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Graduate Quantitative Trader

What you’ll do as a Graduate Quantitative Trader at Akuna:

Our Quantitative Team are a mixture of mathematicians, statisticians and technologists that find solutions to problems. We create trading models and strategies scientifically by combining our quantitative expertise with an understanding of derivatives and financial markets. We are seeking Juniors to join the team to apply their quantitative skills to exciting problem. You don't need a background in finance or trading, instead we look for maths and coding skills.

Our Quantitative Traders are creative thinkers who can capture trading opportunities, convert ideas into solutions and pilot sophisticated strategies with mathematical and programming skills. Our Quant traders trade alongside our options and market making traders, as well as undertake quantitative projects. As a Quant Trader you will:

  • Manage trading strategies and improve profitability by converting ideas into quantitative models
  • Implement trading signals that contribute to portfolio construction
  • Develop a deep understanding of derivatives theory and financial markets
  • Generate ideas on trading opportunities, product insights, risk management and trading systems

If this sounds interesting to you, apply now! We are looking for people who have innovative ideas, think analytically, and have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to make an immediate impact in our growing company and contribute to Akuna’s strategy portfolio. 

Start dates: ASAP- August 2022. 

Training: We always have new projects and look to bring on our juniors all throughout the year. As a junior, you will be paired with a mentor to work together on your first project, and we offer extensive training opportunities to learn about market making, our systems, and financial theories such as Options Greeks and Black Scholes methods.

Full-time compensation packages starting at $100K AUD.

Requirements for this role:

  • Australian or NZ citizen or Australian Permanent residences only
  • University Degree graduating before August 2022 and within the last 3 years
  • An understanding of advanced Mathematics: Calculus, Stochastic Processes, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Optimization
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis, numerical linear algebra, machine learning or convex optimization
  • Intermediate programming skills in Python (C++ is a plus)
  • Ability to process complex information quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Financial experience or studies are NOT a requirement

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor, Honours, Masters or PhDs in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related degrees 
  • Distinction Average & proven strong academics
  • Awards, prizes, medals, competitions, & scholarships
  • Experience in research within an academic or professional environment
  • Achievements outside of studies through your hobbies & interests
Closing in 2 months
Closing in 2 months
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics,

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  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Locations:

    Sydney

  • Salary

    $100,000 AUD

  • VACANCIES

    5-10

  • Position Start Date

    ASAP - August 2022

  • Closing Date:30th Aug 2021, 7:00 am

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