underlying and options

Conduct research for the purpose of modeling and forecasting financial data in order to build high frequency trading models and improve current volatility models

Contribute extensively towards developing, implementing, and monitoring new trading strategies

Other duties as assigned by the manager

Ph.D. or Master degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related fields.

2+ years of financial industry experience.

Must be creative and hard working.

Good communication skills and team player.

Must be available to rotate to shifts corresponding to trading in the American, European, Asian markets.

Study areas in machine learning, automatic control, statistical signal processing, time series analysis, artificial intelligence are preferred.

Strong experience developing statistical models in an options trading environment preferred.

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