CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, an established Research and Technology Company operating within the Financial Services sector, we are seeking to recruit to an experienced and talented Senior Researcher (Computational Finance) to join their expanding team of professionals based in Limassol. The successful applicant will ideally have a suitable academic background in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or related field and have proven work experience in quantitative finance.
The successful candidate will ideally be a top class mathematicians/engineers/scientists working in modern quantitative finance. The company’s researchers participate in novel financial analysis and development efforts that require significant application of mathematical modelling techniques. The position involves working within the Global Research team; there is also significant interaction with the Trading and Fund Management teams. The objective is the development of innovative products and computational methods for our statistical arbitrage and quantitative strategies (i.e. FX, Commodities, Futures). In addition, the role involves statistical analysis of portfolio risk and returns, involvement in the portfolio management process and monitoring and analysing transactions on an ongoing basis.
Ideally a PhD in Hard sciences/Engineering or Mathematics.
Good grasp of Statistics, together with excellent all round analytical and programming abilities.
5+ years’ experience in systematic, quantitative strategy development or trading (medium-term to high frequency).
Strong programming skills in Python (or equivalent) and another OO programming language.
Data mining experience in the context of large datasets of time series.
Excellent understanding about the lifecycle of model development in systematic trading – from inception and back-testing to production and execution.
Strong, methodical problem solving and numerical reasoning skills.
Ability to work well under pressure and have proactive approach to implementing enhancements and process improvements whilst maintaining precision.
Ability to drive projects and mentor junior team members.
Drive to learn and work well in a team as well as taking ownership on sub-projects.
Experience in a similar role is a must; prior experience in systematic trading of FX will be preferred.
SQL/relational database experience will be considered an advantage.