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Quantitative Trader, Team Lead

Company: The Voleon Group
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multi-billion-dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced finance and technology professionals. You will be working with strategies that are at the forefront of machine learning and statistical trading. The strategies have been carefully designed to generate non-correlated returns. Our firm and its strategies are the product of many years of meticulous research and craftsmanship, and you will lead the way in stewarding them for the future.In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, unparalleled access to our experts and founders, and more.As a Quantitative Trading Team Lead, you will oversee trading operations across multiple systematic trading desks spanning listed and OTC asset classes. You will manage and mentor a team of junior traders in addition to designing process and technology that empowers their daily operations. In this role, you need to proactively identify risks and frictions of the team, then collaborate with management, research and development, or trading counterparties to solve them.Responsibilities:Manage and mentor a team of junior traders with the goal of grooming them into high-caliber contributors.Oversee daily operations of entirely systematic trading processes. Be a point of escalation for system or process failures.Design process and technology for the trading team or software engineering team to implement, then coordinate the implementation effort.Develop market microstructure expertise across regions and asset class.Collaborate with researchers and engineers on issues relating to production trading operations.Interface with external brokers or counterparties.Lead strategic projects as appropriate.Requirements3+ year experience in systematic trading environments and a passion for markets.A desire to manage a team. Prior management experience not required.A zero-tolerance attitude towards errors and a process-oriented approach to trading.A technical background in Python and R, capable of designing production technology.Demonstrable clarity of thought.Willingness to work global market hours as required.Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline.Authorization to work in the Unites StatesThe base salary range for this position is $130,000 to $170,000 in the location(s) of this posting. Individual salaries are determined through a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geography. Base salary does not include other forms of total compensation such as bonus compensation and other benefits. Our benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life and AD&D insurance, 20 days of paid time off, 9 sick days, and a 401(k) plan with a company match."Friends of Voleon" Candidate Referral ProgramIf you have a great candidate in mind for this role and would like to have the potential to earn $15,000 if your referred candidate is successfully hired and employed by The Voleon Group, please use this form to submit your referral. For more details regarding eligibility, terms and conditions please make sure to review the Voleon Referral Bonus Program.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.Vaccination RequirementThe Voleon Group has implemented a policy requiring all employees who will be entering our worksite, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. This policy also applies to remote employees, as such employees will be asked to visit our offices from time to time. To the extent permitted by applicable law, proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. This policy is part of Voleon's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.

Keywords: The Voleon Group, Berkeley , Quantitative Trader, Team Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Berkeley, California

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