Machine Learning Researcher

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Optiver is seeking Machine Learning Researchers to join our futures trading team, also known as Delta One. We’re looking for someone to create and improve machine-learning models, conduct signal/alpha research, and deliver improved predictions from which to run trading strategies. You’d work on a close nit team that applies quantitative expertise and scientific training to solve tough, interdisciplinary problems.

Our Delta One team is comprised of researchers (like yourself), traders and software engineers. They work in a collaborative environment to design, improve, and execute trading strategies using a machine learning approach. We take pride in seeing the real-time impact of solutions and our quick feedback loop allows us to innovate rapidly in an ever-changing market.

What you’ll need:

  • PhD required in computer science, statistics, data science, mathematics, physics, machine learning or a related STEM field
  • Experience using Python, R, Matlab, or other analytical tools for quantitative research
  • Experience in computationally intensive research and managing and analyzing very large data sets
  • Possesses a strong foundation in Machine Learning techniques. XGBoost is a plus

Who we are:

Optiver is a leading proprietary trading firm using technology to provide the most up-to-date and competitive prices in financial products around the world. Put simply, we improve the markets. Achieving this requires excellence in everything we do. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being.

We’re seeking people who up the ante with nerve, with guts and, most importantly, with heart. We’re looking for the bold. Does that describe you? Then opt in.

This year, we are growing our US footprint and opening a new office in Austin, TX. We see this office becoming our global tech hub. It will be the center of our innovation efforts in technology and quantitative research. Given these ambitions, it is fitting that this office will be home to our Futures Trading Team (Delta One) and our global engineering initiatives. This offers a unique opportunity to be a founding member of our Austin office, while also having the support of a small landing party of current employees and tenured leaders.


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An Insider's view of Optiver

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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